Tradeblock Founders Establish Axoni to Provide Permissioned Ledger Tech

TradeBlock announced the launch of Axoni, a new company focused exclusively on the permissioned ledger space. Created by the founders of TradeBlock, Axoni is assisting financial institutions and service providers to bring blockchain technology...

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...

Blockchain Inspector Founder Discusses Blockchain Fraud Detection Tool

Blockchain Inspector, based in the French commune of Angoulême, is an early stage startup aiming to use blockchain to combat fraud. In March, they signed a deal with their first customer, a London Bitcoin exchange,...

Mizuho Bank, Fujitsu Trial OAP Blockchain System for Cross-Border Securities Transactions

Mizuho Bank, Fujitsu, and Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that they have jointly conducted a trial using blockchain technology to reduce the processing time for cross-border securities transactions, from the current three days to same-day settlement. The test...

IBM, Japan’s Largest Exchange Plan Joint Testing Blockchain Tech for Low Transaction Markets

The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and IBM have agreed to jointly test the potential of blockchain technology for trading in low transaction markets. IBM will work with JPX to jointly evaluate how the IBM open...

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...

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...

Steven Lawrence Scholars: Blockchain Issuing & Trading Bonds in Closed & Open Pool Systems

In January, a paper examining how blockchain technology might be used to issue and trade bonds more effectively was published by the 2015 Freshfield Steven Lawrence Scholars. Aimed at first year law students in the UK,...

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...

Research Identifies Challenges for Blockchain Clearing and Settlement

TABB Group, a London-based financial markets research firm, has completed a report that highlights challenges for transforming market settlement to blockchain-based systems. TABB research concurs there are major technological incentives for moving markets to the blockchain, namely decentralizing...