Deutsche Bank: Blockchain Turns Tried & Tested Biz Models on “Head”

The research arm of German banking giant Deutsche Bank in a recent report stated that blockchain technology is turning "tried-and-tested business models...on their head." The report's author, DB Research Economist Thomas-Frank Dapp, indicates that this is...

Reserve Bank of India Analyzes Blockchain

Two years after the Reserve Bank of India voiced concerns about virtual currencies, including Bitcoins,  the bank’s Deputy Governor H R Khan has now informed that there will soon be a team set up...

Prof. Michael Mainelli of London’s Z/Yen Discusses MetroGnomo Blockchain JV with Alderney

Chain-Finance had the opportunity to ask Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of Z/Yen, some questions about the London group's blockchain technology joint venture with the Channel Island of Alderney. Called MetroGnomo, the experimental timestamping service utilizes Z/Yen's ChainZy mutual...

European Digital Currency & Blockchain Forum Holds Conference in European Parliament

The newly formed European Digital Currency & Blockchain Forum (EDCAB) held a conference this week inside the European Parliament. EDCAB hosted major financial institutions like Barclays and Nasdaq, leaders from the digital currency and blockchain...

Dubai Gov Incubator Creates Blockchain Council, Plans Projects for Commodities, Kraken Bitcoin Exchange

The Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation, a government incubator of innovative technologies, says that it is establishing a Global Blockchain Council to explore current and future applications of blockchain technology. The council will examine the implications of the technology on...

DARPA Solicits Proposals for Blockchain-Based Messaging & Transaction Platform

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a Pentagon agency responsible for developing emerging technologies for the military and elsewhere, has issued a solicitation for the creation of a secure messaging and transaction platform that...

Eris Calls for EEA Option to De-Risk Brexit

UK-based blockchain firm Eris Industries has called for supporting the EEA Option to mitigate risks brought on by the country's vote to leave the European Union . Eris' COO and General Counsel Preston Byrne writes that the Brexit vote...

EAuction.io : Ukraine State Property Auction with the Blockchain

Chain-Finance got the opportunity to speak to Pavel Kravchenko, the founder of Distributed Lab and project lead on EAuction.io, a blockchain-based decentralized auction system for state property privatization and leasing. The project's government and private partners recently signed a memorandum on...

Former Haitian Prime Minister Weighs in on Blockchain

At a senior panel discussion entitled 'Demystifying Blockchain', which was hosted by Decoded last month in New York, former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, spoke on his experiences during his tenure. One event...

Russia’s Central Securities Depository Trials NXT Blockchain-Based E-Proxy Voting Prototype

Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD), the country’s sole central securities depository, has tested a blockchain-based e-proxy voting system using the NXT blockchain platform. The NSD provides settlement services for government bonds, municipal bonds and corporate...