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European Banks Select IBM Blockchain for Small Business Trade Finance

European Banks Select IBM Blockchain for Small Business Trade Finance

A group of seven major European banks is working with IBM to build a new blockchain-based trade finance platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises. IBM will build and host the… Read more »

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Blockchain Research Lab to Combat Financial Fraud in Shenzhen

Blockchain Research Lab to Combat Financial Fraud in Shenzhen

A group of think tanks and universities are co-launching a new blockchain research lab in Shenzhen, China. Opened on June 26th, the research lab is a collaborative initiative that includes participation from… Read more »

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GDAX Exchange to Reimburse Traders After Ether Flash Crash

GDAX Exchange to Reimburse Traders After Ether Flash Crash

GDAX, the digital asset exchange operated by Coinbase, is moving to issue refunds after a stunning flash crash last week stoked anger amongst affected traders. Ether prices dramatically plunged to $13… Read more »

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Proof-of-Life: Vitalik Buterin Uses Ethereum to Disprove Death Hoax

Proof-of-Life: Vitalik Buterin Uses Ethereum to Disprove Death Hoax

Vitalik Buterin, the creator of ethereum, used the technology he developed in an unusual way this weekend, turning to the blockchain network itself to disprove his own death. The hoax… Read more »

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Barclays Pitches UK Finance Regulator on Cryptocurrencies

Barclays Pitches UK Finance Regulator on Cryptocurrencies

Barclays has been in contact with one of UK’s top finance regulators, a senior official for the bank said today. According to Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK, the bank… Read more »

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The US Navy Wants to Connect Its 3-D Printers with a Blockchain

The US Navy Wants to Connect Its 3-D Printers with a Blockchain

The US Navy’s innovation arm has revealed plans to trial blockchain’s potential to bring added security to its manufacturing systems. In an announcement released last week, the Navy said it will apply the technology to its processes for additive… Read more »

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Bank of China, Tencent to Trial Blockchain in New Research Effort

Bank of China, Tencent to Trial Blockchain in New Research Effort

The Bank of China is partnering with Tencent, one of the country’s biggest internet companies, to trial blockchain technology in financial applications. The two firms announced the partnership last week, revealing… Read more »

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Gemalto Seeks to Patent Method for Secure Blockchain Identity

Gemalto Seeks to Patent Method for Secure Blockchain Identity

Digital security vendor Gemalto is looking to stake its claim in the burgeoning blockchain identity sector. According to a patent application recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Gemalto is seeking… Read more »

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Counting Chickens: Can Blockchain Restore Trust in China's Food Supply?

Counting Chickens: Can Blockchain Restore Trust in China's Food Supply?

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and the author of CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to CoinDesk subscribers. Last week, CoinDesk reported that the technology… Read more »

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Are Smart Contracts Smart? A Critical Look at Basic Blockchain Questions

Are Smart Contracts Smart? A Critical Look at Basic Blockchain Questions

David M. Adlerstein is counsel at New York City law firm Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate, securities law and regulatory matters. In… Read more »

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