Don't believe the hype: There are no good uses for blockchain
After 10 years of development, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain that has been widely adopted.

(Full story here.)
House next to Green Bay Packers training facility for sale on blockchain
Could blockchains replace banks in real estate lending?
Startups that have developed the technology for real estate finance are starting to conduct a broader array of transactions, including property sales.

(Full story here.)
Mick Mulvaney, OMB director and acting director of the CFPB
CFPB 2018 outlook: More deregulation, more upheaval
If acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney ultimately prevails in the lawsuit challenging his position, he is expected to continue implementing the most significant changes to the agency in its six-year history.

(Full story here.)
survey of how many business make ACH payments
Banks discover fee income in helping firms with e-payments
Commercial customers, including small businesses, seem ready to pay up to shift to faster, more sophisticated electronic invoicing and payments, and enterprising banks that provide them the technology to do so could find it lucrative.

(Full story here.)
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah
Hatch retirement paves way for makeover atop banking panel
The announcement Tuesday by Sen. Orrin Hatch that he will retire at the end of the year could have a ripple effect throughout the Senate, including the leadership of the Banking Committee.

(Full story here.)
U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp, Zions latest to hike pay after tax reform
The banks announced bonuses, wage hikes and charitable contributions resulting from the lower corporate tax rate enacted by Congress.

(Full story here.)
List of snafus in banking accounts and access in 2017 caused by glitches.
Double-booking glitch at Capital One a red flag for banks
Customers saw transactions recorded multiple times and experienced drained accounts and long hold times. It's a warning to all financial institutions as they head further into mobile-only banking — glitches are more visible and painful and need to be addressed faster than ever.

(Full story here.)
Sen. Chris Dodd, right, speaking at a news conference with Rep. Barney Frank at the White House on March 24, 2010.
Dodd-Frank is here to stay
The banking industry braced for big changes with the election of President Trump, but the financial reform law has proven its staying power over the past year.

(Full story here.)
Retailers score latest win in fight to allow credit card surcharges
Merchants have been challenging surcharge bans in numerous states on free-speech grounds. They have the wind at their backs following another court victory on Wednesday.

(Full story here.)
For banks, DOJ reversal on pot will have 'chilling effect'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to rescind an Obama-era directive that helped foster the marijuana sector's growth raises new risks for banks and credit unions that do business with growers and dispensaries.

(Full story here.)