World’s Largest Consulting Firms Jumping on the Blockchain Wagon

Blockchain is emerging as a potentially disruptive force capable of transforming the financial services industry. Today, all major banks and financial institutions are involved in blockchain technology one way or another: some are partnering...

Finclusion Systems Discusses the HIV Cure HEAL Bond

Another participant in our recent Chain-Finance interview and workshop series is Peter Jensens from Finclusion Systems. We talked with Peter about the HEAL Alliance and its Smart Impact Bond. What is your project and why...

Hong Kong Gov Plans Blockchain Tech Incubation for Financial Services with Tech Funds

In his ninth budget speech last week, Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang highlighted the Hong Kong government's plan to foster the utilization of blockchain technology in the city's financial services industry and incubate...

R3 Successfully Tests 11 Major Global Banks on Ethereum P2P Distributed Ledger

Banking blockchain technology company, R3 CEV, revealed yesterday the completion of a distributed ledger experiment involving eleven of the largest global financial institutions. R3 and eleven of the 42 banks that joined its consortium, Barclays,...

ConsenSys Debuts Blockchain KYC Oracle “Proof-of-Physical-Address”

ConsenSys, the Ethereum development studio, has debuted a "Know Your Customer" (KYC) smart oracle called Proof-of-Physical-Address (PoPA). An oracle is a particular entity, such as a known API, machine or alternative blockchain, trusted by the participants...

KPMG Report on Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms

Blockchain has sparked a new wave of innovation in financial services. And, it’s easy to see why. Consensus mechanisms, which provide the technology infrastructure for blockchain and other continuously evolving distributed ledger technologies, hold...

Axoni, Markit Successfully Test Blockchain for CDS with Bank of America, Citi, Credit Suisse,...

Earlier in April, seven firms announced the successful test of blockchain technology and smart contracts to manage post-trade lifecycle events for standard North American single name credit default swaps (CDS). The first of its kind...

Why Insurance Needs Distributed Ledgers

The insurance industry is in a state of disruption. Customers are becoming frustrated with some elements of their interactions with insurance. They find that the product innovation doesn’t keep up with the digital landscape, which...

Microsoft Azure Adds Augur, Lisk, BitShares, Syscoin, Slock.it for BaaS

Last week, Microsoft announced the addition of several new partners to the Azure Blockchain as a Service plaform, namely Augur, Lisk, BitShares, Syscoin and Slock.it Augur is A decentralized prediction market platform built on the...

Boloro CEO, Former Cirrus & Maestro CEO Becomes Senior Advisor to Agentic Group

Agentic Group today announced that Ann Camarillo, the CEO of Boloro, a global mobile payments network, and former CEO of Maestro and Cirrus, has joined as a Senior Advisor to the blockchain and digital currency consortium. Over...