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​Apache Software Foundation founder to lead blockchain Hyperledger Project

Well-known open-source developer and leader Brian Behlendorf is now the executive director of Hyperledger, a project for advancing enterprise …

Blockchain knocks on doors of Indian banks

Last week, Craig Steven Wright, an Australian entrepreneur and self-declared cyber security expert, revealed his identity as Satoshi Nakomoto, the …

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The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services

The technology most likely to change the next decade of business is not the social web, big data, the cloud, robotics, or even artificial intelligence. It’s the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies like Bitcoin.<p>Blockchain technology is complex, but the idea is simple. At its most …

Chinese Finance Giant Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

Amid growing interest in blockchain technology among the world's biggest banks, a major Chinese financial firm has inked a new partnership with …

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The Blockchain is the new Google

<i>The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future of distributed databases.</i><p>At its core, the blockchain is a technology that permanently records …

IBM Puts Its Twist on Blockchain With New Security Framework

Once again, IBM has taken an emerging technology and put its own special twist on it to make the technology work for Big Blue and its enterprise …

Blockchain open sources Thunder network, paving the way for instant bitcoin transactions

Blockchain, the company behind the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet, has been quietly working on an interesting project called Thunder. The Thunder network is an alternative network of nodes that lets you make off-chain bitcoin payments in seconds and settle back to the bitcoin blockchain every …

Goldman Sachs: Blockchain Tech Could Save Capital Markets $6 Billion a Year

A new report from Goldman Sachs Investment Research projects that the implementation of blockchain technology could streamline the clearing and …

Banks, tech companies move on from bitcoin to blockchain

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a debate raged across the internet Monday over whether the mysterious founder of the bitcoin digital currency had finally been identified, executives at a major bitcoin conference in New York had a simple message: we’ve moved on.<p>A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with …

​ASX wants market feedback on its blockchain platform

The Australian Securities Exchange has launched a showcase space at its Sydney headquarters to gather feedback from the market on blockchain …

Bitcoin Hits 21 Month High As Blockchain Gets Attention

The size of the bitcoin market may still be microscopic when contrasted with other global markets, but that hasn’t stopped the eight-year-old …

Fraud in $4 Trillion Trade Finance Has Banks Turning Digital

The risk posed by fraud in the $4 trillion trade-financing industry has prompted banks to start exploring distributed-ledger technology like the one …

Delaware Considers Using Blockchain Technology

Effort could change back-office functions for many companies incorporated in state<p>Delaware, the state that incorporates the most public companies, is exploring the use of blockchain technology to move more of its paperwork to cheaper systems.<p>The effort, while still in its early stages, could change …

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Microsoft collaborates on blockchain-based ID system

Microsoft is working with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys on a blockchain-based identity system.<p>Microsoft's work in the blockchain space is continuing …