Entries by Steve

SWIFT Denies It’s Joining Ripple’s Blockchain Network

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Speculation that RippleNet and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) were planning to integrate may have caused the market cap of ripple (XRP) to briefly overtake that of ethereum to take the second position in the overall crypto market. SWIFT Says it isn’t Joining RippleNet This was based on the […]

Blockchain: hype or hope? | Shell Global

Title: What is blockchain? Duration: 3:15 minutes [Audio:] Background music commences. [Graphic:] Spinning globe swings in, location pins pop up around the world. [Voiceover:] Millions of transactions happen around the world every single minute. [Graphic:] Money slides in. [Voiceover:] We transfer money. [Graphic:] Screen divides into four and images of contracts, a house and a […]

Three challenges facing blockchain technology – TechCrunch

Jonathan Johnson Contributor Nearly five years ago, Overstock.com became the first major retailer to accept bitcoin as a form of payment. It now accepts many top cryptocurrencies. As a member of the senior executive team and board of directors at Overstock.com, I had a front-row seat to those decisions. It didn’t take long for the […]

IBM and Seagate Launch Blockchain-Based System to Fight Counterfeit Hard Drives

IBM and data storage firm Seagate have announced a joint initiative to fight counterfeit hard drives using blockchain technology, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 8. The project will reportedly use IBM’s Blockchain Platform to help manufacturers, integrators, and business partners better authenticate the provenance of hard disk drives. IBM and Seagate’s […]

Japan’s Shinsei Bank, Nippon Wealth Form Business Alliance with Blockchain Startup ConsenSys

Japan’s Shinsei Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with blockchain startup ConsenSys to widen its exploration of the technology’s applications for finance, Cointelegraph Japan reports Nov. 8. According to an English-language press release published the same date, the MoU entails a business alliance between Shinsei Bank, Hong Kong-based restricted license bank Nippon Wealth, […]

eToro pledges $1M for universal basic income solutions on the blockchain

Social trading platform eToro is kicking off a new $1 million fund to support research on blockchain use cases for reducing wealth inequality – and it is recruiting partners. The initiative, called GoodDollar, aims to create an entirely open-source community project. The concept is to develop a blockchain-powered wealth redistribution system and lay the foundations […]

AdLedger Releases Output from Blockchain Use in Advertising

AdLedger, the non-profit research, and development consortium building and implementing blockchain standards for digital advertising, today released the Blockchain & Advertising Special Report, the first output from its Blockchain Education Working Group, produced in partnership with analyst group TV[R]EV. The report shares insights from a survey of nearly 100 top media experts and features in-depth […]