Post Tagged with: "Ripple"

In Blockchain News: R3 Releases Corda, Chris Larsen Talks Ripple

In Blockchain News: R3 Releases Corda, Chris Larsen Talks Ripple

by December 2, 2016 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

Welcome to another crazy week in cryptocurrency! There’s been a lot for blockchain enthusiasts to digest this week, but let’s start with consortium news. The R3CEV blockchain consortium of banks opened its Corda codebase up to the larger developer community this week, in the hopes that independent experiments based onRead More

Changes at Ripple, Mastercard Releases New APIs, and Zcash Price Surges

Changes at Ripple, Mastercard Releases New APIs, and Zcash Price Surges

by November 1, 2016 at 11:24 am 2 comments

Enterprise blockchain firm Ripple just today announced the rise of a new CEO, as Brad Garlinghouse takes over from the company’s current CEO Chris Larsen. Larsen will serve as chairman of the executive board come January of next year, when Garlinghouse will move from COO to CEO. Larsen wrote about theRead More

Blockchain, Bitcoin Venture Funding Set to Drop for First Time

Blockchain, Bitcoin Venture Funding Set to Drop for First Time

by October 20, 2016 at 10:50 am 2 comments

Financing for blockchain and bitcoin startups slid 16% in the first nine months of 2016 to $429 million, putting the sector on pace for its first annual drop since 2012, CB Insights reported. Deal activity fell 7% to 92 equity financings. CB Insights first began reporting on blockchain and bitcoinRead More

Bank of America, Chase the Latest Banks to Buy into Blockchain

Bank of America, Chase the Latest Banks to Buy into Blockchain

by October 4, 2016 at 10:22 am 0 comments

So much has happened with blockchain over the past couple of weeks—so very much—but let’s talk about the banks: Firstly, Bank of America is the latest to join the ranks of financial institutions experimenting with blockchain. Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently announced at Sibos that it was collaborating withRead More

Banks Form ‘First Ever’ Group to Agree on Blockchain Payments Standards

Banks Form ‘First Ever’ Group to Agree on Blockchain Payments Standards

by September 27, 2016 at 10:08 am 0 comments

A collection of banks have formed what is being called the world’s first interbank group for global payments using blockchain technology. This is Ripple’s distributed ledger  technology, specifically, because evidently no one at that company sleeps. “Six of the biggest banks in the world are saying, ‘hey, we’re dong this, we believe in this,’”Read More

Ripple may become real competition for SWIFT in cross border payments

Ripple may become real competition for SWIFT in cross border payments

by September 25, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

ID:38626297 Image source. Next week, 8,000 bankers and their vendors fly into Geneva for 4 days of talking about FinTech. Last year I had to fly to Singapore. This year, I can just hop on a train from Bern (sayonara jet lag). Last year Emergent Fintech started to move ontoRead More

Synechron Launches 6 New Accelerators For All Your Blockchain Needs

Synechron Launches 6 New Accelerators For All Your Blockchain Needs

by September 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Some people seem to think blockchain is the best technological advancement humanity has come up with since the wheel. Certainly, one can’t deny that blockchain or distributed ledger technology has an intriguing amount of potential. On the other hand, making that potential actionable takes a house of engineers, resources, andRead More

Blockchain, Bitcoin In Space. Also, Florida

Blockchain, Bitcoin In Space. Also, Florida

by September 16, 2016 at 11:00 am 1 comment

You might have seen Ripple’s news yesterday, but turns out that is not the only big development in blockchain this week—it’s now exploring the final frontier. Yep, that’s right: blockchain in space. If you don’t know, Ripple raised $55 million in funding yesterday, as well as adding seven new banksRead More

Ripple Raises $55M as Client List Grows to 15 Top Global Banks

Ripple Raises $55M as Client List Grows to 15 Top Global Banks

by September 15, 2016 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Investors still want a piece of the blockchain. Ripple, the enterprise blockchain startup, today announced that it raised $55 million in Series B funding to accelerate customer adoption of its technology. That brings Ripple’s total funding to $93.6 million since its launch in 2012, according to Crunchbase. “I think there’sRead More

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