More than 50 Banks, Companies Test Trade Finance App Developed with R3’s Corda Blockchain

Standard Chartered, ABN Amro, ING, and roughly 50 additional banks and firms have joined in the trial of a trade finance application Voltron.

Argo Blockchain Adds 1,000 Bitmain Z11 Miners, Expects to Break Even in Q2

New batch of 1,000 Bitmain Z11 miners was brought to production last week and directors anticipate margins to increase as an effect.

Thai Central Bank Develops Blockchain-Based Prototype for Crypto Project

The Bank of Thailand has taken a step forward to its digital currency project by developing a blockchain-based prototype solution.

Starbucks Eyes Blockchain for Tracking Beans from “Farm to Cup”

Starbucks will leverage the blockchain technology to track beans from “farm to cup.”

DUST Identity Offers Blockchain-Powered Object Tagging Service Using Nanodiamonds

The company's coating service adds a "fingerprint" keyed specifically to the object it coats, acting as a unique identifier when the object is placed under a scanner.

PepsiCo’s Project Proton Brings 28% Improvement in Supply Chain Efficiency

PepsiCo has finished a blockchain trial that resulted in a 28 percent improvement in supply chain efficiency.

FCC Considers Blockchain for Managing Wireless Spectrums

The Federal Communications Commission might utilize the blockchain to better manage scarce wireless spectrums.

Quorum Now Azure Blockchain Service’s Preferred Blockchain

JPMorgan is partnering with Microsoft to promote its Quorum blockchain on the latter’s Azure platform.

Code for Ethereum 2.0’s PoS Algorithm to be Finalized Soon

Ethereum’s highly anticipated proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm, Casper, is getting closer to full implementation, with the algorithm’s code set to be finalized next month.

Qtum Brings Free Blockchain Devkit to Google Cloud Platform

The toolkit comes with Qtum Core, a Solidity Compiler, Qmix IDE, Solar (smart contracts deployment tool), and Qt-dev libraries as well as all other libraries and tools for creating dApps.

Central Banks of Canada and Singapore Settle Cross-Border Payments Using Blockchain Tech

The Bank of Canada (BoC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have finished testing cross-border payments utilizing blockchain technology and central bank digital currencies.

Five Banks Allow Customers to Verify Their Identities Using Blockchain Tech

Five Canadian banks now allow users to verify their identities digitally in a “privacy-enhanced and secure way” utilizing blockchain technology.

CEO: London Stock Exchange Waiting for “Interesting” Blockchain Application

The CEO of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) said that the exchange is going for the wait-and-see approach in dealing with blockchain.

Diamond Standard Issues Gem-Backed Token

Diamond Standard introduces a blockchain-based, gem-backed token.

Blockchain Tech, Crypto Take Center Stage at DTCC Fintech Symposium

DTCC CEO says we're still just barely scratching the surface of what the tech can do.