Distributed Ledger Technology

Cboe’s Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup

| Anna Baydakova

Blockchain startup AlphaPoint has hired Kapil Rathi from Cboe Global Markets, the parent of the Chicago Board of Exchange.

IBM and Maersk Struggle to Sign Partners to Shipping Blockchain

| Ian Allison

Since Maersk and IBM launched TradeLens 10 months ago, only one other carrier has joined the network. As those involved admit, that's not enough.

Australian Government Agency Says Blockchain ‘Interesting’ But Hyped

| Yogita Khatri

Australia's Digital Transformation Agency says blockchain is hyped by firms working with the tech and still has better alternatives.

Fidelity’s Blockchain R&D Lead Just Went Full Crypto

| Anna Baydakova

Fidelity Investments' blockchain R&D lead is leaving to join blockchain startup Bloq as its first-ever chief operating officer.

Accenture Tech Now Connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum Blockchains

| Ian Allison

Accenture says its new "interoperability node" can connect the four big enterprise platforms: Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum and Digital Asset.

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ING Bank Launches Zero-Knowledge Tech for Blockchain Privacy

| Ian Allison

ING Bank has continued further down the road of advanced blockchain privacy with the release of its Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM) solution.

Gates Foundation Partners With Former Ripple CTO’s Blockchain Project

| Yogita Khatri

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with Coil, a startup founded by Ripple's former CTO, to provide payment services for the unbanked.

Abu Dhabi, Belgium Ports Collaborate on Blockchain Trade Pilot

| Yogita Khatri

A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with Port of Antwerp for a blockchain pilot aimed to facilitate international trade.

Blockchain Refresh: Why KPMG’s New Strategy Focuses on Customs

| Ian Allison

Big Four consultancy KPMG is expanding its blockchain activities beyond pure financial services work to explore a less-traveled path.

Microsoft Is Pushing New Blockchain ID Products (But There’s Pushback, Too)

| Anna Baydakova and Marc Hochstein

Microsoft is moving to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity from a lofty aspiration into a business line, with two products in the works.