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...

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...

Closed End Fund Dedicated to Blockchain Assets Adds New Advisors

TaaS, the tokenized closed end fund (CEF) dedicated to blockchain assets, has announced the latest additions to its Board of Advisors. Ahead of its upcoming Initial Coin Offering launching on March 27th 2017, TaaS...

Chainreactor Beta-Testing Permissioned Blockchain with DT-Chain

Chainreactor is developing and commercializing a permissioned blockchain platform for private, commercial grade solutions. The startup is the brainchild of former Capital One database specialist, Jonathan Nelson. Nelson conceived of Chainreactor while building blockchain proofs-of-concept at...

As The DAO Rockets Past $150M, Skeptics Question Legality, Smart Contracts Model

The DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization for investing in other businesses, continues to soar in a crowdsale of native tokens, reaching the equivalent of $150 million in ethers (ETH). While it continues to surprise the cryptocurrency ecosystem and...

Interview with George Hallam from Ethereum Foundation

In another interview from our Chain-Finance event series, we feature George Hallam of the Ethereum Foundation. How would you describe your blockchain technology? Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: computer protocols that run...

Ascribe Applies Blockchain to Secure Digital Art

Global Award & Tour for Digital Art, the Lumen Prize has launched a new online art platform dedicated to promoting and collecting blockchain secured works of art by award winning and shortlisted Lumen Prize...

Bitmark Raises $1.7M in Seed Funding

Bitmark Inc., a Taiwan-based blockchain start-up for digital property, has announced a seed funding round of $1.7M led by Cherubic Ventures, with other investors including WI Harper and Digital Currency Group. Bitmark aims to...

Smart Token Chain Completes Smart Tokens Transaction on Ripple

Smart Token Chain, a blockchain specialist in the financial technology sector, has completed its first full Smart Token transaction across the Ripple Network. Smart Tokens have the potential to generate more transparency and trust...

SETL Launches Blockchain Powered Platform to ‘Revolutionize’ Settlements and Payments

SETL, a London-based firm that develops blockchain-powered institutional payment and settlement infrastructures, has unveiled its first commercial offering, a new platform that allows market participants to commission and run permissioned registry service for payments,...