Tagged: blockchain

American Express Launches Blockchain-Enabled Cross-Border Business-to-Business Payment Services Using Ripple Technology

On Thursday, American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced the introduction of blockchain-enabled, business-to-business cross-border payments. The American Express FX International Payments (FXIP) business is working with fintech startup Ripple to reduce the time and cost of the settlement while maintaining the level of security that American… Read More

Ex-UBER General Manager for Germany Austria, & Switzerland Rasoul Jalali Named Chief Operating Officer of Investment Platform TEND

TEND, the blockchain-powered platform for investments, announced this week that it has appointed Rasoul Jalali, former UBER General Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). While sharing details about Jalali’s appointment, TEND Founder and CEO, Marco Abele, stated: “I am excited… Read More

BlockEx Teams Up With OpenText to Create Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Finance Solution

On Tuesday, digital asset exchange platform BlockEx announced it has teamed up with business network OpenText to develop a new blockchain-based supply chain finance solution. BlockEx revealed the partnership is part of its mission to use blockchain in order to make supply chain finance more… Read More

INS Integrates Bancor Protocol into System, Offering Inter-Chain Liquidity to Token Holders

INS, the decentralized ecosystem for the grocery market, today announced integration of the Bancor Protocol, a standard for autonomously convertible blockchain cryptocurrencies, to offer inter-chain liquidity to INS holders via Bancor’s Smart Tokens. INS will create a unique type of Smart Token called a Token Relay… Read More

Republic Debuts Compliant Blockchain Investments to General Public

On Friday, Republic announced it was launching compliant blockchain investments on its crowdfunding platform to the general public. The funding portal explained that Republic Crypto‘s first product, Republic Genesis, is set to make it possible for credible teams to get the funds and guidance they need to… Read More

Ethereum Blockchain Coder Neufund Nabs $11.6M Pre-Sale Funding Round, Preps for ICBM

Neufund, a Berlin-based coding project on the Ethereum blockchain, is celebrating a pre-sale funding round of $11.6 million (€10 million). Backed by top private investors from funds including Philipp Freise (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co), Michael Jackson (Mangrove Capital), the VC fund Atlantic Labs, and crypto… Read More

Waves to Implement New Technology to Become Fastest Blockchain Platform in the World

Waves announced on Wednesday it is implementing new technology, which will enable the network to process thousands of transactions per minute, which makes it the fastest decentralized blockchain platform in the world. According to the blockchain platform, “Waves-NG” is described as a next-generation technology designed to… Read More

Funderbeam Reveals Early-Stage Startups Have Secured €5 Million From Investors Through Blockchain-Powered Platform

Funderbeam, a Blockchain-powered platform for cross-border startup funding with an extensive information database, a primary market for fundraising and a secondary market for equity and debt trading, recently announced that early-stage startups have raised €5 million through investors from close to 100 countries through its blockchain-powered platform…. Read More

French ICO Boutique Chaineum Aligns with Lightyear.io for ICO Collaboration

Chaineum, reportedly the first French ICO boutique, and Lightyear.io, an organization that supports partner activities for Stellar, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit open source blockchain network, have announced a partnership to collaborate in the ICO space. Through the partnership, Chaineum will use the Stellar network to support… Read More

Fintech Firm R3 Teams Up With Twenty-Two Banks to Launch New Blockchain-Based Payments System

Enterprise software firm R3 announced on Tuesday it and 22 of its member banks have developed a solution that leverages distributed ledger technology (DLT) to enable fast, efficient and cost-effective cross-border payments. R3 revealed that the Corda platform was built to facilitate the full payments… Read More

Open Source University Project to Launch Global Social Innovation Platform & ICO Round

Last week, academia collaborated project Open Source University announced the launch of its global social innovation platform, which enables decentralized academic a professional development globally. According to its creators, Open Source University is aiming to introduce an industry-standard digital wallet to store higher and continuous education certifications,… Read More

Blockchain Credit Bureau MicroMoney Announces Partnership With Decentralized Credit Lender Celsius Network

Singapore-based blockchain credit bureau MicroMoney announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Celsius Network, a decentralized credit lending platform. The new tandem is hoping to expand the reach of cryptocurrency loans to customers worldwide. According to MicroMoney, since both firms’ platforms use the… Read More

Seasoned Investor Jeffrey Wernick Joins Qtum Advisory Board

Potential Unicorn Qtum, a blockchain application platform that combines the advantages of Bitcoin Core, an Account Abstraction Layer allowing for multiple virtual machines, and a proof-of-stake consensus protocol aimed at tackling industry use cases, has added veteran investor Jeffrey Wernick to its advisory board. Warwick’s… Read More

Blockchain 360 – New York City

IMPROVE SECURITY AND PRIVACY THROUGH DECENTRALIZED NETWORKS Blockchain technology, the underlying technology of Bitcoin, is in its infancy but growing at unprecedented rate. With a tremendous potential for industries beyond the payments market, now is the time to collectively decide what role it will play… Read More

Humaniq Founder Alex Fork Named New CEO

Blockchain platform Humaniq announced on Monday its founder, Alex Fork, will assume the role as its new CEO. Dinis Guarda, Humaniq’s former CEO, has reportedly stepped down from the position and will take up a new role in another business. Humaniq revealed that Guarda was appointed as an… Read More

LendIt Debuts New Blockchain For Financial Services Event BlockFin Summit

LendIt, one of the world’s largest fintech event companies, announced its upcoming event called the BlockFin Summit, which is described as a blockchain conference for the Financial Services sector with coverage of the Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Tokens. While sharing details about the event, Jason Jones, Co-Founder… Read More

Accenture Teams Up With Duck Creek Technologies to Launch Blockchain Proof-Of-Concept for Medical Bill Auditing

Earlier this week Accenture announced it has formed a partnership With Duck Creek Technologies to launch a blockchain proof-of-concept for medical bill auditing. While sharing details about the collaboration, Cindy DeArmond, managing director and P&C Core Platforms Lead for Accenture in North America, stated: “These new… Read More

Deloitte Launches Regional Blockchain Lab in Hong Kong

Earlier this month, Deloitte announced the launch of its regional blockchain lab located in Hong Kong. According to the company, this new lab will implement and deploy Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for corporate clients across the region. Joe Guastella, Deloitte Global Consulting Leader of Financial Services… Read More

Blockchain Program Hyperledger Announces Ten New Members

Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced on Tuesday it has gained ten new members. Hyperledger notably incubates eight business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others. Speaking about… Read More

OpenLedger & MVP Asia Pacific Team Up With Universities to Offer Accredited Blockchain Innovation Program

On Wednesday, Denmark-based blockchain company OpenLedger announced it has teamed up with MVP Asia Pacific to launch a new blockchain program, OpenLedger MVP Blockchain Innovation. The program is offered to universities worldwide and will have accredited blockchain-based courses and program. The companies explained: “Since cryptocurrencies such… Read More