Alan Wunsche

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Global Supply Chains Are About to Get Better, Thanks to Blockchain

When an E.coli outbreak at Chipotle Mexican Grill outlets left 55 customers ill, in 2015, the news stories, shutdowns, and investigations shattered the restaurant chain’s reputation. Sales plummeted, and Chipotle’s share price dropped 42%, to a three-year low, where it has languished ever since.<p>At …

Blockchain Initial Coin Offerings - The Future for Online Investing or Regulatory Crisis?

My special "Blockchain ICO" presentation at the Canadian Crowdfinance Summit in Toronto on March 1, 2017. National Crowdfunding Association of Canada. http://crowdfundingsummit.ca/

Banks set to use blockchain, study says

Blockchain is to be used by the majority of financial institutions within three years, according to research conducted by IBM.Already proving a hit …

A Better, Practical Idea: UBS Brings Blockchain Smart Contracts To Trade Finance

The faster you run, the farther you're behind.<p>It goes to show, take it easy. <b>Slow.</b><p>I think you'll like what you find.<p>- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.<p>The …

Venezuela Set For Mass Bitcoin Adoption As China Cuts Off Cash Flow

<b>The financial situation in Venezuela is very dire right now. The problems are only compounded now that China is cutting off cash transfers to the</b> …

Public blockchain investments heat up: $5 million in 5 minutes

In early 2016 it started becoming obvious that Bitcoin hadn’t just given rise to a full new asset class of blockchain related projects but that these entities were reinventing how early stage fundraising is done.<p>No longer are young blockchain startups laboring in the traditional capital markets of …

Five Forms of Blockchain-Enabled Money that are Already LIVE

You’ve heard of blockchain, the revolutionary shared ledger that powers bitcoin. But blockchain offers far more for money – and much else besides – …

Blockchain FinTech Startups in New York - What Will Be the Next Bitcoin?

The number of FinTech (financial technology) startups using blockchain platforms to power digital currencies, expand transaction security, and decentralize markets has exploded in the last few years. FinTech is a growing field in startup entrepreneurship, concerned with developing technology for …

SWIFT Banking System Was Hacked at Least Three times This Summer

SWIFT, the system banks use to send payment instructions worth trillions of dollars each day, was hacked at least three times over the summer and …

IPFS Protocol Selects Ethereum Over Bitcoin, Prefers Ethereum Dev Community

IPFS, a Blockchain-based peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol, is officially launching its distributed file storage network on Ethereum instead of …

Swift beware: Ripple signs banks to global payments steering group

23 September 2016 | 18578 views | 0<p>As Swift gears up for its annual Sibos jamboree in Geneva next week, the interbank messaging network is facing up …

FinTech

Six Global Banks Take Lead in Standardizing Global Payments on a Blockchain

Ripple, which earlier this month completed a $55 million Series B financing round, has announced that a number of global banks are joining forces to …

Unpicking the Gordian knot around blockchain patents

Earliest mentions of the term “bitcoin” in patent titles and abstracts date back to around 2009, while the term “blockchain” begins to appear in patent titles from around 2011. As of June 22, 2016, there were 492 published patent families directed to the theme of blockchain and 192 relating to …

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Sees Applications in Authenticated Content And Certification

Advertisement<p><b>The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Certification Framework (WCF) has announced it will use distributed ledger technology to</b> …

Ripple Announces: Major Banks Team Up to Launch Blockchain Payments Network

San Francisco fintech company, Ripple, announced on Friday that six major have teamed up to launch a new blockchain network on distributed financial …

Across the World in 10 Sec: National Australian Bank Sends $10 Using Blockchain

The NAB, or National Australian Bank successfully made its first Blockchain transaction of $10 from its home in Australia to Canada. Even though this …

Santander Confirms Fiat-backed Token Project on Ethereum Blockchain

Santander, a part of the Spanish Santander Group is now using the Ethereum Blockchain to develop a public digital cash system using the Ethereum …

The Looming War for Blockchain Patents

There''s a patent land grab developing in the blockchain space that could potentially make doing business more challenging for those who want to …

The rise of the banking blockchain consortium

R3's Tim Swanson and John Whelan of Santander Blockchain Labs talk about challenges and opportunities for banking consortia.<p>What began as a …

Is it a Blockchain?

The consulting company Accenture has come up with a way to render the blockchain – the technology behind Bitcoin – more palatable to the world of …

The Ethereum Cryptocurrency Is Undergoing a Massive DDoS Attack

Ethereum, the only meaningful cryptocurrency competitor to bitcoin, is fighting off a DDoS attack. On Thursday morning, Ethereum co-founder Jeffrey …

Cryptocurrency

Op-Ed: What Is the True Meaning of "Decentralization" in Blockchain Technology?

Recent years have brought significant misunderstanding of the term decentralization as it pertains to Bitcoin. Literally, it means the dispersal of …

Blockchain

IBM, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi to Use Blockchain

SINGAPORE, Sept. 16, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has signed a contract with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to examine the …

IBM Focuses on Blockchain with Industry Platforms Unit

Advertisement<p><b>IBM recently launched its Industry Platforms business unit in a bid to deliver blockchain solutions to its customers.</b><p>According to eWeek, …

Coinbase CEO Armstrong: Ethereum Scaling Better Than Bitcoin

Advertisement<p><b>In a note on Reddit that he is seeking senior engineers, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong also mentioned the possibility that the wallet may</b> …

When a Blockchain Isn’t a Blockchain

The technology behind Bitcoin won't solve all the financial world's problems.<p>The consulting company Accenture has come up with a way to render the blockchain -- the technology behind Bitcoin -- more palatable to the world of high finance. The innovation: Make it not a blockchain.<p>One of the defining …

Blockchain

Santander Wants to Digitize Cash With Blockchain

Santander may become the world’s first bank to give its customers digital money powered by blockchain, a database technology used by cryptocurrency …

Blockchain

Bank of England Says No to Blockchain Tech

A blockchain revolution to simplify stock and bond settlement won’t happen anytime soon, though change to today’s “cat’s cradle” of costly …

BNP Paribas Securities Services expands its blockchain platform for private stocks

BNP Paribas Securities Services recently announced that it’s “expanding its blockchain platform for private stocks.” The aim is to enable private …

Accenture: Absolute Immutability Will Slow Blockchain Progress

<i>David Treat is managing director and head of Accenture's capital markets blockchain practice.</i><p><i>In this opinion piece, Treat discusses how the</i> …