Blockchain Slump? Banks May Be Fatigued But Insurers Are Pumped

Progress reports on blockchain projects in the banking and insurance sectors offered an illuminating comparison at the Blockchain Expo in London Thursday.   While bankers came across as browbeaten and anxious, their cousins in insurance were anything but. Indeed, the tone for

Blockchain Is About to Revolutionize the Shipping Industry

Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback to 19th

Blockchain-Friendly Malta Attracts Another Blockchain Company

Blockchain-Friendly Malta Attracts Another Blockchain Company More Blockchain-based, equity fundraising platform Neufund, whose technology allows tokenization of shares and fundraising on the blockchain, is announcing that it will establish a strong presence in Malta and support Malta’s rapidly expanding blockchain ecosystem. Neufund,

SEC issues subpoena to cryptocurrency company Riot Blockchain

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a subpoena to Riot Blockchain, the cryptocurrency company whose stock skyrocketed after changing its name, the company said on Tuesday. Riot’s annual 10K report disclosed that it had received the SEC subpoena on April 9

NASA Researches Ethereum Blockchain Tech for Deep Space Exploration

A research project funded and co-run by NASA is looking to leverage the Ethereum blockchain’s smart contracts technology to automate spacecraft maneuvering while avoiding space debris. In developments that could potentially have significant implications for deep space probes, NASA is putting resources

Blockchain cryptocurrency wallet hires top Goldman Sachs exec

Blockchain, a cryptocurrency wallet service, has hired a former Goldman Sachs executive to help boost its presence with institutional clients. Breanne Madigan joined the firm this month, Blockchain announced Tuesday. She will take up the role as head of institutional sales and

Blockchain to disrupt Swiss hold on global bank system, Moody’s says

The blockchain technology underlying bitcoin could hurt Swiss banks the most, according to Moody’s Investors Service. “While making cross-border transactions faster and less expensive would be credit positive for banks, these efficiencies could also compress their fees and commissions, a credit negative,”