Abra founder Bill Barhydt now envisions that bitcoin micropayments and smart contracts, combined with IoT, can underpin a new type of consumer credit.
While it sees potential for distributed ledgers in supporting its mission, the Gates Foundation also notes limitations to the technology.
New patent filings from American Express suggest the credit card provider is looking at blockchain as part of a consumer rewards system.
As bitcoin heads toward a controversial fork this November, debate is breaking out about how wallet users – and their money – might be impacted.
Credit card giant Mastercard has opened access to its blockchain APIs, indicating it wants to focus on business-to-business and cross-border payments.
The CEO of Microsoft believes blockchain can have "massive implications," a comment that helped close Swift's annual Sibos conference this year.
No one won the game of trolls, but competition between Swift, Ripple and Stellar is still fierce, even though it might be too early for fists.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee encouraged the blockchain space to think about the unintended consequences of its actions in a talk at Ripple's Swell conference.
The developer of zcash has announced the first integration of its zero-knowledge privacy tech into JPMorgan's enterprise grade Quorum blockchain.
An upstart financial conference yesterday saw discussion of digital assets – though so-called "unregulated" cryptocurrencies were the butt of…