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Austrian Government to Notarize $1.3 Billion Bond Auction Using Ethereum

Austrian Government to Notarize $1.3 Billion Bond Auction Using Ethereum The Austrian government is to use the ethereum blockchain to notarize the auction of a government bond worth €1.15 billion, or around $1.3 billion. The Federal Government’s Finance Agency (OeBFA) has assigned banking giant Oesterreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB) to carry out …

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The Power of Private Blockchains Is Beginning to Show

The Power of Private Blockchains Is Beginning to Show Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Cryptocurrency purists …

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World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Experiment Raises $81 Million

World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Experiment Raises $81 Million The World Bank has exceeded its $73 million goal for its upcoming blockchain bond by $8 million, according to a new announcement. As previously reported by CoinDesk, Australia’s Commonwealth Bank (CommBank) intends to settle the bond, dubbed bond-i (for blockchain operated new …

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The World Bank Is About to Settle a Blockchain Bond Worth $73 Million

The World Bank Is About to Settle a Blockchain Bond Worth $73 Million The World Bank is expected to settle its first blockchain-based bond worth $73 million this month. Australia’s Commonwealth Bank (CommBank), which was selected as the sole arranger of the issuance by the World Bank early in August, …

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World Bank Taps Australia’s CommBank to Issue Its First Blockchain Bond

World Bank Taps Australia’s CommBank to Issue Its First Blockchain Bond The World Bank Group has partnered with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to issue a bond using blockchain. The CBA, one of the “Big Four” commercial banks in Australia, said in a release on Friday that it had …

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Sberbank Buys Commercial Bonds Issued Over Blockchain Platform

Sberbank Buys Commercial Bonds Issued Over Blockchain Platform Russian bank Sberbank CIB and telecoms firm MTS have conducted what they say is the country’s first commercial bond transaction made using blockchain. MTS announced Tuesday that it had placed commercial bonds of 750 million rubles ($12.11 million), with the primary buyer …

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