‘Open Source’, ”Innovate Together’ – Two Distributed Ledger Trends

We are seeing that the overwhelming trend in distributed ledger technology is that it is being developed in a fairly open source environment. Bitcoin and Ethereum are open source projects and changes to the code...

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...

Lisk Develops Tools and Services for Blockchain

Lisk, the blockchain app platform, has announced a growth in the number of community projects on its platform and start-ups seeking to solve real-world problems. LiskSocket is a WebSocket service which provides real time...

ICONOMI Blockchain Fund Management ICO Raises $5.8 Million

Fund management platform for blockchains and cryptocurrencies, ICONOMI has announced that approximately $5.8 million in equity and operational capital had been raised through an Initial Coin Offering. Developed by Cashila, Ethereum-based ICONOMI is creating...

Razormind to Invest €5 Million in New European Blockchain Banks

Blockchain consultancy firm Razormind has announced a €5 million plan to build and operate two blockchain banks in Europe, each completely powered blockchain technology. The facilities, located in Northern Ireland and France, will run...

Consensus: A Deeper Dive into the State of Blockchain

Q&A with George Samman, co-author of KPMG’s report: “Consensus: Immutable agreement for the Internet of value” This interview is posted on both www.sammantics.com and www.bitsonblocks.net Interviewer is Antony Lewis (AL) and interviewee is George Samman (GS). AL George,...

Blockchain Solution for Cross-Border Collateral Transfer

Four members of the 'Liquidity Alliance', an international group of central securities depositories, are cooperating with Deutsche Börse to launch an initiative leveraging blockchain technology to ease cross-border mobilisation of security collateral. With the...

World Economic Forum Promotes Blockchain Technology

In its recent report, the World Economic Forum published its research into the potential benefits of distributed financial technology and its potential to renovate global financial infrastructure. Titled “The Future of Financial Infrastructure: An...

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...

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...