Banks
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India: Seven Major Banks Begin Testing Blockchain Trade Finance Platform

Brian Evans - May 18, 2018

7 major banks have formed India Trade Connect to test IT multinational InfoSys’ blockchain platform

Banking
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HSBC Completes World’s First Blockchain Trade Finance Transaction

Brian Evans - May 14, 2018

Financial services group HSBC said on Monday it had for the first time utilised blockchain technology to complete a speedy commercial trade finance transaction that normally takes…

Bitcoin Regulation
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South Korea’s Top Financial Watchdog Joins Probe Into Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Brian Evans - May 13, 2018

Korea’s top financial regulator joins ongoing probe into country’s crypto exchanges in order to widen its scope

Basis
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Must a Crypto Coin’s Value Be Time-Dependent?

Brian Evans - May 12, 2018

When it comes to Bitcoin, the main barrier to mainstream use is the volatile price. Microsoft started accepting Bitcoin, then stopped, and then welcomed it back. Bitcoin, which…

Banks
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Banks and Blockchain: Wait-and-See Approach or FOMO?

Brian Evans - May 08, 2018

Every major banking institution is now looking at blockchain technology, even if it is experimental, for fear of being left behind

Adoption
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BlackRock Investment Firm Analysts Quit To Establish $20 mln Blockchain Venture Fund

Brian Evans - May 03, 2018

Three analysts from investment firm BlackRock quit to found their own $20 mln venture fund focused on blockchain projects

Banks
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Think Tank Director Tells UK Parliament That Blockchain Is ‘Pixie Dust’ and ‘Magic Wands’

Brian Evans - May 02, 2018

Martin Walker, director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, dismissed blockchain technology, claiming that the benefit to the financial system is “little to nothing.” #NEWS

Bitcoin Regulation
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IMF Report Says Crypto Does Not ‘Pose Risks’ To Global Finance

Brian Evans - May 01, 2018

IMF risk report on global finance isn’t concerned by crypto #NEWS

Auditing
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CFO Boost? EY Predicts Blockchain Could Change C-Suite Role

Brian Evans - Apr 30, 2018

"Big four" professional services firm EY says that blockchain could transform its finance operations and redefine the role of chief financial officer.

education
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Billionaire Investor and Former ‘Shark’ Kevin Harrington Is Bringing Pitches to the Blockchain

Brian Evans - Apr 29, 2018

Kevin Harrington, Investor and Original ‘Shark’ on ABC’s Shark Tank There’s a lot that goes into preparing a pitch to an investor, whether it’s the ‘sharks’ on…