Blockchain & Digital Currency

Gnosis Sells 250K Ethereum Immediately. Gets $300M Market Cap

Gnosis, a decentralized prediction platform built on the Ethereum blockchain that uses crowdsourcing as a source for forecasting, has raised $12.5 million in its first initial coin offering. This initial auction broke records, as the company sold out of 250K Ethereum in twelve minutes, giving… Read More

South Korean Life Insurance Company Kyobo Life Tests Blockchain

Last week, the South Korean government selected life insurance company, Kyobo Life, to pioneer blockchain technology for the money payments of commercial insurance. This new project aims to create a foundation for promoting the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure in South Korea. This government sponsored… Read More

Humaniq Forms New Cryptocurrency Partnership With BOScoin

Blockchain tech company, Humaniq, announced on Tuesday it has officially formed a new cryptocurrency partnership with BOScoin. with South Korean cryptocurrency platform, BOScoin. The partnership will allow both companies to share strategy resources in technology while BOScoin will support Humaniq’s Asia expansion and Humaniq will support BOScoin’s… Read More

Blockchain Project Hyperledger Announces Seven Additional Members

Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced on Wednesday seven additional members to the project. The latest members include CollectorIQ Inc., Korea Exchange, Shanghai Onechain Information Technology, Shenzhen Forms Syntron Information, The State of Illinois, The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific… Read More

Lykke Adds Seamus Donoghue as Head of Singapore

Switzerland-based Fintech firm Lykke has announced it is “accelerating growth” by appointing Seamus Donoghue as Director of its Singapore office.  Lykke now has a presence in Switzerland, the UK, Cyprus, Vanuatu, the US and now Singapore.  Lykke is in the process of building a global… Read More

Hong Kong Eyeing to Overtake Singapore as Asia’s Premier Fintech Hub

According to several reports, fintech in Asia reached record numbers in 2016. Singapore, in particular, has seen huge growth the last few years and has long proclaimed itself as the premier fintech hub in Asia. Some of the reasons why Singapore has been able to establish itself… Read More

Patientory Launches Healthcare Crypto-Token Currency

On Tuesday, healthcare tech startup, Patientory, announced the launch of its healthcare crypto-token currency. According to the company, the tokens will be used to power its network, which is described as a secure, closed loop distributed ledger system that connects all parties in the healthcare… Read More

IBM Teams Up With NUS to Promote Fintech & Blockchain Training in Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing and the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI), a part of IBM Research, announced on Tuesday they are collaborating to develop a module on fintech, which is set to better equip students with essential knowledge and skill sets in this area…. Read More

European Commission to Implement Blockchain and DLT Pilot Project

In the context of the Horizontal Taskforce on Fintech and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), the European Parliament has mandated the European Commission to implement a pilot project in order to build up technical expertise and regulatory capacity. The European Commission intends to launch a call… Read More

Humaniq Names “The Apprentice” Winner Tim Campbell New Member of the Board

Blockchain startup, Humaniq, announced on Monday it has appointed Former winner of BBC’s The Apprentice, Tim Campbell, has been appointed as a new member of its board. According to Humaniq, Campbell will join Alex Fork, Dinis Guarda and Dmitry Kaminskiy on the board. Speaking about his appointment, Campbell… Read More

Middle East and North Africa Fintech Startups Raised $100M in Last Decade

According to a report released last month by middle eastern media platform Wamda, Fintech startups located in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) raised over $100 million over the last decade. That may not seem like much compared to the billions raised by Fintech startups… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Xiaomi Opens Xiaomi Lending to Android Users On April 11, Xiaomi Corp., China’s leading mobile phone maker, launched the mobile application Xiaomi Lending in Android market, signaling a strong ambition to expand in the country’s booming Internet Finance sector. When Xiaomi Lending was first launched… Read More

Blockchain Tech Company Humaniq Announces Partnership With Deloitte

Blockchain company Humaniq announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with global consulting firm Deloitte. This news comes just after Humaniq secured $3.9 million through its initial coin offering.  Humaniq stated its currently on a mission to provide financial inclusion products and services powered… Read More

Blockchain Platform Humaniq Secures $3.9 Million Initial Coin Offering & Joins Barclays’ Rise Community

Blockchain company Humaniq announced on Wednesday it not only joined Barclay’s Rise community, it also secured $3.9 million in initial coin offering (ICO) funding. This news comes just a few days after the company appointed a new CEO, Dinis Guarda, and 20 members to its… Read More

WISeKey Plans for New Crypto Valley IoT Blockchain Center of Excellence Center

  WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and Blockchain IoT company announced today its intention to establish an IoT Blockchain Center of Excellence Center in the Canton of Zug aiming to deploy a Trusted Blockchain as a Service platform. The Center will… Read More

IBM Teams Up With Hejia to Launch Blockchain-based Supply Chain Financial Services Platform for Pharmaceutical Procurement

Earlier this week, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Sichuan Hejia Co., Ltd. (Hejia) announced they have collaborated to launch a new blockchain-based supply chain financial service platform specifically for pharmaceutical procurement. The companies confirmed that the new service is to help improve efficiency, transparency, and operation of… Read More

Blockchain Financial Platform Humaniq Announces New CEO & 20 Global Advisory Board Members

Humaniq, a UK-based blockchain financial platform offering financial inclusion solutions for the unbanked, announced on Wednesday it appointed a new CEO, Dinis Guarda, and also 20 members to its global advisory board. Sharing details about the appointments, Alex Fork, President and co-Founder of Humaniq, stated:… Read More

Law Firm Perkins Coie Boosts Fintech Practice with New Hires

Perkins Coie LLP, a legal firm with offices in the United States and Asia, has boosted their Fintech horsepower with the addition of Jacob S. Farber and Frederick B. Fedynyshyn as senior counsel in its Technology Transactions & Privacy practice. Perkins Coie considers itself legal experts… Read More

FCA Publishes Discussion Paper on Blockchain Utilization

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a discussion paper on distributed ledger technology (DLT) also commonly called Blockchain. The document was released today amidst of a flurry of Fintech related news as the Innovate Finance Global Summit kicked off in London.  The FCA… Read More

New Law in Japan Officially Recognizes Bitcoin

Only a few weeks since the SEC denied two separate bitcoin ETF applications, there may be some good news coming out of Japan for supporters of Bitcoin. On April 1, a new law went into effect in Japan allowing for the country’s first officially recognized… Read More