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John Davies Keynote

“The downside of blockchain is Bitcoin”| JAX Finance

In his keynote at JAX Finance, John Davies, co-founder and CTO of C24, a London-based fast data company specializing in high-volume, low-latency complex messaging, talked about the problem that blockchain solves, the technologies which use it and the industry sectors that are interested in this mechanism. He also answered the question ‘why are global banks investigating the use of blockchain in their applications?’

In search of answers

[Bit]coin flipping: Bitcoin price passes $500 for the first time in almost two years

Let’s call it a deja-vu. Bitcoin price passed the $500 threshold in late May, something which hasn’t happened in almost two years. Four days after the sudden boost, the price is still bigger than it was in August 2014 —the last hike—. Specialists are still trying to find the reason behind the unexpected increase, with some claiming that Chinese investors’ actions may have led to this dramatic surge.

Interview with the Hyperledger Project's first executive director

Apache Foundation founder joins Hyperledger Project as executive director

The Hyperledger Project has a new leader. Brian Behlendorf, the founder of the Apache Software Foundation and this initiative’s first executive director, spoke with JAXenter.com about his new role, what the future holds for the Hyperledger Project and what it’s like to work with the industry’s most appreciated people.

Growing out of bitcoin

IBM bets big on blockchain, contributes 44,000 lines of code to Hyperledger

IBM has made almost 44,000 lines of code available to the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project in order to help developers establish secure distributed ledgers which can be used to exchange most anything of value. In addition, it made a range of announcements regarding new blockchain services on the IBM Cloud, IBM Garages and enabling Internet of Things data on blockchain.

Wind of change in the banking industry

Sneak peek into the future of banking: Interpreting the blurry line between finance and technology

In the last part of our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker, we put the equal sign between blockchain and the FinTech movement and we look at all the actors that are affected by the blurry line between finance and technology, including citizens and developers.