Blockchain


Bitmax partners with MTonomy for blockchain video

Digital media management and licensing company Bitmax has partnered with blockchain-based digital media rights and content management company MTonomy to license and provide new release content to the latter. Through this partnership, cryptocurrency users around the world will be able to buy and rent Bitmax’s video content, including movies, documentaries, TV series and digital shorts, […]

Kudelski launches dedicated Blockchain unit

Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division of the Kudelski Group has launched Blockchain Security Centre (BSC), making available its cryptography expertise for the evolving blockchain developer community. The BSC will provide new offerings and has a concrete roadmap to develop foundational technologies that help integrate security into and around blockchain solutions for enterprises and within public/private […]

BitTorrent turns to blockchain tech to improve network speed

Peer-to-peer technology company BitTorrent has announced plans to ‘tokenise’ its Windows-based µTorrent Classic client in a bid to improve network speed. The new token, which will also be called BitTorrent (BTT), will be issued by the BitTorrent foundation in a move designed to increase the overall speed of torrents. Users will be able to exchange […]

Comcast moves forward with blockchain-based advertising platform

US cable and entertainment giant Comcast’s cable advertising division has launched what it describes as the next phase of an industry initiative to create a secure way to use data and share information based on blockchain technology. Comcast is working together with Viacom, Charter Communications’ advertising sales division Spectrum Reach and others to create Blockgraph, […]

Divan.TV to use blockchain to ‘tokenise’ video streaming platform

Ukrainian over-the-top service, Divan.TV, has announced plans to ‘tokenise’ its offering, creating a new blockchain-enabled version of its platform. The company said that Divan.TV 2.0 aims to “eliminate intermediaries and benefit users, content owners, and advertisers” and will be part of a new wave of blockchain technology companies that it expects to revolutionise the pay […]

‘Chinese-language Netflix’ to tap blockchain in global SVOD rollout

Singapore-based streaming outfit Vidfish has officially launched a new subscription video-on-demand service with 12,000 hours of premium Chinese content, aimed at the global market. Vidfish’s content library is already available in more than 190 countries. Building from a soft launch, the Vidfish app now has 150,000 registered users, with the average user spending about 36 […]

Blockchain company SingularDTV to launch distribution portal

Blockchain entertainment studio, SingularDTV, has unveiled plans to launch a digital distribution portal next year. Speaking at IBC, Singular DTV’s co-founder and president of entertainment, Kim Jackson, discussed its development of a peer-to-peer exchange that will directly benefits artists and rights holders. “Simply, what we are up to is creating a digital supply chain from […]

Social VR company High Fidelity raises US$35m

High Fidelity, the real-time social virtual reality company set up by Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, has raised US$35 million in Series D funding. The company said it will use the cash to expand research and development, accelerate hiring and open a new office in Seattle as it continues to develop a global infrastructure for […]

Rakuten looks to blockchain to build ‘world’s biggest membership community’

E-commerce giant and – in Europe – video-on-demand provider Rakuten has used Mobile World Congress to unveil a series of initiatives to leverage blockchain technology and content to build “the largest membership community in the world”, in the words of chairman and CEO Hiroshi ‘Mickey’ Mikitani. Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Mikitani briefly referenced Rakuten […]