A bombshell report has warned three major blockchain networks fail to fully comply with the U.S. government’s cryptographic standards, potentially banning them from use in federal blockchain projects. For R3's Corda, it's a big boost.
Rationing Privacy: ECB suggests digital currency ‘anonymity vouchers’
An EU-issued central bank digital currency could provide an allowance of tokens good for keeping Big Brother from looking at your spending
Planning to score some cocaine before meeting your girlfriend at a hotel? Neither the cops nor your wife will be any the wiser if you use some of the “anonymity vouchers” Europe’s central bank just proposed building into an e-euro. It’s kind of like trying to sneak across a room unseen by screaming, “nobody look at me!”
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).
Central banks across Southeast Asia are embracing blockchain
Serving the unbanked and leapfrogging inefficient interbank and international settlement systems are a major focus
Financial authorities across Southeast Asia are embracing blockchain technology and digital currencies as a way of helping the poor get better access to banking services that can help lift them out of poverty, as well as speeding and improving interbank payments and cross-border settlements.