Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Asian Blockchain Interest Rises as Major Banks, FIs Look to Boost Efficiency, Cut Costs

Blockchain technology gains momentum in Asia as major financial services firms are exploring the tech in hopes to gain in efficiency and cut costs. In Asia, Japanese banks and financial services firms have been undeniably...

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...

Deloitte Expands Blockchain Offerings, Adding 5 Tech Partners, Unveiling 20 Prototypes

Deloitte announced yesterday that it is working with five prominent blockchain companies - BlockCypher, Bloq, ConsenSys, Loyyal and the Stellar Development Foundation - to provide new technological capabilities to its global financial institution customer base. Deloitte says...

CHAIN-FINANCE to Assess Potential Blockchain Disruption of Global Insurance Industry

CHAIN-FINANCE, a provider of news, research & events on blockchain technologies for global financial services, today announced that its next "Blockchain in Finance" seminar will assess how blockchain technology might impact the global insurance...

BAFT Selects Ripple Global Sales VP to Future Leaders Program

The Banker’s Association for Foreign Trade (BAFT), a global financial services association for international transaction banking, has selected Ripple's VP of Global Sales and Client Relations Nilesh Dusane its first BAFT Future Leaders Program. BAFT...

German Tech Entrepreneurship Center Shortlists Startups for Blockchain Innovation Award

The German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) , a Berlin campus promoting technology and entrepreneurship, has shortlisted startups for its Blockchain Innovation Award, which is sponsored by Globumbus and RWE. The competition was apparently strong, as GTEC received over...

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...

Prof. Michael Mainelli of London’s Z/Yen Discusses MetroGnomo Blockchain JV with Alderney

Chain-Finance had the opportunity to ask Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of Z/Yen, some questions about the London group's blockchain technology joint venture with the Channel Island of Alderney. Called MetroGnomo, the experimental timestamping service utilizes Z/Yen's ChainZy mutual...

PwC Survey Finds Most Businesses Unsure How to React to Blockchain

In a recent global fintech survey of leaders from the world’s top financial institutions, accounting and management consulting giant PwC determined that, while 56% of survey respondents recognize the importance of blockchain technology, 56% are unsure...

European Digital Currency & Blockchain Forum Holds Conference in European Parliament

The newly formed European Digital Currency & Blockchain Forum (EDCAB) held a conference this week inside the European Parliament. EDCAB hosted major financial institutions like Barclays and Nasdaq, leaders from the digital currency and blockchain...