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ASB invests in blockchain-based trade provenance solution
The ASB bank funding grant fast-tracks the launch of the company focusing on a blockchain trading product.
IDC: APeJ blockchain spending to grow over 80%
Blockchain spending is forecast to grow by 83.9% year over year in 2019, and 77.5% by 2022.
Accenture’s five trends for a post-digital NZ
Successful businesses will take advantage of a new set of technologies but prioritise trust, responsibility, privacy and security.
Spark named as self-sovereign identity steward
The Sovrin Network ledger is operated by Stewards, trusted organisations within the ecosystem who have agreed to abide by certain requirements.
Blockchain technology projects will be shelved from 2018 - GlobalData
While blockchain technology will have lost much of its gloss by 2025, it will have found its way into the heart of many key business processes.
Could this new distributed ledger replace the blockchain?
The Hedera hashgraph is supposedly faster and more capable of ensuring ongoing decentralisation than the existing blockchain platform.
NZ’s Brave New Coin launches classification standard for crypto assets
The taxonomy will provide a platform that will help to streamline the process of evaluating cryptocurrency assets.
ANZ and Westpac announce blockchain trial with IBM and Westfield operator
The trial uses distributed ledger technology to digitise the bank guarantee process used for commercial property leasing.
Blockchain consortium R3 raises US$107m to fund financial distributed ledger infrastructure
Investors include major banks worldwide such as Bank of America, Barclays, Nordea, BNP Paribas Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Societe Generale.