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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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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…
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Visa Set to Launch Blockchain-Based Digital Identity System with IBM in Q1 2019

Visa is readying its blockchain-based digital identity system for cross-border payments for launch in the first quarter of 2019, according to a press release published October 21. The system, dubbed Visa B2B Connect, will provide a blockchain-based…
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IBM Awarded Patent for Secure System Based on Blockchain

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently awarded a patent for a blockchain-based secure system to U.S. tech conglomerate IBM, according to a patent filing published on USPTO’s website Tuesday, October 2. As IMB explains in…
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Marsh Confirms IBM Blockchain Insurance Partnership to Include Salesforce

Global insurance brokerage and risk management firm Marsh announced it would extend its partnership with IBM as part of its proof-of-insurance blockchain solution, a press release confirmed Wednesday, September 26. Marsh, which began working…
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IBM Awarded Patent for Autonomous Self-Servicing Devices Within Blockchain-Based IoT System

IBM has won a patent for the autonomous self-servicing of networked devices that form part of its Autonomous Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Telemetry (ADEPT) environment. The patent, first filed in late June 2016, was awarded by the U.S. Patent…
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Stellar XLM Surges 17% Amidst Market Recovery and Increased Adoption

Stellar’s XLM surged 17% on Friday as the overall cryptocurrency markets posted gains, led by XRP, which was up 55% on a 24-hour trading period at the time of writing. The price rise of Stellar comes as the cryptocurrency is seeing increased…
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IBM Patent Eyes Blockchain for Drone Fleet Security

Computing giant and prolific blockchain researcher IBM has applied to patent a system that would use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to address privacy and security concerns associated with the increasing usage of drones in both commercial…
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IBM Introduces ‘World Wire’ Payment System on Stellar Network

IBM has launched a blockchain-based payment system called Blockchain World Wire. According to IBM, the new payment network uses digital currency on Stellar’s blockchain to “clear and settle cross-border payments” in near real time. The…
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US National Insurance Advisory AAIS Introduces IBM Blockchain-Based Reporting Tool

Privately held insurance advisory American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has introduced its blockchain-based insurance database and reporting tool, according to an announcement video posted August 15. The platform, dubbed Insurance…