Block Chain Conference SF Highlights Need for Blockchain Financial Industry Standard

There was consensus among speakers the Block Chain Conference in San Francisco last week that collaboration toward a "scalable standard for blockchain technology" was essential for its adoption by the global financial industry. The conference also determined that the blockchain ecosystem has been...

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...

Tendermint CEO on Powering Blockchains with Speed, Security, Scalability

Tendermint is an open source, blockchain & language agnostic socket protocol that facilitates distributed application deployment. In particular, banks could run a Tendermint enabled ledger with publicly identified validators for fast settlement of transactions. I had...

Microsoft Azure Certifies Ethereum Developer Sandbox, Adds Alphapoint and IOTA

Microsoft's Azure cloud service has unveiled the first "certified offering" for its Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform. The certified software is STRATO, a developer sandbox for testing Ethereum blockchain applications built by Blockapps. The offering includes an API for connecting applications to private,...

Thomson Reuters Hiring Ethereum Blockchain Specialists

Global provider of intelligence, technology and expertise Thomson Reuters are advertising for web software engineer with expertise in blockchain technology, signalling that it is going to be exploring the potential of distributed ledgers for its services. The Applied...

DARPA Solicits Proposals for Blockchain-Based Messaging & Transaction Platform

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a Pentagon agency responsible for developing emerging technologies for the military and elsewhere, has issued a solicitation for the creation of a secure messaging and transaction platform that...

Indian Banks Look at Blockchain Tech to Eliminate Back Office

Blockchain technology has become the focus of attention of some of the world's largest financial institutions with Indian banks being no exception. Banks such as Axis Bank Ltd. are vigorously looking at blockchain technology to...

How Can Blockchain Technology Impact the Gambling Industry?

At today's GamCrowd London Technology Week event on gambling technology, conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a panel of blockchain experts on the topic "How is Block Chain technology impacting the...

SETL Launches Blockchain Powered Platform to ‘Revolutionize’ Settlements and Payments

SETL, a London-based firm that develops blockchain-powered institutional payment and settlement infrastructures, has unveiled its first commercial offering, a new platform that allows market participants to commission and run permissioned registry service for payments,...

Sony Fintech Innovation Challenge Includes Blockchain for Film & Music Industries

In partnership with Hong Kong-based banking innovation matchmaking firm Matchi, Sony Corporation is challenging the global FinTech community to respond to the FinTech Innovation Challenge to compete for Proof-of-Concept (PoC) project within the multinational...