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Posts Tagged: Finance
Banking Giant Mizuho Invests in Japan’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange

Japan's largest bitcoin exchange by volume has announced a new round of fundraising.   In a press release today, Tokyo-based Bitflyer revealed it had raised new capital from financial firms including Sumitomo Mitsui, Mizuho Financial Group and Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. A report by Japan-based news source Nikkei[...]

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Jun 06, 2016
Blockchain for Mortgages: Compelling, But Premature?

If there’s an industry that cries out for the efficiencies and data integrity that blockchain tech promises, it’s undoubtedly the US residential mortgage business. First off, there’s the size of the business. At last count, according to the Federal Reserve, there were about $10tn-worth of residential mortgages outstanding,[…]

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May 04, 2016
Bitstamp to Launch New Ripple Trading Pairs

Bitstamp is launching new markets for Ripple’s XRP digital asset. The launch, set for 17th January, will see the exchange offer trading pairs for USD/XRP and EUR/XRP. The company already serves as a Ripple gateway (where money enters or leaves the network) and hosts a bitcoin-denominated market for[…]

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May 03, 2016
National Science Foundation to Fund Blockchain Security Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking to fund research into how technologies like blockchain can improve the resiliency of cyber-infrastructure. According to a grant proposal solicitation initially released last year and updated at the start of 2017, the NSF is looking to fund research to the tune[…]

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Apr 01, 2016
Toward Better Security and Governance With Blockchain

Valery Vavilov is the CEO and founder of Bitfury Group, a leading blockchain company that delivers software, hardware, mining and consulting solutions focused on the technology.  In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, Vavilov discusses his vision for the future of blockchain technology, and why he believes it will[…]

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