Most big firms find blockchain compelling, but some of those same firms also find it overhyped, according to a new survey. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/deloitte-3-out-of-4-big-companies-see-compelling-case-for-blockchain/. …

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A pioneer of public-key cryptography said the blockchain boom represents a “resurgence” of the work he helped start in the 1970s. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/whitfield-diffie-talks-cryptography-resurgence-blockchain/. …

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A scientific institution overseen by China has announced that it will produce monthly assessments of blockchain projects. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/china-backed-researchers-to-rank-the-worlds-blockchains/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Microsoft announced a new “scaffolding” toolkit through its Azure Blockchain Workbench, which can help developers quickly build applications. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/microsoft-unveils-new-blockchain-developer-tools-azure/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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The Australian Securities Exchange provided an update on its plans to replace its settlement and clearing system with blockchain technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/australian-securities-exchange-eyes-end-2020-dlt-rollout/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Giving up full decentralization could solve many of blockchain’s existing problems, says Yao Qian, research director at China’s central bank. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/pboc-research-lead-touts-hybrid-approach-to-blockchain-decentralization/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Sony believes a blockchain can be used as a digital rights management solution by storing ownership information. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/sony-eyes-blockchain-use-for-digital-rights-data/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Canadian government-backed Blockchain Research Institute announced the addition of 12 new members today, including cloud computing company Salesforce. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/salesforce-among-12-new-members-join-blockchain-research-institute/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Elemential, which is based in Mumbai, India, seeks to remove the pain of “blockchain administration.” This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/wordpress-blockchain-startup-seeks-solve-enterprise-pain-points/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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China-based cloud network provider Xunlei has launched a blockchain platform, undeterred by ongoing allegations it held an unlawful ICO. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/xunlei-launches-blockchain-platform-amid-ongoing-ico-lawsuits/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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At the Synchronize 2018 conference in New York City, enterprise blockchains heavyweights made it clear they want to build ethereum-like platforms. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/blythe-masters-business-blockchain-wont-winner-takes/. …

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The Batavia blockchain trade finance platform has completed a pilot that conducted live cross-border transactions involving corporate clients. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ubs-backed-blockchain-platform-completes-live-trade-transactions/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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British Petroleum would consider partnering with startups that conduct initial coin offerings, and it’s tested “internal” tokens, an executive said. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/energy-giant-bp-says-tested-internal-tokens/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Global insurance company Marsh is piloting a proof of insurance platform on a blockchain with IBM’s help. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/insurance-broker-marsh-working-ibm-blockchain-platform/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Decentralized protocol 0x has raised $775,000 through a SAFT sale last year. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/0x-startup-775k-saft-sale-last-year/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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The firm founded by the “father” of mortgage-backed securities has partnered with blockchain startup Symbiont to shake up the mortgage industry. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-startup-symbiont-teams-wall-street-legend-ranieri/. …

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A Mexican government announced a blockchain-based project intended to reduce corruption in bidding for government contracts. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/mexico-tests-blockchain-track-public-contract-bids/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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The Singapore government is launching an innovation-boosting blockchain challenge that will reward successful projects with funding. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/singapore-launches-blockchain-challenge-with-funding-prizes/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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The Bank of England has launched a proof of concept that will explore DLT-compatibility with its real time gross settlement service. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bank-england-test-dlt-interacts-new-settlement-system/. …

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Last year saw a sharp rise in blockchain-related patent applications across the globe, according to the South Korean Intellectual Property Office. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/global-blockchain-patent-filings-spiked-in-2017-koreas-ip-office-says/. …

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Stellar isn’t so far behind bitcoin in absorbing a faster and cheaper layer touted as the future of cryptocurrency payments. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/stellar-goes-lightning-2018-launch-target/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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The startup that oversees development of the world’s third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on which it operates. Announced Wednesday, San Francisco-based startup Ripple is releasing…

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Lightning is spreading across the cryptocurrency landscape. Originally designed for use on bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market size was also the first to implement the concept, touted as a…

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s Technology Advisory Committee met today, hosting back-to-back panels on the subject of cryptocurrencies, blockchain and regulation. The meeting brought together influential figures from both…

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South Africa’s central bank has launched a program that will trial JPMorgan’s Quorum blockchain potential in interbank clearing and settlement. According to an official statement dated Feb. 13, the South…

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