Monday, June 26, 2017

‘Open Source’, ”Innovate Together’ – Two Distributed Ledger Trends

We are seeing that the overwhelming trend in distributed ledger technology is that it is being developed in a fairly open source environment. Bitcoin and Ethereum are open source projects and changes to the code...

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...

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,...

Deloitte Survey Results on Blockchain Across Industries

The results of a recent Deloitte survey have pointed to blockchain technology emerging as a key business focus for U.S. companies in many industries, with numerous executives in the consumer products and manufacturing; and...

Global Blockchain Project Announces Alpha Release

Fermat, the decentralized and blockchain-enabled open source project developing the ‘Internet of People’, have announced major upgrades to its technology and architecture, along with new partnerships. The project’s community currently has over 60 national...

Blockchain Technology Benefits Highlighted in PwC Report

Advisory firm PwC has announced the release of its new report, titled ‘Chain Reaction: How Blockchain Technology might transform wholesale insurance‏‘. Within this report the rise of new technologies in the FS sector, along...

Shrewd Markets & Smart Settlement On Blockchains

Chain-Finance attended Professor Michael Mainelli’s seminar on Smart Settlement and Blockchain. Professor Mainelli talked about the copious research his group have been conducting on Mutual Distributed Ledgers (MDL). The Professor will be publishing a...

Chain Releases Open Blockchain Protocol Developed with 9 Major Financial Institutions

Blockchain technology provider Chain has released an open source blockchain protocol developed over the last 18 months through partnership with various financial services firms. Capital One, Citi, Fidelity, First Data, Fiserv, Mitsubishi UFJ, Nasdaq, State...

How Transactions Are Validated on a Distributed Ledger

(A special thanks to Simon Taylor who was instrumental in much of my thinking through conversations we had around this topic. His input was invaluable) This post will explore how transactions will be validated using...

Netki and Bitt Bring Blockchain Solutions to Caribbean

Netki, a provider of Open Source and Open Standards compliance solutions for blockchains, has announced the first production platform for Central Banks using its Digital Identity Service. Bitt, an architect of blockchain and distributed...