Blockchain Expo: Modernising banking with blockchain and DLTs

Sabih Behzad, Head of Digital Assets and Currencies Transformation at Deutsche Bank, shared his views on blockchain and DLT innovation during a session at this year’s Blockchain Expo Global.

Behzad shed light on the complexities that traditional banks face, particularly in terms of moving money globally. He highlighted the limitations of current infrastructure, operating on a non-stop, 24/7 basis due to overlapping business hours across different regions.

Additionally,...

Circle’s new services help Web2 developers shift to Web3

Circle has updated its suite of services designed to empower developers with the tools necessary to seamlessly transition from Web2 to Web3.

The most recent updates, Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform, aim to tackle some of the major obstacles hindering mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

Gas Station: Improving gas fee management

Managing gas fees has long been a daunting task for developers and users alike. Circle's Gas Station aims to eliminate this...

Solana Foundation joins Dubai’s Crypto Centre

The Solana Foundation has joined the DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) – a world-leading free zone and Dubai’s authority on commodities trade and enterprise – as an ecosystem partner at its Crypto Centre.

This strategic partnership is set to enhance DMCC’s existing offerings and collaborations by empowering its members to develop innovative concepts and scale their businesses using Solana, one of the industry's top blockchain platforms.

The collaboration...

Blockchain Expo Europe: PepsiCo on how Web3 modernises enterprises

In a session at Blockchain Expo Europe, Max Ndaboka, Global Enterprise Data Management Transformation Manager at PepsiCo, delved into the world of Web3 and how it's modernising enterprises.

Speaking to a packed audience, Ndaboka shed light on the shift from Web2 to Web3 and highlighted the transformative potential it holds for businesses.

“Web2 is what we are all familiar with: the applications that we had in the past, running over the internet. Web3 is just referring...

Blockchain Expo Europe: Unearthing the catalysts for institutional crypto adoption

In a fireside chat at Blockchain Expo Europe, James Morek, Co-Head of Institutional Sales EMEA & APAC at Coinbase, and Nick Philpott, CEO of Zodia Markets, shared their insights on what is needed for institutional crypto adoption.

The conversation delved into critical topics such as regulatory collaboration, the role of decentralised technology, and the impact of blockchain and stablecoins on financial transactions.

Regulatory collaboration and frameworks

The...

Renee Francis, Take3: The transformative potential of Web3

The Block caught up with Renee Francis, Founder and Director of Take3, to discuss the transformative potential of Web3.

With a background in marketing and extensive experience with platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google, Francis offers a unique perspective on the issues that Web3 aims to address.

In this interview, she shares insights into the benefits of Web3, the challenges it faces, and her excitement for various projects in the space.

Data...

US Congressman: Blockchain is ‘the authenticator’ in the AI era

In an address at the Permissionless II conference, US Congressman Tom Emmer urged the blockchain industry to shift its focus towards innovation—asserting that the technology is key to authenticating content in the AI era.

Emmer's remarks come in the wake of recent legal victories for Ripple and Grayscale, with the prospect of an upcoming Supreme Court ruling that could reshape the regulatory landscape.

During a panel discussion, Congressman Emmer began by acknowledging...

Coinbase’s CEO shares his top 10 most exciting Web3 ideas

Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong is basking in the glow of a successful week as the value of his company's stocks soared, riding on the rising hopes for a Bitcoin spot Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF).

Armstrong kept the good vibes going by sharing the 10 ideas he’s “most excited about” in the Web3 space.

"We're actively developing numerous projects at Coinbase, but considering the vast landscape, it's not possible to tackle everything. Therefore, I thought...

SK Telecom and Polygon Labs partner to build Web3 ecosystem

SK Telecom (SKT) and Polygon Labs have entered into a strategic partnership to build a flourishing Web3 ecosystem.

The signing ceremony for the agreement took place at SK Telecom's headquarters in Seoul and was attended by Oh Se-hyun, Vice President and Head of Web3 CO at SKT, and Marc Boiron, CEO of Polygon Labs.

The agreement outlines several key initiatives that SK Telecom and Polygon Labs will jointly undertake.

A highlight of this collaboration includes...

House of Lords approve UK crypto bill

UK parliamentarians have taken a significant step towards recognising cryptocurrencies as a regulated activity with the approval of the Financial Services and Markets Bill (FSMB) by the House of Lords.

The move brings the bill closer to becoming law, marking an important development in the country's approach to digital assets.

Anto Paroian, CEO at ARK36, said:

"At ARK36, we feel the news that the UK parliament has just voted through a new bill which could...