JP Morgan Expands “Quorum” platform pilot to 75 Global Banks

The Background To stem competition from non-bank payment processors, JP Morgan will join 75 other banks as part of an expansion of the Interbank Information Network (IIN) to try and make payment processing and settlement more efficient. The network consists of international banking names across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and isRead More


Stablecoins: The Bridge to Adoption?

The NYS Department of Financial Services announced on Monday the authorization of the Paxos Standard and Gemini dollar, which will become the first regulated stablecoins fully backed by the US Dollar. First Regulated Stablecoins In a press release the NYSDFS stated that as part of the approval process the Gemini Trust Company and Paxos TrustRead More

World Bank “Blockchain Bond” and what it means for DLT

Introduction The evolution of DLT and other decentralized protocol rely on a collective development of infrastructure components in order to reach critical mass. These infrastructure components can be summarized as: Technological Legal Regulatory Within the aforementioned categories challenges particularly exist regarding scalability (i.e. tx processing power), communication between blockchain protocols (i.e. interoperability),  identity and transactionRead More


CoinDesk State of Blockchain Q2 2018 Report Summary

THE BEAT CoinDesk, the leader in blockchain and crypto asset media, has published the State of Blockchain Q2 2018 Report. Key findings from the report include: Lower exchange volumes, but increased developer work highlights focus on infrastructure devlopment over trading ICO funding for the quarter averaged $393 million EOS raises the all time highest ICO valued atRead More


Citadel CEO Provides Crypto Perspective as Institutional Interest heats up

POLARIZING VIEWPOINTS DRIVES CRYPTO NARRATIVE The bombardment of opposing viewpoints in the crypto space often culminates in hyper sensationalism from digital asset commentary as well as a denial from traditional financial managers. The truth is both sides have valid viewpoints, it just depends how you choose to interpret it. In this past weeks Delivering AlphaRead More



Summary: Lisk (LSK) is a blockchain application platform, established in early 2016 by Max Kordek and Oliver Beddows. Based on its own Blockchain network and token LSK, Lisk will enable developers to create, distribute and manage decentralized Blockchain applications by deploying their own sidechain linked to the Lisk network, including a custom token. Whitepaper: DanielRead More


Summary: 0x (ZRX) is a protocol that allows for decentralized exchange of tokens and assets issued on the Ethereum blockchain. Developers can use 0x to create their own applications for cryptocurrency exchange with a wide range of functions, for example, the ability to conduct over-the-counter trading of tokens issued on the Ethereum blockchain. Whitepaper: DanielRead More


Summary: Qtum (read Quantum) is a Chinese hybrid platform that connects the existing blockchain with a virtual machine, such as Ethereum. A platform that enables developers to build applications and smart contracts on the current blockchain technology. Whitepaper: Daniel CeciliaDan is an analyst and contributor for the TD Ameritrade Network where he covers financial marketsRead More


Summary: Zcash (ZEC) is a decentralized open-source cryptocurrency that ensures privacy and selective transparency of transactions. Zcash coin payments are published on the public blockchain, but the sender, receiver and transfer amount remain confidential. Whitepaper: Daniel CeciliaDan is an analyst and contributor for the TD Ameritrade Network where he covers financial markets and the economy.Read More


Summary: OmiseGO (OMG) is a decentralized exchange, liquidity provider mechanism, clearinghouse messaging network, and asset-backed blockchain gateway based on Ethereum. Unlike nearly all other decentralized exchange platforms, OmiseGo allows for decentralized exchange of other blockchains and between multiple blockchains directly without a trusted gateway token. Whitepaper: Daniel CeciliaDan is an analyst and contributor for theRead More