Blockchain Reading for 08/17/2017

How Blockchain Could Shape International Trade | Foreign Affairs “Blockchain has drawn the most attention for its role as a platform for cryptocurrencies: since its debut in 2008, it has helped spawn more than 800 of them, including Bitcoin. But cryptocurrencies serve mostly as fodder for speculative investments, toys for…

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Blockchain Reading for 08/10/2017

Sony will use blockchain to beef up school cybersecurity “The folks at Sony Education are worried that some schlubby kid that’s gonna fail gym could hack their school and change their grade to a pass. It’s why the company is teaming up with IBM to use blockchain to create a…

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Blockchain Reading for 08/01/2017

Blockchain technology considered by 57% of big corporations: Study “In June, tech giant IBM was selected to build a blockchain-based international trading system for seven of the world’s biggest banks, including Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Societe Generale and Unicredit.” tags: bc Posted from Diigo. The rest of my…

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Blockchain Reading for 07/26/2017

Event Registration “Join Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf and Hyperledger Fabric Release Manager Jonathan Levi as they discuss the importance of this release as a landmark for the business blockchain industry. The webinar will review key aspects of the collaborative development model behind our mantra: blockchain technologies built BY Business…

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Blockchain Reading for 07/20/2017

Blockchain the Transformer – NZ Herald “For this reason it’s vital that New Zealand’s agri industry pays close attention to blockchain development and ensures we are well positioned to capture our share of new value this technology could unlock.” tags: bc new zealand Italian Stock Exchange to Develop Hyperledger-Based Blockchain…

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Blockchain Reading for 07/14/2017

Hyperledger Formally Launches First Product, Fabric 1.0 “The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project has finally released its first production Blockchain code, Fabric 1.0. In announcements on Twitter and its blog Tuesday, Hyperledger, which already counts global giants such as IBM and SWIFT among its customers, called the release a “huge milestone…

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Blockchain Reading for 07/11/2017

IBM’s Trade Finance Solution on Blockchain to Be Adopted by 7 European Banks – NEWSBTC “The banking industry’s infatuation with blockchain technology is well known. In the forefront of the development of distributed ledger solutions for the industry is the tech giant IBM which is currently working on a trade…

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Blockchain Reading for 07/07/2017

Blockchain: A Game-Changer for Asset Managers? – Barron’s “Natixis Asset Management is testing a blockchain-powered fund management tool in Europe and it has the potential to create a more efficient distribution platform, according to a recent Moody’s report. The new tech streamlines administrative processes and boasts faster execution times.” tags:…

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Blockchain Reading for 07/04/2017

IBM to Bring Blockchain-enabled Trade Finance to SMEs | ReadItQuik “IBM has been chosen by a consortium of seven European banks to make a finance trading platform driven by blockchain. The intent is to make international trade easier for European small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The seven banks namely Deutsche…

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Blockchain Reading for 07/02/2017

US Government Organizes ‘Federal Blockchain Forum’ for July – CoinDesk “Both the GSA and the State Department, among other parts of the US government, have made public their work with blockchain, with the former recently seeking price quotes on an integration of the tech into its contract award process. The…

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