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The Risks of Segregated Witness: Problems Under US Contract Law

The Risks of Segregated Witness: Problems Under US Contract Law

Jimmy Nguyen is chief intellectual property, communications and legal officer for nChain, a research and development firm focused on blockchain technology that is developing an alternative bitcoin software client. In this opinion piece, Nguyen offers… Read more »

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Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Publishes Software Release Candidate

Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Publishes Software Release Candidate

The developers behind the open-source Hyperledger Fabric blockchain project have issued the software’s official release candidate. Announced yesterday via the project’s public mailing list, the release effectively moves the software,… Read more »

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Bitspark Embarks on Blockchain Remittance Trial with UN in Tajikistan

Bitspark Embarks on Blockchain Remittance Trial with UN in Tajikistan

Blockchain startup Bitspark has revealed is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a trial focused on promoting financial inclusion in Tajikistan. The Hong Kong-based remittance vendor outlined the… Read more »

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Financial Stability Board: Blockchain Could Raise Cross-Border Data Issues

Financial Stability Board: Blockchain Could Raise Cross-Border Data Issues

An international group of regulators and government officials created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis has released a wide-ranging report on financial technologies including blockchain. The report grew out of a… Read more »

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ASIC on Blockchain: Australia's Securities Watchdog Unlikely to Regulate ICOs

ASIC on Blockchain: Australia's Securities Watchdog Unlikely to Regulate ICOs

Australia’s top securities regulator believes central bank-issued cryptocurrencies could one day throttle illicit bitcoin use, and that initial coin offerings (ICOs) will remain largely outside the scope of global regulators. In interview… Read more »

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Blockchain Payments Startup Veem Integrates With Intuit QuickBooks

Blockchain Payments Startup Veem Integrates With Intuit QuickBooks

Intuit QuickBooks customers can now send international payments via blockchain payment provider Veem as an alternative to traditional wire transfers. Announced yesterday at Money2020 Europe, the integration is aimed at helping accounting professionals… Read more »

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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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