LO3 Energy is a company focusing on distributed energy initiatives, such as neighborhood-level microgrids. They've recently acquired a patent for a system that captures computer-generated thermal heat and distributes the energy via an Ethereum smart contract.
November 29th in New York City will see financial markets move from "blockchain talk" to "blockchain walk." Participants will lead a number of sessions by providing insight, perspective, and education on how to leverage blockchain, distributed open and permissioned ledgers, and the smart contract technology.
The fifth Money 20/20 event, held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, was a four-day long experience that covered the newest innovations in the financial and payments industry. With thousands of attendees and hundreds of speakers, the event covered new solutions and explored the hottest breakthroughs in the financial industry such as blockchain and Ethereum.
After the DoS attacks started in mid-September during Devcon2, Ethereum developers had to enact counter attacks which finally led up to their ultimate decision to hard fork the network as a final reprieve. Today, the team met to discuss the secondary hard fork to commence after the weekend.
The Smart Contracts Alliance of the Chamber of Digital Commerce hosted a Smart Contracts Symposium. During that event, they released a comprehensive white paper titled “Smart Contracts: 12 Use Cases for Business & Beyond”. The paper also examined legal and regulatory issues surrounding the technology.