Friday, October 20, 2017

Consensus: A Deeper Dive into the State of Blockchain

Q&A with George Samman, co-author of KPMG’s report: “Consensus: Immutable agreement for the Internet of value” This interview is posted on both www.sammantics.com and www.bitsonblocks.net Interviewer is Antony Lewis (AL) and interviewee is George Samman (GS). AL George,...

Blockchain Consortium Formed by Chinese Financial Firms

Representatives and technical leaders from all the 31 financial institutions and companies of the Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium (FSBC) recently attended a founding conference and the first membership event. Founded on 31st of May 2016,...

Russian Blockchain Consortium Announced at St. Petersburg IFC

The formation of a Russian blockchain consortium was announced at the XXV International Financial Congress in St Petersburg. The members of the consortium are: QIWI Group, Accenture, BINBANK, MDM Bank, Bank Otkritie, Tinkoff Bank. These major companies in...

Blockchain Database for World Computer Launched by BigchainDB

BlueYard Capital, a venture capital firm based in Berlin, hosted its first Decentralized & Encrypted event on 1st June 2016, during which BigchainDB launched IPDB — the Interplanetary Database - a blockchain database for the decentralized...

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...

Goldman Sachs Report Details Significant Benefits of Blockchain Technology

Goldman Sachs has recently released a report on blockchain, investigating the potential of the technology to revolutionise different market areas and to determine how effective its use might be in reducing the time, cost...

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...

Eight New Members Join Hyperledger

The Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, has announced that eight new members have joined the initiative to establish an open standard for distributed ledgers to transform the way...

”Immutable Me” – Exploring Data Provenance to Enable New Value Chains

ID2020 will host its first Summit at the United Nations headquarters in NYC, on Friday 20th, 2016. The ID2020 Annual Summit will bring together industry leaders, NGOs, governments, emerging technology pioneers and cross-industry experts from...

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...