Monday, June 26, 2017

R3 Reveals Custom Designed Distributed Ledger Platform – Corda

The Chief Technology Officer of R3, Richard G Brown, revealed today that the consortium with its member banks is working on a distributed ledger platform for financial services called Corda. Brown describes Corda in this...

Coinsilium’s Blockchain Tech Lab for Developers Debuts 11-17 April 2016

Coinsilium, a London-based blockchain tech investment firm, is holding its first Blockchain Tech Lab from 11 to 17 April 2016. The lab is a week-long comprehensive, intensive blockchain tech course and hackathon for developers. We...

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...

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...

Major US Law Firm Highlights Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services

White & Case, the ninth-largest law firm in the United States as of 2015, highlights the advent of blockchain technology in financial services in a recent report. Two lawyers in the firm, Kevin Petrasic and...

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...

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...

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...

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"...

Germany’s Financial Authority Sees Blockchain as Potential “New Standard” in Financial Markets

In a report this week, Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht), highlights the potential introduction of distributed ledger technology, also known as blockchain technology, in the financial industry. Known by its abbreviation BaFin, the...