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Lockheed, Ericsson, Lenovo, Huawei, Bosch, and IoTeX are developing the global IEEE blockchain Identity of Things standard

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Researchers and scientists from Lockheed Martin, Ericsson, Lenovo, Huawei, Bosch, IoTeX, and China Academy of Information and Communications Technology are developing the global standards for the blockchain decentralized identities, announced IEEE Chair of the Identity of Things Working Group, Dr. Xinxin Fan.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) newly initiated group is developing a universal specification for blockchain-based decentralized identity (DID) for IoT devices that Dr. Fan — IoTeX Founding Member and Head of Cryptography— began in 2019 alongside the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Blockchain identity standardization is critical to ensure interoperability and communications between Internet of Things (IoT) devices, people, and businesses. Eliminating technical barriers and enabling heterogeneous entities to communicate with global standards make possible global trade, economic growth, and local communities worldwide to prosper.

Led by Dr. Fan, the working group is committed to ensuring that by defining a global DID standard for humans and machines to interoperate, the full $12.6 trillion potential value of the IoT that McKinsey predicts by 2030 can be unlocked globally.

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Specifically, the Identity of Things standard defines a decentralized identity and access management (IAM) framework for the IoT to manage the lifecycle of IoT devices as well as IoT security services such as device authentication, data authorization, and access controls.

Interoperability is a crucial component of the working group’s role in building standards that unleash the full power of the blockchain innovation ecosystem,” said Dr. Ramesh Ramadoss, the co-chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative.

Ramadoss explained interoperability using WiFi as an example. The IEEE set the global standard for WiFi. Thanks to that, people can travel anywhere worldwide and connect to the internet with only their username and password.

Dr. Ramadoss also used electrical sockets to explain why global standards are needed. People face issues when traveling to other countries with electronic or electrical devices that require a socket adapter. In the case of electrical sockets, there are multiple regional standards worldwide but no global standard.

“Standards help with the growth and adoption of new technologies by lowering the technical barriers,” Ramadoss said. “In the blockchain space, lack of interoperability is a technical barrier. There are many blockchains and the way devices are connected to blockchains to enable decentralized machine-to-machine communications should follow a universal standard.”

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The Identity of Things standard that the working group is developing aims to ensure that all people and machines can communicate frictionlessly no matter where they are. They will make it possible for billions of machines worldwide to communicate no matter who manufactured them or where. With countless industries adopting Internet-connected devices, the need for devices to exchange intelligence and value is paramount to a trusted and automated future.

The world is already seeing smart cities and highways built globally. In the not-so-distant future, machines will be the primary workforce. The IEEE Identity of Things standard will make sure vehicles can seamlessly communicate with humans, with toll booths, parking meters, gasoline stations, and e-charging pods. And to enable people to order self-driving taxis, punctually pick them up, and drop them off where indicated, making payment digitally. These are just a few use cases, but the possibilities are endless.

Dr. Fan explained that with globally standardized DIDs, people can contribute globally to society with valuable real-time climate, geography, traffic, and other data.

“Despite technological innovations, today, even humans face communication barriers due to language barriers,” he said. “This issue is compounded when we look at machines manufactured by different companies and deployed in different geographical regions.”

“That is what the working group I preside over has been working on since April, and today I am pleased to say we have formed a fantastic initial class of forward-thinking enterprises to drive this standard forward and progressed significantly although many challenges still lie ahead,” Dr. Fan added.

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“By co-creating standards with industry experts, IoTeX is committed to innovation in the blockchain space via our real-world products, such as Ucam and Pebble Tracker. We want to help people securely own their data, earn by monetizing it and the value their smart devices generate, and make the world a better place,” said Dr. Fan.

IoTeX has embraced MachineFi, or the decentralized machine economy. It will enable people to connect IoT devices and machines to the blockchain with DIDs. They’ll be able to monetize their data and the value their devices generate and improve their lives and their environment. One way is by receiving rewards for planting trees, using eco-friendly transportation, consuming sustainable energy, driving safely, and exercising and sharing that data. That will benefit others without compromising their privacy or handing control of their data and smart devices to Big Tech.

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RAK DAO Partners with Phoenix Group PLC (PHX) and Internet of People (IOPn) to Commit $100 Million Investment to Boost Web3 Innovation in Ras al Khaimah

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Phoenix Group PLC and IOPn commit to investing $100 million to drive innovation and attract top Web3 talent to Ras al Khaimah by 2030.

This partnership aims to create a thriving ecosystem for blockchain and digital assets in the region.

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RAK DAO, the world’s first and only Free Zone with Common Law features established to support digital assets companies, has entered into a strategic partnership with Phoenix Group and IOPn. This collaboration aims to drive innovation, foster economic growth, and further position Ras al Khaimah as a global hub for Web3 pioneers. Phoenix Group, an ADX-listed company, is a leader in web3 development in the UAE. IOPn is an integrated Web3 ecosystem that leverages blockchain, AI, and cutting-edge spatial computing.

As part of the partnership, Phoenix Group and IOPn have committed to investing $100 million into the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah by 2030 leveraging RAK DAO’s infrastructure. This substantial investment underscores Phoenix Group and IOPn’s dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals to the region within the Web3 space. The partnership seeks to target, encourage and attract highly-skilled individuals in Web3, crypto, blockchain, and developer domains to the region. Phoenix Group and IOPn aim to enrich the local talent pool by leveraging initiatives such as the Golden Visa programs and RAK DAO business licenses through investment. By nurturing top-tier talent, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPn seek to create a thriving ecosystem that harnesses cutting-edge technologies – including blockchain, spatial, and cognitive solutions for economic development and sustainability.

