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Are We at a Tipping Point for Blockchain?

Are We at a Tipping Point for Blockchain?

by August 22, 2016 at 10:04 am 3 comments

Is blockchain reaching a tipping point? I’m not talking about the public, but among the early adapters who set the tone for what comes one or two years down the line. A little evidence: A Juniper Research study reveals that venture capitalists have poured $290 million into blockchain technologies and bitcoin companiesRead 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

Distributed Ledgers Not Ready For Prime Time, SWIFT Says

Distributed Ledgers Not Ready For Prime Time, SWIFT Says

by April 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

“Blockchain.” That’s an abbreviated summary of the conversation in fintech for approximately the last six months. Or, as Jack Gavigan put it, less succinctly, on Twitter: Blockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchain — Jack Gavigan (@JackGavigan) April 20, 2016 We now say “distributed ledger,” which is a slightly broader term rather than a synonym (and whichRead 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

Ripple Stakes Out Its Territory: Payments

Ripple Stakes Out Its Territory: Payments

by March 1, 2016 at 9:51 am 0 comments

SEATTLE — Ripple is working with more banks than R3 or Digital Asset Holdings, and is narrowly focusing on cross-border payments, founder and CEO Chris Larsen said Monday. Speaking at the Bank Innovation conference here, Larsen said Ripple had 90 banks in the pipeline, 30 in pilot, and 10 in production.Read More

Cambridge Blockchain Wins Santander/Onevest Distributed Ledger Challenge

Cambridge Blockchain Wins Santander/Onevest Distributed Ledger Challenge

by January 28, 2016 at 12:42 pm 1 comment

Many banks are interested in using distributed ledger technology, but Santander has taken matters a step further by hosting a competition among blockchain startups. The event took place in New York yesterday at an Amazon Web Services popup loft in SoHo. Distributed ledgers are not identical to blockchains, it should beRead More

Ripple CEO Chris Larsen Discusses the Internet of Value [VIDEO]

by January 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Chris Larsen, CEO of Ripple, had plenty to say about payments at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. “We’re moving into a world where value — money, payments — is moving like information already does on the internet, and that s a big deal,” he said. The lack of interoperabilityRead More

Digital Asset Holdings Buys Blockchain Startup Hyperledger

Digital Asset Holdings Buys Blockchain Startup Hyperledger

by June 26, 2015 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Call it another vote of confidence for the blockchain. Hyperledger from Hyper, which provides private blockchains to financial institutions, was bought by Digital Asset Holdings, Bloomberg reported yesterday. San Francisco-based Hyperledger won a place in Bank Innovation‘s 2015 DEMOvation Challenge, and was a semi-finalist at Innotribe’s 2015 Startup Challenge as well. AtRead More

Citi Goes All In on Bitcoin

Citi Goes All In on Bitcoin

by March 31, 2015 at 10:54 am 6 comments

When Citi Ventures launched its accelerator with Plug and Play, the San Francisco build-an-accelerator outfit, last December, the Citigroup investment arm said it was doing so “to [accelerate] emerging technologies that have the potential to transform financial services experiences for Citi’s customers.” Those “emerging technologies,” however, appear to be skewingRead More

Welcome to the Internet of Value

Welcome to the Internet of Value

by March 3, 2015 at 9:54 am 3 comments

SEATTLE — First, there was the Internet of Information. Then, presumably and as yet not fully realized, the Internet of Things. Next comes the Internet of Value. In a prescient presentation here at Bank Innovation 2015, Chris Larsen, the founder and CEO of Ripple Labs, described a future where valueRead More