Distributed Ledger Technology

World Economic Forum: Blockchain Could Disrupt $867T in Traditional Markets

The opportunity could be substantial for an already fast-growing crypto industry with a current market capitalization currently around $2.3 trillion.

Markets  ·  7 May 2021

Linux Foundation, Insurance Group Roll Out Platform to Cut Costs Using DLT

Besides cutting costs, the project aims to provide a standardized data repository for insurance analytics.

News  ·  13 April 2021

ASX Under Pressure to Further Delay Rollout of DLT Settlement System

The blockchain-based clearing and settlement system from Australia's biggest stock exchange faces further delays if unhappy firms get their way.

Business  ·  30 June 2020

EU-Based Universities Say Blockchain Could Help Meet Paris Agreement Carbon Goals

A new paper from Microsoft and universities in Germany and Denmark sets out how blockchain technology could overcome issues with providing an international carbon credit market.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 June 2020
Digital Assets

State Street: 38% of Clients Will Put More Money into Digital Assets in 2020

The majority of asset managers that bank with State Street are interested in digital assets, but none have asked the global custodian to store them yet.

Business  ·  6 December 2019

US Federal Reserve Hiring Retail Payments Manager to Research Digital Currencies

The central bank is expanding the role of its Retail Payments Manager to include digital currencies, stablecoins and distributed ledger technologies as part of a new hire.

Policy & regulation  ·  4 November 2019

NBA’s Sacramento Kings to Reward Loyal Fans With Crypto Tokens

Based on the ERC-20 standard, the Kings Token will be a first for a U.S. professional sports team.

Business  ·  7 October 2019

Hyperledger Blockchain Group Weighs Changes to Fix Election Issues

The blockchain consortium’s powerful technical steering committee is discussing changes to its elections process to boost voter turnout and more.

Business  ·  7 October 2019

Algorand Integrates Tech to Bring Users Detailed Analysis of Largest Blockchains

Algorand is gaining the ability to analyze the largest blockchains by adding the PARSIQ monitoring system to its platform.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 October 2019
Distributed Ledger Technology

Hedera Hashgraph, Touted as High-Speed Blockchain Alternative, Now Live

Hedera Hashgraph has launched its long-awaited public network, backed by major corporations and promising faster transactions than any blockchain.

Tech  ·  17 September 2019

IBM Official Elected Chair of Hyperledger Blockchain Tech Board

Arnaud Le Hors of IBM has been elected chair of the technical steering committee at Hyperledger, succeeding Intel's Dan Middleton.

Business  ·  11 September 2019

IBM, Tata Become First Big Techs to Back Hedera Blockchain

IBM and Indian telecom Tata Communications have joined the governance council of Hedera Hashgraph, a blockchain alternative for enterprises.

Business  ·  12 August 2019

IBM Files Patent for a Blockchain-Based Web Browser

The patent describes a peer-to-peer network for managing and storing browsing session data.

Tech  ·  10 August 2019
New Jersey

New Jersey Signs Blockchain Task Force Program Into Law

A new program will bring blockchain solutions to the NJ government.

Tech  ·  9 August 2019
Enterprise Blockchain

Microsoft, Salesforce Join Hyperledger Enterprise Blockchain Consortium

Microsoft and Salesforce have joined Hyperledger, lending their enterprise software heft to the DLT consortium.

Policy & regulation  ·  18 June 2019