Why Rabobank’s Blockchain Cross-Border Tool Isn’t Just a Database

Dutch multinational bank Rabobank today announced a cross-border payments tool built on Coin Science’s multichain distributed ledger. Developed in partnership with financial technology provider D+H, the new project envisions how distributed ledger tech could enable more than a faster way to move money. In addition to the cross-border payments functionality, …

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CoinDesk to Expand New York Blockchain Media Team

CoinDesk today announced plans to double its current headcount from six to 12 full-time employees by the end of 2016. In order to capitalize on the momentum of its emerging events and research products, the New York-based team is looking to staff up with new technology, marketing, research and editorial …

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To Go Big on Blockchain, ‘Big Four’ Firm PwC Thinking Small

To scale up its blockchain work, ‘Big Four’ audit firm PwC is thinking small with its strategy. PwC FinTech director Geraldine Balaj yesterday revealed fresh details about her firm’s plans at Blockchain Conference New York. There, Balaj didn’t talk about joining the latest, large industry consortia, but about how her …

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The Dream of The DAO Stubbornly Lives On

There was a palpable distance onstage as discussion turned to The DAO. At this week’s Blockchain NY conference, the founder of a startup that forked the ethereum blockchain to build its infrastructure and the co-creator of the decentralized application network itself sat as far from each other as they could …

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Ethereum Classic is Starting to Mobilize

Ethereum’s original blockchain just won’t die. The result of a hard fork of the ethereum network in July, the blockchain has not only survived, but it’s evolving into a competing version of the decentralized application platform. Now, supporters of the platform are beginning to mobilize. As part of this drive, …

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Swiss Central Banker: Blockchain Turning Finance ‘On Its Head’

The president and chairman of the board of Switzerland’s central bank described a financial system “turned on its head” by blockchain and distributed ledgers to kick off the Sibos conference yesterday in Switzerland. Addressing a crowd of some 8,000 financial industry professionals, Thomas Jordan lectured on the history of centralization …

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