Week Ending August 19, 2016

Financial Services

WEF report predicts 80pc of banks will use blockchain by 2017

HSBC, BofA Merrill Lynch Explore Blockchain-Based Trade

VC blockchain investments amount to $300 million in H1 2016 Juniper Research

Blockchain could be ‘revolutionary’ to this $2 trillion problem: HSBC

Banks sign up to blockchain trial for processing currency trades
Trade’s blockchain breakthrough

Will Blockchain disrupt financial services?



Blockchain Democracy – Government Of The People, By the People, For the People
DHS turns to small businesses to tap blockchain tech

Democracy Is Getting a Reboot On the Blockchain



Power Ledger trials blockchain-based energy grid and market near Perth

Perth blockchain tech for energy revolution

Blockchain-based Omni Foundation launches ‘Euro-coin’ pair to its USDT digital dollar on Tether

Alibaba’s blockchain embrace: A watershed moment for financial transparency?
HK expected to be at the heart of blockchain

Perth firm claims to have created first Australian blockchain

Expert shortage hampers Japanese financials in blockchain race

WALUBENGO: Blockchain technology could modernize Kenya’s election

Expert shortage hampers Japanese financials in blockchain race

Blockchain to Cause Major Change in Payment Industry, Shows EU Payments Council Poll

Rakuten buys struggling bitcoin startup Bitnet to create a ‘blockchain research lab’

Expert shortage hampers Japanese financials in blockchain race

Force of Will Targets Japan with Blockchain-based Trading Card Game



Steemit Bridges Blockchain and Social Media, But How Does It Work?

A Blockchain Strategy is A Must for Every Corporation

INTERVIEW: Blockchain Warp Speed with Ethereum’s Raiden

Blockchain.info Wallets Pass 100 Million Transactions

Dot Blockchain ready for alpha debut by end of August
Blockchain.info passes 100 million transactions

Bitcoin & Blockchain, Attorneys at Law: One firm’s big switch

Blockchain power trading platform to rival batteries
More Than 500 Blockchain Hackers to Battle for a $50000 Prize

Everdream Soft and Indiesquare Announce Blockchain Gaming Platform Startupticker.ch

Blockchain and bitcoin companies raised $290 million in the last 6 months

How Blockchain Tech Can Help Solve Problems in Charity

Tether and its Partners to Disrupt Conventional Trading On Bitcoin Blockchain

How can Blockchains Improve Access to Health Data?

Hyperledger Tests Open Strategy with First Blockchain Explorer

Overstock’s New Blockchain President to Accelerate ‘Fight Against Wall Street’

Gartner: Blockchain Hits Hype Cycle Peak
Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To Cryptocurrency Initiative

Investments in Blockchain Pass $290 Million in Six Months

Bitcoin & blockchain investment surges to $290m in first half of 2016
Validating peers on blockchain network do not start


Thought Leadership

Why the latest bitcoin hack should make you worried about your money

Ethereum Classic’s Proclamation of Independence from Censorship and Interference
Want to learn about the blockchain?

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

Man Who Introduced Millions to Bitcoin Says Blockchain Is a Bust

Does Blockchain Tech Solve Security Problems or Cause New Ones?

The Second Shift: Blockchain is Back for Even Further Disruption

Blockchain 101 – Developing using Azure Services

The blockchain blockbuster: unlock the benefits for your business

World Economic Forum: Blockchain Is Inevitable Phenomenon, Bitcoin Will Follow?

Blockchain — the future heart of finance?

Blockchain ripe for IoT security and monetization

Blockchain Will Absorb the World of Finance: Richard Olsen

Does digital identity need blockchain technology?

Securing the Blockchain