Blockchain

Blockchain technology, the power behind Bitcoin’s distributed ledger, is applied in new ways every day. Our coverage presents these applications and their power to shape the world.

Blockchain - New Multibank-Backed Venture to Leverage Blockchain for Commodity Trading
New Multibank-Backed Venture to Leverage Blockchain for Commodity Trading

A new venture involving institutional heavy hitters from across banking, trading and energy sectors is tapping into the Ethereum blockchain to settle commodity trades.

Blockchain - PwC Global Survey: Corporate Interest in Blockchain on the Rise
PwC Global Survey: Corporate Interest in Blockchain on the Rise

In perhaps its most salient insight, a new PwC survey found that 84 percent of executives questioned say “their organizations have at least some involvement with blockchain technology.”

Blockchain - New Partnership Designed to Securely Track Precious Metal Trades
New Partnership Designed to Securely Track Precious Metal Trades

The Paxos Confirmation Service – a tool built specifically for the precious metals arena – will instantly automate daily trade confirmations.

- A "Good Start": U.S. Introduces Office of Innovation and Sandbox for Fintech
A “Good Start”: U.S. Introduces Office of Innovation and Sandbox for Fintech

The new CFPB sandbox could alleviate some of the regulatory uncertainty fintech companies face and provide guidance to innovative fintech operations.

- GXChain and the Blockchain Data Economy
GXChain and the Blockchain Data Economy

Imagine a new digital economy, one that allows everyday people to take full control of…

Blockchain - An Australian Blockchain Experiment: Tracking Global Almond Shipments
An Australian Blockchain Experiment: Tracking Global Almond Shipments

CBA has partnered with five international and Australian companies to ship 17 tonnes of almonds from Melbourne to Hamburg using a new DLT platform built on Ethereum.

- “Eating Their Lunch:” Blockchain Upstarts Challenge Investment Banks
“Eating Their Lunch:” Blockchain Upstarts Challenge Investment Banks

Currently for large issuers, it’s a given that you simply have to use investment banks. But assuming regulatory compliance, it doesn’t need to be this way.

Blockchain - Qtum Platform Now Available Through Amazon Web Services
Qtum Platform Now Available Through Amazon Web Services

The platform makes it possible for anyone to run a Qtum node or use Qtum pre-installed to launch a server on its mainnet or testnet.

Blockchain - Expanding the Practical Use of Blockchain Technology Within Insurance
Expanding the Practical Use of Blockchain Technology Within Insurance

Accenture has joined the RiskBlock Alliance as the lead framework architect responsible for developing a “production-grade platform” to create and implement blockchain use cases.

Blockchain - Bringing IoT and Blockchain Applications Together to Avoid Human Error
Bringing IoT and Blockchain Applications Together to Avoid Human Error

With the growing number of use cases of IoT, “it’s imperative to secure the integrity of this data so AI is making decisions on reliable source data.”

Blockchain - EOS Founder Wants to Scrap the Platform's Constitution
EOS Founder Wants to Scrap the Platform’s Constitution, Start Anew

Daniel Larmier, the founder and technical architect of EOS, isn’t pleased with the platform’s constitution and wants a re-do.

Blockchain - The Future of Bitcoin: What Lightning Could Look Like
The Future of Bitcoin: What Lightning Could Look Like

Bitcoin’s overlay payment network is projected to improve over the next few years in areas ranging from network architecture to security and usability, and more.

- Blockchain-Based Architecture For Project Management
Blockchain-Based Architecture For Project Management

Amid the meteoric rise of the global freelance economy, entrepreneurs, creative nomads and independent teams…

Blockchain - Distributed Business Accelerator Launches to Cultivate Blockchain Startups
Distributed Business Accelerator Launches to Cultivate Blockchain Startups

As part of New York Blockchain Week, Distributed Business Accelerator (DBA) publicly launched their global…

Blockchain - Æternity Launches Starfleet Incubator for Blockchain Innovation
Æternity Launches Starfleet Incubator for Blockchain Innovation

“With a significant concentration of technical talent and entrepreneurs, a blockchain-focused incubator program is exactly what the current ecosystem needs.”

Adoption & community - Malta Rolls Out Ambitious Strategy for Blockchain Technology
Malta Government to Enhance Public Transportation Using Blockchain Technology

Malta has entered a partnership with Omnitude — a multi-enterprise blockchain middleware platform — to…

Blockchain - IBM and Veridium to Transform Carbon Credits into Blockchain-Based Tokens
IBM and Veridium to Transform Carbon Credits into Blockchain-Based Tokens

IBM has partnered with environmental fintech startup Veridium Labs to turn carbon credits — tradable…

Blockchain - China Takes Another Step Forward in Promoting Blockchain Innovation
China Takes Another Step Forward in Promoting Blockchain Innovation

The China Center for Information Industry Development of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced its first monthly Global Public Chain Assessment Index.

- Gem’s Vision for Empowering Consumers to Cross the Crypto Chasm
Gem’s Vision for Empowering Consumers to Cross the Crypto Chasm

The skyrocketing popularity of cryptocurrency over the past year has been heralded by many analysts…

Blockchain - GlobalData: South Korea Among the World’s Leading Markets for Blockchain Technology
GlobalData: South Korea Among the World’s Leading Markets for Blockchain Technology

The blockchain is widely considered to be one of the most revolutionary forms of technology…

- Blockchain Tech Could Accelerate Graphics Rendering for VR
Blockchain Tech Could Accelerate Graphics Rendering for VR, Visual Effects

RNDR is “a blockchain-based rendering platform that leverages a distributed network of idle GPUs to render graphics more quickly and efficiently.”

Blockchain - Nick Spanos: Saudi Arabia Is "Kicking the Tires — and That's Huge"
Nick Spanos: Saudi Arabia Is “Kicking the Tires — and That’s Huge”

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Oil Company Wants to “Blockchain Up” Ahead of the U.S.

Blockchain - New Blockchain Initiative for the Automotive Industry Announced in Dubai
New Blockchain Initiative for the Automotive Industry Announced in Dubai

Big names like IBM, Ford, BMW and Renault collaborate to bring blockchain and distributed ledger tech to the automotive sector.

Blockchain - Newly Formed Institute for Blockchain Innovation Backs ICO Alternative
Newly Formed Institute for Blockchain Innovation Backs ICO Alternative

The Institute for Blockchain Innovation will work to establish standards and best practices to enable and encourage advancements on the blockchain.