Blockchain / Distributed Ledger

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
Policymakers Chase Central Framework for Decentralized Finance Oversight
February 28, 2024

You don’t know what you don’t know. And what you don’t know you can’t leverage or interact with, much less hope to regulate. That is the realization that governmental bodies and organizations around the world are coming to, at least as it relates to the...

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
Tokenized Deposits Gain Currency Around the Globe
April 24, 2023

In the debate over stablecoins vs. cryptocurrencies, it may be tokenized deposits that wind up gaining ground. Tokenized deposits are tied to existing bank deposits; the digital representations of existing bank liabilities are held by licensed depository institutions and are recorded on distributed ledgers. But...

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
Maersk Quietly Quits TradeLens Blockchain Project
December 02, 2022

With the crypto industry under fire, some blockchain projects are also on the chopping block. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.   After all, blockchains — distributed ledgers whose promise has been to transform business models — do not necessarily need cryptos. Public blockchains do;...

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
Israel Eyes Blockchain Bonds To Streamline Debt-based Securities Issuance
November 02, 2022

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) has recently signaled its interest in exploring innovative use cases for distributed ledger technology (DLT) in financial markets. Upon announcing its new strategy for the years 2023-27, TASE said that it would work to strengthen its digital, data and...

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
From Land Sales to Health Records Governments Embrace Blockchain
October 31, 2022

Blockchain real estate tech firm Propy is now recording property sales and recording title and escrow documents on NFTs and well as standard blockchain transactions. With its recently launched Title & Escrow Service, the firm — which sold the first-ever tokenized property, an apartment in...

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
Aave DeFi Platform’s Creativity Is Its Strength
August 31, 2022

Welcome to PYMNTS second series on decentralized finance, also known as DeFi. In the first series, we looked at what DeFi is, how it works, and the uses, risks and rewards that it brings. See also: PYMNTS DeFi Series: What Is DeFi? In this series,...

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
TradeLens Sends Europe’s First Electronic Bill of Lading
August 30, 2022

If there’s one blockchain project that truly shows what the technology is capable of, it’s TradeLens, which has connected nearly every part of the global shipping industry. Created in 2018 by container shipping giant Maersk and IBM Blockchain, the effort launched amid a mix of...

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
DeFi’s Self-Executing Payouts Enable Crop Insurance for Small Farmers in Africa
March 23, 2022

The vast majority of Africa’s 300 million subsistence farmers find crop insurance, a basic farming financial tool, impossible to get. But a new coalition of insurers and crypto firms are planning to use decentralized finance and blockchain technology to change that. Along the way, they’re...

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
Powered by DeFi, NFTs and Web 3.0, Decentralized Social Media Seeks to Unseat Tech Giants
February 09, 2022

Decentralized finance lending platform Aave has launched a new social media protocol it hopes will take the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok into the open-source, tech-giant-free world of Web 3.0. Unlike many other projects in the growing field of decentralized social media, Lens...