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

February 25, 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.

HSBC Reports 25% Savings in Forex Trade Settlement Using Blockchain

February 14, 2019

London-based banking giant HSBC has revealed its blockchain-powered platform cut costs for foreign exchange (forex) trade settlement by a quarter, Reuters reported on Feb. 14.

Sugar Traders Follow Agri Giants in Seeking Blockchain Fix

February 13, 2019

Sugar traders are following the world’s top agricultural merchants in looking at using blockchain technology to help streamline trading and shipping transactions.

World’s 5th Largest Bank Aims to Debut Blockchain Payment Network in 2020

February 13, 2019

Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has officially announced it will launch a new blockchain-based payment system, according to a press release published on Feb. 12.

Intel Launches Commercial Blockchain Package Based on Hyperledger Fabric

February 13, 2019

Intel has launched a commercial blockchain package based on the Hyperledger ecosystem, according to marketing materials published on Feb. 12.

IBM Partnership Uses Blockchain, IoT to Combat Drought in California

February 11, 2019

A collaborative IBM project using blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle drought is underway in the United States state of California, according to a press release published Feb. 8.

FDA Commissioner Suggests Using Blockchain for New Supply Chain Open Pilot

February 11, 2019

The Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suggested the use of blockchain for an open pilot scheme for the pharmaceuticals industry. The pilot focuses on improving supply chains and was announced in a notice published Feb. 8.

Diamonds Are Blockchain’s Best Friend: How DLT Helps Tracking Gems and Prevents Fraud

February 6, 2019

Last week, Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science introduced a blockchain-enabled platform for tracking diamonds.

A Technical Breakdown Of Google's New Blockchain Search Tools

February 5, 2019

Google is now in the blockchain search business. Less than a day after Forbes broke the story that the internet search giant would be launching a suite of tools built by, and for, open source developers, those tools are live.

Blockchain groups link up in new association

February 5, 2019

The Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada will “promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies”

Blockchain Success Stories Show Valuable Opportunities

February 5, 2019

Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed the cryptocurrency market explode onto the scene, minting billionaires overnight, followed by an implosion that has wiped out up to 80 percent of the market’s value. All along, the true believers have continued to insist that this is just the growing pains of a new and dynamic financial industry even as instances of fraud have further damaged the market.

Facebook acquires team behind blockchain startup Chainspace

February 5, 2019

Facebook is investing big in blockchain technology.

Major Mining Company BHP, Japanese Shipper NYK Deliver Biofuel Traced via Blockchain

February 5, 2019

Multinational metal and oil mining giant BHP has successfully tested blockchain in a conjoint experiment with Japanese shipping company NYK, shipping news magazine Dry Bulk reports Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Blockchain’s Main Strengths Are Transparency and Instantaneity: HSBC Exec

February 4, 2019

Transparency and instantaneity are the main strengths of blockchain technology, an HSBC executive claimed in an interview with French business and tech journal L'Usine Digitale, Feb. 4.

Overstock Blockchain Subsidiary to Develop Land Registry in Tulum, Mexico

February 4, 2019

Retail giant Overstock.com’s blockchain-based land registry subsidiary has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Mexico to develop a digital land records platform. The news was revealed in a press release published by Nasdaq on Feb. 4.

IBM, Pacific International Lines Complete Blockchain Shipping Trial With Oranges

February 1, 2019

IBM is continuing its foray into blockchain trade management, completing a new trial which shipped 108,000 mandarin oranges to Singapore, a press release confirmed on Jan. 31.

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.

FBC DLT ETF January 2019 Market Update

January 31, 2019

30 minutes. First 2/3 is by Grahame Lyons, Advisor to First Block Capital, about the merit of DLT in the global economy and how to get exposure via FBCN on the NEO Exchange. Then sub-advisor Bruce Campbell, CFA of StoneCastle goes through his 3 level disciplined investment process, and current MARKET OUTLOOK.

Counterpoint: The overblown blockchain hype is done. But blockchain’s real benefits are just beginning

January 30, 2019

Like many other emerging technologies that have risen to the pantheon of global “game-changer” status (remember Google glass?), it’s not surprising that nine years following blockchain’s introduction we see some increased skepticism regarding the tech’s potential impact on business and society at large.

IBM, Aetna, PNC Explore Medical Data Blockchain for 100 Million Health Plans

January 24, 2019

IBM is collaborating with a group of major players in the healthcare space to improve the way sensitive data is shared and make health claims and transactions more efficient – all in the form of a “blockchain-based ecosystem.”

FBC DLT ETF December 2018 Market Update

December 31, 2018

30 minutes. First 2/3 is by Grahame Lyons, Advisor to First Block Capital, about the merit of DLT in the global economy and how to get exposure via FBCN on the NEO Exchange. Then sub-advisor Bruce Campbell, CFA of StoneCastle goes through his 3 level disciplined investment process, and current MARKET OUTLOOK.

MCKESSON'S CHANGE HEALTHCARE IS CLOSE TO BUYING BLOCKCHAIN HEALTH-TECH START-UP POKITDOK

December 17, 2018

McKesson's Change Healthcare is close to buying blockchain health-tech start-up PokitDok

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.

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