Ireland’s ‘Big Four’ Banks to Trial Domestic Payments Over Emerald Blockchain

Ireland’s ‘Big Four’ Banks to Trial Domestic Payments Over Emerald Blockchain   Two of Ireland’s colloquial ‘big four’ banks are part of a group established to pilot domestic payments over an Ethereum-based blockchain in Ireland. Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), Allied Irish Banks (AIB), personal financial services firm…

Webjet Ethereum Pilot Targets Hotel Industry’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

Webjet Ethereum Pilot Targets Hotel Industry’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’   Publicly traded online travel service Webjet is in the final stages of turning an internal blockchain pilot into a finished product. Designed to track the inventory of hotel rooms around the world using a private version of the ethereum blockchain, the app was built using Microsoft Azure’s blockchain-as-a-service…

Ethereum’s Double-Edged Sword: Will a Rising Price Hurt Users?

Ethereum’s Double-Edged Sword: Will a Rising Price Hurt Users?   Ethereum supporters have every reason to be elated. Not only has the value of the platform’s ether tokens jumped by about 900% since the start of the year, but the public blockchain has recently attracted attention from banks and tech behemoths. And while ethereum supporters have long argued that the global…