Week Ending December 9 2016

Three things to know

The non-profit group Stellar is using Blockchain to develop a network for cross-border remittances in developing countries.  Stellar believes that the global financial infrastructure should function as a utility and be more like the internet.  With that in mind, the company has created a remittance network for developing countries such as Africa, India, and the Philippines.

In healthcare, the software developer Pokitdok announced the five trends that they see most impacting healthcare in 2017.  Number one on the list: Blockchain.  That’s right, in 2017 Blockchain is expected to move from theoretical to production.  Healthcare may have as much as or potentially even more areas that can be improved through Blockchain than even financial services.

In energy, peer-to-peer energy sharing is making headway, as Siemens and LO3 are working together to further develop the new model.  The model is solar-based allows solar users to become producers and develop “microgrids”. Time will tell if the model gains traction. The greater impact might be the potential learning that can potentially be provided to other areas of energy.

Stellar Launches SWIFT-like Blockchain-Backed Money Transfer Network
PokitDok Reveals 5 Healthcare Technology Trends for 2017

NEWS: Energy May be Ripe for the Sharing Economy, Thanks to Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology

Weekly Blockchain

Financial Services

How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Mortgages

The Morning Risk Report: How Blockchain Might Be Used in Compliance

Cliff Moyce: How Blockchain helps achieve more efficient regulatory compliance

Blockchain: redefining the future of real estate?

Her Majesty’s Royal Mint Launches Gold Trading on Blockchain

Blockchain startup R3 expects to close $150M round in first quarter

Why Stock Markets Love Blockchain

BNY Mellon Shakes Up Treasury Unit for Blockchain Focus

Overstock Faces Investor Hurdles Ahead of Blockchain Stock Sale

Blockchain Tracker: Getting into The Real Estate Business

Blockchain Startup Says Its Platform Allows Confidential Trading

Startup addresses financial institutions’ blockchain privacy concerns

Binary future: how blockchain is transforming banking


Betting on Blockchain to Revolutionize Health Care
Blockchain and health care’s future

Can Blockchain Give Healthcare Payers Better Analytical Insight?

Google’s DeepMind Healthcare A.I. Will Use Blockchain

Blockchain Pilots are Nigh

Democracy of sunshine and shared energy puts OPEC on notice

Can Blockchain Gain Traction in Power and Energy Markets?

Microgrid Shares the Power in NYC
Shared Solar Is The Next Big Thing In Energy Industry

On the Grid: Blockchain May Create New Possibilities for Grid Enhancements and EnergyIoT …


P2P Lender Dianrong Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

Will blockchain technology help to solve sub-Saharan Africa’s longstanding challenges?

Bitcoin firm opens blockchain incubator in India
Senegal to Use National Digital Currency Based on Blockchain

Finland’s Central Bank Explores Blockchain Technology

Applications open for South East Asia’s first blockchain incubator Satoshi Studious

Malta Stock Exchange Plans First Blockchain Application, Establishes Own Consortium

Blockchain: Lisk’s Max Kordek tout’s sidechain flexibility for 2017

BoJ Governor emphasizes on need to understand blockchain technology

The Top 10 Blockchain Takeaways from Europe’s Trustech Conference

Formal Launch of MA Blockchain, the Decentralized Global Public Welfare System

New Blockchain Consortium Launched in South Korea

Berlin’s ESMT becomes latest university to accept bitcoins for tuition


Federal Court Gives IRS Green Light to Collect Information on Coinbase Customers

US Federal Reserve Publishes Paper on Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology
Illinois Seeks ‘Light Touch’ Blockchain Regulation With New Roadmap

Uses and Applications

Blockchain Company Seeks First In-House Lawyer in Developing Space

Smart Contract Security: How to Never Break the Blockchain

Anthony Akentiev: A first look at R3 Corda

Will Charlie Shrem Put Prisons on a Blockchain?

Top tech stats: FinTech M&A activity, blockchain and property investment & more

Evolution of Kadena, the First Real Private Blockchain

Startup Talk: The Impact of Blockchain On Voting W/ CEO& Founder, Voatz

Supermarkets, pig farmers and cotton traders turn to blockchain

How blockchain can help fight cyberattacks

How election recounts could be obsolete using the blockchain

Thought Leadership

12 Reasons Your Business Needs the Blockchain
Move Over Uber: Blockchain Technology Can Enable Real, Sustainable Sharing Economy

Symbiont’s Lisa Yin Brings “Deep Understanding” of Cryptography Techniques to Blockchain

Blockchain Projects Will Pay Off – 10 Years from Now

Widespread blockchain implementation clouded by costs

Is Your Reputation Safe on the Blockchain?
Intel is Winning Over Blockchain Critics By Reimagining Bitcoin’s DNA

“Disruptors like Blockchain are Re-writing the Business Rule Book”

Will 2017 Be the Year Blockchain Goes Mainstream?

Why Legal Marketing Technologists Need to Learn About Blockchain

Will 2017 Be the Year Blockchain Goes Mainstream?
Blockchain And Its New Rainmakers

What Happened to the Financial Blockchain Revolution

Toward Metropolis: After Blockchain Repairs, Ethereum Looks Ahead

The Frontier of Blockchain Adoption Will Be…Bitcoin Circa 2010

While Circle Pivots Away from Bitcoin, Blockchain Doubles Down on the Digital Currency

Beyond Bitcoin: Circle Pivots to Next-Gen Blockchain-Enabled Social Payments

Blockchain vs Fiat: A Confrontation of Ages