Mizuho Financial Group and IBM working on blockchain test project

Japanese financial services company Mizuho Financial Group and IBM are working on a pilot project to test the feasibility of using blockchains as virtual currency in the organization's settlement business. Mizuho will be exploring...

Infosys partners with Emirates NBD, ICICI Bank to launch UAE-India blockchain pilot

EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly owned product subsidiary of Infosys, banking group Emirates NBD, and ICICI Bank, launched a pilot project of blockchain network for international remittances and trade finance. Both, Emirates NBD...

Chamber of Digital Commerce forms Blockchain Intellectual Property Council

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a global trade association on digital assets and blockchain technology, has formed the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council (BIPC), an initiative to promote innovation in blockchain and...

Department of Homeland Security awards Digital Bazaar blockchain contract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded a $749,241 Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) contract to Digital Bazaar to develop fit-for-purpose blockhains for identity and...

State Of Delaware Adopting Blockchain

The State of Delaware has launched an initiative to embrace blockchain technology.  "Smart contracts offer a powerful and innovative way to streamline cumbersome back-office procedures, lower transactional costs for consumers and businesses, and...

IBM Launches Trusted Blockchain Services

IBM has launched a cloud services framework for securely operating blockchain networks. The company says it has worked with security experts, cryptographers, hardware experts and researchers to create cloud services for trusted...

Consumers will be able to exchange bonus points using Blockchain, says IBM

Consumers will be able to exchange bonus points from among any of the banks they do business with to select the rewards they want, said IBM in a statement. IBM China...

Deloitte Developing Blockchain Prototypes

Deloitte says it is working with five blockchain companies – BlockCypher, Bloq, ConsenSys, Loyyal (formerly known as Ribbit.me) and the Stellar Development Foundation – to provide new technological capabilities to its...

A very dumb mistake costs cryptocurrency investors big time — Wired

Scammers managed to compromise account security at financial services developer Enigma, scamming supporters off some $500,000 just before the company's initial coin offering in September. Wired author Lily Hay Newman writes.

IBM, Santiago Exchange introducing securities lending blockchain solution

IBM and Chile's Santiago Exchange have inked a partnership to introduce blockchain technology across the country's financial sector. The agreement makes the Santiago Exchange the first stock market in Latin America to apply...

Citi, CME Group implement distributed ledger

Citi and CME Clearing have implemented a real-time distributed ledger platform developed by Baton Systems.

Bitcoin surpasses $10,000 for the first time — CNBC

All that glitters is not gold; sometimes it can be bitcoin. The digital currency hit $10,000, according to CoinDesk. Bitcoin's market cap is less than $200 billion; the digital currency could rise...

ITAMCO awarded DARPA grant to develop messaging platform

Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has been awarded a Phase 1 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a secure messaging and transaction platform for the U.S....

First quantum-secured blockchain technology tested in Moscow — MIT Technology Review

Russian scientists are using quantum mechanics to ensure the security of blockchains. Here is a link to a business impact feature done my the MIT Technology Review.

Libra raises $7.8 million

Blockchain and cryptocurrency startup Libra has raised a $7.8 million.