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R3’s New Corda App Supports Payments in XRP Cryptocurrency

R3’s New Corda App Supports Payments in XRP Cryptocurrency Distributed ledger technology provider R3 has launched the Corda Settler, an application aimed to facilitate global cryptocurrency payments within enterprise blockchains – and it’s starting with XRP. R3 said XRP is the first globally recognized cryptocurrency to be supported by Settler, …

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Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’

Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’ “Can we stop talking about my bad brother?” That’s how Linda Pawczuk, leader of Deloitte Consulting’s financial services industry blockchain group, describes the conversations she often has these days with executives and board members of client companies. Pawczuk’s team is squarely …

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15 Banks Join DTCC Post-Trade Blockchain as Project Enters Testing

15 Banks Join DTCC Post-Trade Blockchain as Project Enters Testing The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has advanced its main blockchain project to a testing phase with 15 global banks, one of the last steps before taking the tech live.  Announced today, U.K.-based Barclays is among the global banks …

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Cboe’s Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup

Cboe’s Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup Blockchain startup AlphaPoint has hired a senior executive from Cboe Global Markets, the parent of the Chicago Board of Exchange. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Kapil Rathi joined AlphaPoint as global head of trading markets,  a newly created position, and will …

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IBM’s New Blockchain Problem: Maersk-Backed Shipping Effort Is Struggling

IBM’s New Blockchain Problem: Maersk-Backed Shipping Effort Is Struggling It’s hard enough to get enterprises that compete with each other to work together as a team, but it’s especially tricky when one of those rivals owns the team. Shipping giant Maersk and tech provider IBM are wrestling with this problem …

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Australian Government Agency Says Blockchain ‘Interesting’ But Hyped

Australian Government Agency Says Blockchain ‘Interesting’ But Hyped The Australian government agency dedicated to streamlining the country’s IT operations has called blockchain “interesting,” but said it is hyped by firms working with the tech. The chief digital officer of the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), Peter Alexander, indicated the view was arrived …

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Fidelity’s Blockchain R&D Lead Just Went Full Crypto

Fidelity’s Blockchain R&D Lead Just Went Full Crypto Hadley Stern, the executive who led Fidelity Investments’ blockchain research and development for the last three years, is joining a well-known startup in the field. Announced today, Stern has been named the first-ever chief operating officer at blockchain software startup Bloq. Stern …

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Accenture Tech Now Connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum Blockchains

Accenture Tech Now Connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum Blockchains Enterprise blockchain customers might not need to worry any longer about having picked the wrong platform to build on, thanks to a new interoperability solution being unveiled by Accenture. Revealed at the annual Sibos conference on Monday, the consulting giant …

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ING Bank Launches Zero-Knowledge Tech for Blockchain Privacy

ING Bank Launches Zero-Knowledge Tech for Blockchain Privacy ING Bank is continuing further down the path of advanced blockchain privacy with the release of its Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM) solution, announced this week at the Sibos banking conference.  The Netherlands-based lender had already received plaudits for adapting classical zero-knowledge proofs (a …

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