Online academy sets out to school businesses about blockchain

CapitalWave has launched The Blockchain Academy, an online video-based introduction to blockchain, bitcoin and distributed ledgers targeted to businesses, according to a press release. "We anticipated the need for alternative e-learning solutions to serve both large and small businesses with...

European Blockchain for Healthcare conference to debut in Berlin

Forum Digitale Gesundheit and B.Academy will host the first European Blockchain for Healthcare conference May 31 at Umspannwerk in Berlin. The conference is aimed at C-level health care and health insurance executives, according to a press release. "The financial industry...

Ripple gains 10 customers in financial industry

Ripple, a blockchain payments provider, has gained 10 customers in the financial industry: MUFG; BBVA; SEB; Akbank; Axis Bank; Yes Bank; SBI Remit; Cambridge Global Payments; Star One Credit Union; and eZforex.com. Several of the banks have been using Ripple's...

Lisk shares Q1 financial report

Lisk, the decentralized blockchain application platform, has released its Q1 financial report, which shows that the Link Foundation currently controls approximately $20 million in cryptocurrency. The Zug, Switzerland-based foundation secures and administers funds for the Lisk project, an open-source platform...

IExec reaches $12M funding goal in 3-hour ICO

IExec has notched the fifth largest initial coin offering of any blockchain venture to date, according to a press release. The distributed cloud platform reached its crowdfunding target within three hours, attracting $12 million from more than 1,200 donors, who...

eZforex launches international money transfer service

EZforex customers can now transfer money securely from one country to another, thanks to a partnership between eZforex and Ripple that utilized Ripple blockchain technology, according to a press release. "The mainstreaming of blockchain technology will change the cross-border payment...

Study finds blockchain's applicability to healthcare

A recent proof-of-concept study conducted by Peer Ledger, SAFE-BioPharma and Synchronoss examines the usefulness of blockchain technology in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. "Blockchain — the technology underlying bitcoin — has the power to disrupt traditional practices for drug discovery,...

BBVA transfers real money using Ripple DLT

It took mere seconds for BBVA to transfer money from Spain to Mexico using distributed ledger technology from Ripple. The transfer, which normally takes up to four days to clear, is the first test of many BBVA will conduct in...

Cambodian central bank, Japanese fintech collaborate on blockchain payments project

Soramitsu Co. Ltd., a Japanese blockchain startup, and the National Bank of Cambodia are working to co-develop the Hyperledger Iroha open source distributed ledger project. NBC will study the implications of distributed ledger technology, while contributing to the development of...

Book examines key technical details of Ethereum

Apress has published Introducing Ethereum and Solidity, a book by Chris Dannnen, a founder of Iterative Instrict. The book examines the basic technical principles of Ethereum, according to a press release. Dannen discusses the foundations of smart contract programming and distributed application development.

Aragon announces token sale for decentralized network

Aragon, a decentralized management platform, has announced a token sale May 17 through June 14. The Aragon platform was created to offer governance, payroll and other functions to decentralized companies, according to a press release. Aragon is selling the tokens...

Blockchain Users Group adds Joe Ciccolo

BitAML founder Joe Ciccolo has joined The Blockchain Users Group as regulatory compliance advisor, according to a press release. The group, known as BUG, offers a forum for blockchain users, practitioners, and developers to exchange knowledge on ways to use...

Tokenly harmonizes music and blockchain for distribution, rights management

Music, meet blockchain. Tokenly will release token.FM, its blockchain-based music platform, in a trial phase in early May, and will also open a Series A funding round at that time, according to a press release. "Token.FM is all about deepening...

Qatar bank to intro blockchain fund transfer tech

Commercial Bank of Qatar has announced the completion of the pilot test of its blockchain platform for international transfers and is now looking to take the platform to a wider market, according to a press release from the bank. The...

Factom raises over $8 mil

Factom, a blockchain as-a-service technology company, closed its Series A funding, taking in $8,029,796, following the launch of its mortgage product, Factom Harmony, according to a press release. "The Factom Harmony launch was such a resounding success that we extended...

Lisk updates applications, moves closer to launch

Blockchain application platform developer Lisk is updating applications on its platform in order to in order to bring the project — called Lisk 1.0.0 — one step closer to market-readiness, according to a press release. This will be the organization's...

Whaleclub trading platform now accepts Dash

Whaleclub, a trading platform based in Hong Kong, has integrated the virtual currency Dash. Users of the platform will be able to exchange Dash for oil, gold, stocks, bonds, forex and 50 other assets, according to the press release. Whaleclub match trades internally with no execution fees.

Dash director of finance becomes Dash Core Project CEO

The Dash Core Project has a new CEO. Dash founder Evan Duffield will transition into an advisory role and Ryan Taylor, previously Dash director of finance, will step in to lead organizational growth, oversee communications with Dash partners and investors,...

Chain Inc. taps Goldman Sachs exec

Tom Jessop has joined the blockchain developer Chain as president, reporting to CEI Adam Ludwin, according to a press release. Jessop comes to Chain from Goldman Sachs, where he served as managing director of technology business development and CFO of...

Partnership to explore distributed ledger applications within insurance industry

The R3 consortium has partnered with the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development to launch a center of excellence for distributed ledger technology in the global insurance industry. Members of R3 include major insurance companies such as MetLife, AIA...

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