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Blockchain Technology

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Indian Government Inaugurates National Cryptocurrency Forensic Lab

The government of India has inaugurated a national cyber forensics lab which includes a cryptocurrency forensic lab to perform crypto-related analyses.
Feb 19, 2019 at 15:09Kevin Helms
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Crypto Giants Respond to CFTC's Inquiry on Ethereum, Regulated ETH Futures Contract Could Benefit the Market

A total of 42 organizations filed a comment letter with the U.S. swaps watchdog as of February 15, 2019.
Feb 18, 2019 at 18:01Maud Gu
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Ethereum’s Blockchain Is Once Again Feeling the ‘Difficulty Bomb’ Effect

Ethereum is being affected by what is popularly known as the “difficulty bomb” embedded in the code – and this month’s upcoming hard fork is expected to once again push its effects further into the future.
Feb 15, 2019 at 17:22Christine Kim
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Messenger Giant Kakao Spent $57 Mln on New Tech, Including Blockchain, in Q4 2018

South Korean internet giant and messaging app operator Kakao Corp has published its Q4 2018 report that covers blockchain and AI operating expenses, Korean news website ZDNet reports Thursday, Feb. 14.
Feb 15, 2019 at 16:40Ana Berman
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HSBC Forex Trading Costs Cut Sharply by Blockchain

HSBC has reduced the cost of settling foreign exchange trades by a quarter through its blockchain-based system.
Feb 15, 2019 at 10:28Tom Wilson
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Santander Enters $700 Million Deal to Use IBM’s Tech, Including Blockchain

One of Europe’s largest banks, Banco Santander, and tech giant IBM have announced an agreement to accelerate the bank’s development of technologies such as blockchain.
Feb 15, 2019 at 10:00Max Yakubowski
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IBM Launches Blockchain Platform on Cloud Service in Melbourne

IBM has released its blockchain main net out of its data center located in Melbourne, Australia.
Feb 12, 2019 at 18:22Miranda Karanfili
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European Parliament Member Talks About the Benefits of Blockchain and EU’s Stance on Digital Assets

Eva Kaili, a member of the European Parliament spoke about Blockchain technology and how it’s disrupting a lot of the sectors and gave an insight into her entry into blockchain.
Feb 11, 2019 at 09:55Akash Girimath
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Blockchain Defender Reports Distrust In Crypto Industry Is Still An Issue

A recent Blockchain Defender report claims that despite cryptocurrencies increasing market capitalization there is still a prevailing lack of public trust in the industry as a whole.
Feb 03, 2019 at 11:04Harold Vandelay
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IBM Completes Blockchain Trial Tracking a 28-Ton Shipment of Oranges

IBM has completed a trial of blockchain technology to track a shipment of mandarin oranges from China to Singapore.
Feb 01, 2019 at 14:32Anna Baydakova
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NEM Foundation, on Brink of Bankruptcy, Plans Layoffs and Pivot

The NEM Foundation, a community-funded nonprofit established to promote the NEM blockchain, is planning layoffs across its 150-person staff in the wake of severe budget cuts and ahead of an imminent restructuring.
Jan 31, 2019 at 11:32Leigh Cuen
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SWIFT Chief Announces Trial DLT Integration With R3

SWIFT, the global banking payments network, is to begin testing its GPI payments standard through R3’s Corda platform.
Jan 31, 2019 at 10:17Ian Allison
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DApp Survey Highlights Poor User Uptake as Major Pain Point for Developers

Decentralized data aggregator Fluence Labs highlighted user uptake as the number one problem facing decentralized app (DApp) developers in a new survey released on Jan. 29.
Jan 30, 2019 at 18:18William Suberg
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Taiwanese Chip Manufacturing Giant Blames Revenue Losses On ‘Crypto Winter’ Taiwanese Chip Manufacturing Giant Blames Revenue Losses On ‘Crypto Winter’

Taiwanese chip manufacturer United Microelectronics Corporation saw a roughly 10% decrease in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Jan 30, 2019 at 17:00P. H. Madore
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Only Two of the Top 50 Most Popular DApps Run on Ethereum

EOS and TRON overshadow Ethereum by a large margin, according to DApps ranked highest in popularity on aggregate sites like DappRadar.
Jan 30, 2019 at 14:40Jack Filiba
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JPMorgan Says Blockchain Is Making Progress Outside Crypto

It may take a few years for blockchain’s impact to be felt meaningfully, but it will provide some advancements in certain areas even as cryptocurrencies falter.
Jan 30, 2019 at 14:18Joanna Ossinger
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Deutsche Börse, HQLAx Report ‘Significant Progress’ on Blockchain Securities Lending Platform

Major global securities marketplace Deutsche Börse has reported it is “making significant progress” on its blockchain-based securities lending platform, according to an official press release on Jan. 29.
Jan 30, 2019 at 10:14Helen Partz
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Consortium of 11 Indian Banks Launch Blockchain-Linked Funding for Small Businesses

Eleven Indian banks have joined an initiative that may change the way small businesses obtain loans, via blockchain.
Jan 29, 2019 at 13:24Priyeshu Garg
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EOS, Tron Lure Betting Crowd to Decentralized Applications

While Ethereum alone transacted over $7.6Bn on-chain for Decentralized Applications (Dapps) in 2018, largely coming from Decenetralized exchanges (DEX), adoption has been dwarfed by rival platforms. EOS and Tron Dapps now account for 94% of US Dollar volume across the three major blockchains having won over gamblers.
Jan 29, 2019 at 10:45Diar
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Washington State Introduces Bill Encouraging Development of Blockchain and DLT

On Jan. 25th, the Washington State Senate introduced SB 5638, an act “relating to the recognizing the validity of distributed ledger technology.”
Jan 28, 2019 at 13:25Mitchell Moos
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