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
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 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
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, Identitii.com 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