BlockEx and Winston & Strawn Bring Blockchain to Bond Issuance

BlockEx, an institutional grade exchange, has partnered with international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP, to create standardized templates for approximately 90% of the legal documentation required for bond issuance. These smart contracts will...

Ethereum Funded Movie Progresses to Second Phase of ICO

The Ethereum blockchain is moving forward into the film industry as the hybrid smart contract of the first ethereum-funded movie gives away free tradable shares to early investors and nears phase 2 of its...

Chain-Finance Workshop Discusses Blockchains in Credit Markets, Bonds

On Wednesday night, at Tower Hill in London, Chain-Finance held its first Blockchain Finance workshop, designed to inform and educate listeners on the potential benefits of using blockchain technology in various financial situations. The focus...

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...

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...

China’s Central Bank Governor Says Digital Currencies Will Replace Cash, Regulated as Legal Tender

The governor of the People's Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan, said in an interview that digital currencies will inevitably replace cash, but they will be regulated if used as legal tender. Zhou noted that the...

Melonport Developments Over December

Melonport, a private company building the open-source Melon Protocol for digital asset management built on the Ethereum platform, has announced a number of achievements and updates for the past month. The protocol enables participants...

Chronicled Pilots Blockchain Application for Supply Chains

San Francisco-based blockchain and IoT company Chronicled, Inc. has announced the completion of a technical pilot demonstrating a cryptographic method of anonymously transferring a Serialized Global Trade Item Number - or SGTIN. SGTINs identify...

Beta Version of Orderbook Ethereum Token Exchange from Ambisafe

Ambisafe has released the Beta version of Orderbook, an ethereum token exchange platform for Ethereum-based ICO tokens. The platform allows ICO participants to take advantage of high security, in which all critical operations are...

Block Chain Conference SF Highlights Need for Blockchain Financial Industry Standard

There was consensus among speakers the Block Chain Conference in San Francisco last week that collaboration toward a "scalable standard for blockchain technology" was essential for its adoption by the global financial industry. The conference also determined that the blockchain ecosystem has been...