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R3’s Hearn Discusses Corda Platform Features, Relying on Proven Industry Protocols

Former Bitcoin Core developer Mike Hearn recently came out of silence to discuss Bitcoin briefly and to provide some detail about the charactertiscs of R3CEV's Corda platform. Hearn, who is R3's lead program engineer, left the...

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...

Why Insurance Needs Distributed Ledgers

The insurance industry is in a state of disruption. Customers are becoming frustrated with some elements of their interactions with insurance. They find that the product innovation doesn’t keep up with the digital landscape, which...

How Can Blockchain Technology Impact the Gambling Industry?

At today's GamCrowd London Technology Week event on gambling technology, conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a panel of blockchain experts on the topic "How is Block Chain technology impacting the...

The DAO Raises Over $108 Million in Token Sale with 12 Days Left

The DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization launched by the founders of Slock.it, has raised more than 10,600,000 ether (ETH) – equivalent to more than a US$108 million. The DAO is selling a native token with the same...

Digital Asset Acquires Swiss Tech Firm for Smart Contracts-Alternative Modeling Language

Digital Asset Holdings, a venture-backed developer of distributed ledger technology, today revealed that it acquired Zurich-based Elevence Digital Finance AG, a technology firm that has developed an expressive language for financial institutions to model and...

Allianz, Nephila Announce Successful Pilot of Blockchain Tech for Cat Swap

Allianz Risk Transfer AG (ART), a subsidiary of Allianz Group, has announced the successful pilot of a blockchain smart contract technology for transacting natural catastrophe swaps, also known as "cat" swaps. The pilot was conducted...

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...

Microsoft Joins Chamber of Digital Commerce, Reveals New Blockchain Partners

Microsoft has joined the Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association focused on promoting distributed ledger technology. A statement co-authored by Marley Gray, Director of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise BizDev & Strategy, explained the decision to join: At Microsoft, we’re focused on providing the...

SWIFT Research Paper Concludes Permissioned Ledger Only Blockchain for Securities Settlement

Two prominent blockchain tech researchers, Michael Mainelli and Alistair Milne, have produced a working paper for the SWIFT Institute on the potential impact of blockchain technology on the securities industry. Mainelli is the leader of...