Biggest Crypto Exchanges Push for Global Presence

2020-06-12

Cryptocurrency exchanges have an important role in driving adoption around the world, but even the biggest operations face significant challenges when trying to expand their services. The advent of Bitcoin (BTC) and the subsequent development and launch of numerous other cryptocurrencies have changed the way people look at transacting acrossRead More →

Cardano’s IOHK and Global Blockchain Business Council Join Hyperledger

2020-06-12

Eight new members have joined Hyperledger, including several firms targeting tokenization initiatives. Hyperledger is a consortium of firms working on open-source enterprise solutions using distributed ledger technologies (DLT). Launched in December 2015 by the Linux Foundation, the project has since received contributions from IBM, Intel, and other leading tech firmsRead More →

Global Index Fund Manager Successfully Trials Blockchain Securities

2020-06-11

Vanguard, the world’s second-largest index fund manager, has announced the successful completion of the first phase of its blockchain pilot trialing the digitization of asset-backed securities (ABS). The pilot has seen Vanguard partner with a large U.S.-based ABS provider, distributed ledger technology provider Symbiont, and financial institutions BNY Mellon andRead More →

Scientist who simulated the global impact of a coronavirus outbreak says ‘the cat’s already out of the bag’ and calls China’s efforts to contain the disease ‘unlikely to be effective’

2020-01-25

‘Probably, the cat’s already out of the bag.’ Eric Toner, M.D. Scientist and scholar Eric Toner, quoted above in an excerpt from a Friday interview with the business-news channel CNBC, explained that China’s efforts to contain the current outbreak of a fast-moving upper-respiratory illness are “unlikely to be effective.” TheRead More →

Asian markets rise amid lull in global tensions

2020-01-06

Asian markets gained in early trading Tuesday as Middle East tensions remained high, but at least didn’t rise any higher. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday said U.S. troops are not planning on pulling out of Iraq, despite the release of a draft letter than suggested as much, andRead More →