A consultation paper for the Asian Development Bank proposes a blockchain network to boost efficiency in government procurement systems worldwide.
Singapore's central bank is building relationships to ensure local crypto-focused startups receive domestic banking services.
Blockchain startup Bitwala is working with Berlin-based fintech company solarisBank to launch Germany's first "blockchain bank account."
Fourteen Italian banks say they have successfully completed the first phase of an interbank reconciliation trial utilizing R3's Corda platform.
Ripple's "800-pound gorilla" in the room is whether financial institutions will actually use cryptocurrencies in cross-border payments.
Zebpay, once the largest crypto exchange in India, is halting its trading service at short notice, but stressed its wallet will stay functional.
The Austrian government is planning to use the ethereum blockchain to notarize the auction of a bond worth around $1.3 billion.
A state-owned commercial bank in China has completed the issuance of mortgage-backed securities worth $1.3 billion using a blockchain network.
A Swiss startup launched by several former UBS bankers has raised $104 million in a bid to establish a regulated crypto-friendly bank.
A blockchain payments trial launched by JPMorgan, Australia's ANZ and the Royal Bank of Canada has just gained over 75 new banks as participants.