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BBVA Launching Blockchain Shipping Solution

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has partnered with Blockchain company Waves to create a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform for processing and handling shipping document submissions. The system, already being tested, was able to reduce the processing and handling times from 7-10 days, to just 2.5 hours. The first test was performed on a …

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Disintermediating Digital Advertising: MAD Men Take Aim at Ad Men

The digital advertising space is one that was meant to revolutionise advertising away from the smoke filled offices of the 1950s, but instead it has become a breeding ground for greedy middlemen. Advertisers and content publishers face a quagmire of convoluted proprietary placement platforms that are easily manipulated and inefficient. However, Blockchain technology is …

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ICO Token Rewards Policy Can Have Unintended Consequences, Pose Dilemma: Expert Blog

Some cryptocurrency ventures promise prospective token holders rewards for acquiring and holding their cryptographic tokens while they simultaneously promote their cryptocurrency’s suitability for use in everyday commercial transactions. These cryptocurrency ventures double up on token use cases thinking that they are engineering a more valuable token: a token that is a form …

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BlockShow Asia 2017 Begins, Opens With Big EOS Announcement

BlockShow Asia, the much-anticipated Blockchain conference, has just begun in Singapore. The event, powered by Cointelegraph, is designed to allow participants to meet and partner with some of the best and brightest names in the Blockchain community, while also providing valuable insights into how the disruptive technology is growing and impacting industries. The …

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BlockShow Asia 2017: Achain Offers A Unifying Platform

As Blockshow Asia continues in Singapore, the Cointelegraph-powered event is bringing new technology into focus. With the many new forks and the risk for greater confusion regarding forking theory, keynote speaker Yuan Li from Achain presented a detailed explanation of where forking may evolve in the future, comparing Blockchain to Darwinian theory. Achain, the public Blockchain platform …

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AlphaPoint Unveils New Blockchain Network, CEO Hire

Blockchain software maker AlphaPoint has announced that it will create a new public network aimed at the digitization of real-world assets. Dubbed the AlphaPoint Public Network (APN), the initiative is the latest from AlphaPoint, which to date has focused on creating white-label products for exchanges and, more recently, organizers of initial coin …

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Massive Hedge Fund AQR Incorporating Blockchain Technology

In another win for the adoption of Blockchain technology into the banking and finance world, top hedge fund AQR ($208 bln under management) has announced that it will begin investigating how to incorporate the nascent technology into its trading platforms. The company hopes to use the technology to make its internal systems more efficient, since Blockchain …

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