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Deutsche Boerse, Swisscom Settle Securities with Corda and Hyperledger

News German securities marketplace Deutsche Boerse and Swiss state-run telecom Swisscom have settled securities transactions using different blockchain protocols. In a joint proof-of-concept (PoC) involving a number of banks, the participants exchanged money in the form of cash tokens against toke..

Lithuania’s Central Bank Considering IBM for Its LBChain DLT Platform

News Lithuania’s central bank, Bank of Lithuania, has selected technology behemoth IBM and IT services firm Tieto as the finalists contending to develop its blockchain platform. Financial technology news outlet FintechFutures reported on the contest’s developments on Oct. 23. Per the report, both ..

Raiffeisen Among 18 Banks in First Global Tokenized Collateral Trial

News Twenty-eight organizations including Raiffeisen and 17 other banks have participated in the successful completion of the Ivno Global Tokenized Collateral Trial. This is the first global token trial on the R3 Corda platform, hosted on Microsoft Azure, as reported on Oct. 17. Efficiencies in to..

Italian Banks Successfully Test Data Reconciliation Via Blockchain

News The Italian Banking Association (ABI) successfully processed the reconciliation data of an entire year of local banking activity on a blockchain platform. The association announced the successful test of the Spunta Project’s system in a press release published on Oct. 12. The successful test ..

Next Mastercard Blockchain Move? A Payments Platform with R3

Mainstream payments titan Mastercard continues to make notable forays into the blockchain space. The latest embrace was announced on September 11th, when the company unveiled it had entered into a strategic partnership with the enterprise blockchain consortium R3, the backers of the open-source Cor..

Fintech Firm Partners With R3 to Develop Shariah-Compliant Market Platform

News Dubai-based fintech company Wethaq has entered into a strategic partnership with enterprise software firm R3, in order to create a platform for issuing and trading sukuk securities based on R3’s Corda offering. A platform for Islamic securitiesAccording to a press release on Aug. 28, Wethaq’..

India’s Kerala Blockchain Academy Partners with R3 for Dev Education

News The Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA), a government initiative under the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, is now a general partner of R3. Local news outlet The Economic Times reported on Aug. 27 that New York-based enterprise blockchain firm R3 chose the KBA as a gener..

R3 Plagued by Internal Conflicts Over Corda, Sources Claim

News The development of R3’s enterprise blockchain platform Corda is being plagued by fundamental disagreements over its core vision, causing frustration and delay. The claim was made in a report from FT Alphaville on Aug. 22, citing numerous insider sources. “Corda maximalists” versus interoperab..

Commerzbank Makes Milestone Blockchain Trade With Logistics Provider

News Commerzbank and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) have completed another milestone trade on the Marco Polo platform. As reported Aug. 15, on this occasion, logistics provider Logwin AG was integrated into the digital process chain, digitally and in real time. Same same but differentAs with ..

Truffle Announces Upcoming Dev Support for Corda, Hyperledger Fabric, Tezos

News Blockchain development company Truffle has unveiled plans to expand its fully managed developer suite to include support for the blockchain protocols Corda, Hyperledger Fabric and Tezos. Truffle founder and CEO Tim Coulter announced the company’s plans at TruffleCon 2019 — Truffle’s annual de..

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