Blockchain

Revolutionary Blockchain Technology Firm, Paxos, Unveiled Today

Paxos, a financial technology company delivering revolutionary blockchain solutions for global financial institutions, today unveiled its new brand. The name Paxos is inspired by a technical term that represents a process for reaching consensus. The name underscores the company’s goal to leverage consensus-driven blockchain technology in transforming the way global financial institutions work together. Read more »

Cognizant Joins Chamber of Digital Commerce

Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, has joined the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. The Chamber is the world’s leading trade association representing the blockchain industry and works closely with policymakers, regulators and industry to develop a pro-growth legal environment that fosters innovation, jobs and investment. Read more »

Barclays & Wave Complete World First Blockchain Trade Finance Transaction

Barclays and innovative start-up company Wave have become the first organisations to execute a global trade transaction using blockchain technology. The letter of credit transaction between Ornua (formerly the Irish Dairy Board) and Seychelles Trading Company is the first to have trade documentation handled on the new Wave platform, with funds sent via Swift. It is hoped this landmark transaction could herald a new era of simpler, safer and... more Read more »

The SWIFT Institute Analyses Virtual Currencies in Contrast to Fiat Currencies

The SWIFT Institute has published a new research paper analysing whether Bitcoin will crowd out fiat currencies in the global community. Read more »

Kashcoin Unveils its Music Industry Focused Cryptocurrency

Kashcoin is announcing the launch of their Music industry focused cryptocurrency. The currency will be available for trading on multiple cryptocurrency exchanges starting this week. Read more »

Blockchain Foundry Named as a Leading Developer of Blockchain Solutions

Blockchain Foundry Inc. ("Blockchain Foundry" or the "Company") announces its establishment as a leading developer of blockchain solutions for businesses and individual consumers. The Company provides blockchain solutions using several of the most developed and robust blockchain technologies, with plans for its product offerings to be interoperable between these different blockchain technologies. Read more »

Blockchain in Finance and Management Fields

What problems can blockchain solve in the finance sphere and total asset management – will be discussed by speakers of the third annual Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kiev. On 23 September Kyiv will become a meeting point for financiers, IT specialists and entrepreneurs with successful experience of working with blockchain. A separate themed section has been organized for them. Hall “Pro” will feature 13 presentations, divided into three... more Read more »

Blockchain Emerges from Financial Toolbox

Distributed ledger technology, more commonly known as blockchain, has great potential to drive simplicity and efficiency through new financial infrastructure and processes, but it should not be seen as the only technological tool forming the foundation of next generation financial services. This is the main finding of a World Economic Forum report entitled, “Opportunities & obstacles: Blockchain and the future of financial infrastructure” ... more Read more »

Rakuten Launches Blockchain Lab

 Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) today announced the opening of the Rakuten Blockchain Lab (R.B.L.) in Belfast, UK, planned for August 22, 2016. R.B.L. will be a dedicated research and development organization within Rakuten, focused on blockchain technology and its potential applications in the fintech and e-commerce sectors. Read more »

Misys Explores Real Use Cases Where Blockchain will Make an Impact

Misys is cutting through the Blockchain hype. An in-depth look at distributed ledger technology (DLT) use cases across capital markets and corporate banking reveals multiple initiatives across the industry at proof of concept stage, with mass adoption anything up to a decade away. Read more »

Software AG’s Digital Business Platform to Enable Disruptive Technology

Software AG  announced the availability of next generation Digital Business Platform capabilities that enable financial institutions to  Read more »

SETL Completes Initial Funding and Announces Board Appointments

SETL, the London based institutional payment and settlement infrastructure based on blockchain technology, announced the completion of its first round of private fundraising today. Read more »

IBM Reveals Cloud Services for Blockchain Networks

 IBM reports a cloud service for organizations requiring a secure environment for blockchain networks. Ideal for organizations in regulated industries, this environment allows clients to test and run blockchain projects that handle private data.  Read more »

ATB Financial to Use Blockchain Technology Powered by SAP

ATB Financial, the largest Alberta-based financial institution, has collaborated with SAP SE, financial technology start-up Ripple Labs Inc. and ReiseBank AG in Germany to send the first real international blockchain payment from Canada to Germany.  Read more »

SolidX Introduces Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Identity Software

SolidX Partners Inc., an innovative blockchain technology company, announced the launch of Vida, the world's first full-stack identity solution using blockchain technology. Vida provides enterprises with robust identity management capabilities without the need to hold personal identifying information. Vida is the first service of its kind to provide one identity across numerous applications, streamlining permissioned access to data and services... more Read more »

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