An ICICI Bank branch in Mumbai transmitted a transaction to an Emirates NBD branch in Dubai utilizing a blockchain. This makes ICICI the first bank in India to set up a blockchain application. The companies are targeting remittance transactions and trade finance transactions as early ones to explore.
We've heard that mining in the United States is unprofitable. For this father and son operation in Raleigh, North Carolina, that just isn't the case. They are looking to achieve 15 petahashes per second by the end of the year.
Dun & Bradstreet is testing an Ethereum based blockchain so that its customers would vet partners far easier, thus completing trade-finance transactions much faster. This would obviate the numerous paper documents that are typically exchanged in the trade-finance industry.
Brave, the web browser that comes with a Bitcoin wallet built in, has bitcoin for publishers, with The Wall Street Journal being number one. Brave removes bad ads from websites and will begin displaying "good" ones, thus sharing revenue with the publisher. But users can also set aside a certain budget per month to compensate websites proportionally to their usage.
EY & Paxos, the Bankchain spinoff from bitcoin exchange itBit, announced a partnership to bring instant settlement and true delivery versus payment to gold markets. Paxos has also announced a partnership with Euroclear to create a blockchain for gold settlement in the London Bullion Market.