Blockchain

Nodal Labs signs £250m deal with Minstrell Recruitment

Nodal Labs, the world’s first blockchain-powered freelance marketplace, has today announced a £250m partnership deal with Minstrell Recruitment, which will streamline its talent recruitment processes. Read more »

Invesco launches blockchain ETF with Elwood Asset Management

Invesco is launching an innovative ETF (exchange traded fund) designed to target companies with potential to generate real earnings from blockchain technology. The Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS ETF has been developed in partnership with Elwood Asset Management (“Elwood”), an investment firm specialising in providing institutional investors with exposure to digital assets and blockchain technology. Read more »

Avaloq joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Avaloq, a leading fintech company and international provider of software as a service (SaaS) and business process as a service (BPaaS) solutions to banks and wealth managers, today announced that it has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the world's largest open source blockchain initiative. Read more »

SETL announces start of corporate reorganisation further to successful completion and approval of the regulated CSD development

In line with its 2018 strategic and operational plan, SETL the London based institutional payment and settlement infrastructure provider using blockchain technology, has focussed its resources on successfully developing and funding the establishment of the ID2S and IZNES platforms in Paris. Of particular note, SETL made significant capital contributions to ID2S, the regulated CSD. In October 2018, the platform successfully completed its T2S... more Read more »

IDC Forecasts WW Blockchain Spend to reach $2.9B in 2019, lead by financial sector

Worldwide Blockchain Spending Forecast to Reach $2.9 Billion in 2019, According to New IDC Spending Guide Read more »

GAX (Global Asset Exchange) Announces Tokenized Asset Exchange at Hong Kong Blockchain Week

Global Asset Exchange (GAX) is an institutional-grade trading exchange for buying and selling regulated securities (STOs) globally. Today, at Hong Kong Blockchain Week hosted by Nexchange Group, Skrumble Technologies President & Co-Founder Eric Lifson announced contract to build GAX. GAX will host and securely facilitate the trading of verified tokenized assets, beginning a new era of corporate finance with greatly improved accountability to... more Read more »

SingularityNET launches BETA version of its pioneering AI marketplace

  SingularityNET, the pioneering platform for the creation, sharing and monetization of AI services has today announced the launch of its BETA version on the Ethereum blockchain. The launch follows two initial stress testing sessions by the community and volunteers during February. Read more »

Identitii joins BIAN to help banks digitise information exchange using blockchain

Identitii Limited (“Identitii” or the “Company”) (ASX: ID8), an Australian FinTech enabling the secure overlay of transaction-level detail on top of financial messages using a private blockchain, is pleased to announce it has joined the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN). Read more »

Revolutionizing E-Invoicing: Blockchain, RPA and AI are at the Ready

Various national government initiatives, mandating E-Invoicing and realtime tax controls, pose a big challenge for many corporates within their future digitization strategy. However, innovative technologies such as blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) are at the ready to provide completely new perspectives for the whole E-Invoicing sector. Read more »

Ripio Credit Network extends token lock-up for 12 months

Global peer-to-peer lending startup Ripio Credit Network (RCN) has announced plans to extend its token lock-up for another year, joining a growing list of established crypto companies implementing this strategy to better handle the current “crypto winter”. Read more »

GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN BUSINESS COUNCIL LAUNCHES BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION INITIATIVE WITH LEADING ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the leading industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem, has launched a Blockchain Education Initiative to draw attention to the innovative blockchain work that leading academic institutions around the world are undertaking to promote a greater understanding of blockchain technology and its numerous applications. Read more »

Block Asset Management Sarl- launches Blockchain Multi Strategy Certificate

LUXEMBOURG-domiciled and CSSF registered AIFM Block Asset Management has created its first blockchain multi-strategy certificate, just one year on from the launch of its successful blockchain/cryptocurrency fund of funds. The open-ended tracker certificate is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Borse) and will track the performance of Block Asset Management’s blockchain and crypto fund, which invests in a carefully selected portfolio of... more Read more »

SIMBA Chain Secures $500,000 in Pre-Seed Funding

SIMBA Chain, a startup working to democratize blockchain technology by making it accessible to everyone, has raised $500,000 in a recent pre-seed round. Read more »

Oracle Blockchain Helps Czech Financial Firm, SDK.finance, Transform Payment Industry

SDK.finance is using Oracle Blockchain Platform to help the company transform the rapidly evolving payments industry. By integrating Oracle Blockchain Platform into its core payment platform for banks and financial institutions, SDK.finance provides a secure payment system that removes the need for intermediaries, such as correspondent banks and clearing houses. This helps facilitate faster, more cost effective and secure payments, and as a... more Read more »

Fintech, banks: Spunta Project, the sector’s blockchain moves on to pre-production

Spunta Project, a blockchain-based application for interbank reconciliations, has passed several tests and moves onto the pre-production phase. As of today, 18 banks, representing 78% of the Italian banking sector in terms of number of employees, are actively involved in the testing, selection and implementation of the new distributed technology. Read more »

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