• Congress
    United States

    Eyeing the future, US Congress moves to define ‘blockchain’ and ‘cryptocurrency’

    Senate action on Blockchain Promotion Act seen as vital to growth

    The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted to approve the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019 on July 12, giving the Commerce Department one year to come up with “a recommended definition of the distributed ledger technology commonly known as ‘’blockchain technology.’”

  • If SWIFT had a storefront in Ukraine, this would be their shingle (via Shutterstock).
    Ripple,  Technology

    Money transmitter SWIFT adds cryptocurrency capability with R3’s Corda

    The current bank transaction intermediary is playing catch-up with the speed, but not cost, of blockchain

    Bank transaction intermediary SWIFT announced on June 24 that if its current proof-of-concept test is successful, it will incorporate R3’s Corda enterprise distributed ledger technology (DLT) into its new high-speed payment confirmation platform, Global Payments Innovation (gpi).

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    Technology

    Deloitte: Blockchain adoption growing fast in the supply chain industry

    Report says blockchain technology use will grow more than 600% in five years

    While blockchain technology has only just begun to gain a foothold in the supply chain management industry it will surge dramatically over the next decade, according to a new survey by logistics and supply chain association MHI and consulting firm Deloitte.

  • TOP GUN: Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse at an 80s themed holiday party. (Modern Consensus)
    Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators,  Ripple,  XRP

    Ripple’s xRapid ‘Goes Live’ at SWELL

    Four partners confirmed as superfans delight over prospects for XRP

    The idea of transferring value from one place to another was forever changed by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, which led to the introduction of distributed ledger technology (DLT), or blockchain, and the first ever Bitcoin. Originally intended to be used outside the purview of banks—notably in the case of Bitcoin—Ripple has instead embraced the idea that banks and other financial institutions provide one of the largest potential use-cases for DLT. Ripple’s vision has been to “rewire the global financial infrastructure to dramatically improve the costs, speed, and certainty of how transactions flow,” according to CEO Brad Garlinghouse in a video published by Ripple in March of 2018. Garlinghouse…