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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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Banks Take Sides as Blockchain Trade Finance Race Heats Up

Banks Take Sides as Blockchain Trade Finance Race Heats Up Trade finance is possibly the busiest space in enterprise blockchain today. And while the people behind the different platforms may say they’re not in competition, that’s not how it looks from the outside. Announced Tuesday, NatWest, a part of the …

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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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Banks Are Trying to Launch Crypto Assets with R3 Tech

Banks Are Trying to Launch Crypto Assets with R3 Tech It may have seemed unthinkable four years ago, but crypto tokens might be coming to R3’s Corda. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Cordite, an open-source community that’s independent from R3, but building solely on the code it pioneered, is about to …

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HSBC Exec Warns ‘Digital Islands’ Could Inhibit Blockchain Trade

HSBC Exec Warns ‘Digital Islands’ Could Inhibit Blockchain Trade When HSBC’s Vinay Mendonca thinks about how distributed ledger technology (DLT) will reshape global trade, he sees two scenarios – one inspiring, the other dispiriting. In the best case, blockchains and other digital platforms should do for the global value chain …

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