Blockchain Could Make Financial Markets and Services Faster: German Central Bank President

Blockchain Could Make Financial Markets and Services Faster: German Central Bank President The digitization of financial services could see notable benefits from innovations like blockchain technology, according to the president of Germany’s central bank. Dr. Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank was speaking at a G20 conference yesterday with a focus on international finance…

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Don Tapscott Announces International Blockchain Research Institute

Don Tapscott Announces International Blockchain Research Institute The government of Canada, in partnership with other government bodies and private sector companies, is establishing a Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto to bring together the top minds in public and private sector research to build blockchain-based economies around the world. Like the early days of the internet…

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4 Ways Blockchain Can Disrupt Civic Traditions

4 Ways Blockchain Can Disrupt Civic Traditions Ravi Kumar S is a president and the deputy chief operating officer at Infosys, a role in which he leads the firm’s global delivery organization across all industry segments. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, he discusses his company’s big-picture vision for the non-monetary applications of blockchain technology. Blockchain’s ability to…

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The Trump Administration is Buying Into Blockchain Tech

The Trump Administration is Buying Into Blockchain Tech High-level US regulators and officials spoke out in favor of expanding the adoption of blockchain technology across government and the private sector at the DC Blockchain Summit, held this week in the nation’s capital. There, representatives from the Trump administration, Congress and executive branch agencies acknowledged the…

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US Treasury Bureau Issues Guidelines for Fintech Bank Charters

US Treasury Bureau Issues Guidelines for Fintech Bank Charters The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has released additional detail on evaluating national bank charter applications from Fintech or financial technology companies that engage in banking. The OCC believes making special purpose national bank…

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Bitcoin Tracker: Crypto-Roller Coaster

Bitcoin Tracker: Crypto-Roller Coaster It has been another wild ride of a week for bitcoin in the wake of the SEC ruling. At the tail end of last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled the proposed Winklevoss bitcoin ETF a no-go by nixing a proposed rule change that would have led to the fund…

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Illinois First Regulator to Join “Distributed Ledger” R3 Consortium

Illinois First Regulator to Join “Distributed Ledger” R3 Consortium Illinois has become the first regulatory jurisdiction to join the R3 Consortium, a global conglomerate of banks and partners aimed at Blockchain-related research. The US state’s regulator, The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, said the move would “provide the support necessary to ensure the…

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