Blockchain has quickly become the buzzword in fintech for 2017; Consensus 2017 took place this week in New York City...
The Confidential Consortium framework called Coco is an ethereum-based protocol that organizations can use to process information on the ethereum blockchain; Microsoft Azure's CTO says it can help enterprises scale their operations securely; explaining the benefits of the technology, Coco user, Tom Racette, vice president at Mojix, said: "Being able to run our existing supply chain Dapp code much faster within Coco framework is a great performance improvement that will reduce friction when we talk about enterprise blockchain readiness with our retail customers. Adding data confidentiality support without sacrificing this improvement is what will enable us to lead the digital transformation we are envisioning with smart supply chains." Source
The collaborative paper between ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and developer Jason Teutsch, creator of smart contract scalability project TrueBit, would produce what CoinDesk says is a potentially transformative protocol for ICOs; the new protocol would allow buyers the option to analyze bids on token sales; they are still early on in their development. Source.
The focus of the partnership is tokenization of assets to make the lending process easier and bringing in real-world assets as collateral; ETHLend is a peer to peer lender operating on the Ethereum network to connect lenders and borrowers globally; Brickblock is a trading platform connecting real-world assets and cryptocurrencies. Source
Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released a report on the Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”) of the Decentralized...
The Raiden project has deployed a test network making it one step closer to implementation; the solution plans to allow for faster payments and lower fees by moving transactions off of the ethereum blockchain creating an alternate network channel; if successful the project could enable over a million transactions per second. Source
ConsenSys has announced their latest venture, a peer to peer trading company called CarbonX; CarbonX plans to tokenize carbon credits; the company is backed by a co-founding group that includes the Tapscotts, authors of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World; Joseph Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys stated, "As one of the fastest growing companies working on Ethereum, a platform that is poised to reformat how the world organizes itself, ConsenSys is committed to enabling technologies to be built that will facilitate attention to externalities like pollution and critical new foundations like sustainability. CarbonX has the potential to incentivize behavior that contributes to environmental sustainability, and is an excellent example of Ethereum-based technologies poised to make positive change." Source
After a wild night of trading the value of bitcoin cash reach $2,500 and total market cap surpassed Ethereum for second place; bitcoin cash split from bitcoin back in august and up until recently was trading between $300 and $500; bitcoin has been coming back down as of late with news of a new split not happening and the rise of bitcoin cash both eating into bitcoin’s overall value. Source.
Bitcoin looks to be headed towards $10,000 and the overall market cap for digital coins has surpassed $300bn; Ethereum, bitcoin gold and bitcoin cash have all reached all time highs as the appetite for these currencies continues to rise unabated; while concerns of a bubble persist the prices continue showing more strength by the day. Source.