Blockchain

Manx Telecom and Minima Complete Successful Blockchain Proof Of Concept To Show Future of Payment

 Minima, the world’s first truly decentralised Blockchain protocol that runs in full on mobile phones, announces the completion of a successful proof of concept with the Isle of Man based mobile operator, Manx Telecom. The trial saw Manx Telecom send tokens on Minima’s blockchain, from one phone to another, granting network access without touching any of the operator’s existing billing systems. Read more »

Smartlands Receives “Best Crowdfunding Platform 2020” Award from FinTech Breakthrough Awards

Smartlands is excited to announce that Smartlands has received the “Best Crowdfunding Platform” Award from the FinTech Breakthrough Awards that recognises the top companies and products in the financial services and technology industry today.  Read more »

Standard Chartered joined digital shipping platform TradeLens

Standard Chartered Bank has joined TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital container logistics platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and IBM (NYSE: IBM), making Standard Chartered Bank the first financial institution to enter a formal agreement for use of the platform. Read more »

Crypto Exchange Tech Firm AlphaPoint Raises $5.6m

Crypto-focused exchange software provider AlphaPoint has raised $5.6 million in new funding from unnamed sources. Launched over six years ago, AlphaPoint provides while label full-stack software for cryptocurrency exchange operators as well firms looking to create and manage security tokens using blockchain. The firm has powered over 150 customers across 35 countries, serving over a million end-users and enabling 100 million annual trades across... more Read more »

Mashreq Bank and DIFC Launch Instant Bank Account Opening With The Region’s First KYC Blockchain Platform

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. Read more »

London Blockchain Firms Raise over $500 Million in Equity Funding since 2013

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 Read more »

London Blockchain Firms Raise over $500 Million in Equity Funding since 2013

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.    Read more »

bitFlyer launches EU Affiliates program

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.  Read more »

Make Hundreds of Connections at Blockchain Life 2020

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/ Read more »

Smartlands to Revise and Expand Legal Framework, Base Future Projects on Liechtenstein Law

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. As it was announced in the beginning of 2020, Smartlands will align itself primarily with the interests of high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and institutional investors. Read more »

Baton Systems Raises $4m For 'Blockchain-Inspired' Bank Payments Tech

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 Read more »

Bank-Backed Blockchain Trade Finance Platform Contour Launches

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 Read more »

Standard Chartered Invests in Contour to Further Digital Innovation in Documentary Trade

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. Read more »

Blockchain Life 2020 welcomes 5000 participants and leading companies of the industry on April 22-23 in Moscow

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.  Read more »

Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge: Hackathon Winners Announced

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 Read more »

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