A team of New York University students architected a permissioned blockchain system called Votebook that could be applied to secure electronic voting. Their solution was the winning entry of the Cybersecurity Case Study Competition sponsored by Kaspersky Lab and The Economist.
Source: Threatpost

Nine out of 10 banking professionals surveyed at large US, European and Canadian commercial banks said their company is currently exploring the use of blockchain technology for payments, according to a new report from Accenture. The initiatives are designed to reduce costs, speed payments, reduce errors and drive new revenues. The report is based on a survey of 32 top commercial banking professionals that was designed to assess their views on the potential of blockchain … More
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