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Taking an online course also demonstrates a truly entrepreneurial mindset, by adapting to new environments and continuing to develop and learn. With new and readily available content on digital platforms, there’s no excuse not to go for it!
The Syscoin development team is delighted to announce the launch of the Syscoin Bridge protocol. Starting from block 348,000, ERC-20 tokens will be able to cross over to the Syscoin ecosystem. In doing so they can benefit from Syscoin’s high transaction throughput, low fees, and near-instant secure transactions, while retaining Ethereum’s smart contract functionality and overall supply across both chains.
After several successful Block Parties here in the UK, we have decided to go international. We've proudly partnered with Syscoin to host our first Block Party event in mainland Europe - and we want to see you there on the night in Amsterdam. So pack your suitcase and join us in one of the world’s most beautiful cities and enjoy an evening of blockchain and cryptocurrency, networking, food, drinks and music!
TrustMore is a proprietary Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform that enables existing enterprise applications to integrate seamlessly with blockchain technology. What does this mean in practice? Integrating blockchain doesn’t need to be an incredibly expensive overhaul of your current business systems. TrustMore can integrate with your current systems through just three lines of code.
Not only marking the start of Summer, June also saw the return of the Blocknorth Block Party! This time the event was hosted in collaboration with the outstanding team at DigitalCity, based out of Teesside University.The CPED venue on the Darlington Campus is a fantastic modern setting and was perfect for our latest evening of blockchain. ‘Party’ is a key word for these events – they offer an informal setting where we combine business networking with beer, pizza and informative blockchain presentations!
It turns out, all along, blockchain is not the technology of tomorrowNo, indeed, it’s the technology of today. We figure that part of the veiled mystery which surrounds blockchain is the pervading sense of mañana.
This week we ran a (cracking) workshop with QEM – and amongst other things we kept coming back to something of a chestnut of a question – what is the simplest figurative representation of a blockchain?
Blocknorth, along with Muckle Solicitors and Barclays Eagle Labs were delighted to be invited to present to the Common Purpose North East Of England Graduate Connect Event, March 12th 2019, which focussed on the impact of emerging technologies and their potential impact upon market sectors both in the immediate and in the future.
Blocknorth are delighted to announce the start of a new partnership relationship with QEM, a leading edge engineering company operating in both traditional and emerging technology markets.
Blocknorth is delighted to announce the commissioning of a significant blockchain technology research project in collaboration with Newcastle University. This project will analyse the future role of blockchain technology within specific sectors.
We’ve allowed ourselves a modest bask in the afterglow of our very successful first ever Blocknorth Block Party, which we ran in February at Barclays Tuspark Eagle Labs (a heap big thanks to both Andrew Dixon and so and so…).
We were delighted to host another online Blocknorth think-shop session with Michael & Thomas Wedel from IBM Europe, covering many things, cabbages and kings. One of the elements of the think-shop which struck me was an echo of a conversation we’d recently had with one of our technology clients, during which we had tried to define what might be understood as the key characteristics of a blockchain system.
The Blocknorth team were delighted to host our very first Block Party at Tuspark Barclays Eagle Labs, Newcastle-upon-tyne. It was a night of networking, discovery and learning on the subject of blockchain, with a particular focus on highlighting real life use-cases where the technology was right now making a difference in industry.
Blocknorth is thrilled to announce the formation of a key strategic partnership with Syscoin, a high profile open-source blockchain platform & cryptocurrency with a market capitalisation of approx $20million. Syscoin delivers ‘business on the blockchain’, developing the world’s first fully decentralised marketplace where users can buy and sell securely, without middlemen or card fees.
A CPD research survey of over 1000 people found a strong correlation between valuing and undertaking CPD, and commitment to the job. Committed staff are likely to work harder and stay longer. When you combine our quality CPD accredited courses with the opportunity to learn about a disruptive, emerging technology like blockchain you get a really exciting and affordable value-add proposition for your employees.
Blocknorth were delighted to be invited to speak at the Founder’s Friday event in November, organised by Paul Lancaster of Plan Digital & Newcastle Start-Up Week.
The Blocknorth team were in San Francisco for the Blockchain Expo North America last week, making the cross-Atlantic trip from our base in Newcastle-upon-tyne.
The Blocknorth team attended the inaugural FinTech North event in Newcastle on Friday 5th October at Hedgehog Labs.