Monday, June 26, 2017

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...

Japan Regulator Plans Treating Digital Currencies like Fiat Money

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has proposed treating Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the same way as conventional currencies, according to country’sNikkei news service. The regulating agency’s legislative changes identify bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as conforming to the same...

Libra Reveals Enterprise Solution for Compliance, Auditing & Integration of Digital Assets

Libra, a provider of compliance, audit, and integration solutions for blockchain technology and digital assets, has announced the debut of an enterprise solution. In 2014, the California-based software developer released its first product, a software suite permitting individuals...

Overstock.com Unveils Plan for Public Offering Using Blockchain

Overstock.com has announced its plan to complete what it claims will be the world’s first public offering using proprietary blockchain technology. The offering will allow Overstock.com shareholders to purchase Overstock.com blockchain or traditional preferred...

The DAO Raises Over $108 Million in Token Sale with 12 Days Left

The DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization launched by the founders of Slock.it, has raised more than 10,600,000 ether (ETH) – equivalent to more than a US$108 million. The DAO is selling a native token with the same...

Blockchain-Based Fantasy Game Launches ICO

Blockchain is soon to be used in a novel way, with the addition of augmented reality fantasy gaming to the list of possible applications for the technology. Augmentors, created by Michael Deon and Kyle...

Iconomi – An Ethereum-Based Fund Management System

Iconomi is an Ethereum based fund management system. The company behind the platform intends to create two funds, namely and index fund and a high performance fund. Iconomi will hand-pick cryptocurrencies and startup companies...

Hong Kong’s ANX Introduces Blockchain Platform for Issuing & Managing Digital Assets

ANX International, a Hong Kong operator of cryptocurrency exchanges and white label platforms, is launching ANX Blockchain Services (ABS) on a global stage at the Cloud Expo Asia in Hong Kong today. ABS is a free cloud platform...

Interview: Overstock’s Freely Transferable Digital “Public Equity”

Chain-Finance got an opportunity to interview Judd Bagley, Director of Communications at Overstock.com and self styled "Chief Evangelist" at t0.com regarding the e-tailer's development of crypto-securities. You have issued a private cryptobond and are due...

DTCC Encourages Financial Sector Collaboration, Authorities Play “Leading Role” on Distributed Ledger Tech

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the US post-trade financial services company providing clearing and settlement services to the financial markets, has released a white paper that calls for financial sector collaboration in...