Jaguar Uses Iota in Proof-of-Concept Demo for Tracing Car Energy

Jaguar Uses Iota in Proof-of-Concept Demo for Tracing Car Energy

Jaguar’s I-Pace will use Iota tech as part of a DLT-backed energy tracing demo

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Distributed ledger technology (DLT) company Iota partners with auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover for a proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration for tracing car energy with DLT.

Tracking energy source and usage

Iota announced the news in an official blog post on Aug. 30. Per the announcement, Iota is partnering with Jaguar Land Rover and French energy R&D center Engie Lab Crigen for the demonstration. The demonstration aims to show the public both the source and use of a Jaguar I-Pace’s energy at the Trondheim Powerhouse, the building whose inauguration forms the background for the proof-of-concept.

Russell Vickers, the manager of Jaguar Land Rover’s vehicle-as-a-service engineering group, commented on what he believe this PoC suggests for the future of energy-conscious smart cities. He remarked:

“This agile initiative demonstrates vividly how cities can transform both infrastructure and transportation into a sustainable and mutually beneficial ecosystem. We are excited to let the public see how energy-positive buildings and vehicles such as the I-Pace in this demonstration can create positive sustainability innovation in line with Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero strategy.”

The Jaguar I-Pace’s Iota smart wallet

According to the report, the Jaguar I-Pace contains an Iota-backed smart wallet that could be used for energy-charging — a so-dubbed “Green Charging” feature — that is similarly traced by Iota’s DLT. This would provide I-Pace owners with the ability to charge their cars exclusively with renewable energy.

Additionally, the I-Pace’s smart wallet currently lets users earn IOTA by letting the car automatically report data relevant to road conditions, including information on potholes, weather and traffic, per the announcement. This currency can then be used for paying services such as tolls, parking and charging. 

Iota’s Trinity wallet

At the beginning of June, the Iota Foundation unveiled a new smart wallet for its Iota tokens. This wallet, called the Trinity wallet, reportedly included a biometric authentication and Keepass-compliant security, among other features.


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Jaguar’s I-Pace will use Iota tech as part of a DLT-backed energy tracing demo

First Successful Blockchain-tracked Shipment from South Korea to the Netherlands

First Successful Blockchain-tracked Shipment from South Korea to the Netherlands

As a proof-of-concept, a shipping container has completed its transcontinental, blockchain-automated shipment from South Korea to the Netherlands

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Samsung SDS, Dutch bank ABN AMRO and the Port of Rotterdam have jointly conducted a proof-of-concept (PoC) shipment from South Korea to the Netherlands in which they tracked a container exclusively using an interoperable blockchain platform, according to a report by The Maritime Executive on July 1.

According to the announcement, the container was tracked via the blockchain platform “DELIVER,” which allowed for the shipment to be instantly financed, fully tracked, and conducted paperlessly. 

According to Port of Rotterdam CFO Paul Smits, the traditional process of shipping is usually paper-heavy and inefficient:

“Currently payments, administration and the physical transportation of containers still take place entirely via separate circuits […] This results in inefficiency, as many parties are involved and everything is organized via paper documentation. For instance, an average 28 parties are involved in container transport from China to Rotterdam.”

The blockchain platform DELIVER was reportedly co-developed by the three partnering organizations, and is an interoperable platform that supports Ethereum and Hyperledger applications, according to TokenPost. According to the report, integrating multiple blockchains actually provides a number of functional benefits, including document notarization, double payment prevention, and asset transference. 

Han Seung-yeop, a manager at Samsung SDS reportedly commented:

„The Customs Clearance Blockchain System at the Korea Customs Service is based on Hyperledger Fabric, while Rotterdam Port in the Netherlands is using the Ethereum Platform […] We started the Deliver project to connect different platforms.”

Now that the proof-of-concept shipment is complete, the organizations behind the project have signed an agreement to launch multiple pilot projects based on the shipping platform, as per the Port of Rotterdam announcement. Further, they say that the end goal is to provide a global and independent platform for shipping.

As previously reported by Cointelegraph, Samsung SDS, Dutch bank ABN AMRO and the Port of Rotterdam announced their partnership and intention of testing a blockchain solution for shipments in October of last year.


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As a proof-of-concept, a shipping container has completed its transcontinental, blockchain-automated shipment from South Korea to the Netherlands

ZenGo Demonstrates Proof-Of-Concept of a Keyless Wallet for Facebook’s Libra

ZenGo Demonstrates Proof-Of-Concept of a Keyless Wallet for Facebook’s Libra

ZenGo publishes its open source project, which purports to provide proof-of-concept that its keyless wallet product can support Facebook’s Libra

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The non-custodial crypto wallet solution ZenGo has created an open source project that purportedly provides proof-of-concept (PoC) for its ability to support social media giant Facebook’s virtual currency Libra, according to an official announcement by ZenGo on July 2.

According to the announcement, this proof-of-concept project shows that it is possible to perform Libra transactions on the Libra testnet blockchain. However, the findings are limited, as the report cautions:

“Obviously, this experiment is only based on a testnet and we will have to explore further once Libra makes its mainnet available. Additionally, there is no user interface in this PoC and it goes without saying that a proper UI is required for a usable product.”

The statement also briefly discusses Facebook’s announced native wallet, Calibra. According to the report, ZenGo views Calibra as a good custodial-based solution, but notes that users can’t have full control over their Libra — the slogan goes ’not your keys, not your Bitcoin’ — and are required to undergo a registration process with government-issued ID to use the wallet.

ZenGo, on the other hand, uses a technique called the Threshold Signatures Scheme (TSS) which removes the need for private keys. ZenGo believes private key management is too complicated for the average user, so they developed the TSS to avoid custodial solutions and private keys entirely.

In layman’s terms, this is how ZenGo describes the cryptographic function of TSS:

“TSS removes the burden of the single atomic private key and splits the responsibility between multiple parties. Each of the parties generates its own secret and uses this secret to distributively sign a transaction without revealing the secret to the other parties.”

In April, ZenGo received $4 million in funding from investors, including South Korean tech giant Samsung. 

As previously reported by Cointelegraph, Facebook does not intend to launch Calibra in India, due to its ban on cryptocurrencies. A recently-proposed bill in India called the “Banning Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019” suggests a jail sentence of up to 10 years for engagement in cryptocurrency operations within the country.


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ZenGo publishes its open source project, which purports to provide proof-of-concept that its keyless wallet product can support Facebook’s Libra