Plutus Tap & Pay Contactless Payments Raises Over $1m in Crowdfunding

London-based start-up Plutus Tap & Pay has announced that it has raised $1 million in just 9 days of funding for its payment platform which is designed to facilitate contactless payments with bitcoin and...

Credit Suisse Report Promotes Blockchain for Banking and Finance

Credit Suisse has produced a report titled ‘Shared ledger technology and the impact on stocks’ based on its findings on blockchain technology, with the conclusion that it will significantly alter all areas of finance...

Emercoin’s Tailor-Made Solutions for Financial Industry- SSL & Proof-of-Ownership

We covered Emercoin recently, reporting on the its participation in Microsoft's BaaS platform on Azure. We had a chance to ask Jason Cassidy of Emercoin about these developments and more. ACN: What does it mean...

Securities Settlement Solution from Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse

Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse have jointly presented a functional prototype for the settlement of securities utilising blockchain technology. The prototype is designed to provide the technical functionality for the settlement of securities in...

World Economic Forum Names Blockchain Technology Pioneer

Blockchain has been named as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, joining other big names in being recognized as having the potential to significantly impact business and society through new technologies and advance the Fourth...

Interledger Looks to Develop and Grow as Protocol

Adrian Hope-Bailie of Interledger, the protocol for connecting blockchains, payments networks, wallets and all other aspects of distributed ledger technology, has written his thoughts on bootstrapping the Interledger with an aim of getting real...

Blockchain Consultancy Zerado Partners with Chain of Things Consortium

London startup Zerado has partnered with Chain of Things. We got an opportunity to speak to Zerado co-founders Tomasz Mloduchowski and Laura Bailey about the company's offerings. CoT: How was Zerado founded and what are...

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...

Blockchain Unveils Alpha Release of Lightning Network

Blockchain, a major bitcoin wallet provider, has launched its alpha version of the Lightning Network, dubbed Thunder. Lightning Networks are designed to bring scalability and instant off-chain payment capability to the Bitcoin Blockchain. Thus, Blockchain is positioning...

WeTrust Launches Trusted Lending Circles Platform, Trustcoin Crowdsale

Collaborative savings and insurance platform WeTrust, an Ethereum blockchain platform aiming to bring financial inclusion to the masses, has announced the launch of its very first Trusted Lending Circles product. The blockchain-based reciprocal aid...