Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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...

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...