Fluent Raises $1.65M Seed Round for Blockchain Financed Supply Chain Effort

Financial services blockchain network Fluent has raised $1.65 million in a series seed funding round led by ff Venture Capital and joined by Digital Currency Group, Crosscut Ventures, Draper Associates, Fenbushi Capital, Lindbergh Tech Fund, and...

Vanbex Growing Fast, “Becoming the Accenture of Blockchain”

Chain-Finance had the opportunity to chat with Kevin Hobbs, director of Vanbex Group, about the company's offerings. What are the origins of Vanbex, when was it founded and who are the founders? Vanbex was founded by...

Wall Street Vet on How Banks Will Make Cost Savings, Profits from Blockchain

I chatted with George Samman (Twitter: @sammantic) about banking with the blockchain. George is the former CMO of Fuzo which is using blockchain to bring financial inclusion to the developing world. He is also Committee...

TABB Group Research Cautions Blockchain Technology Calls for New Adoption Blueprint

The promise of change in financial services through blockchain technology is palpable. The ability to decentralize trust, develop consensus-driven ledgers, and re-engineer core infrastructure away from old and legacy technologies has the potential to...

Asian Blockchain Interest Rises as Major Banks, FIs Look to Boost Efficiency, Cut Costs

Blockchain technology gains momentum in Asia as major financial services firms are exploring the tech in hopes to gain in efficiency and cut costs. In Asia, Japanese banks and financial services firms have been undeniably...

Capgemini, Ascribe Alliance Brings Blockchain to Banking Loyalty Rewards Systems

Consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider, ascr has announced an alliance with ascribe GmbH to develop a blockchain database solution built on BigchainDB, for a rewards and loyalty system for consumer banking that tracks processed...

SMEs to Benefit from Blockchain Application by KBC and Cegeka

Dutch company KBC and IT specialist Cegeka, along with various other companies, have announced the successfully testing of Digital Trade Chain (DTC), a blockchain solution that facilitates secure international trade between SMEs. Many SMEs...

Former CEO of Barclays Joins Blockchain Board

Digital currency company Blockchain has announced that former Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins has joined its board of Blockchain at a time when the company is experiencing accelerated growth from its beginnings as small...

Prof. Michael Mainelli of London’s Z/Yen Discusses MetroGnomo Blockchain JV with Alderney

Chain-Finance had the opportunity to ask Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of Z/Yen, some questions about the London group's blockchain technology joint venture with the Channel Island of Alderney. Called MetroGnomo, the experimental timestamping service utilizes Z/Yen's ChainZy mutual...

Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project Members Include Banking, Tech Giants

The Linux Foundation revealed yesterday new members of the Hyperledger Project and its formal open governance structure. Announced at the end of 2015, the Hyperledger Project is an open source project to advance the blockchain digital technology for recording and...