Blockchain venture capital expert joins Ciphrex

Ciphrex Corp., announced that Alyse Killeen , an experienced venture capitalist, has joined its board of advisors. Read more: www.venturebeat.com

Canada’s Scotiabank completes blockchain trial

Blockchain services firm AlphaPoint has completed a proof-of-technology trial of its blockchain platform for Canada's Scotiabank. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Bitcoin global market value grows to $20bn

Bitcoin has come a long way since hitting the Internet on January 3rd, 2009; It is now used in most of the countries on this planet. Read more: www.bitcoinist.com

Japanese banks complete money transfer pilot using Ripple

Blockchain is moving into production, 47 Japanese banks completed a pilot implementation of Ripple’s technology. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

Bank of England & Boston Fed join Hyperledger blockchain

The Linux-foundation led open-source Hyperledger blockchain initiative has announced new members including Bank of England and Boston Fed. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

JAAK introduces blockchain for entertainment companies

London-based startup JAAK has developed a blockchain for the entertainment and media companies using both Ethereum and Swarm. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Thailand Stock Exchange to launch blockchain marketplace

SET is launching a blockchain-based marketplace for trading in startups later this year. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

Crypto Valley Association to build blockchain ecosystem

Crypto Valley Association launched with a number of leading companies and startups as members, including ConsenSys, UBS, PwC, and more. Read more: www.businesswire.com

Microsoft adds JPMorgan’s ‘Quorum’ blockchain to Azure

Microsoft has added JPMorgan’s Quorum project to its blockchain tool box. Read more: www.coindesk.com

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: www.bitcoinist.com