ICAP’s test shows blockchains could significantly transform the post trade landscape

ICAP plc, announced today that its Post Trade Risk and Information (PTRI) division has “successfully completed a proof of technology test case using blockchain technology.” A UK-based post trade risk services provider,, ICAP operates in all the world’s major financial centers, with more than 70 locations in 32 countries. In the year ending March 31, 2015, the company reported total revenue of £1.27 billion from its three divisions; Global Broking, Electronic Markets, and PTRI.

Blockchain-Based Voting Could Fix Election Security in the United States

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15 March 2016 – There’s been a lot of contentious events surrounding privacy, encryption, and data security in the past few weeks covered in the media. With the US Presidential Primaries in full swing, and the presidential election looming closer on the horizon, few seem to be concerned with securing that most basic of civil […]

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Study: Blockchain Tech Low on Finance Sector’s Priority List

Many financial services executives say blockchain technology is low on their corporate priority list, according to a new survey.

Tor Fingerprinting Makes Tracking Anonymous Bitcoin Users Trivial

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15 March 2016 – Several new Tor de-anonymizing techniques have come to light in the past few days, which primarily exploit old javascript injection bugs to identify Tor users uniquely with mouse movement patterns and metrics. Jose Carlos Norte published these new exploits on his blog last week, shortly after discovering them. The security hole […]

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21 Inc Launches First Proof-of-Concept for Bitcoin Computer Network

With its signature hardware product now shipping, 21 is seeking to roll out its next stage in development, a decentralized, bitcoin-incentivized grid.

US Judge Rules Mt Gox Class Action Can Continue Against Mizuho Bank

A judge has rejected a claim by Mizuho Bank that a class action lawsuit related to its involvement in the collapse of Mt Gox should move to Japan.

Researchers Propose Blockchain for Central Banks But Bank of England Not Involved

Researchers have proposed a new kind of cryptocurrency that puts a central bank in control of the network but retains a transparent ledger.

Cryptocompare Unveils Mining Profitability Calculator For Ethereum and Bitcoin

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Ethereum has been getting a lot of attention in recent times, and there are plenty of digital currency enthusiasts figuring out a way to mine this currency with their computer. One of the things to keep in mind when mining any form of digital currency is figuring out whether or not it will be profitable. […]

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