Use Cases & Verticals

It Took 18 Months, But This Blockchain Securities Firm Got the Nod From FINRA

| Nathan DiCamillo

FINRA has approved iownit as a broker-dealer, clearing the firm to offer digital securities on a private Hyperledger blockchain.

Facebook Isn’t Behind the First Incubator for Libra Crypto Developers

| Leigh Cuen

With $125,000 committed to a virtual bootcamp in November, Libracamp is incubating development on Facebook's Libra testnet.

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Bank of America Seeks to Patent Crypto Wallet That Works Like Valet Car Key

| Nathan DiCamillo

Bank of America is seeking to patent security tech for digital currency wallets that gives different users different levels of access to stored funds.

BitGo Hires Sales Chief from Crypto Custody Rival Xapo

| William Foxley

Pete Najarian previously worked for bitcoin service provider Xapo as senior vice president of institutions.

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Silvergate Bank Eyes Crypto-Backed Loans for Institutions

| Anna Baydakova

Silvergate Bank, one of the cryptocurrency industry's few go-to financial service providers, is planning to become a crypto lender.

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Early Investors in Telegram Crypto See 400% Returns – But Buyers Risk It All

| Anna Baydakova

Telegram forbade investors from selling their gram tokens before launch. Yet the secondary market for grams is lively – and rife with risk.

This ICO Startup Didn’t Die During Crypto Winter. It Has DAI to Thank

| Leigh Cuen

The London-based Monolith just added DAI to its crypto debit card product. But the startup itself has long used DAI to manage its treasury.

These Bitcoin Users Want DAI and DeFi – Here’s How They Plan to Get It

| Leigh Cuen

The Cross-Chain Working Group project will (almost) enable bitcoin transactions on ethereum, opening up a new world of interacting smart contracts.

Moscow Blockchain Voting System ‘Completely Insecure,’ Says Researcher

| Daniel Palmer

A blockchain system that will soon be used to allow Moscow residents to vote in elections is currently easy to hack, according to a researcher.

ASX DLT System ‘On Track,’ Says Annual Report

| Daniel Palmer

The Australian Securities Exchange has released its 2019 financial report, offering insight into its upcoming distributed ledger settlement system.