May 4, 2017

New Marketplace Uses Blockchain to Shake up Art Investing

By leveraging blockchain technology, Maecenas aims to democratize access to the art market and lower entry barriers by allowing investors to own shares in pieces of art. Maecenas is a new marketplace for fine art investment that uses blockchain technology to revamp what its founders […]
May 3, 2017

Multimedia Project Raises 750 Bitcoins in Less than 48 hours in an ICO

University of New Mexico student Clay Space raised 750 Bitcoins (over $1 Million at closing) in fewer than 48 hours in an ICO for Back to Earth, the new production company designed to fund a multi-platform storytelling project seeking to engage an audience through film, […]
May 3, 2017

Bitcoin is Up $60 Today And Closing in on $1,500

The price of bitcoin continued recent gains to start today’s trading session, rising $60 in just hours to top $1,460. Overall, the price of bitcoin has gained nearly 5% across global exchanges, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index, to reach its highest value ever […]
April 28, 2017

Japanese Banks Trial Virtual Currency For Funds Transfers

Members of a Japanese bank consortium focused on blockchain are set to test a virtual currency-based funds transfer system. Institutions including Bank of Yokohama, Mizuho Financial Group and Resona Bank are taking part in the new trial, according to a report from Nikkei. The test is […]
April 28, 2017

Bitcoin Price is Within $15 of an All Time High

The final days of April have seen the value of bitcoin make soaring gains in what has been a positive month for the cryptocurrency in a dramatic 2017. On Thursday, bitcoin price reached a high of $1,338 on the Bitstamp Price Index (BPI), $12 away […]
April 27, 2017

Global Banks Join SWIFT for Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Trial Using Hyperledger Tech

SWIFT, the operator of the platform used by the global interbanking system, has revealed details of its blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) trial that sees participation from a number of global banks for real-time cross-border payments. Swift has chosen the Hyperledger Fabric, a product developed by the […]
April 27, 2017

Australian Govt Regulator Inks FinTech Agreement with Indonesia

Australia’s corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), has entered a FinTech cooperation agreement with its Indonesian counterpart in a bid to bolster innovation in the sector. Signed on Friday between the ASIC and Indonesia’s Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) in Melbourne, the agreement […]
April 26, 2017

Political Party To Use Cryptocurrency To Train Candidates For Elections

Russian political party Party of Growth has recently announced the launch of a new Blockchain-based system, called “People of Growth”, and their own cryptocurrency, called “Upcoin”. For the first time, Blockchain technology becomes the organizational basis for a political party. The Party of Growth is […]
April 26, 2017

Bank of England Seeks Startups for DLT Privacy Projects

The UK’s central bank is seeking startups to take part in distributed ledger projects focused on data privacy. In a speech from 12th April and published yesterday, Bank of England governor Mark Carney told attendees of a conference on FinTech that the central bank wants […]
April 26, 2017

Cryptocurrency Market Cap > $30 Billion, an All-Time High

The combined market value of all cryptocurrencies in circulation has pushed beyond the significant milestone of $30 billion for the first time ever, underlining the ever-expanding interest in digital currencies and the blockchain technology. Data from CoinMarketCap reveals bitcoin as the top dog among cryptocurrencies, […]