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Financial Institutions & IBM Unveil The LedgerConnect Blockchain Project

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Financial Institutions & IBM Unveil The LedgerConnect Blockchain Project
Image by Zapp2Photo via Shutterstock.com Market infrastructure provider CLS, nine financial institutions and IBM are collaborating on a proof-of-concept (PoC) for LedgerConnect, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform designed to enable banks, financial institutions, fintechs and software vendors to share and deploy applications and services hosted on a shared distributed ledger network. LedgerConnect, which will Read More

Stellar (XLM) Skyrockets 30% to Reach 2 Month-High

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Stellar (XLM) Skyrockets 30% to Reach 2 Month-High
Advertisement Stellar Lumens surged to the top of the cryptocurrency gainers on Wednesday as the price soared to a two-month high of around $0.31 at press time. At 18:00CET on Binance the price was $0.30 with turnover exceeding the $24 million mark – a clear indicator that there was huge interest in the coin from Read More

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Crypto With FDIC-Insured Funds

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The latest attempt to create a cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, or “stablecoin,” combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the Great Depression. Announced Tuesday, a startup called Stronghold is launching USD Anchor, which will run on the rails of the Stellar blockchain and use its consensus mechanism to verify transactions. The token will be backed Read More

Australia: Crypto Exchange Bitcoin.Com.Au Appoints Ex-Exec of Accounting Giant PwC as CEO

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Australia: Crypto Exchange Bitcoin.Com.Au Appoints Ex-Exec of Accounting Giant PwC as CEO
Australian cryptocurrency exchange bitcoin.com.au has appointed former consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) executive Ben Ingram as its new CEO, Business Insider Australia reports today, July 12. Ingram held the role of director in charge of digital strategy at Big Four auditor PwC, leaving the company in March of this year. Business Insider Australia writes that Ingram’s Read More

Delaware Awards IBM $738,000 Contract to Develop Prototype Blockchain Filing System

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Advertisement Delaware, in its bid to provide a good legal and regulatory environment for blockchain technology, has awarded a $738,000, single bid contract to IBM to build a prototype for a blockchain based corporate filing system for the state, according to delawareonline.com. Delaware’s corporate franchise business contributes more than 25% of the state’s revenue. Blockchain Read More

IBM to Hire Blockchain Researchers for French Expansion

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on IBM to Hire Blockchain Researchers for French Expansion
Technology giant IBM is hiring nearly 2,000 people in France – and many of them will be focusing on blockchain technology, chief executive Virginia Rometty said Wednesday. In an interview with French news organization Le Monde, Rometty said IBM was hiring researchers for blockchain projects, among other focuses. While she did not elaborate on what Read More

Bitcoin Mining to Use 0.5% of World’s Energy by End of 2018, Peer-Reviewed Research Shows

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Bitcoin Mining to Use 0.5% of World’s Energy by End of 2018, Peer-Reviewed Research Shows
Economist Alex de Vries, who published an article on “Bitcoin’s Growing Energy Problem,” yesterday, May 16, in scientific journal Joule, told the Independent that Bitcoin (BTC) mining will use 0.5 percent of the world’s energy by 2018. De Vries concludes that as the BTC network currently consumes about 2.55 GW of electricity and moves towards Read More

IBM and Global Citizen Launch Blockchain Project to Boost Trust and Transparency in Donations

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on IBM and Global Citizen Launch Blockchain Project to Boost Trust and Transparency in Donations
IBM and Global Citizen, a movement of engaged citizens using their voice to end extreme poverty by 2030, are today announcing a new initiative that uses blockchain technology to bring back trust and transparency to charitable giving. Figures from the Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) latest UK Giving report found that the public donated £9.7 billion Read More

IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid
IBM and Global Citizen are issuing a challenge to the world’s developers: use blockchain to revolutionize how donations are made to humanitarian causes. The tech giant and the anti-poverty campaign movement are partnering on “Challenge Accepted,” inspired by the United Nations’ Envision 2030 initiative, which aims to improve the lives of impoverished and at-risk people. Read More

ANZ and IBM Building Blockchain Solution for Insurance Industry

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on ANZ and IBM Building Blockchain Solution for Insurance Industry
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has announced a blockchain solution aimed to improve efficiency in the insurance industry. Working with tech giant IBM and financial services firm Suncorp New Zealand, ANZ is building a blockchain-based platform that will ease the transfer of data and premium payments between brokers and insurers, ultimately making Read More