Synechron launches cloud-based blockchain accelerator

Financial services IT consultancy Synechron has launched six blockchain applications in the cloud. Read more:

Fidelity is first asset manager to join blockchain group IC3

Fidelity Investments Inc has become the first financial institution to join the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies & Contracts. Read more:

Is a lack of regulation stifling bitcoin growth?

Co-director of Imperial College London’s Centre for Cryptocurrency believes a dearth of regulation is undermining new financial technologies. Read more :

Blockchain will impact banking just as severely as the internet

Blockchain will prove to have the same impact on the future of financial services as the internet has had on travel, media and entertainment. Read more:

R3 blockchain partner faces scandal

John Stumpf, “Mr. Clean” of American Banking known for the lack of controversy surrounding the bank he leads, is facing a major scandal. Read more:

Ethereum Alliance to bridge public & private blockchains

Buterin presented what it calls “enterprise collaboration [driving] Ethereum blockchain technology focusing on security, privacy, and interoperability.” Read more:

McKinsey weighs blockchain’s impact on insurance industry

McKinsey & Company reports on how insurance companies might be able to capitalize on blockchain, and where are the current limits of the technology. Read More:

Juzhen rakes in $23m in largest Asian blockchain round

Blockchain post-trade startup Juzhen Financials has raised $23m in a Series A round of funding. The investment was led by Wanxiang Holdings. Read more:

Blockchain forex startup Cobalt DL lands Citi backing

Blockchain-based forex post-trade processing network Cobalt DL has landed funding from Citi. Read more:

Hyperledger adds American Express as premier member

As a Premier member, American Express will contribute to the development of enterprise-grade, open source, distributed ledger technology. Read more: