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...

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...

ConsenSys DApp Enables Registry Creation & Management on Ethereum Blockchain

ConsenSys, an Ethereum-focused venture production studio, yesterday unveiled a platform called Regis, which makes it easy to build, deploy, and manage decentralized registries on the Ethereum blockchain. Regis permits users to design and maintain user-defined...

Ripple Hires HSBC Executive and SWIFT Board Member

Ripple, the provider of distributed ledger financial settlement solutions, has announced the employment of Marcus Treacher as Global Head of Strategic Accounts. Treacher apparently has more than 30 years of experience in transaction banking and payment system...

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...

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...

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,...

Ripple Introduces New, Unified API for Consensus Ledger with Improved Source Code

Ripple recently announced an improved, unified interface to the Ripple Consensus Ledger. The new RippleAPI merges two original APIs, ripple-lib and Ripple-REST, into a single high-level interface for JavaScript that, according to Ripple is "fully documented, tested, schema-validated,...

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...

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...