Blockchain

WeOwn announces plan for new global, decentralised stock exchange

WeOwn today announces that it is building WeExchange - a new global, decentralised stock exchange - to enhance its investment ecosystem for high-growth companies and everyday investors. The exchange will give SMEs access to new capital raising opportunities and provide investors with flexible access to equity in dynamic brands.   Read more »

bitFlyer launches ‘Instant Buy’ to make buying cryptocurrency more accessible

Today, leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of Instant Buy on its Buy/Sell exchange platform in Europe. The feature, available on desktop and smartphone, allows users to buy cryptocurrency directly from bitFlyer, using credit card, debit card or local instant transfer methods such as Sofort, iDeal and GiroPay. Read more »

Cryptocurrency Firm Gemini Hires Starling Co-founder Sawyer to Lead European Expansion

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange set up by the Winklevoss twins, has hired Starling Bank co-founder Julian Sawyer to spearhead a move into the European market. Sawyer has been appointed managing director of the UK and Europe, responsible for shaping Gemini's overall strategy in the region, developing products and hiring out a team from his base in London. Sawyer left Starling in the summer after four years as COO of the app-only bank he co-... more Read more »

63% of blockchain professionals lack the business case to support future investment in the technology

FinTech Connect, the trade show that connects the global fintech ecosystem, has today launched a report which exposes a discrepancy between the number of companies investing in blockchain technology and their concerns around the future of the technology.  Read more »

ICS Financial Systems Showcases Blockchain Implementation for Financial Services Industry at Oracle Code Explore Amman

ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, have participated in Oracle Code Explore Amman, which is the most exciting developer event of the year, held at the center of developer community in the region; Amman, Jordan. Read more »

Trescon’s 14th World Blockchain Summit to Debut in Thailand This December

The 13th global edition of Trescon’s World Blockchain Summit successfully concluded in Dubai last month, pulling together over 1000 participants that included C-level executives from enterprises, policy makers, top blockchain and crypto pioneers, industry experts, investors, solution providers and innovative startups. Even so, the gung-ho spirit of blockchain and crypto enthusiasts still seem to be up in full swing. Read more »

Chainalysis Launches Compliance & Risk Assessment Software for Financial Institutions

Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, today announced the launch of Chainalysis Kryptos, new software designed to help financial institutions better understand the risks associated with existing cryptocurrency activity and opportunities for investment. Built on the reference data standard already trusted by government agencies across the world and more than 115 leading cryptocurrency businesses, Kryptos enables financial professionals to... more Read more »

Identitii and Symphony partnership to add auditable information sharing to Symphony’s collaboration platform

Identitii Limited (Identitii, Company) (ASX:ID8), the FinTech reducing last mile payment hold ups for banks and corporates, announces it has partnered with Symphony Communication Services, LLC (Symphony) to integrate its Overlay+ platform that enables secure and auditable data sharing, with Symphony’s leading global markets collaboration platform tool. Read more »

Ripple Announces More Than 300 Customers, RippleNet Growth

Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments, announced today that the company has surpassed 300 customers. Ripple has also seen 10x year-over-year growth in transactions on RippleNet, the company’s global network of banks and financial institutions that enables faster, lower-cost payments around the world. Just last year at Ripple’s annual conference Swell, the company announced On-Demand Liquidity (ODL), which leverages the... more Read more »

DBS and Trafigura Partner on Blockchain Trade Platform

Singapore's DB Bank is teaming up with commodities trading house Trafigura to develop an open-sourced blockchain trade platform. The pair, working with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Enterprise Singapore and tradetech Perlin, are building the ICC TradeFlow platform to connect trade partners across borders and streamline manual paper-based trade processes. Read more »

Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge Starts Today

Stratis, an enterprise blockchain technology company, announces that its online hackathon to promote the use of smart contracts is now live. The Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge has been set up to create a community of experts to develop smart contract applications that are useful, easy to use, innovative and can have a big impact in a variety of industries such as financial services, international trade, supply chain, energy and Internet of... more Read more »

Bitwage Launches Bitcoin Cash Payroll Payouts

For over 5 years now, Bitwage has been dedicated to raising awareness and growing the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Earlier this year, we began our goal to encompass a greater part of the cryptocurrency ecosystem outside of Bitcoin by launching Ether payrolls. Anyone around the world could receive any percentage of their wages in Ether from US, EU and UK companies. Read more »

PeerNova Raises $31M In Strategic Funding Round

PeerNova, Inc., a leading enterprise software company in the financial industry announced it had raised $31M in growth funding led by an existing investor, Mosaik Partners. Medici Ventures and Intuitive Venture Partners also joined this round to show their continued support for PeerNova. This round of funding brings the total fundraising to $74M. Read more »

BC Vault joins forces with PARSIQ to offer the most complete, secure cryptocurrency vault system that leaves nothing to chance

Today, blockchain monitoring platform PARSIQ announced a new partnership with BC Vault, a state-of-the-art hardware wallet with industry-defining features for secure crypto storage. By commencing this partnership, and in using PARSIQ’s features, BC Vault will become first crypto hardware wallet with active blockchain monitoring abilities, providing additional security to users and ensuring transparency of transactions. Read more »

Waves Platform and GHP Group Founders Launch a Joint Company

Alexander Ivanov, founder of Waves Platform, and Mark Garber, GHP Group’s chairman of the board, have announced the launch of Global Chain, a joint company focused on implementation of blockchain-based solutions in logistics and other industries. “Logistics is one of the most promising areas for adopting solutions based on the blockchain technology,” says Alexander Ivanov. “Therefore, at initial stages, the focus will be specifically on logistic... more Read more »

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