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German Law Professor Proposes Legal Solutions for Problems Posed by DLT and Blockchain

Dr. Matthias Lehmann, chair for civil law, private international law and international business law at the University of Bonn, has published a paper proposing localized legal solutions to problems posed by transnational distributed ledgers (DLT) and blockchains like Bitcoin. According to a blog post regarding… Read More

PumaPay Teams Up With Cointelligence For Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Education Accessibility

PumaPay, a blockchain payments system that provides an open-source “free-of-charge blockchain-based protocol” that decentralizes the transaction process, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with cryptocurrency data resource platform Cointelligence to make cryptocurrency and blockchain education accessible for everyone. According to the duo, the education… Read More

Blockchain Secuirty Firm CipherTrace Launches Comprehensive Virtual Asset Tracing Capability

CipherTrace, the leading provider of cryptocurrency intelligence and blockchain security, announced on October 15 the launch of a comprehensive virtual asset tracing capability.  According to a press release shared with Crowdfund Insider, CipherTrace customers can trace Bitcoin (BTC) transactions and over 700 digital tokens following… Read More

Blockchain Tech Firm Fineqia Announces Arrangement of €2.94 Million Bond Placement

Blockchain technology firm Fineqia International Inc. announced on Wednesday its U.K. subsidiary Fineqia Limited has successfully arranged for the issuance and subscription of a €2.94 million bond against assets of loan receivables. According to Fineqia, Fineqia Ltd placed the bond issued by PremFina Ltd (“PremFina”)… Read More

Blockchain Innovation and Investment Summit – Dubai

As Blockchain technology continues to gain momentum across the globe, over 1200 Fintech professionals and Blockchain enthusiasts from 24 countries are set to attend BII Summit, the region’s largest event of its kind, scheduled to take place at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai on 20th November 2019…. Read More

FBI Investigating Attempted Breach of Blockchain Election App Voatz

West Virginia’s Secretary of State, Mac Warner, disclosed in a speech and press release October 2nd that someone tried to hack into a blockchain-based voting system provided to the state by a company called Voatz. The system was being trialed as a means of allowing… Read More

SimplyVital Receives $225,000 Grant from US National Science Foundation to Research Blockchain Protocols

Brighton, Massachusetts-based blockchain startup SimplyVital Health, Inc. was awarded a $225,000 grant by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research on integrating different distributed ledger technologies (DLT). According to the release, SimplyVital will work on integrating the open-source Nexus protocol with the Graphene… Read More

Digital Bank Juno Raises $3 Million in Seed Round, Uses Blockchain Platform for “Decentralized Lending,” Promises Whopping 5.5% Savings Rate

Bank startup Juno has issued a release reporting $3 million in seed funding from some prominent names. The digital banks says it has received the backing of Sequoia, Polychain and Dragonfly. Juno was founded in July 2019 by Varun Deshpande, Ratnesh Ray, and Siddharth Verma… Read More

Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform Marco Polo Is Testing Its First Trade Deal Between Russia and Germany

Marco Polo, a trade finance blockchain that has partnered over 20 banks, is testing its first trade deal between Germany and Russia. The company’s pilot was announced on October 11.  Russian’s Alfa-Bank and Novolipetsk Steel Company (NLMK) will take part in the pilot. Germany’s Commerzbank… Read More

China Construction Bank Expands Blockchain-based Finance Platform, Trade Volume Reportedly Exceeds $53 Billion

China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, has reportedly added new features to its blockchain-based finance platform. According to local news outlet Xinhuanet, CCB’s distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled finance platform can now process cross-chain and inter-bank transactions. Trading volume on the… Read More

Early Bitcoin Adopter Erik Finman Launches $1 Million Investment Fund for Blockchain Startups

Marshall Hayner, CEO and founder of Metal Payments, and early Bitcoin adopter Erik Finman are launching a new investment fund, called Metal VC. The $1 million fund will mainly focus on micro and angel investments made in early-stage ventures involved in banking and decentralized finance (DeFi)…. Read More

Vanguard and Blockchain Startup Symbiont Are Developing Trading Platform for $6 Trillion Currency Market

The Vanguard Group, a registered investment advisor headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania with more than $5.3 trillion in assets under management, has teamed up with Symbiont, a crypto startup backed by Nasdaq Ventures. The partnership between Vanguard and Symbiont involves developing a trading platform for the… Read More

Blockchain-Based B2B Payments Platform Paystand Appoints Fintech Veterans From Fiserv, PayPal, & Visa to Fintech Advisory Council

PayStand, a blockchain-based, B2B payments firm, announced on Thursday it has appointed four globally recognized fintech veterans from Fiserv, PayPal, and Visa to its Fintech Advisory Council. According to PayStand, the council comes on the heels of a record-breaking year for the company, with revenue… Read More

Blockchain Software Solutions Provider Globex Signs New Licensing Agreement with Earn.re For investor Onboarding With Smartphone App

Blockchain software solutions company GlobexUS Holdings, Corp. (Globex) announced on Wednesday that Earn.re, a blockchain-based commercial real estate (CRE) financing platform, has signed a licensing agreement for Globex’s Ethereum-based KYC/AML compliance solutions to onboard and verify the platform’s investors through a company-branded smartphone app. Globex… Read More

Ripple Set to Bring Blockchain Technology to Finastra’s Banking Customers

Ripple, a provider of enterprise blockchain solutions for payments, announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with Finastra to offer its blockchain technology through Finastra’s payment solution to support cross-border payments. It was revealed: “As part of the collaboration, Finastra’s customers will be able to… Read More

Korean Mobile Payments App CHAI and BGF Retail Are Developing a Blockchain Platform for Offline Payments

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South Korean mobile payments app CHAI and BGF Retail, which manages CU, Korea’s largest convenience store chain with around 13,500 locations, are developing a blockchain-based platform for conducting offline payments.  The nation’s consumers will be able to make payments by scanning and completing transactions with… Read More

Blockchain Payment Processor OmiseGo Joins the Universal Protocol Blockchain Alliance

OmiseGO, a U.S.-based blockchain payments processor, announced on Tuesday it has joined the Universal Protocol Blockchain Alliance, which is a coalition of blockchain organizations dedicated to extending new and innovative use cases for cryptocurrency around the globe. OmiseGO reported it will incorporate the Universal Protocol… Read More

Blockchain Account Platform Squarelink Announces New Point-of-Sale System For Pop-Up Blockchain Economies “Event Pass”

U.S.-based blockchain account platform Squarelink announced last week the launch of its latest product Event Pass. According to Squarelink, Event Pass is a tool for event organizers to “bootstrap” a crypto-based point-of-sales economy. Squarelink also noted that Event Pass, event organizers can quickly onboard people… Read More

Blockchain Solutions Provider Oneiro Raises $5 Million Through Series A Investment Round Led By Cosimo Ventures

Oneiro, global provider of blockchain solutions, announced last week it secured $5 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Cosimo Ventures. Oneiro reported that this is the second investment round by Cosimo to Oneiro, following a seed round of $3 million… Read More

Benedikt Bünz: Head of Research at Findora Explains How Bulletproofs Ensure Confidentiality of Blockchain Transactions

Benedikt Bünz, a Stanford Ph.D. student and head of research at Findora, a decentralized network protocol for the development of financial services applications, recently explained how Bulletproofs ensure the confidentiality of blockchain-based transactions. As chief scientist at Findora and inventor of a  new technology called… Read More

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