Vanguard Advances Blockchain Technology Pilot With Technology Partner Symbiont

US-based investment management firm Vanguard announced on Thursday another step towards applying blockchain technology to digitize asset-backed securities markets. Through a partnership with technology provider Symbiont and in close collaboration with a large US ABS issuer, as well as BNY Mellon, Citi, and State Street, Vanguard managed to model the full lifecycle of an ABS…

Interest in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Education Increases

Many institutions of higher education globally are considering offering classes related to Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain education and other emerging innovative technologies because of their much-acclaimed benefits. This is a clear indication that students have started picking interest in discovering the potential of new disruptive innovations such as bitcoin, smart contracts, cryptoassets and other innovations emerging…

Facebook Seeking $1 Billion in Funding for Crypto Project

Social media giant Facebook is said to be seeking to raise as much as a billion dollars in outside funding for its cryptocurrency project. Nathaniel Popper, a technology reporter at The New York Times, tweeted Monday that sources have said Facebook is targeting “big sums – as much as $1b” from venture capitalists to support…

How Blockchain is Transforming Healthcare Cybersecurity

In 2017, there were at least 477 healthcare data breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the media, affecting 5.579 million patient healthcare records. These breaches cost approximately $408 per record — more than 2.75 times the global average across industries. Partially in response to this ongoing issue, healthcare…