Use Cases & Verticals

Fidelity Digital Assets Opens to All Qualified Investors

| David Pan

Fidelity Digital Asset Services is rolling out its custody and trading platform to all qualified clients, after initially expecting it to launch in…

Digital Securities Exchange Taps R3’s Blockchain for Post-Trade Activities

| William Foxley

U.K.-based Archax has inked a deal to use R3's Corda Enterprise to handle post-trade processes for its digital securities exchange.

Cambodia’s Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross-Border Payments

| Danny Nelson

Cambodia’s Central Bank wants to slash the cost of cross-border payments and is studying how its Bakong digital wallet might help.

Huobi Plans to Open Fiat Gateway with Lira-Tether Pairing in Turkey

| David Pan

Global crypto exchange Huobi plans to roll out a fiat gateway in Turkey that could increase access to more than 250 cryptocurrencies for local…

Libra Shows Central Banks’ Failure on Cross-Border Payments: Riksbank

| Ian Allison

A senior economist at Sweden's Riksbank says central banks need to "keep up" with cryptocurrency advancements like Libra and XRP.

France’s Le Maire Attacks Facebook’s ‘Political’ Ambitions With Libra

| William Foxley

The French finance minister has said Libra is an "unacceptable" challenge to state sovereignty and suggested political motives behind the project.

Blockchain-Shy Bank of America Quietly Pilots Ripple Technology

| Nathan DiCamillo

Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. bank, has discreetly tested out Ripple’s distributed ledger technology – and may be planning to do more…

Shellfish Plant Is Putting Scallops on IBM’s Food Tracking Blockchain

| Nathan DiCamillo

The system records the weight and location of the scallops as they are taken from the ocean and tracks them across the supply chain.

Bermuda Starts Development of a Blockchain-Based National ID System

| William Foxley

The Atlantic island is rolling out the first phase of a national digital identification system built on blockchain tech.

eToro Launches Crypto Portfolio Weighted by Twitter Mentions

| Danny Nelson

With an AI system trawling 850,000,000 tweets a day, the eToro product calibrates an optimal coin portfolio based on Crypto Twitter sentiment.