Blockchain Technology

  The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) will use distributed ledger technology to create the world’s first blockchain bond - nicknamed the “bond-i” after Sydney Australia’s popular Bondi Beach. The World Bank and Commonwealth Bank of...

  Banks and business would love to see blockchain solve their challenges of cross-border payments. At this early stage, it’s unclear whether blockchain can meet the three biggest problems of scalability, speed, and transparency, not to mention security. Payments...

  Germany’s solarisBank today launched cryptocurrency banking services designed specifically for cryptocurrency businesses and consumers. The Berlin-headquartered digital bank is going against numerous mainstream banks who have prohibited consumers from buying cryptocurrency with credit and debit cards as well as...

  Goldman Sachs-backed Circle announced a new $110 million round of financing with some big-name backers including Bitmain, Accel, Blockchain Capital, Breyer, Digital Currency Group, General Catalyst, IDG, Pantera and Tusk Ventures. Even more important was the announcement of...

  Amazon Web Services (AWS) is hoping a new partnership with ConsenSys-backed startup Kaleido will make it easier and faster for businesses to create and operate private blockchain networks. According to Gartner's 2018 CIO Survey of 3,138 CIOs, only...

  Bitcoin is like that. It has a habit of bringing out the best and the worst of passions and not always enough focus on the facts. Bringing bitcoin to a barroom gunfight   Case in point, a cryptocurrency panel called...

  Today, the jewelry industry has a big problem. Counterfeits cost millions of dollars, harm consumers and negatively impact the industry’s reputation. IBM and an industry consortium intend to solve part of the problem with blockchain technology. Diamonds are...

  Tim Draper was a featured speaker at Crypto Summit 2018 in Zürich on March 27. We’ve got highlights of his presentation about some of the lessons he’s learned in investing and supporting development of cryptocurrency and blockchain...

  At Crypto Summit 2018 in Zürich, Blockchain Research Institute co-founder Alex Tapscott talked about the global state of crypto, the trends, opportunities and challenges facing the crypto world right now. He also unveiled a new, seven-point taxonomy to change...