It seems that Blockchain technology is becoming ubiquitous among financial and technology spaces these days. With a huge adoption curve, the new technology space is quickly finding use cases in a number of industries. The latest addition to the Blockchain revolution is insurance, as a group of fourteen European insurance providers have partnered together...
The first two eras of the internet During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were built on open protocols that were controlled by the internet community. This meant that people or organizations could grow their internet presence knowing the rules of the game wouldn’t...
The French government opened the way on Friday for trading unlisted securities using blockchain digital ledgers with the adoption of new rules aimed at improving Paris' image as a center for financial innovation. The new rules mean that banks and fintech companies can set up blockchain platforms where unlisted securities...
On the off chance that you need a brisk lift to your organisation's share price, including "blockchain" to your name will work – at least for some time. In spite of a droop in cryptographic currencies that has wiped more than 50 percent off the estimation of bitcoin since December,...
When hurricane Irma struck, it left a path of chaos and destruction in its wake stretching from Antigua and Barbuda to Saint Martin, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, Cuba, and the United States. The storm, which lasted from August 31 to September 11, stretched across 650 miles and...
Virtual reality firm YDreams Global Interactive Technologies has become the latest member of the Linux Foundation-backed blockchain consortium Hyperledger. With the move, the company joins other other recent additions to the blockchain group, including search giant Baidu, Tradeshift, Bosch and Oracle, among others. The announcement comes as the firm also reveals that it is expanding its blockchain,...
Air New Zealand is partnering with Swiss company Winding Tree to explore the use of blockchain in its business. The airline is also investing in the company through a token sale, scheduled for January, according to a Reuters report. Such sales, or initial coin offerings, enable blockchain start-ups to raise funds without...
Waves, a global public blockchain platform founded last year that completed its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in June 2016 raising over $16 million (c.30,000 bitcoin (BTC)), is implementing new technology to enable the network to process “thousands of transactions” per minute and become the fastest decentralized blockchain platform in...
Over the next two years, enterprises are expected to ramp up their efforts to test blockchain technology as part of a new method of establishing trust in a digital economy. New research from consultancy Deloitte LLP shows a "trust economy" is now developing around person-to-person (P2P) transactions enabled by blockchain...