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Lightning Labs, Square Creators Push Bitcoin As A Universal Currency
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Lightning Labs, Square Creators Push Bitcoin As A Universal Currency

Elizabeth Stark and Jack Dorsey closed out Consensus 2018 by sharing a broad vision of bitcoin's future but keeping it light on details. Since its first summit in 2015, the sessions at Consensus have shed light on a variety of blockchain use cases, but one goa...
French Minister Urges France to Become Leader in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
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French Minister Urges France to Become Leader in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

The French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire admits he was wrong regarding blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Recently, the powerful minister had a change of heart and is now calling for making France the epicenter for blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. ...
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Client Specification 1.0
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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Client Specification 1.0

Until today, organizations had to create proprietary versions of a permissioned corporate Ethereum implementation. Thanks to the EEA’s new client spec, the global development community can now design their Ethereum solutions via a coordinated, interoperable fo...
Infosys Partners With Private-Sector Banks In India
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Infosys Partners With Private-Sector Banks In India

Infosys has partnered with seven of India’s private-sector banks to improve customer service and increase security through blockchain technology. Infosys, India's global business consulting powerhouse, has partnered with Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Induslnd ...
Deloitte Survey Shows More Businesses Preparing To Roll Out Blockchain Products
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Deloitte Survey Shows More Businesses Preparing To Roll Out Blockchain Products

Deloitte announced some of the findings from its 2018 blockchain survey of companies. The results show increased corporate momentum behind blockchain products. At Consensus 2018 on Tuesday, Deloitte announced findings from its March-April 2018 survey of 1...
BitLicense Woes: What Will It Take To Get Blockchain Ventures Back To New York?
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BitLicense Woes: What Will It Take To Get Blockchain Ventures Back To New York?

The BitLicense Panel at Consensus 2018 was decidedly anti-BitLicense. Back in 2015, the New York Department of Financial Services enacted the BitLicense regulatory framework, which established a strict set of conditions and requirements that companies have to ...
How A Blockchain Startup Hopes To Take The Cannabis Industry Cashless
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How A Blockchain Startup Hopes To Take The Cannabis Industry Cashless

As the cryptocurrency conference Consensus heads into its second day, it’s clear that the buzz around blockchain will only continue to grow. The New York City event is welcoming 8,500 attendees and has raked in at least $17 million in ticket sales. These event...
South Korean Tech Giant Lg to Launch Its Own Blockchain Platform
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South Korean Tech Giant Lg to Launch Its Own Blockchain Platform

In an official press release, LG announced that it will be launching its blockchain-based platform called “Monachain”. It is supposed to have various application across a span of fields such as finance, public, manufacturing, communications, and others. ...
Move Over Ethereum: RSK to Enable Smart Contracts on Bitcoin Blockchain
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Move Over Ethereum: RSK to Enable Smart Contracts on Bitcoin Blockchain

Smart contracts and off-chain computing are coming to the Bitcoin blockchain, thanks to a partnership between RSK and iExec. RSK TO ADD SMART CONTRACT FUNCTIONALITY TO BITCOIN The RSK project — which aims to build Turing-complete smart-contract capab...
How Can Blockchain Benefit The Automotive Industry?
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How Can Blockchain Benefit The Automotive Industry?

A panel discussion during day 1 of Consensus 2018 focused on the potential ramifications – positive and negative – of placing automotive data on a blockchain. The most notable and anticipated advancement in automobile tech is, of course, self-driving ca...