Tron rose with the confirmation of using the Baidu cloud computing services while Qtum surged about 9% with “historic partnership” with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and VeChain is working with DNV GL to advance the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. Meanwhile, NEO is up by 6% celebrating its 2nd year anniversary with a number of competitions.
Tron to use Baidu cloud computing services
Tron Foundation and Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun confirm the partnership with Internet service giant Baidu. However, it is not a partnership per se rather, Tron will be using the cloud computing resources of the Baidu.
#TRON is joining forces with Internet service giant Baidu and will continue to work with large cloud service providers to offer blockchain solutions, make the technology more accessible for users and small business alike. End goal: mass adoption of #blockchain. $TRX pic.twitter.com/v39Zm7zMc4
— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) October 18, 2018
Tron is constantly developing and growing as over 90 smart contacts have been already deployed on Tron Network and that too just days after its Tron Virtual Machine (TVM) launch. In another instance, the dapp, TRONbet which is a dice game is a hit as Tron Foundation Tweets, “On the first day of the release, TRONbet was played over 10,000 times.”
Meanwhile, TRX is up by about 4 percent at $0.0248 at the time of writing.
Qtum in a “ground-breaking” partnership with Amazon web services
In its “historic partnership” with Amazon Web Services, together “QTUM and AWS will be working toward expanding blockchain service offerings in a move towards establishing Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) through AWS. “
Qtum will be providing a smart contract development platform where with over 5,000 nodes worldwide, the 27th position cryptocurrency is the ideal initial BaaS partner for AWS. Becoming the first free and open-source blockchain to sign with AWS, Miguel Palencia, CIO at Qtum Foundation states:
“Qtum’s launch on the AWS marketplace provides an easy-to-use and powerful cloud-based solution for end users and enterprise. Anyone who wants to develop and build dapps on the Qtum platform or use it as a staking node will benefit from this.”
With about 8 percent gains, Qtum is trading at $3.98.
VeChain partners with DNV GL
The signing ceremony of “DNV GL and VeChain Digital Low Carbon Ecosystem” was witnessed by King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway recently. The aim of this ecosystem is to use VeChainThor blockchain and IoT devices in order to calculate carbon reduction via smart contracts.
The agenda has been to improve the existing efforts of DNV GL in work with the United Nations to advance the sustainable development goals.
At $0.0116, VeChain has been in the green.
NEO celebrates Mainnet 2 year anniversary
At 15th rank, NEO is celebrating the second anniversary of its mainnet launch. The official announcement on the website states,
“The NEO MainNet has been running in stable capacity for two years since its release. As an early blockchain project, NEO has spent the past two years improving its core technology, enriching and extending its ecosystem, and expanding the global presence of the NEO community.”
The anniversary is marked with a number of competitions viz. Technical Articles Competition, October 17th – December 17th, Community Video Draws, October 17th – October 19th, and NEO Wallpaper Design Competition, October 17th – November 7th.
At $17.33, NEO is up by over 6 percent.