Smart Contracts

Smart contracts are computer protocols that facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract, or that obviate the need for a contractual clause. Smart contracts usually also have a user interface and often emulate the logic of contractual clauses. Proponents of smart contracts claim that many kinds of contractual clauses may thus be made partially or fully self-executing, self-enforcing, or both. Smart contracts aim to provide security superior to traditional contract law and to reduce other transaction costs associated with contracting.

Smart Contracts Company Symbiont Releases Enterprise-Ready Distributed Ledger
October 18th, 2016

The distributed ledger, called Assembly, is the first one that can be used in institutional finance.

Sweden Tests Blockchain Technology for Land Registry
June 20th, 2016

Sweden is planning to put real-estate transactions on the blockchain together with ChromaWay, Kairos Future and Telia.

R3 CEV Develops Eights Proofs-of-Concept for Blockchain Trials
April 15th, 2016

R3 CEV has unveiled the news on the Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Conference in New York.

Microsoft Adds Ethereum’s Programming Language Solidity to Visual Studio Platform
March 30th, 2016

Thus millions of developers get opportunity to create smart contract programs running on the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

Rootstock Raises 1M to bring Smart Contracts to Bitcoin Blockchain
March 21st, 2016

RSK Labs plans to launch smart contracts platform as a sidechain on the bitcoin blockchain, following $1 million investment round.

Beyond Bitcoin: ‘Blockchain is Coming to Disrupt Your Industry,’ Says Deloitte
January 5th, 2016

Deloitte insists that if properly applied, blockchain has potential to enhance financial services.

Visa Inc is Working on Proof-of-Concept for Blockchain-based Remittance Service
November 13th, 2015

Visa Europe Collab, Visa Europe’s innovation hub, teamed up with Epiphyte to work on the new proof of concept for blockchain-based international remittance services.

Microsoft Unveils Cloud-Based Blockchain Platform in Partnership with ConsenSys
November 11th, 2015

Microsoft and ConsenSys team up to offer Ethereum Blockchain as a Service on Microsoft Azure. The service will allow customers to use a single click cloud based blockchain developer environment.

Colored Coins Startup Colu Announces Partnership with Deloitte
October 30th, 2015

Coloured coins startup Colu teamed up with the consulting company Deloitte to bring the blockchain technology to the new markets.

Visa and DocuSign Unveil Prototype That Would Let You Lease Car in Just a Couple of Minutes
October 29th, 2015

Visa have introduced a new proof-of-concept that will make it easier for people to lease a car without leaving a vehicle, thanks to a combination of Visa, DocuSign and blockchain technology