Welcome to Blockchain this week, your weekly update on new blockchain projects that have been launched across the globe, and the activity in blockchain consortia during the week gone by. 

We also lay a special focus on projects that create a positive sustainability impact, and analyze the positive impact they create in our Blockchain for Sustainability Newsletter. You can subscribe (free) for this newsletter, to receive weekly updates on blockchain projects that create a positive sustainability impact. 

Blockchain adoption this week

Automotive

Banking and Financial Services

Consumer Goods

  • Bestseller adopts blockchain via TextileGenesis tie-up | Just-Style

Education

  • Report: South African University to Issue Blockchain-Based Certificates to Graduating Students | Bitcoin.com
  • The United Arab Emirates to Store Academic Records on Blockchain to Solve Issue of Fake Diplomas, Certificates | Qrius
  • Ignou plans to deliver degrees using blockchain technology | Times of India

Energy and Utilities

  • SolarMente, the startup that seeks to combine Blockchain technology with solar energy | Entrepreneur

Information, Communication, and Technology

  • Algorand, the World’s First Carbon-Negative Blockchain, Announces Network Self-Sustainability Funded by Transaction Fees | Press Release
  • How a Blockchain Company Is Harnessing NFTs to Promote Social Good | Entrepreneur
  • Blockchain-based tree planting initiative launched on Earth Day | Smart Cities World
  • Blockchain platform offers reforestation efforts access to carbon finance | Forests News

Leisure and Entertainment

  • NBA launches dynamic NFTs for fans | Ledger Insights
  • Animoca Brands, Planet Hollywood form NFT, metaverse joint venture | Ledger Insights
  • Blockchain Startup Guardianlink Enters NFT Gaming Space | BW Disrupt
  • Polygon and 3D Blockchain eSports Gaming Firm FootEarn Ink Strategic Partnership Deal | Coin Trust

Media and Advertising

  • Twitter creators can now receive payment in USDC stablecoin via Stripe | Ledger Insights

Metals and Mining

  • Metallika.Inc Announces Integration of Blockchain to Mining of Natural Resources | Press Release

Real Estate

  • Yield Crowd Tokenizes US $50M Real Estate Portfolio on Stellar Blockchain | Press Release

Travel and Tourism

Blockchain Consortia News

New Consortium

  • Vietnam Blockchain Union makes debut | Vietnam+

New Members Added

  • Blockchain for Energy Welcomes Its Newest Member, The American Petroleum Institute (API) | Financial Post
  • ADCB joins UAE trade finance blockchain consortium | Finextra

Success Stories

  • OOCL Logistics pilots trade blockchain GSBN in Europe | Ledger Insights
  • Nomura, Hitachi partner Tokyo Stock Exchange parent JPX for blockchain green bond security token | Ledger Insights
  • AmerisourceBergen Partners with Chronicled to Optimize Pharmaceutical Chargeback Accuracy Using Blockchain-Powered Technology | Press Release

Funding

  • Big bank-backed start-up raises $12.75m | Nestegg

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