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December 30, 2016

 Source: CoinDesk
 

2016 saw the rise of the blockchain evangelist.

Not since the heady dotcom days have we seen so many experts hyping a new technology. But, amid the hype, little attention has been paid to an important question. Who pays for the blockchain?This consi...

December 28, 2016

Source: CoinDesk

I can confidently say blockchain will be the most dynamic area in tech in 2017 – already, we're seeing some major players position themselves for a leap forward in the year ahead.
 

Global banks like Santander and Goldman Sachs, for instance, recently...

December 27, 2016

 Source: CoinTelegraph
 

A lack of cooperation between regulators and Blockchain players threatens innovation in parts of Africa.

The associate professor at the University of Nairobi’s School of Business says that the continent’s regulatory environment has to be changed...

December 27, 2016

Source: Finance Magnates

The world of blockchain based currencies and financial instruments is quite likely the most challenging field in business to summarize on a yearly time scale. It has the fastest changing ecosystem of companies and projects, with new cryptocurr...

December 22, 2016

Source: Fortune

State Street has tested a blockchain system that it hopes can be used to streamline the securities lending process as the financial industry accelerates efforts to adopt the emerging technology. The software, which was tested this year over the course...

December 21, 2016


Source: Nasdaq
If you’ve ever really thought about what money actually is, you’ll realise there are major shortcomings with our current system – and also significant challenges to bitcoin adoption. The two systems are now taking their first tentative steps towards one...

December 20, 2016

Source: CoinDesk
 

A group of global financial institutions and blockchain startups gathered online last week to play a friendly game of marbles.

But instead of using a virtual shooter marble to knock the competition out of a circle of chalk, the marbles were created usi...

December 20, 2016

Source: CoinDesk

As we wrap up 2016 and reflect back on how blockchain has been present in the agenda of the financial industry as a whole, it seems fair to say that the progress has been remarkable.

I am referring to what blockchain means for enterprise users – and for...

December 16, 2016

Source: Cryptocoins news 

Not only is fintech getting lift thanks to blockchain. The lesser buzzword – insurtech – could enjoy many of the same benefits of blockchain, known best for underpinning the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Juniper Research posits in a paper entitled,...

December 16, 2016

 Source: CoinJournal
 

Lisk, an open source blockchain application and sidechain platform, has announced the stabilization of its mainchain, bringing greater decentralization to the ecosystem and allowing delegates to forge (generate) blocks and be rewarded for it. Lisk...

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