‘Big Four’ Accounting Firms Meet to Consider Blockchain Consortium

Blockchain representatives from each of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms are set to meet this morning with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to discuss establishing a distributed ledger consortium. Held at Microsoft’s headquarters in New York City, the event marks the first meeting between blockchain specialists from...
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Pantera Partner Steve Waterhouse Exits Bitcoin Investment Firm

Pantera Capital partner and chief technology officer Steven Waterhouse has departed the bitcoin and blockchain-focused venture capital firm. Founded in 2013, Pantera is one of the ecosystem’s largest VC firms, boasting a portfolio that includes some of its larger success stories, including 21 Inc, Abra and Xapo....
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15 R3 Members Trial Distributed Ledger Tech for Trade Finance

Banking consortium R3CEV revealed today that 15 of its members have completed a distributed ledger trial focused on applications in trade finance. The test reportedly focused on how its distributed ledger platform Corda could be used in accounts receivable invoicing and letter-of-credit (LC) transactions. Further,...
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Dubai Government Seeks Blockchain Projects for Startup Fund

A technology initiative backed by the Dubai government has launched a $275m startup investment fund (1bn AED) organizers say will likely fund blockchain projects. Announced last week, the Dubai Future Foundation officially opened the Dubai Future Accelerators initiative, a 12-week startup program based in the...
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