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The latest news about Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technology.

Northern Trust and IBM Pioneer Use of Blockchain for Private Equity Record-Keeping
February 22nd, 2017

The Chicago-based financial services provider is launching the first commercial application of the blockchain technology to administer private equity funds.

Daimler AG Joins Hyperledger Project as Premier Member
February 22nd, 2017

Daimler AG has become one of 115 members of the Hyperledger Project working on the creation of common distributed ledger technology.

IOTA, a Cryptoplatform for the Internet of Things, Will Debut at MWC 2017 Next Week
February 21st, 2017

The team behind IOTA is going to introduce the first decentralized blockless tokens for the Internet of Things that will allow users make transactions at zero fees.

IBM Watson Partners with Visa, Bosch and Others at Opening of ‘Internet of Things’ Towers in Munich
February 20th, 2017

At the opening ceremony of the new Watson IoT centre in Germany, IBM announced a number of new partnerships to promote the use of the IoT technology.

Blockchain Project Fermat Announces Alpha Release for the ‘Internet of People’
February 16th, 2017

The blockchain-enabled open source project developing the Internet of People reveals its ambitious roadmap for 2017.

KPMG And Microsoft Announce New ‘Blockchain Nodes’
February 16th, 2017

Together, the companies will develop and demonstrate the use cases that adopt blockchain technology to business propositions and processes.

Microsoft, JP Morgan, Santander and Others to Form an Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
February 14th, 2017

The cooperation is expected to contribute significantly to the overall development of Ethereum.

BitFury Group Partners with Republic of Georgia to Secure Land Titles On the Blockchain Tech
February 13th, 2017

The Republic of Georgia is expanding the use of blockchain-based land-titling services, following a successful trial of land title registrations in the second half of 2016.

The Qtum Foundation Releases the Blockchain Economy Whitepaper
February 13th, 2017

Supported by reliable partners and third parties, Qtum aims to establish a smart contract hub, offering secure contract templates for a number of industries and use cases, such as supply chain management, telecommunications, IoT, social networking, and more.

IBM Partners with Dubai Government for Blockchain-Based Trade and Logistics Solution
February 8th, 2017

IBM intends to use the Blockchain to improve the import and re-export process of goods in and out of Dubai.

Expanse™ Project [EXP] Announces Launch of the Expanse Bond System (EBS)
February 7th, 2017

The Expanse Bond System, (EBS), is designed to incentivize and reward buying and holding EXP.BOND tokens for a pre-defined period of time. Unlike traditional currency-based bond systems, EBS uses only native EXP to reward those who participate. EBS uses smart contract-based simulated staking on the blockchain with decentralized open source parameters.

Switzerland Wants to Attract Fintech Startups by Reducing Entry Barriers
February 2nd, 2017

The Federal Council of the country initiated the consultation on amendments to the Banking Act and Banking Ordinance in the fintech area.

90% of Government Organizations Plan to Invest in Blockchain by 2018, IBM Report Says
February 1st, 2017

The IBM has surveyed 200 government leaders to identify four key areas where blockchain can achieve its potential.