Tagged: blockchain

SE Asia Blockchain Mobile Payments Platform Coins Raises $5 Million from Naspers

Coins, a Philippines-based blockchain mobile payments platform that services Southeast Asia, announced it had secured US $5 million in funding from Naspers, according to an article on Techcrunch. Naspers, which is based in South Africa, is one of the world’s largest investors in tech. The… Read More

Waves Launches Euro Gateway

Waves Platform, a decentralized platform for launching crowdfunding campaigns and issuing digital assets, says it has launched its flagship Euro gateway. The Waves Platform completed its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in June 2016, garnering more than $16 million (30,000 BTC) and becoming one of the… Read More

Decentral’s Jaxx Digital Wallet & Exchange Adds 70 Partners

Decentral has announced that its flagship product, Jaxx , a multi-platform digital currency wallet and exchange, has secured more than 70 new partners and integrations for all things blockchain. Jaxx wants to be the tool that brings digital currencies and digital assets to the masses. “We are bringing together… Read More

Singapore-based Blockchain VeChain Joins PwC’s Incubation Program

Singapore-based blockchain service provider VeChain S.E.A, a subsidiary of the leading blockchain technology company in China, BitSE, is proud to announce it will join PwC’s incubation program. PwC and BitSE held a signing ceremony on Monday in Hong Kong with Raymund Chao, PwC Greater China Chairman,… Read More

Growing Reg Influence in MENA Fintech: Abu Dhabi Global Market Joins R3 Consortium

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, has joined R3 as a new member of its international consortium. ADGM is the first regulatory body in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to be part of the R3 consortium, comprising over… Read More

Ethereum Quickly Catching Up to Bitcoin’s Transaction Volume

According to an article published on Trustnodes today, Ethereum is now handling almost half the transaction volume of Bitcoin. That might not sound impressive but you have to consider the fact that Ethereum launched less than 2 years ago whereas Bitcoin is over 9 years old…. Read More

Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council Publishes Report on Blockchain

As part of a broader initiative to encourage Fintech innovation, the Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong has published a report on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) or Blockchain. Recently, we shared a report on Fintech in which the FSDC chastised officials for not moving… Read More

People’s Bank of China Committee Investigates Fintech’s Impact & Influence

The People’s Bank of China has set up a committee that will investigate the impact of fintech on monetary policy and financial markets as well as how big data and AI can be used for regulatory oversight, according to a release. China has emerged as a… Read More

Could China Cause the Price of Ethereum to Surge?

According to a recent article on The Cointelegraph, the price of Ether could surge due to activity within China. Similar to Bitcoin, Ether is a cryptocurrency that was developed and offered for sale to the public by Ethereum, a blockchain development platform, back in 2014. The value… Read More

Bitcoin Lending Platform Bitbond Secures €5 Million Debt Commitment From Obotritia Capital

Just a few months after securing $1.2 million in equity capital to continue global expansion of its SME lending, Bitbond announced it received a €5 million debt commitment from German commercial real estate firm, Obotritia Capital. As previously reported, Bitbond received a regulatory license by German… Read More

Katipult to Apply Blockchain for Secondary Market Transactions in Private Securities

Katipult, a software provider for the investment crowdfunding space, is currently in the process of creating a distribution application (DApp) that will support secondary market transactions for private securities. Crowdfunding under Reg D, Reg A+ and Reg CF (and other exemptions in other markets), creates… Read More

nChain Appoints Bitcoin Foundation Executive Jon Matonis As Vice President of Corporate Strategy

UK-based blockchain company nChain announced on Tuesday it has appointed Bitcoin Foundation’s founding executive director, Jon Matonis, as its new vice president of corporate strategy. The company stated that Matonis would support its business growth by developing commercial relationships, and evaluating opportunities for strategic investments and… Read More

Initial Token Offering: Leondrino Exchange Announces First Branded Currencies for Companies

Leondrino, described as a currency management as a service provider with a platform and marketplace for organizations to issue their own private currencies,  has announced the first “Initial Token Offerings” (ITOs). Two companies, Chargepartner Network and Leaf Systems, will be publicly issuing their own branded… Read More

Japanese Megabank Mizuho Commits to Fintech in Series of Partnerships

New Fintech Incubator One of the largest banks in Japan, Mizuho Financial Group, has been in the news recently for several partnerships involving fintech. According to Nikkei Asian Review, the bank is in talks to co-develop a fintech incubator that will be focused on virtual… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CBRC Releases Documentation to Regulate Small Cash Loans Market This week, China Banking Regulatory Commission released a documentation “Guidelines on risk prevention and control in banking industry” to regulate the small cash loans market by perfecting the in-out mechanisms, paying more attention to the supervision… Read More

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

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

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