by Florin Oprea
Samburaj Das – Crypto Coins News
Lily Katz – Bloomberg
Market value of digital currencies jumps 50% in a week. Ethereum, litecoin, zcash join bitcoin in dramatic rise.
Alistair Charlton – IBT
As bitcoin surges towards the $3000 barrier, cryptocurrency experts warn of another crash on the horizon.
FAO: Happy to publish my newsletters in times like these…
John Brazier – Waters Technology
Euronext makes its play for FX through hefty M&A investment, while R3 announces a sizable intake from its own investors.
FAO: Among the R3 investors: SBI Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Intel and Temasek. We announced the tranche this week – here.
Canada NewsWire via COMTEX
Dan Cummings – ETHNews
On May 24, 2017, TMX Group announced the development of a blockchain-based prototype that enables the transfer of natural gas. The project was the result of a partnership between Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), TMX’s wholly-owned subsidiary and a leading North American energy exchange, and Nuco Inc., a digital infrastructure provider.
FAO: TMX joins Nasdaq in experimenting on blockchain.
Lily Katz & Esha Dey
Guess who’s jumping on the bitcoin bandwagon?
Barbara Kollmeyer – MarketWatch
Amy Castor – CoinDesk
As blockchain startups take off, where will they find their workforce?
Global blockchain specialist firm ConsenSys, the largest blockchain venture studio on the planet, is announcing the launch of its ConsenSys Academy with the 2017 Challenge, a highly selective and immersive experience.
Anita Balakrishnan -CNBC
Cryptocurrency will be the primary transaction currency on Kik.
Kik’s implementation of cryptocurrency is relatively unusual because most apps use local currencies for payments.
Jon Russell – TechCrunch
Kik isn’t just the most used service to venture into ICOs, it is also the highest financially backed company. It has raised over $120 million to date, and its most recent fundraising round in late 2015 valued its business at $1 billion.
Avi Mizrahi – Finance Magnates
The International Organization for Standardization thinks that blockchain promises to revolutionize financial transactions.
FAO: I especially included this story here: beneath the “future”, above “the past”…
Solarina Ho – Reuters
The Bank of Canada said on Thursday that its experiment with blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, showed it is currently not compatible with operating the country’s centralized interbank payment systems.
The Bank’s conclusion, published in a column in The Globe and Mail newspaper, comes after a year-long experiment in partnership with Payments Canada, which is responsible for the country’s clearing and settlement infrastructure, and Canada’s largest banks.
FAO: Meanwhile in Japan…
Nikkei Asian Review
The ledgers are safeguarding the tracking of veggies, drivers, home keys.
Osaka-based venture Sivira has established a system in which multiple computers can share and record information regarding vegetables produced in Aya, in the southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki. The records are blockchained together against modification, thereby ensuring that consumers get accurate data on the produce they buy.
Joe Ciolli – Business Insider
The old saying goes that one man’s loss is another man’s gain. That has proved true in the bitcoin market.
FAO: Good for them!