Sunday, June 25, 2017

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...

Reserve Bank of India Analyzes Blockchain

Two years after the Reserve Bank of India voiced concerns about virtual currencies, including Bitcoins,  the bank’s Deputy Governor H R Khan has now informed that there will soon be a team set up...

BitSo Wins Innotribe Latin America; 3 Blockchain Firms Join Kickstart Accelerator

Bitcoin, blockchain startups are in the spotlight this week with Bitso coming out as one of the three winners of SWIFT's Innotribe Startup Challenge for Latin America, and Gatechain, Nivaura and BreadWallet joining the...

PWC to Collaborate with Asian Blockchain Consultancy

PWC are to collaborate with BitSE, a Chinese consultancy, in providing professional services for Asia Pacific market regarding blockchain technology. PwC China signed a formal alliance with BitSE – a Shanghai-based blockchain start-up. Together, the...

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...

IBM, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa Complete Blockchain-Based Customer ID Project

IBM and Crédit Mutuel Arkéa have announced the completion of their first blockchain project to improve the bank’s ability to verify customer identity. The result of this pilot is an operational permissioned blockchain network...

Eris Calls for EEA Option to De-Risk Brexit

UK-based blockchain firm Eris Industries has called for supporting the EEA Option to mitigate risks brought on by the country's vote to leave the European Union . Eris' COO and General Counsel Preston Byrne writes that the Brexit vote...

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...

Deloitte Bases Blockchain Lab in Dublin

Following PwC‘s establishment of a blockchain team in Belfast earlier in 2016, competitive professional services firm Deloitte has selectrf Dublin as the base for the creation of an EMEA Financial Services blockchain lab. The firm...

EY on Blockchain : What Happens When Value Moves Like Data?

Chain-Finance had a chance to discuss EY's distributed ledger strategy with Angus Champion de Crespigny. Angus is a Senior Manager in EY’s Financial Services Office where he leads the firm’s distributed infrastructure strategy for...