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO of RAK DAO has expressed, “We are thrilled to welcome Phoenix Group and IOPn as RAK DAO’s Ecosystem Partners. The $100 million investment marks a significant milestone in our mission to establish Ras al Khaimah as a premier destination for Web3 innovation and talent. By leveraging Phoenix Group and IOPn’s expertise and resources, we are poised to further enrich our dynamic ecosystem that fosters cutting-edge technologies and attracts the brightest minds in the blockchain and digital asset sectors.

This collaboration underscores our commitment to driving economic growth and sustainability through technological advancements. We look forward to welcoming top-tier professionals and pioneering initiatives that will redefine the digital landscape of Ras al Khaimah.”

Mr. Seyed Mohammad Alizadehfard (Bijan), Co-founder & Group CEO of Phoenix Group, elaborated on the new strategic dimensions of the partnership, stating, “Our joint venture marks a pivotal expansion of our commitment to blockchain infrastructure aimed at enhancing the technological landscape in Ras al Khaimah. Our partnership will not only drive innovation but also strategically position the Emirate as a leading center for blockchain excellence globally.”

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Mr. Mojtaba Asadian, Founder and CEO of IOPn, added: “IOPn builds on the visionary leadership of Ras Al Khaimah and the supporting environment created by RAK DAO to provide a unique opportunity for top-rated world talent to innovate and create value. IOPn is doing this by offering a powerful new Web 3.0 ecosystem and using the significant proven capabilities of Phoenix Group. We’re thrilled to be embarking upon this partnership with RAK DAO in collaboration with Phoenix Group.”

At the heart of this collaboration lies a commitment to access and nurture top-tier talent within the blockchain and Web3 industries. By enriching the local talent pool and fostering an environment conducive to innovation, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPN aim to drive forward-thinking initiatives that redefine the landscape and highlight the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah as an attractive destination for top talent. This six-year partnership and substantial investment underscore their dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals.

 

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xPortal Enhances Solana Crypto-to-Cash Experience with New Ecosystem Integrations

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 xPortal, the ultimate financial super app for everything money, developed by the MultiversX team, is thrilled to announce significant enhancements to its platform, aimed at elevating the Solana ecosystem experience for both new and existing users.

These updates include the ability to top up xPortal Debit Cards with SOL, the listing of numerous SPL tokens, and the integration of leading SOL dApps in xPortal’s Discover section, the app’s multi-chain dApp hub. This development further cements xPortal’s role as a unique bridge between the digital and physical worlds, facilitating seamless transitions from crypto to cash for holders of top cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), MultiversX (EGLD), Solana (SOL), and Polygon (MATIC).

Starting today, xPortal users can effortlessly top-up their xPortal Debit Cards with their SOL holdings. This new feature allows Solana enthusiasts to use their crypto for shopping easily and manage their finances quickly, making it simpler than ever to transition from digital assets to real-world spending power.

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Additionally, xPortal now supports over 20 Solana-based SPL tokens, providing users with expanded opportunities to manage and interact with their favorite Solana assets. The new tokens available on xPortal include $PYTH, $IO, $JTO, $WIF, $BONK, $JUP, $RAY, $BOME, $HNT, $POPCAT, $BEER, $USDT, $USDC, $LINK, $LDO, $FTM, $RPL, $SUSHI, $DADDY, and $BODEN. This extensive list ensures that users can now enjoy a comprehensive Solana experience directly from the xPortal app, with more tokens being activated weekly.

The xPortal Discover section has also been enhanced with the addition of top-tier Solana decentralized applications (dApps). Users can now explore and interact with premier Solana dApps, including Jupiter Exchange, Raydium Protocol, and Kamino Finance.

Sergiu Biris, Head of Product at MultiversX and xPortal Lead, commented on the update: “These latest developments are a testament to our dedication to providing a complete experience for our users and represent a significant step forward in our mission to bring blockchain technology into the mainstream and make crypto payments the norm.”

“We’ve spent considerable time equipping xPortal with a unique set of features that make it stand out: unmatched simplicity and ease of use, beautifully abstracted complexity, the ability to bridge physical and digital realms, and many others. We’re excited to make access to all these features ecosystem-agnostic,” Biris added.

 

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ChainSwap Adds BNB Chain to Their Decentralised Exchange

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ChainSwap, a multi-chain decentralized exchange (DEX), has integrated BNB Chain into its platform, adding to its growing list of supported networks. The new integration will enable users to conduct transactions on the BNB network, with plans for cross-chain transactions in the near future.

The incorporation of BNB Chain has seen ChainSwap continue to expand its multi-chain DEX, cementing its commitment to provide users with a secure platform for seamless cross-chain transactions. This is enabled by Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP), delivering unparalleled security and privacy for transactions taking place on the platform.

Fitzy, Founder and CEO of ChainSwap, was emphatic on the importance of the new integration: “Integrating the BNB chain on our network will help our users navigate Web 3 space, and plays into our mission of growing, and becoming increasingly interoperable”.

With plans to enable cross-chain transactions between BNB Chain and other leading blockchain networks, ChainSwap aims to further expand the utility of its seamless cross-chain transactions for users.

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