UBS Contributes Blockchain Code to HIV Research Effort

UBS has donated the code for a blockchain-based trading platform to a nonprofit group funding research into a cure for HIV/AIDS.

New Hampshire Legislators Kill Bitcoin Tax Bill

A legislative effort that would have allowed New Hampshire residents to pay their tax bills using bitcoin has been defeated.

ECB Board Member: Blockchain Could Disrupt Payments

Yves Mersch, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, has said adoption of blockchain technology could disrupt payments.

Is Bitcoin For the Masses or Against the State?

CoinDesk contributor Bailey Reutzel argues the communication breakdown in bitcoin reveals the project is no longer making good on its original ideals.

MasterCard Exec Talks Cautious Approach to Blockchain Tech

A MasterCard exec has said that while the firm is interested in blockchain tech, it intends to be cautious with its strategy in this area.

Former Deutsche Bank Director Joins Blockchain Firm AlphaPoint

​Blockchain solution provider AlphaPoint has announced that banking industry veteran Scott Scalf is joining its executive team.

Vermont Says Blockchain Record-Keeping System Too Costly

The cost of using the blockchain for a public records system would outweigh any benefits, a report prepared for Vermont’s legislature concludes.

Bitcoin Startup Joins Baidu-Backed FinTech Accelerator

Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Gatecoin has joined a startup accelerator backed by Standard Chartered and Chinese Web services giant Baidu.

China’s Central Bank Discusses Digital Currency Launch

The People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, is investigating the launch of its own digital currency.

IMF Paper: Regulation Should Preserve Benefits of Digital Currency

The IMF has released a paper looking at the benefits of virtual currencies and recommending balanced regulation that would not stifle innovation.

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