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Ethereum's Gavin Wood Is Calling for More 'Conservative' Hard Forks

Ethereum's Gavin Wood Is Calling for More 'Conservative' Hard Forks

Etheruem’s blockchain may now be in the process of upgrading to new software – but that doesn’t mean notable developers aren’t reflecting on the process that was. For example, while… Read more »

Bulls Take Breather? Bitcoin Slows as Price Struggles to Breach $6,000

Bulls Take Breather? Bitcoin Slows as Price Struggles to Breach $6,000

Evidence is growing that a recent rally in bitcoin prices may be nearing its end. While bitcoin has been on a tear of late, rising from a Sept. 29 low… Read more »

JPMorgan Launches Interbank Payments Platform on Quorum Blockchain

JPMorgan Launches Interbank Payments Platform on Quorum Blockchain

Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase is launching a new interbank payments platform powered by blockchain, the firm announced today. With the participation of two other banks – Australia-based ANZ… Read more »

Gates Foundation to Use Ripple Interledger Tech in Mobile Payments Push

Gates Foundation to Use Ripple Interledger Tech in Mobile Payments Push

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has released new open-source software for the unbanked that utilizes technology developed by distributed ledger startup Ripple. Announced today, Mojaloop is aimed at providing… Read more »

$40 Million: Digital Asset Holdings Closes Series B Fundraising

$40 Million: Digital Asset Holdings Closes Series B Fundraising

Digital Asset Holdings LLC has raised $40 million in a Series B round, bringing the enterprise blockchain startup’s total funding so far to $110 million. Jefferson River Capital led the… Read more »

BNP, Tata Tap Blockchain for Event Announcements Platform

BNP, Tata Tap Blockchain for Event Announcements Platform

BNP Paribas Securities Services has partnered with Indian IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on a new pilot that will see the two firms apply blockchain to a new asset servicing… Read more »

BBVA Advances FX Matching Pilot Built on R3 Ledger Tech

BBVA Advances FX Matching Pilot Built on R3 Ledger Tech

Spanish banking giant BBVA and Mexico’s largest financial institution, BBVA Bancomer, are moving ahead with the testing of an FX matching service built using distributed ledger technology. Announced today in… Read more »

Swift Startup Winner Demos Smart Contract Trade with 5 Financial Firms

Swift Startup Winner Demos Smart Contract Trade with 5 Financial Firms

Blockchain startup SmartContract is officially unveiling a new a proof-of-concept (PoC) built with assistance from five major financial institutions today at Swift’s Sibos conference. Designed to show how smart contracts… Read more »

Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway

Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway

Ether prices rose to a six-week high of $350 today as ethereum, the second largest blockchain by total value, appears to have successfully executed a widely anticipated software upgrade. The first… Read more »

Accenture Announces New Head of Blockchain Innovation

Accenture Announces New Head of Blockchain Innovation

Global professional services giant Accenture has announced a new executive hiring as part of its focus on developing cross-industry blockchain initiatives. The new team member, Iliana Oris Valiente, will serve… Read more »

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