Friday, October 20, 2017

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Blockchain DApp Enables Trading & Tracking of “Sweat Equity” with Ethereum

Noah Thorp is the co-founder and CEO at CoMakery. CoMakery is a blockchain distributed application (DApp) that can change the way people work, enabling them to collaborate freely with each other and be rewarded. The DApp is...

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...

Microsoft Joins Chamber of Digital Commerce, Reveals New Blockchain Partners

Microsoft has joined the Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association focused on promoting distributed ledger technology. A statement co-authored by Marley Gray, Director of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise BizDev & Strategy, explained the decision to join: At Microsoft, we’re focused on providing the...

Axoni, Markit Successfully Test Blockchain for CDS with Bank of America, Citi, Credit Suisse,...

Earlier in April, seven firms announced the successful test of blockchain technology and smart contracts to manage post-trade lifecycle events for standard North American single name credit default swaps (CDS). The first of its kind...