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Hyperledger’s Evolving Blockchain Fabric, Merging Blockstream, DAH, IBM Code

The Hyperledger Project, an open source project at the Linux Foundation to develop a distributed ledger technology standard, has recently released a draft white paper and completed a proof-of-concept hackathon. The purpose of the hackathon was to...

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...

JPMorgan Introduces “Juno” Blockchain Prototype with Lower Latency, Higher Throughput

JPMorgan on Friday revealed its own blockchain technology prototype at the technical steering committee meeting of the open source Hyperledger Project, according to a CoinDesk scoop. JPMorgan executive director David Voell introduced the "Juno Digital Cryptoledger"...

40 Major Banks Test Rival Blockchain Techs of Chain, Eris, Ethereum, IBM, Intel

Forty major global banks tested the blockchain technologies of various technology providers in the second experiment conducted by R3 CEV, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Bank of America, Citi,...

IBM, DAH Propose Code Merger as Hyperledger Project Code Foundation

The distributed ledger code bases of IBM and Digital Asset Holdings (DAH) have been put forward for merger by the two companies according to proposal sponsored by two members of the Hyperledger Project's Technical...

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,...

Mizuho Bank, Fujitsu Trial OAP Blockchain System for Cross-Border Securities Transactions

Mizuho Bank, Fujitsu, and Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that they have jointly conducted a trial using blockchain technology to reduce the processing time for cross-border securities transactions, from the current three days to same-day settlement. The test...

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...

Eris Plays Major Role in R3’s Latest Blockchain Test with 40 Global Banks

Eris Industries, a blockchain distributed applications developer, played a major role in R3's experiment with forty banking giants. The Eris Platform and tools were tested by all 40 banks on different blockchains, including a fully-permissionable ErisDB (eris:db)...

KPMG Report on Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms

Blockchain has sparked a new wave of innovation in financial services. And, it’s easy to see why. Consensus mechanisms, which provide the technology infrastructure for blockchain and other continuously evolving distributed ledger technologies, hold...