Morgan Stanley: Blockchains’ Major Potential & Hurdles to Adoption in Banking

Morgan Stanley Research recently released a Global Insights report asking the question, "Blockchain in Banking: Disruptive Threat or Tool?" The investment bank's in-depth study highlights various misconceptions about blockchain technology and identifies 10 hurdles to making...

UK Exploring Blockchain Tech Use Cases to Transform Government Systems

Today Minister for Cabinet Office Matt Hancock gave a speech highlighting the possibility of the UK government utilising the potential of blockchain technology to transform the way government works. Speaking earlier at Digital Catapult...

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...

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...

ConsenSys DApp Enables Registry Creation & Management on Ethereum Blockchain

ConsenSys, an Ethereum-focused venture production studio, yesterday unveiled a platform called Regis, which makes it easy to build, deploy, and manage decentralized registries on the Ethereum blockchain. Regis permits users to design and maintain user-defined...

Channel Island Alderney Conducts Blockchain Trial with Z/Yen’s ChainZy Tech

The government of Alderney, the northernmost of the Channel Islands, is experimenting with a blockchain-based online timestamping service through a project called MetroGnomo,  live since 1 January 2016. The experimental timestamping service utilizes the ChainZy mutual distributed ledger technology developed by...

UK, Australian Financial Authorities Sign Agreement Beneficial to Fintech

UK Financial Conduct Authority and Australian Securities & Investment Commission have signed a co-operation agreement. The purpose of the agreement is to improve sharing of information between the regulators and refer fintech businesses from their respective...

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...

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...