Week Ending January 13, 2017

Three things to know

The Depository Trust Clearing Corp (DTCC) announced they are developing a Blockchain system for processing credit default swaps.  When implemented, the platform will process as much as $11 trillion in credit default swaps each year. What has testing of the system revealed? The Blockchain can handle all of the requirements at lower costs. Major Financial Company to Handle $11 Trillion Volume with Blockchain

The 7th largest bank (by assets) in China has implemented a Blockchain-based asset management system to track compliance and reduce redundant credit verifications. The results of the project to this point demonstrate the Blockchain-based system reduces processing times by up to 80%.

This model is similar to the loan operations prototype we have developed at Red Chalk Group. Our prototype increases approval speed, increases security, and reduces costs.

Postal Savings Bank of China Has Already Sent 100 Transactions on its Internal Blockchain

In Healthcare, some 55% of healthcare executives believe the competitiveness of their company will be diminished if they fail to have a timely adoption of Blockchain.  But not everyone is acting on their instincts, as only 35% of those executives plan to roll out Blockchain programs in 2017.  Not to down play the significance of the 35%. That is a very high number.  This data is based on a Deloitte study that was done prior to the recent FDA announcement that they will be studying Blockchain for use in a variety of healthcare applications.  Healthcare Has the Most Aggressive Plans To Deploy Blockchain
US Food and Drug Administration to Study Blockchain Healthcare Applications

Weekly Blockchain

Financial Services

Wall Street Can Be Very Different After DTCC Blockchain Experiment

One way IBM CEO Rometty sees Wall Street using blockchain

IBM’s Blockchain Consortium with The Seam Deploys ‘Hyperledger’ For Cotton Trading

2016: The Year Blockchain ICOs Disrupted Venture Capital

Everybody’s talking Blockchain. What does it promise for Insurance?

Blockchain for Mortgages: Compelling, But Premature?

Blockchain Technology and What it Means for Tax Professionals

Synechron Survey Finds Regulation Remains Top 2017 Financial Services Priority

The future of the finance sector lies with blockchain and cognitive computing

R3 Will Close Blockchain’s Biggest-Ever Investment in Q1, CEO Says

Investment Guide To ‘Crypto’ Coin Offerings Rating Blockchain Startups


Du, NMC Healthcare partner to digitize health records

IBM Watson, FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange
PokitDok Achieves EHNAC Cloud-Enabled and Outsourced Services Accreditation for Health …

9 Healthcare Predictions For 2017

How blockchain is impacting clean energy


China to Restrict Bitcoin Marketing, But Blockchain Firms Unaffected

China CERT Blockchain Report Blasts Ripple for High-risk Security Flaws

Japanese Government Sends Blockchain Startups Abroad for Innovation Program

Time for a Blockchain Digital Currency, Says Indian Central Bank’s Research Arm

MonetaGo Successfully Demonstrates the Effectiveness of Blockchain Technology in Collaboration …

Blockchain Tested by Major Indian Bank, Research Arm of Central Bank Gives It Green Light

Indian Central Bank’s Research Arm Explores Blockchain Applications

Blockchain in India: Auxesis CEO Akash Guarav Sees Blockchain Powering Forward

As India Goes Cashless, its Central Bank Researches Blockchain

RBI wants the Indian rupee on blockchain

Guardtime’s KSI Blockchain in UAE healthcare pilot

Sweden’s Blockchain Land Registry to Begin Testing in March

Canadian Fintech Sector Overshadows its US Counterpart in 2016


Homeland Security Looks to Blockchain To Track People, Goods Across Borders

Will Blockchain-Based Election Systems Make E-Voting Possible?

Blockchain Voting & The Future of Democracy

Uses and Applications

More Industries Invest in Blockchain Technology

Blockchain predicted to expand beyond bitcoin and finance

Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

Can the Blockchain Technology Revive the Contemporary Art Market?

Automobile eWallet uses a blockchain to enable new technology

UNICEF to present Donercoin at London Blockchain Week 2017

Duke Blockchain Lab Presents: The Blockchain Identity

Fintech Startup, Covington To Launch Blockchain Council

Toward Better Security and Governance with Blockchain

National Science Foundation to Fund Blockchain Security Research

How Blockchain Can Revolutionize Personal Data Storage?

Thought Leadership

Welcome to the blockchain revolution. This is what it means

Blockchain begins to deliver on its promises

2017 to continue to be year of blockchain experimentation Synechron

Why 2017 is Blockchain’s Make or Break Year

Where Is Blockchain Going in 2017?

Cybersecurity Takes Prominence alongside Blockchain Technology in 2017
Anti-establishment wave to help push blockchain into real world in 2017

What IoT History Reveals About Blockchain’s Challenges
What Apple Can Teach Blockchain App Designers for 2017

5 Ways Blockchain Could Change the Way We Do Business

Blockchain: Separating Hype from Substance

Demystifying Block chain

Blockchain For Beginners
 Could Be A Force For Good. But First You Have to Understand It

Blockchain: What You Need to Know

Man Who Claims to Be Ethereum’s Godfather Aims at Recasting Smart Contracts
 advantages are overstated but possess potential: Software AG

The emerging blockchain ecosystem: 23 startups you should know

‘Satoshi Roundtable’ Brings Blockchain Bigwigs Back for Third Year

A rush to patent the blockchain is a sign of the technology’s promise

Covering Your Assets: Blockchain and Security

Blockchain: Unravel the Unrevealed