BNP Paribas Clients Conduct ‘Live’ Blockchain Payments

A multi-million dollar global collectibles seller participated in one of the first “live” transactions using BNP Paribas’ blockchain service, the bank said today. According to BNP Paribas, payments were processed and cleared between Italy-based sports collectibles firm Panini Group and packaging firm Amcor, which operates out of Australia. The payments...
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Swiss Telecom Giant Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

A major state-owned telecommunications provider in Switzerland has joined the open-source Hyperledger blockchain project. Swisscom AG announced yesterday that it was joining the Linux Foundation-led effort. At the same time, the company disclosed several blockchain-related projects it has undertaken since internal research began last year....
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How Savvy Marketing Can Burst the ‘Blockchain Bubble’

Jeremy Epstein is the CEO of Never Stop Marketing, a strategic marketing and consulting firm that focuses exclusively on helping blockchain-based technologies bring solutions to market faster and with less risk.  In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, Epstein discusses the challengers marketers –...
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Bitcoin Prices Break Past $800

Bitcoin prices have risen above $800 for the first time since February 2014, setting a fresh 34-month high. The digital currency’s price reached a high of $800.46, according to data from the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). The move followed a month of progressive price gains,...
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Why Blockchain Won’t Be Connecting Banks in 2017

Dr Gideon Greenspan is the founder and CEO of Coin Sciences, the company behind the MultiChain platform for private blockchains. In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, Greenspan discusses why he believes the inability of banks and financial institutions to collaborate will force momentum...
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Will Bitcoin’s Resurgence Bring the Banks on Board?

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to our subscribers. Two unrelated news items this week could, when...
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