New P2P Decentralized Platform to Make Crypto and Fiat Exchanges Easier

In late January 2018, Streamity, a Singapore-based startup with Russian roots, released its cryptocurrency exchange app StreamDesk, which is able to exchange various currencies from user to user with no intermediary. The project is now working on creating the decentralized platform, which they claim, “will revolutionize the modern crypto exchange market.” Looking to the market At least once, every cryptocurrency owner has …

Vermont’s Pilot Program Completes First US All-Blockchain Real Estate Transaction

South Burlington, Vermont’s pilot program made in cooperation with global Blockchain real estate marketplace Propy Inc. has completed the first completely Blockchain-based real estate deed in the US, financial blog ZeroHedge reported Thursday, March 8. An unnamed source at Propy told ZeroHedge that the first totally Blockchain-based real estate transaction in the US had been completed, making the city of …

SWIFT’s Blockchain Pilot For Bank-To-Bank Transfers Went ‘Extremely Well’

A report by the financial messaging provider SWIFT and 34 global transaction banks that sought to answer the question of how distributed ledger technology (DLT) (Blockchain) Proof of Concept (PoC) can help Nostro account reconciliation has been published today, March 8, with positive results. A Nostro account is a bank’s account in a foreign currency in another bank. Back in …

Swedish Government Land Registry Soon To Conduct First Blockchain Property Transaction

Sweden’s land-ownership authority, the Lantmäteriet, is soon expected to conduct their first Blockchain technology property transaction after two years of testing, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Wendesday, Mar. 7. Lantmäteriet is currently shortlisting volunteers to participate in buying and selling property on its own Blockchain-based platform. Mats Snäll, Lantmäteriet’s chief digital officer, told the WSJ that “from the technology point …

Bitcoin Transaction Volume Hits Two-Year Low, Despite Rock-Bottom Fees

Bitcoin’s sideways price action has led to the lowest number of confirmed transactions per day since March 2016, according to Blockchain.info. Data shows BTC transactions falling in line with downward trends in price since the all-time highs of December 2017. The number of transactions reached a two-year low on Feb. 26 with only 180,000 confirmed transactions, while Sunday, March 4 …

PayPal Files Patent For System To Speed Up Cryptocurrency Transaction Times

U.S.-based payments giant PayPal has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), published on March 1, to increase the speed of cryptocurrency payments. The patent describes an “Expedited Virtual Currency Transaction System”, involving the use of secondary private keys to shorten wait times for transactions between consumers and merchants. The patent’s inventors are listed as Cheng …

European Banks Complete First Live Securities Transfer On R3’s Blockchain Platform

The Swiss-based Credit Suisse and Dutch-based ING financial service groups have successfully completed the first live transaction of 25 mln euros (around $30 mln) in securities on R3’s Corda Blockchain platform, according to Credit Suisse’s March 1 press release. Credit Suisse and ING transferred the legal ownership of Dutch and German government securities using HQLAX Digital Collateral Records (DCRs) on …