Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Subprime Auto Loans: Another Reason For Using Distributed Ledgers for Asset Backed Securities

“Lending bubbles usually look the same. Credit criteria is loosened. Verification standards are relaxed. The people selling the loans make money when the loans are booked, but do not suffer from losses when the...

2016 Bitcoin Improvements Enable Open Assets Protocol Scalability

This year, two improvements to Bitcoin network will permit the "colored coins" implementation, Open Assets Protocol (OAP), to also scale, according to Nicolas Dorier, CTO at Metaco. The two improvements, Segregated Witness and the new...

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...