Secco is a 'blockchain-inspired' challenger bank aiming to disrupt the sector "from the outside in".
Blockchain technology could potentially transform payments, says a new report by American multinational banking corporation BNY Mellon.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is experimenting with its own in-house cryptocurrency, says the bank's technology chief.
The Nomura Research Institute will study blockchain technology to assess its use in the securities sector.
US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said the popularity of bitcoin doesn't relate to the public's perception of its monetary policy.
This week's headlines have mostly been about banks' love for blockchain, sparked by R3CEV's announcement that 13 new banks had joined its project.
SEB, a Stockholm-based financial services firm with 1.7bn SEK ($202m) in assets under management, discusses the potential of blockchain tech.
The head of innovation at ABN Amro has said the Dutch state-owned bank wants to stay away from bitcoin.
Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group has announced it intends to invest $50m in blockchain technology to improve its product lines.
Thirteen additional major investment banks including Citi, HSBC and Bank of America Chase have partnered with distributed ledger startup R3CEV.