by Florin Oprea
Frisco d’Anconia – The Cointelegraph
On Tuesday, Bitfinex listed IOTA on its platform, the first distributed ledger protocol that goes beyond Blockchain through its core invention Tangle. Figures from the exchange on Wednesday morning indicate that within 24 hours, its trade volume is over $38 mln.
PHILIPP SANDNER, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center: IOTA suddenly became part of the TOP 10 crypto currencies. Now it needs to hold its promises.
Chuan Tian – CoinDesk
The litecoin cryptocurrency adopted an upgrade called Segregated Witness just over a month ago and, so far, the integration is reported to be issue-free.
Brian D. Evans – Inc
Ethereum and Bitcoin are making the most headlines, but look out for Sia, too.
Jennifer Kaplan – Bloomberg
Cannabis companies are turning to the world’s most popular digital currency in an effort to get rid of all that cash.
The inability to access traditional financial institutions is one of the marijuana industry’s biggest impediments. Legal cannabis was a $6 billion industry last year and is expected to grow to $50 billion by 2026.
Avi Mizrahi – Business Magnates
Dash advocate Amanda B. Johnson is known as the world’s first freelancer to be paid by blockchain.
FAO: Interview with Dash’s Amanda B. Johnson. She used to write at Bitcoin Magazine, CoinTelegraph, Bitcoin.com, and The Daily Decrypt.
Anthony Coggine – The Cointelegraph
As part of its new initiative focused on the importance of Blockchain technology, US State Department has started looking for a new intern.
Lou Carlozo – Journal of Accountancy
By strict definition, blockchain is a global digital ledger of economic transactions that is transparent, continually updated by countless users, and considered by many as almost impossible to corrupt or hack.
But in the broader sense, blockchain is also a lightning rod for highly charged opinion, confusion, and even fear.
Ian Allison – International Business Times
For some time now Thomson Reuters has been working on integrating data feeds into smart contracts, the name given to automated capsules of business logic which can be verified and enforced by parties on a blockchain.
Andy Peters – American Banker
Citigroup’s new partnership with Nasdaq is an indication that the New York bank is pushing hard to find ways to make commercial use of blockchain technology, a top Citi executive said Tuesday.
SETL, the financial blockchain specialist, won the award for ‘Hottest Blockchain Startup’ at the Awards held in London on 13 June 2017.
Stan Higgins – CoinDesk
FINRA, the self-regulatory organization for US brokers, is to host a blockchain event in New York next month.
Tiernan Ray – Barron’s
Morgan Stanley writes that Blockchain, the technology for an open, verifiable general ledger, is still in a “proof of concept” phase, and it may be several years before it is used in everyday practice for financial settlements
FAO: Morgan Stanley says that Blockchain is still in a “proof of concept” phase, Well, is it? What do you think? Send me your thoughts.
Victor Reklaitis – MarketWatch
Just as Wall Street is paying more attention to bitcoin, a rival is increasingly threatening to become the top dog among cryptocurrencies.
Brian Patrick Eha – American Banker
On Aug. 1 private companies incorporated in Delaware might be able to start issuing and tracking shares of stock on a distributed ledge
FAO: Florin Adrian Oprea, Editor-in-chief Blockchain Daily News