More Consortia? Banks See Model as Vital to DLT Efforts

Nearly three-quarters of banks and asset managers see the consortium model as necessary for exploring distributed ledger tech, according to a new survey released last week. For the survey, international law firm Simmons & Simmons polled 200 C-suite representatives as part of a larger exploration...
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‘Into the War Room’: Overstock Looks Back on Bitcoin Embrace

Jonathan Johnson is the chairman of the board of Overstock and the president of Medici Ventures, the Overstock subsidiary focused on advancing blockchain technology in financial systems and beyond. In this entry for CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin Milestones“ series, Johnson discusses his involvement in Overstock‘s decision to become...
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Buy Litecoin? A Likely Tech Upgrade is Winning Over Traders

With the price of litecoin rising, cryptocurrency investors have been forced to take another look at the project – one of the longest-running but frequently overlooked public blockchains. Once widely heralded as the ‘silver to bitcoin’s gold’, litecoin has in recent years struggled to find its value...
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Alibaba Affiliate to Expand Blockchain Charity Project

Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is moving to expand the scope of its blockchain-powered charity project. The project – spearheaded by Ant Financial’s charity arm, Ant Love – was first unveiled last summer. At the time, the company said that it was...
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Blockchain for IoT: Promising, But Caution Needed

Joe Pindar is CTO and director of product strategy at Gemalto, where he formulates roadmaps and prioritizes development to align the digital security provider with market trends. In this opinion piece, Pindar argues that while emerging blockchain technologies will gain traction in Internet of Things (IoT)...
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