Deloitte backs blockchain financial inclusion startup Humaniq

Blockchain-based banking startup Humaniq has landed backing from professional services giant Deloitte. The size of the round is undisclosed. Read more:

Is the blockchain overhyped?

Major financial institutions such as JP Morgan are finishing up blockchain technology pilot tests but is blockchain tech worth the hype? Read more:

Soramitsu and Cambodia to develop blockchain project

Soramitsu and the National Bank of Cambodia are working to co-develop the open source distributed ledger (blockchain) project, Hyperledger Iroha. Read more:

Factom pulls in additional funding to take Series A passed $8m

Blockchain-as-a-service company Factom has extended its Series A round to more than $8m. Peeli Ventures, Harvest Equity joined the extended round. Read more:

The IMF holds first ‘high level’ meeting on blockchain

The IMF held a meeting of an advisory group on FinTech today – one that featured heavy representation from blockchain industry execs. Read more:

BNP Paribas and AXA team on blockchain fund distribution

BNP Paribas is working with AXA Investment Managers on the deployment of a blockchain-based fund distribution platform Read more:

Ethereum developers eye proof-of-stake shift

The team behind ethereum’s most popular user client have released a new update that includes support for alternative consensus systems. Read more:

Goldman Sachs MD joins blockchain startup Chain

Blockchain startup Chain has named a Goldman Sachs managing director as its new president. Read more:

Moody’s: Don’t expect US to lead blockchain adoption

Moody's predicts that blockchain will disrupt the post-trade side of the securities business, but perhaps not in the way you think. Read more:

IBM is going all in on blockchain for trade finance

Software giant IBM has been a leader in blockchain-based solutions targeting trade finance, launching solutions for Indian Mahindra Group. Read more: