• Ethereum Hyperledger Fabric Multichain flunk security
    Technology

    Report: Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, MultiChain flunk U.S. security standards – Updated

    A damning new report published by the influential Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers found R3’s Corda was the only one of four major blockchains to meet the cryptographic requirements of government agencies

    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.

  • This is for my boyfriend, so don't tell my husband! (Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons).
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    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!”

  • 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).

  • A useful map of Southeast Asia, in case one were to get lost (via Shutterstock).
    Asia & Australia

    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.