Tagged: blockchain

UAE’s Largest Real Estate Firm Emaar Launches New Token Developed on JPMorgan’s DLT Platform Quorum

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based real estate firm Emaar Properties has launched a new blockchain token-based referral and loyalty platform. Emaar, the developer of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and the Dubai Mall, intends to use the EMR token to reward its customers, according to… 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

Digital Banking Platform 2gether Announces Integration With Ethereum Token Basic Attention Token

Digital banking platform 2gether announced on Tuesday its support for Brave and the addition of Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its list of existing tokens. 2gether reported that BAT is a utility token based on the Ethereum blockchain and acts as a medium of exchange… 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

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

BitPay Completes Service Organization Control 2 Compliance Review

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced earlier this week it successfully completed the Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) compliance review, which was conducted by business advisory firm. Aprio. BitPay reported that its customers now have third party confirmation that the design, implementation, and operation of its security… Read More

BitPay Set to Support Payments From Ethereum Blockchain

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced last week it is set to support payments from the Ethereum Blockchain. Through this support, BitPay users will be able to use their ether to do the following: Buy gift cards on the BitPay app Top up BitPay cards Shop… Read More

Lloyds Bank Joins Forces With Blockchain Platform Komgo to Speed up Commodities Trade Finance in the UK

Lloyds Bank announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with blockchain-based platform Komgo. Through the partnership, Lloyds Bank is seeking to enable quicker international commodity trade finance using distributed ledger technology (DLT). According to Lloyds Bank, Komgo digitizes and streamlines international trade and commodity… Read More

Denmark’s Securechain Launches Blockchain-Based Freelance Marketplace

Denmark-based blockchain company Securechain announced on Tuesday the public launch of its blockchain freelance Finmail Work. According to Securechain, the platform is committed to providing an “open environment” for people anywhere in the world to work and receive payment. “Finmail is the first web and… Read More

Infosys Finacle & R3 Completes Global Trial of Blockchain Based Trade Finance

Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), announced on Monday it has completed its global blockchain trial in partnership with blockchain software company, R3. According to Infosys Finacle, a total of eighteen banking groups joined the test network of… Read More

GMEX Builds Digital Capital Markets Technology Suite With IBM Blockchain Platform to Support Digital Assets

GMEX Technologies Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMEX Group providing multi-asset post-trade business and technology solutions, announced on Thursday the latest release of its GMEX Fusion Digital Capital Markets technology suite (GMEX Fusion), which was built on IBM (NYSE: IBM) Blockchain Platform. According to GMEX,… Read More

Mastercard Partners With R3 to Develop Blockchain-Powered Cross-Border Payment Solution

Mastercard announced on Wednesday it is teaming up with enterprise blockchain software provider R3 to develop and pilot a new blockchain-enabled cross-border payment solution. According to Mastercard, the solution will initially focus on connecting global faster payments infrastructures, as well as schemes and banks supported… Read More

Globex Announces Addition of Ethereum Wallet Forensics to AML Screening Solution

Blockchain software solutions company GlobexUS Holdings, Corp. (Globex) announced on Wednesday the launch of its new Ethereum wallet forensics feature, which has been added to AMLCop, its proprietary AML software solution. According to Globex, the new feature allows AMLCop to continually screen Ethereum wallets against… Read More

Algo Capital Completes $200 Million VC Fund Round

Algo Capital, a financial institution that is focused on accelerating access, adoption, and liquidity of the Algorand blockchain, announced on Tuesday the closing of its Algo VC Fund at $200 million. Founded in 2015, Algo Capital creates financial products that accelerate access, adoption and liquidity… Read More

IOICM Receives Approval From the FINRA For Membership Application

IOI Capital and Markets, LLC (IOICM), an SEC registered broker-dealer and a wholly-owned subsidiary of iownit capital and markets, Inc. recently announced the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has approved its membership application. IOICM reported that the approval allows it to be a placement agent… Read More

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Launches Blockchain-based Digital Marketplace Prototype to Allow Users to Trade Government Biodiversity Credits

Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced on Wednesday the launch of its newly developed blockchain-based digital marketplace prototype which will allow users to trade government biodiversity credits. The description of the prototype reveals: “A new blockchain prototype has the potential to boost sustainable development while enabling… Read More

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