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Morgan Stanley: Blockchain Tech Misconceptions & Hurdles to Adoption in Banking

Morgan Stanley Research recently released a Global Insights report asking the question, “Blockchain in Banking: Disruptive Threat or Tool?” The investment bank’s in-depth study highlights various misconceptions about blockchain technology and identifies 10 hurdles to making blockchain a reality in banking. The report stipulates that the opportunity for blockchain tech is evident...
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Ascribe Forms Alliance with Japan HR Firm Recruit Tech to Test Blockchain for HR

German blockchain startup Ascribe and Japan-based human resources tech firm Recruit Technologies have formed a strategic alliance to bring blockchain technology to the human resources industry to increase transparency and fight fraud in HR credentials. Recruit Tech, a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co. - a major information services and human resources company in Japan, will leverage Ascribe’s...
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Blockchain Rewards Venture Ribbit.me Rebrands as Loyyal

Ribbit.me reports that it has rebranded as Loyyal to better reflect the underlying industry and the company's business objectives. Loyyal has built a loyalty and rewards platform using distributed ledger and smart contract technology, introducing frictionless interoperability to the currently fragmented industry. Greg Simon, Loyyal CEO and co-founder, commented: "As our company...
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ConsenSys Regis Platform Enables Registry Creation & Management on Ethereum Blockchain

ConsenSys, an Ethereum-focused venture production studio, yesterday unveiled a platform called Regis, which makes it easy to build, deploy, and manage decentralized registries on the Ethereum blockchain. Regis permits users to design and maintain user-defined key-value pairs without costly infrastructure requirements and record data on an immutable blockchain. Daniel Novy, Blockchain...
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Channel Island Alderney Conducts Blockchain Trial with Z/Yen’s ChainZy Tech

The government of Alderney, the northernmost of the Channel Islands, is experimenting with a blockchain-based online timestamping service through a project called MetroGnomo,  live since 1 January 2016. The experimental timestamping service utilizes the ChainZy mutual distributed ledger technology developed by London think-tank Z/Yen. Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of Z/Yen explains: “MetroGnomo’s ledger is the same...
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BigchainDB Partners with Blockchain Consultancy Encrypted Labs for B2B Applications

Charlotte-based Encrypted Labs has announced a partnership with Berlin-based BigchainDB to make its technology available to its clients in the United States. BigchainDB is a scalable blockchain database with the advantages of a distributed database and the benefits of blockchain characteristics such as immutability, decentralized control and the ability to transfer assets over a network. BigchainDB...
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Accenture and Leading Financial Institutions Open Applications for Asia-Pacific FinTech Innovation Lab 2016

Applications have opened for Asia-Pacific’s third annual FinTech Innovation Lab, Accenture’s 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top financial institution executives. Applications close on May 31, 2016. There are benefits to competing startups besides the mentoring they...
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Digital Asset Acquires Swiss Tech Firm for Smart Contracts-Alternative Modeling Language

Digital Asset Holdings, a venture-backed developer of distributed ledger technology, today revealed that it acquired Zurich-based Elevence Digital Finance AG, a technology firm that has developed an expressive language for financial institutions to model and execute agreements. The acquisition has led the New York-based startup to also announce the Digital Asset...
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Capgemini Accelerates Blockchain Practice in Response to Pressing Demands for FinTech Solutions

Global providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing, Capgemini has accelerated its specialized blockchain practice within its financial services business unit in order to help clients improve operational efficiency, security, customer service and capture new market opportunities. Capgemini has recruited a core team of blockchain technology specialists, with plans to expand...
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Coinsecure Raises Over $1.2 Million in Funding

Prominent Indian bitcoin trading platform Coinsecure has announced a total of $1.2 million raised as part of its ongoing ‘Series A’ investment round. The company opened the fund-raising round earlier in January this year and expects to close the round soon. Coinsecure joined the Bitcoin Foundation as an Industry Member...
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