• Standard Chartered offers crypto custody
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Standard Chartered offers crypto custody

    The London-based global bank has teamed up with Northern Trust to hold five cryptocurrencies for institutional customers

    Zodia’s launch is expected next year, pending approval of the UK Financial Conduct Authority. At launch, Zodia will provide custody services for five cryptocurrencies: bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), XRP, litecoin (LTC), and bitcoin cash (BCH).

  • "I want to be buried in Hudson County so that I can remain active in politics," remarked late NJ governor Brendan Byrne (via Shutterstock).
    Technology,  United States

    Blockchain technology to tackle another American election

    After a successful test in West Virginia, blockchain-based voting moves to Denver, and beyond politics to shareholder meetings

    Eighteen years after the Florida hanging chads debacle cast the legitimacy of an American president into doubt, the voting technology introduced to fix those problems remains so vulnerable to hacking that the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in September urged a return to paper ballots and an end to Internet voting. That’s a problem blockchain developers think they can fix.

  • Bitcoin Rupees
    Asia & Australia,  Technology

    Indian banks turn to blockchain to bring credit to underbanked companies

    11 banks create Blockchain Infrastructure Company to make credit cheaper and easier for micro- to medium-sized businesses

    A group of 11 Indian banks have joined together to create a blockchain-based digital ledger system aimed at improving access to credit for micro-, small-, and medium-sized businesses.