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Goldman and Google Are Among the Most Active Blockchain Investors

Lloyd Blankfein last week tweeted that he’s "still thinking about #Bitcoin," but the bank he leads is doing more than just thinking about the …

Venture Capital

Authoritarian Cryptocurrencies Are Coming

Russia and China see a new way to completely control their financial systems.<p>With Russia and China both embracing the idea of sovereign cryptocurrencies, it's time to ask a simple question: Why is a technology threatening to decentralize money so attractive to highly centralized, authoritarian …


Gibraltar Publishes Draft Regulations for Blockchain Startups

Gibraltar has published a draft of its upcoming regulatory framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT).


Spanish Telco Telefonica Hints at Blockchain Role in Data Tracking

Telefonica has filed for a patent outlining a potential type of data transfer network that uses a blockchain to ensure reliability.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

One of the world’s largest airlines is looking into blockchain technology

Blockchain Takes Flight<p>Aircraft maintenance is, obviously, a crucial part of any airline business. Keeping tabs with replacement parts on in-service …


Your Local Bank Could Be the Central Bank

Central banks will have to embrace digital currencies; the question is how far they will go.<p>The financial community, increasingly divided over the future of digital currencies, is looking to monetary authorities and regulators for signals. The problem is that those signals are decidedly mixed.<p>The …


Complex blockchain data storage approved for Delaware

0 Comment blockchain<p><i>By Ken Mammarella</i> <i><br>Special to Delaware Business Times</i><p>American Banker called Delaware Senate Bill 69 “tremendously …


ICO Central: Why Switzerland Will Remain Crypto Valley

Switzerland is poised to remain a hotbed of ICO activity, despite regulatory actions. But it should not try to be the only hub, writes Ian Simpson.


Singapore Central Bank Reveals 3 New Blockchain Payments Prototypes

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has revealed three new prototypes as part of its "Project Ubin" blockchain research initiative.


emCash is Dubai’s First Official State Cryptocurrency

The government of Dubai has revealed details of its own blockchain-based cryptocurrency, called emCash.<p>In major news coming out of the UAE, the …


Blockchain is spreading beyond finance: Now it's killing off fake QA certificates

Norwegian firm DNV GL is shifting its quality-assurance certificates to a private blockchain to cut out counterfeits.<p>In what is being described as …


Why Intel Will Benefit From Microsoft's Blockchain-As-A-Service

Microsoft’s latest attempt to increase its clout in Infrastructure-as-a-Service is to provide companies with an enterprise blockchain …

Intel Corporation

Oracle unveils Blockchain Cloud Service to bring security and resiliency to the enterprise

Launched at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, the new service leverages the distributed ledger technology of blockchain to deliver enhanced security …


Blockchain Innovation In Healthcare And Life Sciences

<b>“The blockchain is the most consequential technology since the internet. The internet is programmable information. The blockchain is programmable scarcity.” —</b> Balaji Srinivasan, CEO of<p>The internet is entering a second era that’s based on blockchain, this according to futurist Don Tapscotte. …


How Malaysia's Legalization of Bitcoin Could Bring Millions of New Users

Earlier this week, Cryptocoinsnews reported that the Malaysian government and its financial regulators are set to regulate the Malaysian bitcoin …


Searching for Problems? James Altucher to Bitcoin Critics, You're Dead Wrong

Only invest in things that solve problems.<p>At least that's a strategy James Altucher, the former hedge fund manager, business blogger and best-selling …


Blockchain To Prevent Ad Fraud | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

Fraud is becoming an increasingly serious problem for advertisers. According to a survey from MyersBizNet, click fraud is the top concern among brand …


Ethereum's Byzantium Testnet Just Verified A Private Transaction

The effort to bring the privacy features of zcash to ethereum took a step forward today during testing for the upcoming Byzantium upgrade.<p>A …


Blockchain marketing technology has arrived and is about to explode

When you think of blockchain, you usually think about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. While these are interesting and disruptive in their own right, it is the non-currency applications of blockchain that could truly revolutionize how we do business.<p>The most obvious place …


Malta Unveils Blockchain Advisory Board as National Strategy Advances

The government of Malta is forming a new task force to advise on the implementation of the country's national blockchain strategy, announced in April.<p>…

Joseph Muscat

Microgrids and the blockchain are powering our energy future

The era of large-scale power plants is (slowly) coming to an end. In its place is a new network of super-smart and super-clean energy systems<p>A …

Renewable Energy

Now Boarding? AXA's Ethereum Test Could Be Blockchain's Ticket Mainstream

<i>Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk's product team.</i><p><i>The following</i> …


The best explainer on how blockchains will upend banking comes from an unexpected source

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) isn’t given to analyzing financial fads. Based in Basel, Switzerland, it’s a “bank for central banks,” so it’s usually concerned about things like the stability of the global financial system.<p>In its latest quarterly review, though, it reached out to an …


Will Blockchain Revolutionize Global Real Estate Next?

Governments and private companies are looking at the digital ledgers as a way to organize land title records and reduce fraud.<p>Blockchains are best known for keeping track of who owns purely digital currencies like bitcoin, but government agencies and for-profit companies are increasingly exploring …


Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

There are 26 different electronic medical records systems used in the city of Boston, each with its own language for representing and sharing data. …


Everything you need to know about digital currencies, in one massive graphic - MarketWatch

Despite all the financial media coverage of bitcoin and other lesser-known digital currencies, cryptos pretty much remain a mystery to the …

Digital Currencies

$797 million in 3 months: Blockchain’s newest industry is going crazy

ICO, or Initial Coin Offering, is currently the most popular way to get your blockchain startup off the ground, period.<p>According to a quarterly …


Which regulators have publicly commented on Initial Coin Offerings?

Below are some of the stated positions of ten different regulators around the world regarding ICOs. In chronological order:<p>Brazil’s equivalent of the …


Malaysian Finance Regulator Warns Investors Over ICO Risks

Malaysia's Securities Commission, the statutory body that oversees and enforces financial regulation, has issued a statement warning investors of the …