Thursday, January 18, 2018

Small cap stock explodes on blockchain announcement

Shares of small-cap company Longfin explode after announcement of cryptocurrency acquisition, fueling crypto mania fears. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Vanguard taps Symbiont’s private blockchain for Index Fund Data

The partners say the blockchain technology speeds up data delivery from the index provider, removes the need for manual intervention and lowers risk. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Ookami acquires 18% stake in Brontech

Ookami, which looks to foster the blockchain and security ecosystem, has acquired a strategic stake into big data platform Brontech. Read more: fintech.global

Russia’s biggest bank pilots money transfer on IBM blockchain

Sberbank has piloted the Russian banking industry’s first ever payment transaction over a blockchain.Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

South Korean NH bank joins R3 distributed ledger consortium

South Korea's NongHyup Bank has joined the R3 distributed ledger consortium, saying it will launch a pilot blockchain project. Read more: www.coindesk.com

France goes ahead with trading of unlisted securities

The French government has given the official nod for trading unlisted securities using blockchain technology, Reuters reports. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Global Debt Registry joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance 

Global Debt Registry (GDR) has joined The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). This follows GDRs recent blockchain proof of concept announcement. Read More: www.crowdfundinsider.com

ASX will migrate to blockchain to replace trading old system

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will migrate away from its “CHESS” platform to a system using blockchain. Read More: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Global Debt Registry joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Global Debt Registry (GDR), the asset certainty company, today announced its membership to The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). Read more: www.finextra.com

UBS seeks IP protection for smart contract blockchain validation 

The world’s largest financial services company is looking into creating more secure computer systems. Read More: www.coindesk.com