2 Executives Are Leaving Blockchain Startup R3 in Management Shake-Up

Distributed ledger technology provider R3 has carried out an extensive internal reorganization, resulting in the departure of two members of its management committee, CoinDesk has learned. Brian McNulty, a managing director and head of global services, and Lauren Carroll, chief administrative officer, are leaving the company, R3 told employees at town hall meetings Friday, according to…

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Australian Government Agency Says Blockchain ‘Interesting’ But Hyped

The Australian government agency dedicated to streamlining the country’s IT operations has called blockchain “interesting,” but said it is hyped by firms working with the tech. The chief digital officer of the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), Peter Alexander, indicated the view was arrived at after the organization received  AU$700,000 (about US$500,000) from the government in May to…

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Accenture Tech Now Connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum Blockchains

Enterprise blockchain customers might not need to worry any longer about having picked the wrong platform to build on, thanks to a new interoperability solution being unveiled by Accenture. Revealed at the annual Sibos conference on Monday, the consulting giant has created an “interoperability node” which it says can house the business logic of different…

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Decentralized Exchange Waves Scored a $6 Million Debut. Then It Got Hacked

When a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange supports fiat tokens and courts banks, yet makes customer identification optional, all bets are off. According to data provided to CoinDesk by the blockchain project Waves, the company’s new decentralized exchange (DEX) was facilitating $6 million of crypto transactions a day in beta testing last month. That’s six times the…

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R3 Launches Corda Enterprise With First-Ever ‘Blockchain Firewall’

More than a year in the making, Corda Enterprise has arrived. Announced Tuesday, blockchain startup R3 has released a paid version of its signature open-source Corda blockchain technology, one that offers added features aimed at regulated institutions including 24/7 support, disaster recovery and more. The big reveal comes just over 13 months after R3 raised…

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