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...

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...

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...

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...

Former Bank of America Exec Joins BitPay Advisory Board

BitPay, a major bitcoin payment processor, today announced a new addition to its advisory board, Jim Aviles, the former Senior Vice President of product, technology, and marketing at Bank of America Merchant Services, Inc. After...

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...

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...

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...

FBI Forcing Apple iPhone Hack May Be Ominous Precedent for Blockchain Tech & Crypto

The FBI's attempt to force Apple to bypass the encryption of a dead San Bernadino terrorist's iPhone may set an ominous precedent for encryption technologies including the blockchain. Apple CEO Tim Cook has opposed the US Government's attempt to order the...

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,...