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Microsoft Releases Cloud-Based Azure Blockchain Development Kit

American software corporation Microsoft has released a serverless blockchain-powered Azure development kit, according to an announcement published Nov. 15. The new product dubbed the “Azure Blockchain Development Kit” purportedly improves…
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Regulatory Clarity Will Drive Crypto, Blockchain Adoption

TwitterFacebookLinkedIn Commenting on the importance of regulation in the technology sector, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, said that introducing regulations will lead to blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption. Garlinghouse made these remarks…
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Blockchain Wunderkinds Headline Forbes 30-Under-30 List

TwitterFacebookLinkedIn The blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem is well represented in this year’s Forbes 30-Under-30 list, with four young founders and CEOs aged between 25 and 28 featured for their work on crypto finance, blockchain…
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Fusion Whisky and Adelphi Distillery Launch Whisky on the Blockchain

Fusion Whisky and the Adelphi Distillery have announced the launch of The Winter Queen – their latest product to use blockchain technology to track its provenance. The Winter Queen Marries 17th Century Royalty with 21st Century Tech It…
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Another Warning From China’s Central Bank on Cryptocurrency Risks

Very few positive stories come out of China with cryptocurrency in the headlines. This one is no different as the central bank has continued with its rhetoric over the risks of dealing with digital currencies. Same Old Story; Crypto Bad, Blockchain…
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US Regulator Wants to Adopt Blockchain to Maintain Pace with Market Manipulators

The chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has said that he wants to adopt blockchain to “keep pace with those who attempt to defraud, distort, or manipulate” financial markets. CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Envisions…
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15 Banks to Test DTCC’s Market Infrastructure Using Blockchain

Post-trade market infrastructure giant DTCC has initiated the testing phase to re-platform its credit derivatives on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cloud. The trial will include the participation of 15 of the world’s largest global…
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Bitfury Raises $80 Million from Korelya, Macquarie, Mike Novogratz

Blockchain technology company, Bitfury, has raised $80 million from a number of global institutional and corporate investors. Led by Korelya Capital, the private placement was joined by Macquarie Capital, Asian financial institution Dentsu…
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Expert Says EOS isn’t a Blockchain — Just a Distributed Database

TwitterFacebookLinkedIn Blockchain testing and research company Whiteblock Inc. has released a damning verdict on EOS, describing it as a “distributed homogeneous database” masquerading as a blockchain. In a report titled “EOS: An Architectural,…
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Azerbaijan Wants to Adopt Blockchain on Ministry of Justice Databases

Azerbaijan is joining the list of governments adopting distributed ledger technology to promote efficiencies. Osman Gunduz, Chair of the Azerbaijani Internet Forum (AMF), announced the country will start using blockchain on the information…