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...

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...

John Hancock Taps ConsenSys for Insurance & Wealth Management Blockchain PoC

John Hancock‘s ‘Lab of Forward Thinking’ (LOFT) has announced a collaboration with ConsenSys and BlockApps in the LOFT’s first Ethereum blockchain proof of concept. The LOFT will apply blockchain technologies to enhance the on-boarding of...

Dynamis Developing Ethereum-Based DAO for Distributed P2P Insurance

Dynamis is a Ethereum-based distributed application (DApp) being developed for provision of peer-to-peer (P2P) insurance. The developer of the DApp hopes to create a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that meets policy holders' needs in new ways and evolves with...

Quelupa Plans Bringing Blockchain-Based Insurance to Latin America

Luiz Enriquez is the Head of Transformation at XBitV, and the Managing Partner for Latin America at Blackcombconsultants, a consulting group focusing on digital HR, finance and insurance transformation. Recently, he founded Quelupa, which...

Skuchain Intersects with IoT and Blockchain-Enabled Trade Finance

Skuchain, a blockchain-based supply chain app developer, recently partnered with the blockchain-for-IoT research lab, Chain of Things. I talked to Sanjay Saigal, Head of Customer Success at Skuchain, about new developments at the startup, its technology's...

Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project Members Include Banking, Tech Giants

The Linux Foundation revealed yesterday new members of the Hyperledger Project and its formal open governance structure. Announced at the end of 2015, the Hyperledger Project is an open source project to advance the blockchain digital technology for recording and...

Blockstream Raises $55M in 2nd Round Led by AXA, Horizons, Digital Garage

Blockstream has raised $55 million in Series A funding led by Horizons Ventures, AXA Strategic Ventures, and Digital Garage, bringing total investment in the company to $76 million. The additional funding will be used to further...

Ripple, SBI Holdings Form Partnership to Meet Asian Market Demands

Global financial settlement solutions provider Ripple has announced that it is creating ‘SBI Ripple Asia‘ in partnership with global financial services company SBI Holdings, Inc. The new company will be focussed on building an...