Monday, June 26, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Bank of England Looks to Implement Own Cryptocurrency – RSCoin

A report from the MIT Technological Review has revealed a new type of cryptocurrency that is being developed on behalf of the Bank of England. Two researchers from UCL, Sarah Meiklejohn and George Danezis, have...

Microsoft Azure Certifies Ethereum Developer Sandbox, Adds Alphapoint and IOTA

Microsoft's Azure cloud service has unveiled the first "certified offering" for its Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform. The certified software is STRATO, a developer sandbox for testing Ethereum blockchain applications built by Blockapps. The offering includes an API for connecting applications to private,...

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...

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...

Nasdaq Provides Blockchain Technology for Estonian Market’s Shareholder Voting

Estonia has been pushing boundaries by launching its Estonian e-Residency program, which allows anyone in the world to become a digital resident of Estonia, allowing people to found and manage Estonian companies online and...

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...