IBM has been settling real cross-border payments in the South Pacific on a blockchain using Stellar's Lumen cryptocurrency.
Japanese IT giant Fujitsu and three major banks have announced plans to pilot a peer-to-peer money transfer system built with blockchain technology.
Switzerland's Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has announced that it will accept bitcoin as payment for student expenses.
Blockchain startup Circle has revealed a new inter-wallet settlement system called CENTRE, aimed at connecting the world's digital payment services.
A conference in Dublin yesterday united representatives of major financial firms and regulators in discussions over blockchain's way forward.
Is bitcoin more of a payment mechanism or an investment asset? A recent trial by a supermarket chain could shed light on the debate.
A new patent application from Mastercard indicates that the payments giant may be looking to integrate blockchain into its payments infrastructure.
Germany's central bank has published a new blockchain research paper.
A look at bitcoin's scaling debate and what the history of money can teach us about the best path forward for protocol development.