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Distributed ledger technologies and associated applications are beginning to make inroads in the financial services industry. The best-known implementation, the Bitcoin blockchain, has been described as a “trustless” network that enables value transfer among participants without the need for an intermediary or central verifier. This innovation has been used to distribute new digital currency that is accepted for real-world goods and services. While digital currency itself may be transformative where it is adopted, distributed ledger technologies, and in particular the main innovation of Bitcoin, the blockchain, extends into many other use cases that traditionally rely on third-party transaction verifiers: payments, audit, brokerage, asset registry, and more.


Intiva Health first in healthcare to launch using Hashgraph distributed ledger technology

Intiva Health—a company known for its healthcare career management platform, has announced its launch of Ready Doc, the first credential management and verification service to use hashgraph distributed ledger technology (DLT). The company has begun reaching out to hospitals and medical groups to…

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank piloting blockchain-based digital currency

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt, have announced the signing of a contract to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The contract was signed February, 21st at…

Hedera Hashgraph reveals first members of governing council

Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation public ledger designed to have highly diversified governance and the most distributed consensus at scale, today announced the first members of the Hedera Hashgraph Council, which will govern changes to the software run by millions of Hedera distributed nodes…

EOS Global’s ecosystem fund invests in Proof-of-Location (PoL) protocol Platin

Platin, a decentralized Proof-of-Location (PoL) protocol, today announced that it has secured investment from EOS Global’s EOS ecosystem fund, a partnership fund of Block.one’s EOS VC investment unit. Platin, which will now build on Block.one’s EOSIO blockchain software, secured the investment after it…

Hedera Hashgraph accelerates APAC expansion with new leadership appointments

Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation distributed public ledger organization, has continued the expansion of its APAC operations by announcing the appointments of Edgar Seah, who will oversee Hedera’s regional activities from Singapore; and Sami Mian, who will assume the role of Head of Japan and…

JDX Coin to build token ecosystems on Hedera Hashgraph

Today, JDX Coin announced that they have selected the Hedera Hashgraph public distributed ledger platform upon which to build their JDX token ecosystems in three phases. JDX Coin exists to monetize rare, White Jade Antiques that have been hidden from the world for over a century….

Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet early access program

Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation public ledger designed to have highly diversified governance and the most distributed consensus at scale, today announced the launch of its initial Community Testing Program. The first phase of the program allows developers and individuals to test the mainnet…

Accenture deploys software license management app on Digital Asset’s DLT platform

Accenture, a global professional services company has completed its first transactions using a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based application that delivers enhanced enterprise software asset management capabilities. The new application uses Digital Asset’s smart contract language, DAML, to model and enforce software license events throughout their…

Distributed platform for ownership transfer Tupelo launches open testnet

Tupelo, an ownership-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform, launched its testnet today, opening a new, faster pathway for blockchain-like technology to be utilized in real-world applications. The platform is owned and operated by Quorum Control, a six-person startup of dedicated builders focused on…

DTCC enters test phase on DLT project for credit derivatives with 15 of the world’s largest banks

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today announced that it has advanced to the testing phase of its project to re-platform its credit derivatives Trade Information Warehouse (TIW) on distributed ledger technology…

Chainlink acquires Town Crier to bolster secure smart contracts network

Chainlink, a network provider for reliable, tamper-proof inputs and outputs for complex smart contracts on any blockchain announced today that it has acquired Town Crier, the first working approach for trusted execution environment (TEE)-based smart contracts, built by the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies & Contracts (IC3),…

Hedera Hashgraph first DLT to complete Coq formal method proof

Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation distributed public ledger with highly diversified governance, today announced that the hashgraph consensus algorithm has been validated as asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerant (aBFT) by a math proof checked by computer using the Coq system. This proves the claims stated…

The Intersection of Community and Tokenomics – The Future of Collaboration

Humans are social beings. We surround ourselves with like-minded individuals to grow and experience new things. The spectrum of possible experiences one can have based on their family, culture, and surrounding physical environment is pretty vast. In a world where so much is…

Hedera Hashgraph releases open source SDK 

Hedera Hashgraph, the public distributed ledger that enables globally decentralized applications recently announced the public release of the Hedera SDK in Java. The SDK is open source under an Apache 2 license. With the SDK, developers can now begin to develop Hedera-based applications for…

SOSV and Emurgo launch dLab::emurgo, a new DLT accelerator

SOSV, an early-stage VC that runs leading deep-tech startup accelerators such as HAX (hardware), RebelBio and IndieBio (life sciences), Chinaccelerator (Asian market entry) and Food-X (food tech), in partnership with Emurgo, the commercial venture development arm of the Cardano blockchain ecosystem jointly announced…