HSBC settles FX deals worth $250 billion on blockchain in last year

January 31, 2019

HSBC has settled $250 billion (£194.15 billion) worth of forex trades using blockchain in the last year, it said on Monday, suggesting the heavily hyped technology is gaining traction in a sector until now hesitant to embrace it.

The opioid crisis is profitable. Blockchain tech can end that.

December 15, 2018

A tech-minded approach to drug fraud could squash those who enable the deadly opioid crisis.

IBM Helps Kenyan Agriculture Flourish On Twiga Blockchain

December 15, 2018

Blockchain tech helps farmers and vendors access financing.

International Business Machines : Travelport Follows Blockchain Trial Success with Expansion of IBM Collaboration

December 15, 2018

UK-based Travelport announced on Wednesday it was expanding its partnership with US tech giant IBM after the successful use of IBM Blockchain in a proof-of-concept (PoC) trial to automate validation, distribution, and settlement processes for hotel content between hotels, travel agencies, and its platform.

Europe Takes Serious Steps Toward Blockchain Adoption

December 14, 2018

After months of monitoring and observing the “promising and challenging” potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT), the European Union (EU) is finally making a turn into the blockchain industry.

BBVA, Porsche Complete $170M Loan Via Blockchain

December 14, 2018

One of the largest banks in Spain, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has completed a $170 million (€150 million) loan with Porsche Holding using blockchain technology, according to a report.

Blockchain developer is the fastest-growing job in America, according to LinkedIn

December 13, 2018

Blockchain developer is this year’s fastest-growing job in the U.S., according to LinkedIn, which released its 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report on Thursday.

62% of Auto Execs Believe Blockchain Will Disrupt Industry within 3 Years: IBM Study

December 12, 2018

The auto industry is betting big on blockchain. In fact, a whopping 62% of auto executives say the technology underpinning bitcoin will be a disruptive force in the industry by 2021.

Operem launches Secure Disclosure™, the first blockchain solution for easy capture, protection, and sharing of your valuable ideas

December 12, 2018

Operem, a technology company providing solutions for creators, inventors, and the intellectual property management community announced today the launch of the beta version of its first product, Secure Disclosure.

State Farm is Testing Blockchain to Expedite Auto Insurance Claims

December 11, 2018

“State Farm is working on a blockchain solution that could speed up the subrogation process for auto claims.

UNICEF Invests In Six Emerging Market Blockchain Startups

December 10, 2018

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) will invest in six blockchain projects in emerging markets through its Innovation Fund. Each project will receive up to $100,000 to develop an open source prototype over the next year.

How Blockchain Technology Is Improving Food Supply Chains

December 8, 2018

Technology giant such as IBM (IBM), and retailers like Wal-Mart (WMT) are working alongside start-ups to digitally secure supply chains through the use of blockchain, which provides shared, traceable, and transparent record keeping.

7 Southern EU Nations Unite to Take Lead on Blockchain Adoption

December 5, 2018

Seven EU member nations have come together to promote the use of blockchain tech to boost government services and economic well-being.

Calastone to launch blockchain powered global funds marketplace

December 4, 2018

The system could reduce the overall global cost of fund distribution by as much as US$4.2 billion

US Trading Technology Firm Partners With R3 Blockchain Consortium

December 4, 2018

American trading-communications firm IPC Systems has partnered with enterprise blockchain software consortium R3, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Dec. 3.

GM Files Blockchain Patent to Manage Data From Autonomous Cars

December 3, 2018

American car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) has filed a blockchain patent for a solution to manage data from autonomous vehicles. The patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Nov. 29.

Blockchain platform goes live for North Sea crude oil trading

November 30, 2018

Oil majors and trading firms can start finalizing crude oil deals on a live blockchain-based platform for the first time, in a move that could revolutionize the market.

The Continued Spread of Blockchain Technology is Driving Global Market Growth

November 28, 2018

According to data compiled by Meticulous Research, the global blockchain market is projected to reach USD 28.24 Billion by 2025. The market is expected to be driven by the increasing adoption of Backend as a Service (BaaS), increasing merchants accepting cryptocurrency and the growing implementation of blockchain in financial institutions. Blockchain is predominantly being used within ten major sectors: banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI); government; healthcare and life sciences; media and entertainment; retail and e-commerce; travel and hospitality; transportation and logistics; real estate; IT and telecommunication; and others.

AWS goes blockchain: The cloud giant announces two distributed ledger services

November 28, 2018

Covering both decentralised and centralised trust, Amazon Managed Blockchain supports Ethereum and HyperLedger, while the Amazon Quantum Ledger Database is a fully-managed ledger database.

​South Korea to develop blockchain voting system

November 28, 2018

South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT will develop a blockchain voting system that will go on trial in the private sector in December.

Abu Dhabi Bank Reports ‘First’ Blockchain-based Transaction of ‘Sharia-Compliant Bonds’

November 26, 2018

Al Hilal Bank, based in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced it has completed “the world’s first sukuk transaction” with the use of blockchain technology, Reuters reports Nov. 26.

How Alibaba Uses Blockchain to Compete in the Cloud

November 26, 2018

Foreign companies can use emerging tech to build a reputation as a strategic partner in solving local problems.

National Swiss Railway Operator Completes Pilot of Blockchain ID Management System

November 23, 2018

The national railway company of Switzerland has completed a proof of concept (PoC) of a “self-sovereign” blockchain-based identity management system, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph.

Walmart to Require Produce Growers to Use Blockchain Tracking

November 19, 2018

By the end of January, 2020, Walmart will require California-based produce companies such as Dole, Taylor Farms and Fresh Express to join a blockchain-based supply chain that the mega-retailer has been experimenting with for nearly two years to enable Walmart to trace the source of food-borne illness.

While Bitcoin Is Down, Big Players Continue To Pour Money And Faith Into Blockchain

November 19, 2018

Blockchain technology has had some major ups and downs over the past year, taking investors on a financial (and sometimes even emotional) rollercoaster. But the real reason that we are still hearing about blockchain technology constantly, and will continue to in the future, is simply because blockchain is not planning to going anywhere.


November 15, 2018

Dr. Bernard Hamelin explains why Blockchain could be the technology everybody was waiting for to move away from the current system of monitoring aggregated data from patients to assess the efficacy of new drugs, to a more personalized approach that empowers patients.

Canada Border Services Agency Begins Pilot Using Blockchain

November 1, 2018

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have started a pilot program that uses TradeLens, a blockchain platform jointly developed by IBM and Moller-Maersk.

Blockchain's potential will continue to spur public and private investment

October 31, 2018

Large firms such as Accenture, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft are developing patented products and services based on blockchain's digital-ledger open-source technology that can be accessed and adapted by anyone.

Fujitsu Examining Blockchain's Banking Potential With 9 Japanese Banks

October 31, 2018

Fujitsu published a press release Monday announcing the Japanese information technology company was selected as an "application development vendor" for a "field trial" to explore the scope of a collaborative blockchain platform initiated by the Japanese Bankers Association. Fujitsu will examine the potential of blockchain technology as a "funds transfer settlement system" along with nine banks.

HSBC, StanChart, others launch HK blockchain trade finance platform

October 31, 2018

HSBC said the blockchain platform allowed Standard Chartered to reduce the time it takes to approve trade loan applications from the usual one-and-a-half days to four hours.

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