https://hedera.com/blog/calaxy-built-on-the-hedera-network-adds-initial-advisors-from-dapper-labs-liquefy-bluesky-and-centre-consortium

New York, NY — May 27, 2021 — Calaxy, otherwise known as the “Creator’s Galaxy,” today announced the appointment of four initial advisors — Roham Gharegozlou, Founder & CEO of Dapper Labs, the creators of NBA Top Shot, Adrian Lai, CEO of Liquefy, Rahul Kothari, researcher at BlueSky, Twitter’s decentralized social networking effort, and Chad Richman, Sr. Legal Counsel for Centre Consortium.

Calaxy is the world’s first social media app designed by creators for creators. On Calaxy, creators of all types can offer more direct and intimate experiences to their fans through a suite of familiar and new features that…


https://hedera.com/blog/animoca-brands-and-hedera-announce-helix-warp-and-nft-based-football-game

Helix Warp will address cheating in multiplayer games; new blockchain game will utilize real world football clubs and will be backed by HBAR

26 May 2021 — HONG KONG — Animoca Brands announced today that, through its acquisition of Helix Accelerator (“Helix”), it has entered into an agreement with Hedera Hashgraph to develop two distributed ledger-based gaming projects.

Animoca Brands, Helix, and Hedera Hashgraph will develop a non-fungible token (NFT) based football game that will utilize the intellectual properties of famous football clubs under license to Animoca Brands. The game will feature tradable NFTs that will be backed by HBAR…


https://hedera.com/blog/hedera-consensus-service-and-mvc-track-and-trace-platform-now-fully-integrated-for-pharmaceutical-supply-chain-compliance-and-finance

Washington DC, and Dallas, TX — May 24, 2021 — Medical Value Chain, “ MVC”, the Bahrain-based subsidiary of US based AVC Global, who provides the Kingdom of Bahrain with the leading track-and-trace platform for global pharmaceutical supply chain compliance, today announced the completion of a strategic technology integration with the Hedera network and the Hedera Consensus Service. Hedera Hashgraph is the most used enterprise-grade public network for the decentralized economy

MVC’s SmartHub with SmartPass technology is a quantum leap forward in how nations implement and finance GS1 standard pharmaceutical traceability programs, which increase patient safety, reduce fraud, and optimize…


https://hedera.com/blog/the-break0uts-built-on-the-hedera-network-offers-nfts-for-the-art-of-culture-in-partnership-with-the-compound-and-forbes-the-culture

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — MAY 20, 2021 — The Break0uts, a multidimensional company that teams up with creators, curators, and brands to offer immutable digital and physical art and collectibles through their own scalable and sustainable blockchain technology platform, is proud to announce they will be powering a virtual exhibition with The Compound and For(bes) The Culture. “The Art of Culture”, an exhibition featuring seven artists showcases a collective of culture makers creating equitable pathways for Black and Brown professionals, to present and share their perspectives on the culture, community, and social consciousness.

‘We’re excited for this opportunity to support…


https://hedera.com/blog/chopra-foundation-launches-never-alone-app-to-support-mental-and-emotional-wellness

Carlsbad, CA — 19 May 2021 — The Chopra Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to improving health and well-being, today announced the availability of their new, free, Never Alone mobile application, which offers individuals the ability to connect, 24/7, with curated volunteers, counselors, mental health experts/professional, local organizations, and hospitals based on their location. The application will be demonstrated tomorrow at the Never Alone Summit on Friday, May 21st. The event is a one-day, global livestream, featuring Deepak Chopra, Russell Brand, Jewel, Diane von Furstenburg, Hayden Hurst, Patrick Kennedy, JIvy, Sadhvi Bhagwati and more, many of whom will…


https://hedera.com/blog/chainlink-furthers-enterprise-focus-joins-hedera-governing-council

Companies To Explore Enterprise Use Cases, Including Bridging Traditional Finance to DeFi

San Francisco, CA and Dallas, TX — 20 May 2021 — Chainlink Labs, the industry-leading oracle solution, has joined the Hedera Governing Council, which oversees distributed governance of the Hedera network. Chainlink and Hedera will implement a series of initiatives aimed at helping traditional, centralized financial services and other organizations harness the distributed computational trust, visibility, and control that decentralized applications offer.

Chainlink, which serves as a secure blockchain middleware for powering a wide variety of enterprise users, will be the preferred oracle partner for the Hedera network…


https://hedera.com/blog/shinhan-bank-furthers-digital-transformation-plans-joins-hedera-governing-council

Seoul, Korea and Dallas, TX — 14 April 2021 — Shinhan Bank (KRX: 055550), the leading bank in South Korea, has joined the Hedera Governing Council, the body that oversees distributed governance of the Hedera network.

Shinhan Bank is a leader in leveraging distributed ledger technology (DLT) to drive financial innovation. In January of this year, Shinhan invested in Korea Digital Asset Custody (KDAC), an industry consortium of businesses that provide digital-asset custody service. In March, Shinhan completed a demonstration platform for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), together with LG CNS.

Officials at Shinhan Bank said, “Our clients and partners…


First Council Member from the Utility Industry Joins Council to Pursue DLT Opportunities as Part of Mission to Build a Net Zero Energy Future

https://www.hedera.com/blog/top-5-global-utility-edf-joins-hedera-governing-council

Dallas, TX and Paris, FRANCE — March 4, 2021 — Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), a top five global utility firm serving customers worldwide, has joined the Hedera Governing Council and will run a Hedera network node. As a recognized global leader in combating climate change, EDF has undertaken to produce increasingly low-carbon electricity and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. …


https://www.hedera.com/blog/standard-bank-group-establishes-africas-first-hedera-network-node-to-enable-much-needed-digitisation-of-cross-border-trade-processes

Johannesburg, South Africa and Dallas, TX — 24 February 2021 — Standard Bank Group, the largest African bank by assets, has partnered with Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade distributed public ledger, and joined the Hedera Governing Council. Standard Bank will establish the continent’s first Hedera network node, which is set to solve some of the sore points that have historically beset the development of cross-border trade.

Lengthy settlement periods, information asymmetry between multiple parties involved in a transaction, which ends up creating delays in receiving approval from intermediaries, are some of the challenges that create bottlenecks in cross-border trade. …


https://hedera.com/blog/hedera-token-service-hts-live-on-mainnet-with-over-60-initial-ecosystem-partners

We’re proud to announce that the Hedera Token Service (HTS) is officially live on the Hedera mainnet. Over 60 initial ecosystem partners have joined us in this announcement — they’ve integrated, are in the process of integrating, or exploring HTS to support applications issuing tokens across decentralized finance, supply chain, payments, energy, and more.

By building applications with HTS and issuing them on the Hedera public network, businesses can embrace the disruption of tokenization in a secure, compliant, and performant way — this includes monetizing an organization’s assets, improving payment settlement efficiency, or accessing new and growing token markets.

The…

Hedera Hashgraph Team

Developers can build fast, fair, and secure decentralized applications on top of the Hedera platform.

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