Friday, October 20, 2017

Wall Street Vet on How Banks Will Make Cost Savings, Profits from Blockchain

I chatted with George Samman (Twitter: @sammantic) about banking with the blockchain. George is the former CMO of Fuzo which is using blockchain to bring financial inclusion to the developing world. He is also Committee...

Research Identifies Challenges for Blockchain Clearing and Settlement

TABB Group, a London-based financial markets research firm, has completed a report that highlights challenges for transforming market settlement to blockchain-based systems. TABB research concurs there are major technological incentives for moving markets to the blockchain, namely decentralizing...

Coinprism Enters Accenture Fintech Innovation Lab with Openchain

Coinprism, the developer of Openchain - an open source blockchain technology for financial institutions, is entering Accenture's Fintech Innovation Lab. Accenture and a number of banks involved in the selection process included Coinprism among six companies...

Eris Industries Becomes First Blockchain Platform on Amazon Web Services

Two months after its software was added to Azure, UK-based Eris Industries today became the first blockchain technology company to offer a solution on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace Preston Byrne, Eris Industries' COO, revealed the news on the startup's...

IBM Commits to Blockchain Availability for Exchanges, Banks, Financial Services

IBM today announced a number of initiatives spanning technology and business consulting that significantly expand its blockchain technology services and solutions. These offerings include a blockchain-as-a-service for developers, IBM "Garages" for blockchain app design and implementation...

French Left Assails “La Blockchain” as Massive Jobs Destroyer, Threat to State Power

It appears that blockchain technology is not popular on France's two political extremes. Two of France's leftist political parties have, in a document called "Digital Revolution", attacked blockchain technology along with Big Data, Internet of...

British MPs Cite “Blockchain Banks” Rise in Opposing Integration of BoE Regulatory Subsidiary

Opposition British Members of Parliament have pressed for removal of a clause in the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill that integrates the Prudential Regulation Authority into the Bank of England as a...

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...

Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project Members Include Banking, Tech Giants

The Linux Foundation revealed yesterday new members of the Hyperledger Project and its formal open governance structure. Announced at the end of 2015, the Hyperledger Project is an open source project to advance the blockchain digital technology for recording and...

D+H Integrates Multi-Chain, Private Blockchain for Banking Customers

D+H, a Toronto-based financial technology provider that earned $800 million in 2014, announced this week that it has integrated distributed ledger technology into its global payments services hub. The blockchain solution was built as an extension of...