The Bank of England will redesign its Real Time Gross Settlement system, which will allow private businesses and platforms to connect to the bank through distributed ledger technology.
The IMF message is clear: Fiat banks and financial institutions need to open their eyes and deal with cryptocurrency.
Intel has filed a patent for a system that would make transaction verification on a distributed ledger automatic, negating the necessity of paying miners for the service.
Centrica has begun trialing blockchains using distributed ledger technology to enhance the company’s Local Energy Market under its Exergy program.
IOTA, a distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency designed for the Internet of Things, is repeatedly in the news, and lately there have been a number of online harassment allegations against the group.
Diginex, a multinational crypto-asset investment services firm, has sold 51% of the company’s stake in the cryptocurrency and mining field to another Hong Kong-based firm, Madison Group Holdings.
BBVA used a private blockchain to conduct a €75-million ($91.4 million) loan from start to finish. In doing so, it has now become the first global bank to enlist the technology in a loan operation.
Google's blockchain-based distributed ledger will be used to secure customer data, as well as to allow third-party companies to be able to submit and verify transactions.
Blockchain forms part of the wider Distributed Ledger Technology and has so far not been regulated by any institution around the world.
R3 has announced the launch of its flagship Corda platform, which has gone live today on the Amazon Web Services marketplace.