BNY Mellon hosted a blockchain discussion event at its Jersey City, New Jersey, campus earlier this week.
Ripple, a provider of financial settlement solutions, and SBI Holdings, Inc., a financial services company, have partnered in launching a new company, SBI Ripple Asia, to serve China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and ASEAN countries. SBI Ripple Asia will establish a sales and engineering group to sell and install its enterprise solutions for cross-border payments at banks. […]
First Bitcoin Capital Corp., which bills itself as the first vertically-integrated, publicly-traded bitcoin entity, has signed an evaluation agreement with Emercoin International Development Group to provide distributed blockchain services for business and personal use. First Bitcoin Capital Corp. is a Vancouver, Canada-based mining company holding concessions in gold in Venezuela and is working on a […]
SBI Holdings, the financial services business division of Japan’s SBI Group, has announced it is creating a new company with Ripple.
A draft bill that would ban “money surrogates” was submitted to the Russian Parliament last month. But what might it mean for digital currencies?
Consensus and governance have been two main topics of conversation in the Bitcoin community over the past year. While making changes to Bitcoin Core may seem trivial to some, the politics associated with certain proposals have caused major issues for the development process. Bitcoin Developer and Ciphrex CEO Eric Lombrozo gave a talk that mainly […]
BTCC, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges by market share, has recently reported unusually high transaction volume following the recent slump in values of global stock and commodities. “The trading volumes we saw over the past few days are not the highest we have seen since 2011, but we expect greater trading volumes in […]
The ongoing block size dispute has catapulted to the center of attention again. One of the most talked-about developments is Segregated Witness, of which a public testnet iteration was launched last week. The innovation as recently proposed by Blockstream co-founder and Bitcoin Core developer Dr. Pieter Wuille is the centerpiece of a scalability “roadmap” set […]
Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital has announced the closure of its second fund used for investments in bitcoin- and blockchain-companies after fundraising $13 million in total. Blockchain Capital, a venture capital firm that set the precedent as the first investment fund for the digital currency industry has sealed its second startup fund for $13 million. […]
The former CEO of bitcoin gift card service Gyft, has announced that his latest startup venture, Civic, has received $2.75m in funding.