Tagged: blockchain

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced it had joined the R3 blockchain consortium. Through this partnership, SFC will test applications of blockchain on record and settlement of securities and futures trading with the… Read More

Bitbond Raises $1.2 million to Fuel Global Expansion of SME Lending

Bitbond has raised $1.2 million in equity capital to help boost global expansion. The Berlin-based online lending platform has now raised total funding of $2.3 million. The funding round was led by mobilike founder Şekip Can Gökalp, plus several angels investors including, Fyber founders Janis Zech… Read More

Finacle, LTP Report Predicts Large Adoption of Blockchain by 2020

Infosys Finacle and Let’s Talk Payments (LTP) released a report earlier this month called, “Blockchain Technology: From Hype to Reality”.  The companies highlight the following findings: “The study polled over 100 senior financial services leaders at more than 75 organizations across the world and revealed that: 50%… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBOC Becomes the First Central Bank to Issue Digital Currency Just at the start of 2017, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) took a big step in the area of digital currency. According to its announcement, PBOC has managed to test digital bill trading with beta-digital… Read More

For the Love of Blockchain: Abu Dhabi Global Market + London Fintecher EquiChain

In the news again, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to be a member partner of the industry working group, the Market Infrastructure Group, established by the London-based fintech company, EquiChain. The Group, comprising global industry & financial leaders,… Read More

Swiss Company Lykke Offers Forward Contract with 20% Discount on Cryptocurrency

Lykke, a Zurich-based Fintech firm that wants to become the “world’s first regulated marketplace built on cryptographic technology” is offering a one-year forward contract on a bespoke cryptocurrency or Lykke Coin with a 20% discount. Announced last week, Lykke basically will provide a 20% discount… Read More

Singapore Has Just Published a Document on their Next Phase of Growth & Fintech /Alternative Finance Plays a Big Role

Singapore’s Committee on Future Economy (CFE) has identified seven strategies for Singapore’s next stage of growth in its report. Singapore has experienced an enviable period of economic growth and prosperity. The island city-state tmaintains one of the highest standards of living in the world. The… Read More

Blockchain Regtech Startup Coinfirm Receives $700,000 in VC Funding From Luma Ventures

Blockchain regtech startup, Coinfirm, announced on Wednesday it secured $700,000 from Luma Ventures during an ongoing seed round to continue its growth and development. Coinfirm has built a blockchain risk and compliance platform. The company’s platform notably brings transparency and security to its blockchain transaction… Read More

Singapore FinTech Association & Five Polytechnics Focus on Growing Fintech Talent

The Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) has signed MOUs with five polytechnics in efforts to grow and nurture talent in the industry, as well as to improve coordination between educators and fintech industry leaders.  The five entities are Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore… Read More

FICCI Report Explores Promises and Challenges of FinTech in India

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) published a new report in January called “Leveraging the FinTech Opportunities in India” to highlight a number of topics, including digital payments, digital banking, blockchain, and online lending, to name a few. According to FICCI… Read More

Credit China Fintech is Making Waves with $30M Bitfury Deal Following Ping An Investment

Credit China Fintech has started 2017 with a blitz of deals.  Today Credit China Fintech announced a $30 million deal with BitFury group and the establishment of a joint venture focusing on the China market. BitFury Group is a leading Bitcoin and private Blockchain infrastructure… Read More

Votem CEO Pete Martin: Leveraging Blockchain to Secure Global Mobile Voting & Rocking the Vote

“We can do online voting on blockchain in a highly scalable way, and that’s what we did.” Focusing on solving the problem of securing public, private and proxy global election systems, Votem offers a blockchain-based solution which aims to give democracy back to the people by allowing… Read More

FINRA Issues Report on Blockchain & Implications for Securities Industry

FINRA has published a report (embedded below) on Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and its implications for the securities industry. The publication is entitled; “Distributed Ledger Technology: Implications of Blockchain for the Securities Industry.” FINRA, or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is the self-regulatory organization… Read More

Live from Davos! WISeKey & Stratumn Partner to Provide Blockchain-Based Security Software

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW), a provider in Root of Trust and certificate authority, and Stratumn SAS, inventor of Proof of Process Technology, partner to provide enterprise grade process security software based on blockchain technologies. A software security company that enables a shift in how organizations secure… Read More

Banks, Startups and Trolls to Duke Over Blockchain?

Reports came out during the holiday season last year of banks quietly stocking up on blockchain patents.  Banks will compete with startups making the same moves.  They will also compete for patents with trolls who suppress innovation. The future of blockchain innovation depends on who… Read More

JPX to Adopt Blockchain in Trading, TSE Tests Ready by Spring

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has cleared the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) to use blockchain in trading, according to Nikkei Asian Review.  Such fintech tools might make trading more efficient.  JPX operates the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), the largest stock exchange in Asia and fourth largest… Read More

Postal Savings Bank of China Partners With IBM For Blockchain-Based Asset Custody System

Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with IBM to launch its blockchain-based asset custody system. As part of its work, the bank has also successfully executed more than 100 real business transactions on the blockchain since the system… Read More

Bitfury Group Update from Davos: New Global Blockchain Business Council Planned

The Bitfury Group, a global Blockchain tech company, announced that in collaboration with the international law firm Covington, it plans to launch the “first ever” Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) around the World Economic Forum 2017 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland this January. “The GBBC will… Read More

NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman: We are a Global Fintech Company (Video)

NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman visited the new CNBC digs today to welcome the morning show pundits to NASDAQ and chat up her company’s vision. Friedman, previously President & COO of NASDAQ, became the CEO on January 1st. Friedman stated, “we are both an exchange operator… Read More