Blockchain: Gaining Interest and Acceptance

A few weeks ago, the DAO was – for lack of a better term – hacked by a user.  This user was able to use the existing rules to divert $40m of ether into a sub-account.  Controversy swirled around the issue.  If Ethereum chose to do a “hard fork”, they would be going against the immutability of blockchain.  If they didn’t hard fork, they would lose the $40m in ether.

Ethereum Executes Blockchain Hard Fork to Return DAO Funds

As a blockchain-based project teeters, questions about the technology’s security


Competition among the states is increasing and could likely continue.  Delaware kick started the competition when they announced they would be moving public records to blockchain.  They also permit companies to issue stock on blockchain, as well.  Delaware made these changes to attract more businesses to incorporate in the state.

Wunderlich: Blockchain — Nevada’s next horizon?


In the U.S., governmental agencies are not likely to do anything with blockchain until 1Q17.  A white paper outlining potential regulatory positions is due in October and a new President will arrive in January.  It is unlikely any actions will be taken before those events occur.

DHS looking to link to the blockchain

Congressional Resolution Calls on US Government to Support Blockchain Tech

Support Digital Currencies, Blockchain & Fintech, US Congress Tells Gov’t


The BOE released a white paper which hypothesizes that GDP could be increased by 3.0% by issuing Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) on blockchain.

UK Parliament Hearing to Highlight Government Blockchain Applications

Bank of England releases key paper on digital cash and blockchain

Blockchain hearing at House of Lords: Bank of England cautious, Blythe Masters sets record straight



Call for blockchain and biometrics boost to UK’s regtech

Russian Political Party Calls for Bitcoin Legalization

Regulating Blockchain: The Israeli Block in the Chain

Understanding blockchain and its growing importance in the UAE

Mphasis Opens Centre of Excellence for Blockchain Technologies in India


IBM gets its own section.  Each week IBM has multiple press releases that detail a new blockchain related undertaking.  The company is making a huge push into the blockchain space.

IBM Stock Down, Unveiling ‘Blockchain’ Platform

IBM launches new Blockchain Cloud on LinuxONE server

IBM beta-tests secure cloud blockchain service

Watson IoT Platform adds device data to Blockchain transactions

Blockchain Containers Density Testing on OpenPOWER

What blockchain means for the Internet of Things


Financial Services

David Gunn: “Not Participating in Blockchain Research Is Not a Viable Option for Banks”

JPMorgan Chase urges asset managers to adopt blockchain

Ripple: It’s Time for a Blockchain Cross-Border Payment Network

Will Blockchain Based Remittance Struggle to Deliver?

Blockchain-based OS for banks surfaces, could shake up retail banking

Funderbeam Launches Blockchain-Based Trading and Investment Platform for Startups

BNP’s Ex-Blockchain Lead is Building Smart Contracts for Clearinghouses

Wall Street is obsessed with this technology — but a big group of investors is missing out

Ex-Googlers tackle core retail banking with ‘blockchain-style’ Vault OS


Blockchain Education

Blockchain Primer: It’s Way More Than Just Bitcoin

Think blockchain is all about Bitcoin? Think again

Blockchains: Focusing on Bitcoin Misses the Real Revolution in Digital Trust

Blockchain Technology: Revolution or Evolution?

Prepare for A Multiple Blockchain World

Blockchain really only does one thing well


Blockchain Impact

Introducing Blockchain Technology and Its Application in Business

What CFOs should do to prepare for blockchain tech

Blockchain will drive demand for decentralized apps

Blockchain has potential to be global game-changer in virtual currency

Cloud Vendors, The Great Disruptors, Face Disruption from Blockchain


The applications and development of blockchain continue to grow. Blockchain is beginning to be applied to real-world situations.  Companies and Governments have progressed from thinking about blockchain to developing blockchain projects.

Microsoft’s blockchain project Bletchley offers services to access off chain data

Trap to Spy on Benefits Spending? UK Tests Blockchain for Welfare Payments

SAP Collaborates in The First Blockchain Payment Between Canada and Germany

Research priorities defined for Blockchain Lab with Innovate Finance  

ATB working on blockchain technology for international transactions

The Next Cloud Frontier: Blockchain-as-a-Service

Improving Transaction Monitoring with Machine Learning and Blockchain

Kyckr, enlist blockchain in terrorism fight

Jeff Garzik: Blockchain is Dawn of New Era in Real Estate

Deloitte pilots’ smart transaction reporting with blockchain

EY Startup Challenge program woos startups to evolve blockchain technological solutions

Standards Would Aid Blockchain’s Adoption

Research: US Blockchain Industry Big on Bitcoin, UK Most Diverse



UK Blockchain Company Hits £100000 Investment via Bitcoin

Telstra Ventures poised to invest in Blockchain

Fintech startup BnL Growth Partners joins Banking on Blockchain Fund

Rakuten Sizes Up BitNet to Build Blockchain-Based Loyalty Program

Blockchain explorer and data startup Blocktrail acquired by Bitmain