Tuesday, September 26, 2017

D+H Releases White Paper for Blockchain Banking & Payments

Toronto technology solution provider DH Corporation (D+H) today released a white paper highlighting five aspects that the banking industry must get right with blockchain technology to transform the payments landscape. D+H reveals that it is encouraged by the potential...

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...

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,...

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...

JPMorgan Tests Blockchain USD Transfers for Months Between London & Tokyo

The largest US bank, JPMorgan Chase, has for months been testing proprietary blockchain technology to make US dollar transfers between London and Tokyo for nearly 2,200 clients, according to the Wall Street Journal. The bank is examining...

Japan’s Largest Tech & Financial Firms Collaborate on Blockchain Tech Enabled Financial Services

A cooperative effort has been announced between ORIX Corporation, ORIX Bank Corporation, The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd., NTT DATA Corporation, and NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. in which they have agreed to commence joint research toward...

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...

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...