India’s Securities Watchdog to Launch System for Monitoring Financial Instruments

The move marks a significant step for the use case of blockchain technology within India's financial ecosystem.

News  ·  26 August 2021

ASX Boss Says His DLT Settlement System Will Be Bigger Than All of Crypto Market

“We are moving ... three trillion dollars of securities onto this system and that is larger than the whole global crypto world," said Stevens.

News  ·  24 June 2021

Central Banks of China, UAE Join Hong Kong-Thailand CBDC Payments Project

The project will explore the capabilities of a DLT-based central bank digital currency in regional payments.

Tech  ·  23 February 2021
Smart Contracts

Iowa Introduces Bill to Level Playing Field for Blockchain and Smart Contracts

The bill was introduced to bring blockchain tech on par with traditional contracts and recordkeeping.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 February 2021
Enterprise Blockchain

Three Market Trends Fueled Enterprise DLT Adoption in 2020

Hedera Hashgraph's CEO says integrating novel technologies with existing enterprise systems will drive adoption in the years ahead.

People  ·  26 December 2020

Swiss Wholesale CBDC Trial Shows ‘Feasibility’ for Central Bank Money on Distributed Ledger, BIS Says

A Swiss experiment on how central bank money can be linked to markets built on distributed ledger technology (DLT) yielded positive results.

News  ·  3 December 2020

Bilateral Saudi, UAE Digital Currency Experiment Shows Benefits of Distributed Ledgers, Central Banks Say

A joint Saudi and UAE CBDC pilot found that a distributed payment system offers “significant improvement over centralized payment systems.”

News  ·  29 November 2020

ASX Delays Launch of DLT System Over Coronavirus Trading Volatility

ASX said it was eyeing a new date of April 2023 due to higher levels of demand than expected.

Markets  ·  28 October 2020

Trump’s Security Hawks Call Distributed Ledgers ‘Critical’ in US-China Tech Arms Race

DLT is among 20 "critical and emerging" technologies in the Trump Administration's new strategy for preserving the U.S.' technological edge.

Tech  ·  15 October 2020

CFTC Seeks Industry Advice on Blockchain Applications

The commission’s technology advisory committee made several presentations on various blockchain applications including CBDCs and digital tokens during a four-hour-long remote meeting last Thursday.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 July 2020

Amazon Patents Blockchain-Based Product Authenticator

Amazon has patented a distributed ledger-based system for proving the authenticity of consumer goods.

Tech  ·  29 May 2020
Security Tokens

DTCC Considers DLT Use in Securities Trading With 2 New Studies

DTCC, the plumber to capital markets’ quadrillion-dollar pipes, is wondering if DLT can boost securities processing

News  ·  19 May 2020

University College London Joins Hedera Hashgraph as Council Member, Research Partner

UCL will be the first university and 13th member of the Hedera Hashgraph governing council, whose members run nodes and vote on software updates.

News  ·  6 May 2020

ASX Accused of Trying to ‘Crush’ Rival Blockchain Trading System

Fintech iSignThis claimed the Australian Securities Exchange suspended its shares to prevent its rival DLT trading system from launching.

News  ·  6 May 2020
Digital Dollar

How Blockchain Tech Can Make Coronavirus Relief More Effective

Smart contracts and distributed ledgers can bring accountability and certainty to coronavirus relief efforts, says economist Stephanie Hurder.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 April 2020