Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. As of 31 December 2011 Barclays had total assets of US$2.42 trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.

BNP Paribas Opens Blockchain Lab, BNY Mellon and Barclays Explore the Technology
September 8th, 2016

Financial institutions all over the world partner to explore and adapt the blockchain technology to financial needs.

Barclays Shows the First Ever Public Demo of R3 CEV’s Corda Platform
April 18th, 2016

The UK banking giant has presented the new smart contracts app designed to record and manage financial agreements among its clients.

Barclays Is Getting Into Bitcoin Business with Goldman-Backed Payments App Circle
April 6th, 2016

Circle’s app that has already been available in the USA is expanding its services for UK citizens who can now instantly send value without fees and with the convenience of sending an email or text.

Goldman Sachs and IBM Join 13 Investors in Blythe Masters’ Digital Asset Holdings
February 2nd, 2016

Final round increased the total sum of investment to $60 million.

12 New Banks, Including Banco Santander, Join R3 Blockchain Project
December 17th, 2015

Thus R3 project has just grown up to 42 members – the world’s largest and most influential banks.

‘Blockchain for Banks is a Bit Like Gluten,’ Says R3 CEV’s Tim Swanson
December 10th, 2015

The blockchain holds huge promise for the future of the financial industry, with the world’s leading organizations developing solutions based on the bitcoin technology.

Blythe Masters Rejected Barclays’ CEO Offer In Order to Stay at Digital Asset Holdings
December 3rd, 2015

Former JPMorgan senior executive Blythe Masters rebuffed a proposal to join Barclays, as she is committed to continue her work at the blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings.

‘FinTech Can Change Bank Industry Radically,’ Says Ex Barclays’ Chief
November 27th, 2015

The former chief executive of Barclays, Anthony Jenkins, believes the FinTech will disrupt the traditional banking industry over the next ten years.

Barclays Teams up with Blockchain Startups Chainalysis and Wave
October 15th, 2015

Barclays announces cooperation with blockchain companies Chainalysis and Wave.