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Business Models Should Be ‘Re-Imaged’ for Blockchain, Says Barclays Rep

A Intrapreneur from financial services giant Barclays has expressed the idea that blockchains should be built with regulatory compliance in mind, tech news website The Next Web (TNW) reported Dec. 14. Speaking...

Major Spanish Bank BBVA Closes €150 Mln Loan With Porsche Holding Using Blockchain

Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has closed a €150 million loan using blockchain technology with Porsche Holding, the largest car distributor in Europe. The news was reported...

Bitcoin Beats Google Trends in 2018 as Internet Users Seek to Know ‘What It...

Google data shows ‘What is Bitcoin?’ was the most popular search question in the United States and United Kingdom for 2018, showing Bitcoin (BTC) has topped public consciousness online this year. Capping...

South Korean Internet Giant Kakao Invests in Blockchain Startup Orbs

South Korea’s largest messaging app operator Kakao has invested in Orbs, an Israeli blockchain startup, Reuters reports Dec. 13. The report states that Orbs did not disclose the size of the investment....

Major Ethereum Software Client Upgrades in Preparation for Constantinople Hard Fork

The Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople upgrade appears to be proceeding as planned, as a widely used Ethereum software client has published new code that includes a Constantinople activation time on GitHub on...

SEC Chairman Expresses ‘Optimism’ About DLT Investment Opportunities in Senate Testimony

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton has said this week that he is “optimistic” that developments in distributed ledger technology (DLT) can “help facilitate capital formation.” Speaking as...

State Farm Tests Blockchain Solution to Speed Up Auto Insurance Claims

U.S.-based insurance company State Farm is testing a blockchain-based solution to speed up the subrogation process for auto claims, according to an announcement published Dec. 10. State Farm is a large group...

Over-the-Counter Trading as the Latest Battleground to Secure Institutional Investment

With the increasing trend for major financial institutions to invest in Bitcoin, United States crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase announced the launch of over-the-counter (OTC) trading for institutional customers on...

Two US Bills Focus on Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation and Improving Regulations

Two new bills focusing on cryptocurrency market manipulation aim to “position the United States to be a leader in the cryptocurrency industry,” their sponsors claimed Dec. 6. The bills, dubbed “The Virtual...

Major Coins Show Poor Performance, With Ethereum Dipping Below $100

Thursday, Dec. 6: Cryptocurrency markets have continued yesterday’s losses, with just two of the top twenty coins seeing any gains, according to Coin360.Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down 3.13 percent...