Poland to use Billon to put banking records on the blockchain

Poland is set to become the world’s first country to put banking records on the blockchain, the Polish Credit Office implementing Billon’s technology. Read More: regtechanalyst.com

Researchers to create ‘moody’s for blockchain’ global rankings

A scientific institution overseen by China has announced that it will produce monthly assessments of blockchain projects. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Facebook goes hard at blockchain

Facebook has formed a team to tackle blockchain initiatives. And it has put the former PayPal President David Marcus in charge of the effort. Read more: bankinnovation.net

Blockchain Space to support Indonesia’s blockchain industry

Based in West Jakarta, Blockchain Space is home to the country's first blockchain industry players association, Read more: e27.co

Russia: ‘blockchain will belong to us’

The government of Russia is making concerted efforts to dominate the fledgling blockchain technology industry. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Usechain aims to develop a self-sovereign identity Blockchain

Usechain planning to be the first-ever Blockchain Ecosystem to achieve self-sovereign identity for individuals and institutions. Read More: regtechanalyst.com

MasterCard files patent for faster blockchain node verification

Furthering its interest in blockchain-based technology, MasterCard has filed a patent for a system designated to increase the speed with which Read more: bitcoinist.com

Saudi Arabia hosts ‘blockchain bootcamp’ with ConsenSys

Saudi Arabia and ConsenSys hosted a smart contract and DApp-focused blockchain ‘bootcamp’ last week. Read more: cointelegraph.com

ANZ, IBM develop blockchain insurance solution in New Zealand

New Zealand’s largest bank ANZ, with tech partner IBM, has successfully developed a blockchain solution that will serve as a ‘single source of truth’ Read more: www.ccn.com

ING is quietly becoming a serious blockchain innovator

Dutch bank ING, which made a splash last year with a modification to zero-knowledge proofs, is adding another innovative wrinkle to privacy in DLT. Read more: www.coindesk.com