NZ Gov’t Begins Pilot Of Blockchain Data Management Platform


The government of New Zealand will participate in the pilot of a blockchaindata management system developed by software firm Nyriad and hosted on a cloud platform operated by Revera, a company...

‘Microraiden’ Payment Channels Go Live on Ethereum Network


A streamlined version of the Raiden payments channel network has been launched on the main ethereum blockchain. Activated yesterday, the launch comes months after µRaiden – known more commonly as...

$413: Ether Prices Within a Whisker of All-Time High


Update: Ether hit a new all-time price high of $414.90 at around 15:48 UTC today. The price of ether, ethereum's native token, is closing in on record highs above $400. Soon before press time, the...

Banca IMI Bank Explores Ethereum Derivatives


A subsidiary of global banking giant Intesa Sanpaolo is taking steps to reimagine what the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market might one day look like on a public blockchain. In a new white paper...

Japan’s Financial Services Agency And Blockchain Alliance Both Focus On Regulation


Regulation has come under the magnifying glass of both the Japanese Financial Services Agency as well as the Japanese Blockchain Alliance. A document published this November by the Japanese Financial...

The Next Frontier in Blockchain Technology: Scaling and Commercial Optimization


Every successful startup at one point or another faces a turning point in its history. This turning point, whether a challenge, conflict, or opportunity, oftentimes becomes the defining moment for...

VR Firm YDreams Global Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium


Virtual reality firm YDreams Global Interactive Technologies has become the latest member of the Linux Foundation-backed blockchain consortium Hyperledger. With the move, the company joins other other...

Blockchain to Secure Digital Crime Evidence, British Ministry of Justice Official


Great Britain’s Ministry of Justice technical architecture lead, Alistair Davidson, has claimed that Blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) has great potential as a tool for securing...

Blockchain Will Really Disrupt Silicon Valley Once Consumers Control Own Data


The mantra “If the service is free you are the product!” has become the common battle cry for Silicon Valley. Consumers on the lookout for freebies have flocked to these free services and signed...

Isle of Man Grants License to Ethereum-Based Lottery


The Isle of Man has approved a gaming license for a blockchain lottery. The ethereum-powered lottery was developed by Quanta, which describes the drawing as fully transparent and fair, with provably...

Hello Moon: Ethereum Developers Launch Lightweight Dapp Browser


Despite the booming token market based on its technology, ethereum isn't deviating from its stated goal of becoming a "world computer." In a move that showcases developers are still prioritizing the...

Ethereum Storage Network Swarm Enters Next Test Phase


Swarm, the decentralized storage branch of the ethereum network, will be launching its third proof-of-concept soon. In an interview with CoinDesk, swarm lead developer Viktor Tron said the...

Catalonia Considering Cryptocurrency Post-Independence, Advised By Ethereum Creator


The small but economically vital Catalonia region of Spain has declared its independence, but Madrid vows to keep the region a part of Spain. While governments and thought leaders around the world...

UK Asset Manager Adds Support for Ethereum Exchange-Traded Product


UK-based asset manager Hargreaves Lansdown is moving to offer its customers access to two ethereum-based exchange-traded notes (ETNs). According to a report by CityWire,  the asset manager is...

Russia’s Largest Bank Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance


The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance just welcomed its first Russian bank. After signing up more than 100 businesses to build enterprise distributed ledger technology compatible with the ethereum...

The Byzantium Countdown: What’s Left Before Ethereum’s Next Fork?


The next major update to ethereum, the world's second largest blockchain by total value, is set to go live in less than a week. Part of a larger, multi-component upgrade called Metropolis, the...

Recent Ethereum Upgrade May Make Wall Street Fall in Love With Blockchain


Wall Street continues to have a tenuous relationship with Blockchain technology. Large banks have recently made statements both for and against the new technology, with some companies like Bank of...

Circle Is Building a Master Mobile Payments Network on Ethereum


Blockchain startup Circle has unveiled new software aimed at connecting the world's digital wallets. Known as 'CENTRE', the project seeks to create a way for digital wallets (like Venmo, Alipay or the...