Week Ending February 3, 2017

Three things to know 

The Central bank of Germany – the Bundesbank – collaborated with Deutsche Borse to develop a Blockchain settlement system.  The prototype was developed using Hyperledger and while it works, there is more work to be done to get it ready for widespread use.  The next stage is to increase the sophistication of the prototype to better compare the Blockchain settlement system with the current settlement system.

Deutsche Bundesbank reveals details of preliminary prototype for blockchain-based settlement

A widely diverse group of companies met to discuss the role of Blockchain in the internet of things (IoT).   Among the participants were Cisco, Foxconn, Skuchain, BNY Mellon, BitSE, Hashed Health, and others. The focus of the newly formed consortium is to “define the scope of implementation and protocol layers across major Blockchain systems”. Blockchain Vendor Efforts Center on IoT in IT Infrastructure

In healthcare, some feel the next twelve months must be spent understanding and developing the real applications for Blockchain.  Not only must real world applications be identified and developed, the business cases for those applications must be developed.  Through our work, we encounter a variety of use cases. Some of these use cases make sense for further development.  This group is further narrowed as the business case is detailed. Next 12 months will be crucial in finding uses for blockchain

Weekly Blockchain

Financial Services

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance forms native assets working group

GameCredits Blockchain Payment Solution Goes Mobile In 2017

Video: Is Blockchain Ideal for Syndicated Loans?

Critical link: Blockchain and others will transform financial advice


Moving Patient Data Is Messy, But Blockchain Is Here to Help

Blockchain and IBM Team Up to Fight Medical Identity Theft

Microsoft and Tierion Collaborate on New Blockchain-Based Attestation and Data Platform

Could Blockchain Support Secure Health Data Exchange?

Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain’s place in the enterprise

Blockchain’s role in connected health data will expand

Is blockchain just another buzzword or can it transform healthcare?

Building the blockchain of success: How cloud is at the heart of it


Report: Thailand’s Industry to Adopt Blockchain Tech by 2018

China Launches Research Institute to Study Bitcoin and Test Blockchain

CBA’s test of government bond using the blockchain, is just that

UAE bank NBAD offers blockchain payments after tie-up with Ripple

Middle East bank claims blockchain first in payments

NBAD adopts Blockchain for remittances

Procivis sets out to replace government services with blockchain alternatives

Switzerland Wants to Open a Sandbox to Attract More Blockchain Startups  


US Federal Reserve Explores the Potential of Blockchain, Lacks Vision

IBM: Blockchain good for government services  

Uses and Applications

Chain Previews New Blockchain Privacy Tech ‘Confidential Assets’

DCG Leads $2m Funding Round in Blockchain Digital Identity Startup

AgriDigital pioneers blockchain use with first farmer-buyer agriculture settlement

Blockchain Fund Launching Crypto ICO for ‘Bloomberg-Like’ Portfolio Management Platform

ICO Roundup 2017 by Cointelegraph: Cashing in On Blockchain Apps’ Mainstream Year

Digital Bridges for Blockchain

Webjet’s Travel Bookings Blockchain Will Move to Pilot in 2017

Travel with blockchain technology

Blockchain Partners Joins TokenMarket to Offer a One-Stop-Shop for ICOs

Blockchain Poker

4 Key Ways Blockchain Could Enhance IoT Security  

Thought Leadership

Azure Content Spotlight – Blockchain Basics

What is blockchain?

Greg Maxwell Breaks Down Blockchain: The ‘Uncontrollable Noun’

Blockchain: Why the Technology Matters

Getting Beyond the Blockchain Hype

Blockchain’s still waiting for its web

Blockchain: Strategic but Still Aspirational

The rise of global digital currencies

THE BLOCKCHAIN REPORT: Why the technology behind Bitcoin is seeing widespread investment …

Top Worldwide VCs and Investors in Bitcoin and Blockchain

7 Industries that Will be Disrupted by Blockchain Technology

Top 10 Mistakes in Enterprise Blockchain Projects

The blockchain brand: hard-coding brand promises

How Blockchain Tech Companies Can Elevate Their Marketing Tactics

Will Blockchain Change the Way Businesses Operate?