Monday, June 26, 2017

Hitachi Sets Up Fintech Research Lab with Blockchain Focus

Hitachi has established a new research arm called Financial Innovation Laboratory, a "FinTech research organization" in the Silicon Valley office of Hitachi's Global Center for Social Innovation - North America (CSI-NA). Based in Santa Clara, California, operations of...

Coinalytics Rebrands as Skry, Adds Big Data, AI Experts to C-Suite

Blockchain business intelligence firm Coinalytics announced that it has rebranded as Skry and added two experienced technologists in Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to its leadership team. The new hire and branding is part...

Neuroware Introduces Distributed Database Protocol for Blockchains

Neuroware, the developer of the Blockstrap blockchain API, has unveiled a distributed database protocol for blockchains, called Everstore. The Kuala Lumpur-based technology firm heralds it as the first protocol to completely replicate database functionality directly on the...

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...

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...

European Financial Institutions Team Up for Blockchain Project

Seven European financial institutions have partnered to develop a post-trade blockchain infrastructure to allow small and middle-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe to raise funds more easily on capital markets. Taking the form a Memorandum of...

Cognizant – “Significant Progress” Made in Improving Blockchain Performance

Chain-Finance got a chance to talk to Lata Varghese, Cognizant's Sr. Director, Consulting, Banking and Financial Services, about blockchain for financial services. How large is Cognizant's Blockchain Consulting Practice? How fast is it growing? Are you...

Indian Banks Look at Blockchain Tech to Eliminate Back Office

Blockchain technology has become the focus of attention of some of the world's largest financial institutions with Indian banks being no exception. Banks such as Axis Bank Ltd. are vigorously looking at blockchain technology to...

Business Intel Firm to Use Blockchain for Monitoring Company Data Changes

kompany.com, a business intelligence provider, has recently announced its plan to provide electronic ledgers of original and authoritative company information. At the 2016 joint conference of the European Commerce Registers’ Forum and Corporate Registers’ Forum in Cardiff,...

Digital Asset Acquires Swiss Tech Firm for Smart Contracts-Alternative Modeling Language

Digital Asset Holdings, a venture-backed developer of distributed ledger technology, today revealed that it acquired Zurich-based Elevence Digital Finance AG, a technology firm that has developed an expressive language for financial institutions to model and...