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R3’s Hearn and Brown Say Enterprise Blockchain’s Day of Reckoning Is Here

R3’s Hearn and Brown Say Enterprise Blockchain’s Day of Reckoning Is Here This space ain’t big enough for all of us. That about sums up the way R3’s technical chiefs, CTO Richard Gendal Brown and lead platform engineer Mike Hearn, view the rivalry among enterprise blockchain solutions. While it may …

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R3’s CordaCon Event Sees Big News, Packed Talks and Blockchain Converts

R3’s CordaCon Event Sees Big News, Packed Talks and Blockchain Converts London’s CordaCon 2018, an annual gathering hosted by R3 to celebrate everything happening on the Corda platform and its developer community, appeared to be in rude health this year with standing room only in many of the presentations. The …

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R3 Rejected in Attempted Takeover of Settlement Coin Blockchain Project

R3 Rejected in Attempted Takeover of Settlement Coin Blockchain Project Enterprise blockchain is a tough old game. R3, one of the most prominent startups in the sector, tried unsuccessfully this summer to muscle in on another blockchain consortium, the Utility Settlement Coin (USC) project, which is managed by U.K. technology …

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Microsoft Is Slowly (But Surely) Connecting Blockchain to Main Products

Microsoft Is Slowly (But Surely) Connecting Blockchain to Main Products Three years ago, Microsoft Azure was the first to bring blockchain to the cloud. Now it’s connecting the technology to just about everything else. The software giant has quietly been building bridges between its blockchain services and other, widely used …

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World Bank launches first bond instrument built on a blockchain with the Australian Bank – TechCrunch

World Bank launches first bond instrument built on a blockchain with the Australian Bank – TechCrunch The World Bank has launched the first bond on a blockchain with the Commowealth Bank of Australia. The A$110 million ($87 million) bond-i (blockchain operated new debt instrument) — so named, I’m assuming, because …

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Thailand’s Central Bank Is Developing a Digital Currency Based on R3 Tech

Thailand’s Central Bank Is Developing a Digital Currency Based on R3 Tech The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced it expects to complete the first phase of a proof-of-concept trial for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by March 2019. The Thai central bank said in a release on Tuesday …

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State Street Opens Up About Its Internal Blockchain Debate

State Street Opens Up About Its Internal Blockchain Debate There’s no shortage of breathless hype about blockchain. What’s harder to find is a sober and nuanced discussion of the technology’s merits and drawbacks for a particular use case. For such a perspective, it can help to talk to different people …

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