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Airline Group’s Blockchain Could Bring Distribution System Bypass a Step Closer – Skift

These are very early days, but the airline-owned Airlines Reporting Corp.’s new experimental blockchain, and others like it, could lead to efficiencies for corporate travelers, but also — importantly — distribution alternatives to bypassing the global distribution systems. Let’s be very clear: A potential bypass of the distribution incumbents is …

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Tensions Emerge Between Hyperledger Blockchain Group’s Biggest Supporters

When the governing board of Hyperledger approved a new supply chain project earlier this month, it marked a significant departure for the open-source blockchain consortium. Sawtooth Supply Chain, as the project is provisionally called, breaks new ground because it’s arguably the consortium’s first to really inhabit the application layer of …

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Bitcoin is skyrocketing because 2 of the biggest exchange groups in the world are launching bitcoin futures — here’s what that means

A trader signals an offer in the Eurodollar pit at the CME Group prior to the Federal Reserve’s announcement that interest rates would remain unchanged November 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images CME Group, a leading marketplace for derivatives which handles 3 billion contracts worth about $1 quadrillion annually, …

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Australia FinTech Groups Advocate State-Sponsored Cryptocurrency

News world Possible use cases for a tokenized Australian dollar have been submitted to the Reserve Bank of Australia and federal Treasury by FinTech companies. On October 16, 2017, reports emerged that indicate the Reserve Bank of Australia and the federal Treasury have received submissions from three FinTech firms in …

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Blockchain groups in $1bn cryptocurrency battle

Two of the biggest blockchain companies are suing each other over cryptocurrency options worth more than $1bn in a battle between R3, a New York software developer owned by a group of banks, and Ripple Labs, its California-based rival. The dispute underlines how growing interest in the potential of blockchain …

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Groups Partner to Examine Bitcoin’s Blockchain Application in Securitization Markets

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain industry, and the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) have formed a strategic partnership focused on advancing the use of blockchain technology in securitization markets. The new partnership kicked off at a meeting in Las Vegas accompanied by …

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BTL Group’s Guy Halford-Thompson explores blockchain uses beyond FinTech on #TheDisruptors

Guy Halford-Thompson, CEO of Vancouver-based BTL Group, recently went on The Disruptors and told co-host Amber Kanwar that he’s a big believer in innovation, not disruption. BTL Group offers blockchain solutions to businesses across multiple industries. The company is currently looking into the finance and energy industries, and partnered with …

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Music Groups Band Together to Build Blockchain Rights Solution

Three societies tasked with protecting the intellectual property rights of musicians, writers and other content creators have joined forces to build a blockchain solution to prevent piracy. Powered by Hyperledger’s open-source Fabric distributed ledger, and managed by IBM, the nascent platform is being designed to create a tangible connection between …

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U.S. blockchain, securitization industry groups join forces | Reuters

By Anna Irrera | NEW YORK NEW YORK The lobby group for Wall Street’s structured finance companies has partnered with the trade association for the blockchain industry to explore ways blockchain technology can streamline the $1.9 trillion U.S. securitization market. The partnership, set to be announced on Monday, will see …

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U.S. blockchain, securitization industry groups join forces

By Anna Irrera NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) – The lobby group for Wall Street’s structured finance companies has partnered with the trade association for the blockchain industry to explore ways blockchain technology can streamline the $1.9 trillion U.S. securitization market. The partnership, set to be announced on Monday, will …

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