Blockchain Consortium Hyperledger Welcomes Nine New Members

Announcements, Group, News | January 31, 2019 By:

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created by The Linux Foundation to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, has added nine new members to the consortium.

Founded in 2015, Hyperledger allows organizations to create robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by offering enterprise-grade,


The Crypto Gold Rush: How It Revived The Fund Of Funds

Investing, Opinion, Regulation | January 30, 2019 By:

Following the 2017 crypto boom, investors are once again flocking to an investment many recently abandoned in droves.

The Fund of Funds (FOF) model was on life support when crypto hedge funds began popping up by the hundreds, and investors who do not have the ability or time to due diligence every known strategy have increasingly looked to asset managers who have done the legwork and have the relationships to access the best funds —even those that have stopped accepting new investors.


Saudi Arabia, UAE Announce Pilot Of Cryptocurrency Project Aber

Announcements, Blockchain, News | January 30, 2019 By:

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) have announced more details of their joint digital currency project.

Dubbed “Aber,” the project, which was first announced in December 2017, is aimed at using blockchain technology to create a cryptocurrency that would help facilitate cross-border payments between Saudi Arabia and the UAE.


Deutsche Boerse Acquires Further Shares In Blockchain Liquidity Solution Provider HQLAX

Blockchain, Investing, News | January 30, 2019 By:

Frankfurt-based exchange group Deutsche Börse has acquired a second tranche of shares in HQLAX, a provider of liquidity solutions to institutional investors, to further strengthen its ties with the company.

In March 2018, the Frankfurt-based exchange group partnered with HQLAX for a securities lending offering based on R3’s Corda blockchain solution.


Blockchain Initiative CULedger Reaches Series A Funding Goal Of $10M

Blockchain, Investing, News | January 30, 2019 By:

Credit union industry blockchain initiative CULedger has achieved its goal of $10 million in Series A funding.

Based in Denver, CULedger is a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO), comprised of more than 30 credit unions and other industry organizations, that focuses on delivering innovative applications to credit unions through its cross-border global distributed ledger platform.