Citi joined Credit Agricole, Computershare, S2iEM and Deloitte as shareholders in the blockchain-based payment and settlements startup SETL.
The number of blockchain jobs posted this year increased by 207 percent, according to data provided to CoinDesk from Indeed.com.
Blockchain platform Waves is founding a self-regulatory body to set standards for initial coin offerings and the blockchain industry.
A blockchain trial involving 14 insurance companies and 'Big 4' consulting firm Deloitte is aiming to streamline industry dispatches.
More than 26,000 new projects related to blockchain were created on code repository GitHub last year, according to data collected by Deloitte.
Accenture has hired Iliana Oris Valiente as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for its emerging technology group.
Tencent and FedEx are among over a dozen major companies and institutions joining the Canada-based Blockchain Research Institute.
Deloitte and DNV GL, one of the world's largest classification societies, are taking non-financial uses of blockchain tech into uncharted waters.
Major consulting firms are reporting that interest in blockchain is fast expanding beyond distributed ledgers to include more experimental ICOs.
A new special interest group has been formed in India to investigate and promote blockchain technology domestically.