BlockShow Europe 2017: The First Blockchain Oscar to be Held This Spring

March 2, 2017 - the first stage of Blockchain Oscar starts under the BlockShow Europe 2017 programme. Read more »

SoftBank, Sprint and TBCASoft Collaborate to Develop Blockchain Technology for Telecom Carriers

Japan-based SoftBank Corp., U.S.-based Sprint Corporation, and U.S.-based TBCASoft, Inc. today stated the aim for a technology cooperation jointly developing blockchain technology for telecommunication carriers. Read more »

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Skype and LHV Payment Solutions Founder to present at Blockchain Conference in Tallinn

On March 9, 2017, Tallinn will host the biggest Estonian blockchain conference, bringing together banking sector representatives. They will share their experience of implementing the blockchain technology and will discuss benefits of decentralized services.   A key speaker on this topic will be Jüri Laur, a chief specialist in payment services of Estonian LHV bank. He became well-known in the industry while working for Skype, where he focused on... more Read more »

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Northern Trust and IBM transform Private Equity Market with Blockchain Technology

Northern Trust (Nasdaq:NTRS) collaborated with IBM and other key stakeholders to launch the first commercial deployment of blockchain technology for the private equity market. “Current legal and administrative processes that support private equity are time consuming and expensive” While private equity returns can be attractive, the infrastructure supporting private equity has seen little innovation in recent years at a time when investors are... more Read more »

SETL opens its Global Engineering Centre in UK

SETL, the financial blockchain specialist, today announced the opening of its Global Engineering Centre in Ipswich, UK. Ten new staff have been recruited to work in the new office and to support SETL’s international expansion, bringing SETL’s total worldwide workforce to 24. The centre was officially opened by Ben Gummer, Member of Parliament for Ipswich and Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General and by Chairman of the SETL board... more Read more »

Mobile Banking based on Blockchain and Biometrics

On March 9, one of the leaders of ambitious project called Humaniq, a famous blockchain entrepreneur and journalist, Richard Kastelein will speak at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn. Humaniq is a mobile bank based on blockchain and biometric user identification (without passports and signatures). Blockchain community has called the project Bank 4.0. Read more »

EquiChain unveils its blockchain based prototype for capital markets

EquiChain, a London-based Fintech company with an Asia regional office in Hong Kong, announces its working prototype for capital markets.  The company plans to implement a full end-to-end ‘execution to custody’ (E2C) pilot in 2017, positioning EquiChain to deliver the full potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT). The company also announces the closing of its initial funding round, secured from its board members, advisors and close... more Read more »

Synechron Survey Reveals 94% of Financial Services Executives Believe Boards have Bought into Blockchain

 Synechron Inc., the digital, business consulting and technology services provider, today reveals 89% of senior executives questioned in a survey conducted by TABB Group believe blockchain will be in everyday use in the financial services industry by 2026. The results suggest that despite various levels of action on blockchain initiatives, the majority of financial services organizations believe in the long-term, innovative potential of... more Read more »

Blockchain Will Fundamentally Transform Exchange Business – Funderbeam CEO Kaidi Ruusalepp

“Blockchain can radically transform exchange sector”, believes Kaidi Ruusalepp, CEO at Funderbeam (exchange for startups) and former CEO at the Estonian Nasdaq subdivision. On March 9, she will speak at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn. Being experienced in managing Nasdaq, Kaidi founded Funderbeam – an investment and research platform for finding investors and startups. Read more »

Banks Accelerate Blockchain Investment Reveals Infosys Finacle and LTP study

Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), along with its partner Let’s Talk Payments (LTP), today released a global survey report - “Blockchain Technology: From Hype to Reality”. According to the report, over 80 percent of bankers surveyed expect to see commercial adoption of the technology by 2020, with nearly half (50 percent) of the financial institutions already investing or planning to... more Read more »

The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Welcomes New Blockchain Assets Working Group

The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA), a non-profit 501 (c)(6) Trade Association, announced today a new working group that will focus on native assets riding upon public blockchains, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, and more. The Blockchain Assets Working Group is chaired by Chris Burniske, Blockchain Products Lead at ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”), and will explore a number of facets of this emerging asset class, including... more Read more »

NBAD is the 1st Bank in MENA to Introduce Payments on Blockchain with Ripple

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) is pleased to be the first Middle East bank to introduce real time cross border payments on Blockchain technology. The new channel is intended to facilitate regional customers with simple, real time and secure way to process their cross border payments within NBAD network.  Read more »

Credit China FinTech Signs US$30 Million Deal with Bitfury Group

Leveraging Blockchain Technologies to Transform its FinTech PlatformsThe board of directors of Credit China Fintech Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries announced today that it has entered into a US$30 million deal with BitFury Group Limited. The deal includes an investment in Bitfury shares and the establishment of a joint venture focusing on the China market.  Read more »

Global Conference of Money Laundering and Digital Currencies in Qatar

From 16 to 18 January 2017, more than 400 financial investigators from money laundering, cybercrime and financial intelligence units met with experts in asset recovery and relevant private sector representatives at the Global conference on countering money laundering and digital currencies in Doha, Qatar. The event was organised by the Working Group on Virtual Currencies, a joint initiative of the Basel Institute on Governance, Europol and... more Read more »

5 Blockchain Applications in Fintech

Wide blockchain application is leading to establishing new business models that will be used not only by corporations but also by small market players. Karolina Marzantowicz, a leading engineer of Polish IBM office, is convinced of this fact.  On March 9, 2017, she will present company’s opinion regarding the future of blockchain technologies at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn.       Read more »


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