A New Tool Might Finally Make Banks Comfortable With Bitcoin

Bitcoin intelligence provider Elliptic is rolling out a program with California-based Silvergate Bank to analyze and screen possible nefarious activity on the bitcoin blockchain. The effort is focused on helping banks assess future bitcoin-based business clients. For banks, often the associated risks are deemed higher than the potential...
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Coinbase is Planning to Launch an Ethereum Messaging App

Coinbase is reportedly launching a new subsidiary brand focusing on secure messaging and blockchain-enabled payments, its chief executive said in online statements today. Announced today via Twitter by CEO Brian Armstrong, the company is launching an app called Token, a wallet and a browser for...
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Nasdaq Wants to Invest in More Blockchain Startups

Exchange operator Nasdaq is looking to invest in blockchain startups as part of a new venture initiative. Nasdaq Ventures, announced today, has set its sight on investing in companies that work with blockchain, as well as firms focused on artificial intelligence, next-generation data analysis and...
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Land Registry: A Big Blockchain Use Case Explored

With distributed ledger technology being promoted as a benefit to everything from farming to Fair Trade coffee, use case investigation has emerged as a full-time fascination for many. In this light, one popular blockchain use case that has remained generally outside scrutiny has been land...
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Cornell Professor: Blockchain Failures Lie Ahead

The blockchain industry needs pragmatism – not idealism. That was the focus behind a talk given by Cornell University associate professor Emin Gün Sirer at Business of Blockchain, a one-day conference held by MIT Tech Review and the MIT Media Lab yesterday. There, Sirer discussed the...
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BNP Paribas Taps Blockchain for Fund Distribution Platform

A subsidiary of French banking giant BNP Paribas revealed today that it is utilizing blockchain tech for a fund distribution platform currently in development. BNP Paribas Securities Services is working with investment manager AXA on the platform, with the stated goal of developing a more streamlined mechanism,...
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