Chinese search engine giant Baidu has become the latest premier member of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain consortium.
The government of the Canton of Zug is supporting a newly launched blockchain trade group
BNP Paribas and EY say they have “successfully” tested a private blockchain for the bank’s global internal treasury operations.
An upstart financial conference yesterday saw discussion of digital assets – though so-called “unregulated” cryptocurrencies were the butt of barbs.
Standard Chartered is partnering with fintech startup EquiChain to assist its blockchain pilot focused on bringing efficiencies to capital markets.
Day one of Swift’s annual Sibos conference found the interbank messaging platform under pressure from the rising tide of cryptocurrencies.
Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said blockchain technology has the opportunity to innovate in payments during Ripple’s Swell conference.
DLT startup Ripple is one of several firms to contribute to a new payments services app from the Gates Foundation.
BNP Paribas has partnered with Indian IT firm Tata Consultancy Services to bring blockchain’s reliability to corporate event announcements.
A distributed ledger tech pilot, aimed at simplifying back-office reconciliation processes at major financial institutions, is moving forward.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has filed for two patents outlining a blockchain system that stores and automatically executes financial transactions.
A commercial bank in Mauritius has inked a deal with lending startup SALT to trial the use of blockchain-based assets as collateral for loans.
The president of the World Bank issued new statements about blockchain during an interview earlier this week.
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde has again addressed the topic of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. At a recent IMF event, Lagarde told reporters that virtual currencies will comprise the catalyst for “massive disruptions” within the financial markets and fintech industries. Also Read: IMF Chief Lagarde Tells Central Bankers: “Not Wise to […]
Swift declares its blockchain proof-of-concept a success, but in the build up to its biggest annual event, implementation is far from certain.