Post Tagged with: "Chain"

Smart Contracts Have to Grow Up Before Entering Mainstream Financial Services

Smart Contracts Have to Grow Up Before Entering Mainstream Financial Services

by December 8, 2016 at 10:46 am 0 comments

During this week’s Smart Contracts Symposium in NYC, 250 attendees—including members of the blockchain-trading group the Chamber of Digital Commerce—listened as the potential benefits of the technology were laid out, from securing property titles, to gold ownership. Symposium speakers, presenters, and panelists demonstrated and debated all of the possible useRead More

Chain Releases Open Source Code, Partners with Visa

Chain Releases Open Source Code, Partners with Visa

by October 28, 2016 at 1:04 pm 2 comments

It seems as though fintech-ers are more interested in chatbots than blockchain these days, but that doesn’t mean distributed ledger technology has slid out of the spotlight. Blockchain startup Chain  made waves at the recent Money20/20 event when it announced what it’s calling the Chain Core Developer Edition: basically theRead More

R3CEV, Ripple May Band Together

R3CEV, Ripple May Band Together

by May 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm 5 comments

It looks like an R3CEV-Ripple partnership is in the works. This development could be a sign of the bundling of distributed ledgers and alliances between companies and consortiums in the space. The news was teased on Twitter today by Ripple CEO Chris Larsen: The future of fintech is bringing together like-minded companies,Read More

MIT Rides to the Rescue of Bitcoin with $900,000 Developer Fund

MIT Rides to the Rescue of Bitcoin with $900,000 Developer Fund

by March 29, 2016 at 10:56 am 0 comments

While private initiatives seek to capitalize on distributed ledger technology, academics are turning their attention to bitcoins. It’s been an open secret for some time that as blockchain has soared to ever greater heights, bitcoin’s reputation has suffered (though its value as a commodity has held fairly steady this year.)Read More

Nasdaq’s First Transaction Using Blockchain Tech Just Happened

Nasdaq’s First Transaction Using Blockchain Tech Just Happened

by December 30, 2015 at 10:52 am 0 comments

The generously funded startup Chain became the first company to complete and document a private securities transaction using blockchain technology on Nasdaq, the exchange reported today. Can we stop talking about finding a use case for blockchains now? The transaction, details of which were not disclosed, involved Chain issuing sharesRead More

Chain’s Funding Shows Banks’ Faith in Blockchains

Chain’s Funding Shows Banks’ Faith in Blockchains

by September 10, 2015 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

The $30 million funding of blockchain startup Chain, which included capital from a number of financial institutions including Visa, Citi Ventures, and Capital One, provided yet more evidence (as if any were needed) that banks are taking the blockchain seriously. Chain’s other funders include Nasdaq, Fiserv, RRE Ventures, Khosla Ventures,Read More