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February 1, 2017

Source: Bloomberg Markets

American Express Co. is elbowing its way into the crowded blockchain party.

The biggest credit-card issuer by purchases has signed on to the Hyperledger Project, a industry group of more than 100 membersdeveloping blockchain technology for corpo...

January 31, 2017

Source: CoinDesk

Microsoft has announced a new partnership as part of an internal decentralized identity initiative.
 

In a new release today, Microsoft revealed it is working with blockchain startup Tierion to determine how decentralized identities linked to a blockch...

January 24, 2017

Source: TechCrunch

In May of 2010, someone on a Bitcoin forum by the name of Lazlo claimed to have bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins. It was the first time anyone had purchased anything with the new digital currency, which at that time was valued at practically no...

January 23, 2017

Source: EconoTimes

Blockchain technology has caught the imagination of businesses across different sectors and governments alike. China, in particular, saw a number of initiatives on this front in 2016. The Chinese government published a white paper on the blockchain te...

January 22, 2017

Source: Forbes

On the heels of the announcement by the U.S. Depository Trust Clearing Corporation's (DTCC) transitioning a central part of its financial infrastructure onto a blockchain, the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services indu...

January 18, 2017

Source: Nasdaq

ChinaLedger , the blockchain alliance led by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, released its first white paper to provide technical specifications of its technology and the vision of the alliance going forward. The official document, entitled "Whitepaper of Dist...

January 10, 2017

Source: CoinDesk
 

2017 could be the make-or-break year for blockchain technology.

That may sound dire, but poll anyone in the financial services industry and they will likely tell you that the technology is still in need of its break-out moment. If significant headway i...

January 10, 2017

 
Source: Nasdaq

 

Recently, an advocacy group formed to increase global awareness of the benefits of blockchain technology. The goal of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) will be to demonstrate to businesses and technology innovators the many benefits of usi...

January 9, 2017

Source: CoinDesk
 

You may have missed it in 2016, but initial coin offerings, or ICOs, have become the dominant way to fund new cryptocurrency projects.

In an ICO, a project sells part of the total token supply to early adopters in exchange for money with which to progr...

January 4, 2017

 Source: CoinDesk
 

"I think the fact that within the bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the functions of [the government] … is actually pretty cool," Gore said. "I know that there are a lot of innovators that are out there that are trying to … come up with new mode...

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