IBM-R3 Pact Shows Tech Trumps Tribe in Enterprise Blockchain

A new collaboration this week between R3 and IBM is raising eyebrows in the world of enterprise blockchain.

Business  ·  23 October 2020

R3 Corda Network Set to Go DeFi With XDC Digital Currency

A group of former bankers building on R3’s public Corda Network is touting the first digital currency for that ecosystem, dubbed XDC.

Business  ·  20 October 2020
Blockchain Applications

Around 100 Italian Banks Are Officially on a Blockchain

The Italian Banking Association claims that about 100 local banks are now operating on a blockchain network designed to speed up interbank transactions and processes.

News  ·  13 October 2020

R3 Corda Partners With Kaleido After Ethereum Startup Spins Out of ConsenSys

R3, the company behind the Corda blockchain, is edging ever closer to Ethereum, with news of a partnership with enterprise software startup Kaleido.

Business  ·  12 May 2020
Digital Assets

Nasdaq Is Using R3’s Corda for Managing Digital Assets

Nasdaq has partnered with R3 to offer a platform for digital asset marketplaces on the Corda blockchain.

Business  ·  29 April 2020

Swiss Blockchain Exchange SDX Hires ConsenSys Startup Boss to Head Business

Tim Grant, formerly the CEO of ConsenSys-backed DrumG Technologies, is to become head of business at SDX.

Business  ·  19 March 2020

Blockchain Can Help UK Savers Recover $48B in Unclaimed Pensions, Says R3

Blockchain solutions based on R3's tech will make it easier for users to verify their identities and claim lost pension funds, the firm says.

Business  ·  24 February 2020

Central Bankers From Canada, Netherlands, Ukraine Call Blockchain Unnecessary for Digital Fiat

Central bank digital currencies have been a hot topic in blockchain circles recently, but central banks are lukewarm about blockchains.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 February 2020

Standard Chartered Invests More Money in Newly Rebranded Trade Finance Startup

Standard Chartered has invested in Contour, the recently-rebranded Voltron blockchain trade finance platform digitizing letters of credit for financial institutions.

News  ·  28 January 2020

Blockchain Vendor R3 Scores Its Second Patent in a Week

Enterprise software vendor R3 has won a patent for a blockchain-based record system designed to make corporate information-sharing more efficient.

Business  ·  7 January 2020

ING Bank Devises Privacy Fix for R3’s Corda Blockchain

ING, the Dutch megabank, has come up with a privacy fix for R3's Corda blockchain.

Business  ·  23 October 2019

Japan’s Third Largest Bank Completes Blockchain Trade Finance Test

The third largest bank by assets in Japan, is set to begin utilizing R3's Marco Polo trade finance blockchain on a commercial basis by the end of 2019.

Markets  ·  22 October 2019
Digital Securities

Digital Securities Exchange Taps R3’s Blockchain for Post-Trade Activities

U.K.-based Archax has inked a deal to use R3's Corda Enterprise to handle post-trade processes for its digital securities exchange.

Business  ·  18 October 2019

Bank of America Joins Marco Polo Blockchain Trade Network

The sixth-largest U.S. company has joined Marco Polo, a consortium working to bring efficiencies to international trade using blockchain tech.

Business  ·  19 September 2019

Mastercard, R3 to Develop Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Platform

The card giant is to develop a blockchain-powered cross-border payments platform in partnership with enterprise-focused blockchain firm R3.

Business  ·  11 September 2019