Mashreq Bank and DIFC Launch Instant Bank Account Opening With The Region’s First KYC Blockchain Platform
- 03.03.2020 12:47 pm
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Mashreq today announced the region’s first blockchain data sharing platform, now live in production, to support licensed businesses and corporates opening digital bank accounts instantly.
Analysis of global startup hubs by Outlier Ventures, as part of London Blockchain Week has revealed that London may be one of the most preferred hubs for blockchain start-ups to headquarter themselves. A remarkable 450 blockchain companies call London home. Inflow of talent from the EU (prior to Brexit), low barriers to company incorporation and active involvement of the FCA combined with the broader fintech ecosystem around London is... more
- 03.03.2020 09:42 am
A remarkable 450 blockchain companies call London home. Inflow of talent from the EU (prior to Brexit), low barriers to company incorporation and active involvement of the FCA combined with the broader fintech ecosystem around London is considered to be the key reasons behind this.
Cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of its Affiliates program across Europe, allowing users to generate additional revenue by promoting the bitFlyer platform across owned blogs, websites and social channels.
- 27.02.2020 09:06 am
The 5th Blockchain Life 2020 returns to Moscow on April 22-23 at the unique media venue Music Media Dome. The international forum annually gathers over 5000 participants from 70 countries, proving to be one of the biggest events on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and mining in the world. Get a ticket before the price increase: https://blockchain-life.com/europe/en/
Smartlands, the next-generation blockchain-based global investment and digital banking ecosystem, will be expanding its legal framework in order to create a broader set of options for high-net-worth individuals.
- 31.01.2020 04:05 am
Baton Systems, a provider of "blockchain-inspired" bank-to-bank payments infrastructure for connecting multiple ledgers, has topped up its recent $12 million funding round with an extra $4 million from VC Illuminate Financial. Illuminate joins Trinity Ventures, Alsop Louie and Commerce Ventures, which all participated in a Series A round last year. Founded in 2016 as Ubixi, Baton is working to simplify the "remarkably archaic" payments process... more
- 29.01.2020 07:21 am
Contour, the blockchain-based trade finance platform backed by a host of big name banks, has made its commercial launch. Formally known as Voltron, Contour uses R3’s Corda blockchain platform for a global network designed to digitise and modernise the $18 trillion trade finance market. The commercial launch comes after live pilots in 14 countries and a global trial with more than 50 banks and corporate which demonstrated the platform's ability... more
Standard Chartered announced its investment into Contour, a blockchain-based open industry platform that will initially focus on digitally creating, exchanging, approving and issuing Letters of Credit (LCs), following the full commercialisation of its offering and appointment its CEO Carl Wegner.
Blockchain Life 2020 welcomes 5000 participants and leading companies of the industry on April 22-23 in Moscow
- 23.01.2020 10:58 am
The biggest event on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and mining in Europe is taking place at an innovative venue — Music Media Dome. On April 22-23 Blockchain Life 2020 brings together 5000 participants from 70 countries. Among them: businessmen and entrepreneurs, investors, miners, blockchain developers, founders of the innovative startups, government officials and everyone who wants to know more about one of the most promising sphere.
- 21.01.2020 09:20 am
Stratis, an enterprise blockchain technology company, announces the winners of its latest hackathon, the Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge. Attracting nearly 200 participants and 13 high-quality submissions, the online hackathon produced a range of smart contract applications spanning finance, law, identity, trade, supply chain, charity, healthcare and gaming. US$10,000 First Place: Cirrus Swap
- 20.01.2020 07:25 am
Reapit, the UK's largest estate agency platform, has joined the IPN Consortium, a gaggle of industry players developing a distributed ledger technology-based system that lets customers go through the entire home buying process through their mobile phones.
ISOLAS LLP’s distinguished Fintech practice has been included in the newly-published Fintech rankings, as part of the Chambers Global edition for 2020, with three of its lawyers ranked. Chambers described the firm as “a top-tier firm highly regarded for its expertise in advising on regulatory matters stemming from real-life blockchain implementations.
Global finance leaders Citi, Bpifrance, Deutsche Börse, Fidelity to join first ever London-based conference focused on the institutionalization of digital assets Feb. 10
BlockWorks Group (BWG) today announced that on Feb.