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R3 Launches Corda Enterprise With First-Ever ‘Blockchain Firewall’

R3 Launches Corda Enterprise With First-Ever ‘Blockchain Firewall’ More than a year in the making, Corda Enterprise has arrived. Announced Tuesday, blockchain startup R3 has released a paid version of its signature open-source Corda blockchain technology, one that offers added features aimed at regulated institutions including 24/7 support, disaster recovery …

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All Big Insurers Are Uniting Behind R3’s Blockchain Tech

All Big Insurers Are Uniting Behind R3’s Blockchain Tech R3 has scored another win in the insurance sector, giving the startup a wide lead over other distributed ledger technology (DLT) providers in the sector. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the RiskBlock Alliance, whose members include such insurance heavyweights as Chubb, Marsh and …

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Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain

Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain Even if blockchain fatigue may have set in among bankers, there’s at least one use case they’re still clearly excited about: trade finance. At least, that was the impression given at the Blockchain Summit in London this week, where a …

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The UK Government’s Official Archive Is Testing Blockchain

The UK Government’s Official Archive Is Testing Blockchain The National Archives (TNA), the official record-keeper of the UK government, is investigating the use of blockchain for records sharing. The research project, dubbed Archangel, is being led by the University of Surrey and involves partners such as the Open Data Institute. …

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Ripple Smart Contracts Creator Targets Ethereum with New Tech Launch

Ripple Smart Contracts Creator Targets Ethereum with New Tech Launch Ripple’s former CTO Stefan Thomas is going up against Ethereum with the launch of a new smart contracts platform. Well, “new” isn’t quite right – the platform Thomas released implementations for today is Codius, an open-source project that Ripple released …

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Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion

Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion “Convergence” may mean different things to different people in blockchain, but it’s a word that’s appearing more in more in public rhetoric of late. For some, it simply means that innovations developed on a public blockchain powered by a cryptocurrency …

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Deloitte: 3 out of 4 Big Companies See ‘Compelling’ Case for Blockchain

Deloitte: 3 out of 4 Big Companies See ‘Compelling’ Case for Blockchain According to a Deloitte survey presented Tuesday at CoinDesk’s Consensus event in New York City, 74 percent of large companies across seven countries see a “compelling business case” for blockchain technology. Deloitte – the multinational “Big Four” firm …

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Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and Blockchain

Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and Blockchain “This is very fulfilling because when you thought the subject [of privacy and cryptography] must have run its course, it flares up again.” Those words, from cryptography legend Whitfield Diffie, perhaps captured the essence of the first day of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference. …

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