Entries by Steve

Private Bank Kleinwort Hambros Launches Blockchain Exchange-Traded Note

Private bank Kleinwort Hambros launched an exchange-traded note (ETN) made up of blockchain-related companies, financial news outlet Finextra reported on April 8. Kleinwort Hambros is owned by Societe Generale, acting as their private wealth management division in the United Kingdom. Societe Generale itself is a multinational investment bank headquartered in Paris, with total assets of […]

One Example of What’s Wrong With “Blockchain”

Pity the non-technical writer asked to tackle cryptocurrencies and blockchain. This Payment Source article tackles the topic but represents pretty much everything wrong with Blockchain and crypto today. These terms lack definition and the complexity associated with adjusting each implementation to a specific use case makes any broad-brush statement incorrect at some level. For example, […]

Global Consulting Company Accenture Patents Two Solutions for Blockchain Interoperability

Global consulting company Accenture has patented two solutions focused on blockchain interoperability, according to the data published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 2. The first patent, filed August 2018, patents a method for cryptologic blockchain interoperability. As described in the technical section of the patent, participants can share the […]

APQC and SCMR Blockchain adoption quickpoll results

APQC and Supply Chain Management Review collected information in March 2019 from 200 supply chain professionals about the use and planned adoption of blockchain in supply chains around the world. Blockchain refers to peer-to-peer distributed ledger technology that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way, enabling tracking and […]

Ongoing Buzz Of Blockchain Smartphones Technology

This year’s new cellphones have begun to make their debuts across the world, and a new ’Blockchain’ feature has got the smartphone industry buzzing. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have been the talk of the tech world for years. They offer the ability to make electronic transactions anonymous and completely private and use a process […]

Stop trying to solve Brexit with blockchain

When Brits headed to the polls in June 2016 and narrowly voted to Brexit, the United Kingdom was thrown into a dark puddle of water – one so murky that it’s proved difficult for lawmakers, politicians, government, and civilians to navigate ever since. If, and when, it happens, Brexit will change the course of UK and […]

Orange takes steps to fight fake news with blockchain

Orange, France’s largest telecoms company, has signed up with safe.press to fight fake news by using blockchain to authenticate that press releases originate from the company. French blockchain startup Block Expert created the safe.press solution. By clicking on the green safe.press button, users can see which verified company has posted the press release. Authenticity is […]

Graph Blockchain Signs Binding LOI to Acquire Gaming Company Canadian Stock Exchange:GBLC

TORONTO, April 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Graph Blockchain Inc. (“Graph” or “Company“) (CSE: GBLC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding letter of intent (the “LOI“) in connection with the acquisition (the “Transaction“) of all of the issued and outstanding common shares (the “Shares“) in the capital of Blockchain Innovations […]

Good news for blockchain developers: SEC creates a North Star guide

Editor’s note: Jim Verdonik and Benji Jones recently cofounded Innovate Capital Law. They advise entrepreneurs and investors in capital raising transactions using a tool box of new legal strategies, technology and business practices.  RALEIGH – Before good navigation tools were developed, ships had to keep sight of land or risk being lost in an endless sea. America […]