PWC and Onfido to join uPort’s portable identity ef orts in the UK financial services sector

uPort, a digital identity platform anchored on the Ethereum blockchain, is excited to partner with Onfido, a global identity verification provider, and PwC, a leading professional services firm, to explore portability of consumer identities in the financial services sector in the United Kingdom and beyond. Read more »

Bank of America joins the Marco Polo Network to tackle trade finance challenges

Bank of America announces that it is joining the Marco Polo Network, the largest and fastest growing trade finance networks leveraging Corda distributed ledger technology to provide transformative solutions to global trade participants.  Read more »

Israeli startup GK8 unveils a technology for sending transactions to the blockchain without internet connection

Israeli startup GK8, which provides secure end-to-end management of digital assets, has Read more »

Edge Network Recognised as “Best Edge Computing Platform” in Future Digital Awards

Edge has won “Best Edge Computing Platform” in the IoT Innovation category at the Future Digital Awards 2019. The award was given following a thorough judging process undertaken by the analyst team at digital research consultancy Juniper Research. Juniper judged award entrants on a number of elements, specifically: Product Features and User Benefits; Product Innovation; Commercial Partnerships; Commercial Launches; Compliance & Certification... more Read more »

VAKT expands ecosystem with essDOCS collaboration on NWE barge markets

VAKT, the company re-imagining commodity post-trade processing underpinned by blockchain, announces a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with essDOCS, a leading enabler of paperless trade. The MOU focuses on the North-West European barge markets, smoothing the post-trade process for all parties involved in the transaction. Read more »

Tassat and AlgoTrader partner to provide institutions access to new XBT/USD swaps contracts

Tassat, a global provider of financial technologies and products for traditional and digital asset markets, has partnered with AlgoTrader to provide institutional clients with its automated, quantitative trading software including direct access to Tassat’s cryptocurrency derivatives to be offered soon on a regulated exchange.  Read more »

Mizuho joins list of Fnality shareholders

Fnality International (Fnality), the company building the means of payments on-chain for tomorrow’s financial markets utilising the Utility Settlement Coin (USC), is pleased to announce that Mizuho Bank, the core group company of Mizuho Financial Group, one of the largest financial services group in Japan, has joined the original group of 14 founding shareholders working to deliver the collective goal to transform clearing and settlement... more Read more »

Blockchain Live 2019: Register for Your Free Pass Today

There is still time to register for Blockchain Live 2019. REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE PASS TODAY using the code: FINTECH Read more »

Detroit FinTech Bay Announces Detroit Blockchain Center to join location at TechTown; Detroit FinTech Bay Board of Advisors Appointed

Detroit FinTech Bay announced today that it will welcome the Detroit Blockchain Center as a resident within its space in TechTown Detroit. Additionally, Detroit FinTech Bay’s first board of advisors is announced. Entrepreneurs and leaders from financial institutions, corporations, community groups and academia make up the group’s membership. Partnership with Detroit Blockchain Center Read more »

DappRadar raises $2.33m seed round led by Naspers Ventures

DappRadar, the leading global platform for discovering and analysing blockchain-based decentralised applications (“dapps”), announces it has raised $2.33 million in seed funding. The investment is led by Naspers, a global internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world, through its Naspers Ventures division, with participation from Ventures and Angel Invest Berlin. DappRadar will use the investment... more Read more »

The FCA, Barclays, Mastercard, OECD and Other Industry Leaders Joining Blockchain Live 2019

With 3 weeks to go until Blockchain Live 2019, the festival of education is proud to announce some of the industry experts, that will be participating at the festival this month. For one-day only, Blockchain Live will be returning to London Olympia on 25th September, bringing engaging, thought-provoking and quality content to all in attendance. As a valued member of the Financial IT community you have a complimentary pass reserved for you to... more Read more »

Blockchain Live returns to London for its third year on the 25th of September

Blockchain Live returns to London for its third year on the 25th of September, gathering industry leaders and innovators to discuss the applications and impact of blockchain across various industries. Read more »

R3 partners with Wethaq to digitise Islamic Capital Markets

 Fintech, Wethaq, has signed a strategic partnership with enterprise blockchain software firm R3 to build the next generation of financial market infrastructure to enable issuers, investors, central banks and regulators to seamlessly transact in Islamic capital markets.   Read more »

Chainalysis to Launch Actionable Real-Time Alerts for Suspicious Transactions Across 15 Cryptocurrencies

Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, today announced the launch of suspicious cryptocurrency transaction alerts in Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT), the real-time anti-money laundering (AML) compliance solution for monitoring cryptocurrency transactions. It is the first compliance alerts solution available across 15 cryptocurrencies. Read more »

Factom® Protocol Launches PegNet Stablecoin System to Enable Trading and Conversion of Value Without Counterparties

Factom Protocol, the open-source developer-friendly blockchain platform, has launched PegNet, a decentralized, non-custodial, fully auditable network of tokens pegged to different currencies. The PegNet, built on the Factom Protocol, allows conversion to pegged tokens that track a wide range of currencies, and allow the user to maintain their value in a large set of currencies and assets, and make payments in any of the other pegged currencies... more Read more »


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