Tagged: dlt

Blockchain: New MIT Research Looks Beyond the Hype

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With a market capitalization of approximately $12 billion and with the price of Bitcoin reaching towards its 2016 high, Bitcoin is both the most established and the most secure cryptocurrency. Its ascendancy has triggered both a great deal of enthusiasm and a fair share of… Read More

Blockchain Tech Company Axoni Raises $18 Million in Series A

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Axoni, a Fintech company that provides distributed ledger technology, has closed an $18 million Series A funding round. Wells Fargo, Euclid Opportunities and ICAP led the funding. Axoni’s total funding to date tops $20 million. The financing round also included participation from Goldman Sachs, J.P…. Read More

The Federal Reserve Publishes Report on Blockchain: “Could Reduce or Even Eliminate Operational & Financial Inefficiencies”

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The Federal Reserve released a report on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) or Blockchain last week. The document reviews the potential and challenges for the new technology to disrupt and benefit financial services.  The Federal Reserve is correctly reviewing DLT – just as other central banks… Read More

Christian Catalini & Joshua Gans: Bitcoin & Blockchain will Challenge Existing Models & Incumbent Businesses

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Christian Catalini of MIT is out with a new paper – this time on the future of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology.  Catalini may be best known for his work on crowdfunding but with this publication, Catalini has partnered with Joshua Gans of the University of… Read More

Korea Exchange Launches Korea Startup Market using Blockchain Technology

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The Korea Exchange (KRX) has launched the Korea Startup Market (KSM) a service that provides a marketplace where the shares of early stage companies can be traded in the public market. As part of the launch, the KSM is utilizing the technology of Korean blockchain startup… Read More

Former SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher Joins Board of Blockchain Company Symbiont

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Symbiont, a blockchain technology company, has boosted its board with the appointment of former SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher and President of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services President Todd Ruppert. Symbiont already has a pretty solid Board of Directors as former New York Stock Exchange CEO… Read More

Bitbond is the World’s First P2P Lender Using Digital Currency

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Bitbond is one of the most interesting SME lenders around today. Launched in 2013, the online lender eschewed dollars and euros to focus on digital currencies, specifically Bitcoin. The global peer to peer lender provides access to capital for small business around the world. As… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Announces Research on Blockchain

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), has announced a new study focused on blockchain utilization and development.  CCAF has quickly become the global leader in alternative finance research with its annual reports targeting different regions around the world. CCAF has now undertaken their first… Read More

Innovate Finance, EY & Hogan Lovells Publish Report on Blockchain Opportunity

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Innovate Finance, along with partners EY & Hogan Lovells, has published a report on Blockchain adoption.  Entitled Blockchain, DLT and the Capital Markets Journey: Navigating the Legal and Regulatory Landscape, the publication addresses distributed ledger technology (DLT) and the current regulatory environment.  The report also provides… Read More