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Fortune: Google Expands Blockchain Push With Digital Asset Tie-Up

Posted by Digital Asset on Aug 27, 2018 9:28:03 AM


Google is increasingly betting that blockchain technology, which creates a permanent ledger across multiple computers, will be key to competing with Amazon and Microsoft in cloud services. To that end, Google and the New York-based startup Digital Asset announced a partnership on Monday to bring blockchain to Google Cloud.

“We’re partnering with Google Cloud to provide developers with a full stack solution so they can unleash the potential for web-paced innovation in blockchain,” said Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset, in a statement.

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Topics: Distributed Ledger, DLT, Google, cloud

Barron's: Blockchain Is Starting to Show Real Promise Amid the Hype

Posted by Digital Asset on Aug 23, 2018 2:49:57 PM


The blockchain revolution is here.

The technology long associated with Bitcoin is now being used to make businesses as varied as trade finance, videogaming, travel insurance, and diamond mining more efficient and more secure.

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Topics: Distributed Ledger, DLT, ASX

Barron's: 4 Women Who Make a Difference in Blockchain

Posted by Digital Asset on Aug 23, 2018 2:48:42 PM


Big technology companies have routinely failed to hire women for new projects, or promote them to management and board positions. But with blockchain, women have led the way on some of the most important projects, both at tech companies and start-ups.

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Topics: Distributed Ledger, DLT

CoinDesk: Blythe Masters Looks Beyond Finance for Next Wave of Blockchain Growth

Posted by Digital Asset on Aug 23, 2018 2:47:00 PM


To hear Blythe Masters tell it, the time has come for Digital Asset (DA) to spread its wings and fly.

The distributed ledger technology (DLT) company she founded in 2014 is entering a new phase, heralded by, among other things, a partnership with Google Cloud to simplify and proliferate the tech.

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Topics: Distributed Ledger, DLT, ASX

WSJ Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch 2018

Posted by Digital Asset on Jun 13, 2018 5:35:52 PM


Startups working in these hot areas of the technology industry take more than half of the spots on this year’s Wall Street Journal listing of 25 technology companies to watch. The list identifies startups that show signs of becoming emerging leaders in the tech industry.

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CoinDesk: Capital Markets Blockchains Are Finally Getting Go-Live Dates

Posted by Digital Asset on May 17, 2018 2:04:00 PM

If minimum viable products (MVPs) have so far proved elusive for companies building blockchain solutions for capital markets, Consensus 2018 marked a notable change in the narrative.

Assembled in New York this week, a handful were even confident enough to give firm timetables for production. For those tired of blue-sky talk, it was refreshing to hear large-scale financial infrastructure projects discussed openly and frankly, in clear terms of where they are and when we can expect to see things going live.

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Topics: ASX

AFR: ASX blockchain to go live at end of 2020

Posted by Digital Asset on Apr 27, 2018 5:00:00 PM

The world's first industrial-scale blockchain in financial services will be switched on between September 2020 and March 2021, the ASX said on Friday, and will offer the possibility of settling trades in one day rather than two to reduce risk.

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Topics: ASX

CoinDesk: Blythe Masters - Business Blockchain Won't Be 'Winner-Takes-All'

Posted by Digital Asset on Apr 20, 2018 4:56:00 PM

Speaking to an audience in New York City on Thursday, Digital Asset CEO Blythe Masters and R3 founder and CEO David Rutter worked to cast their projects not as applications but as entire ecosystems for developers to build apps of their own.

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Topics: Synchronize

BBC: Australian stock exchange to move to blockchain

Posted by Digital Asset on Dec 11, 2017 2:40:21 PM

Australia's main stock exchange has said it will become the first global market to use the technology behind Bitcoin to clear and settle trades.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will replace its current clearing system with blockchain technology.

The new system has been in development and testing for more than two years and aims to cut the cost of transactions, and make them faster and more secure.

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Topics: ASX

Coindesk: Blythe Masters: ASX Blockchain Embrace 'Precedent Setting'

Posted by Digital Asset on Dec 10, 2017 2:31:00 PM


Would ASX upgrade?

After months of waiting, the markets finally have an answer, as the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the nation's largest domestic stock exchange, has officially revealed it will upgrade its post-trade settlement system, CHESS, using a blockchain platform designed by startup Digital Asset.

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Topics: ASX

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