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Quantum Resistant Ledger Partners with Insight’s Quantum Cryptography Research Unit, Hires Senior Marketing Professional

The Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL) Foundation, which is an organization that has developed a quantum-secure blockchain network and digital asset platform, has teamed up with Insight’s quantum cryptography research division. Both organizations will be working on global standards for QRL’s “quantum-secure” Proof-of-Stake network, which is… Read More

Perspective: Institutional Adoption of STOs and Digital Assets in 2020

Back in December, I wrote a piece for Coindesk’s Year in Review 2019 entitled “Security Token Offerings Are (Finally) Set for Takeoff in 2020”.  This was before word of COVID-19 became widespread and before many of the cataclysmic events of 2020 were even imaginable.  Thus… Read More

Bank of Thailand Announces Launch of Government Savings Bond on IBM Blockchain-Based Platform

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced on Monday it teamed up with Bank of Thailand (BOT), the central bank, to launch a  blockchain-based platform for government savings bonds issuing a total of $1.6 billion within two weeks. According to IBM, the platform is using blockchain technology on the… Read More

Fintech Zenda.la Becomes First Mexican Company to Get Accepted to the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator Program

Fintech firm Zenda.la has reportedly become the first Mexican company to get accepted to the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator program, which is conducted through a partnership with Village Capital. Zenda’s management says that being accepted into the tech giant’s program is “especially relevant as we… Read More

Digital Transformation: Financial Giant BNP Paribas to Use IBM Cloud for Financial Services Framework for Improved Security, Compliance

BNP Paribas, a French international banking group that’s ranked as the 8th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets (appr. €2 trillion), will reportedly become an anchor client in the European Union for tech giant IBM’s Cloud for Financial Services framework. The… Read More

Ethereum (ETH) Might Not have Quantum Resistance on its Roadmap, the QRL Team Reveals

The developers at Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL), an externally audited “enterprise-grade” blockchain platform that claims to be secure against a potential (future) attack from quantum computers, stated that Ethereum (ETH) could go quantum computer resistant through “a unique smart-contract.” The QRL team said that a… Read More

New York-based IBM Acquires 7% Stake in Blockchain enabled Trade Finance Solution, we.trade

New York-based tech giant IBM (NYSE:IBM) has acquired a 7% stake in we.trade, a blockchain-enabled trade finance platform that’s owned by 12 major banking institutions. Launched by nine banks back in January 2017 under the name, Digital Trade Chain, the platform was renamed as we.trade… Read More

Blockchain based ID Firm Vereign AG Closes on CHF 2.5 Million Seed Round

Vereign AG, based in Zug, Switzerland, has closed on a financing round of CHF 2.5 million (~ $2.58M) to establish a Swiss network for a verified and self-managed identity service. The financing round was led by AquilaDirekt AG and a renowned Swiss entrepreneur through a… Read More

California-based Dole Food Company to Integrate Distributed Ledger Tech for Managing Supply Chain Processes

California-based Dole Food Company, an agricultural multinational corporation, has introduced a five-year plan to integrate blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) for managing supply chain processes. Dole Food Company is the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. The agribusiness company generated over… Read More

IBM Joins Forces With Fenergo to Tackle Financial Crime

Ireland-based fintech Fenergo announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with IBM (NYSE: IBM)  to fight financial crime. The duo signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement that will allow the companies to collaborate on solutions that can help clients address the multitude of financial risks they… Read More

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank Introduces “Haro WhatsApp” Chat Contact to Assist Customers with Digital Banking

Hong Kong-based Hang Seng Bank, a banking and financial services company, has launched a new chat contact for WhatsApp users based in the city, which is a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. The new chat feature aims to provide a direct… Read More

Hex Trust Is Now the First Licensed Crypto Asset Custodian in Hong Kong to Integrate with R3’s DLT-based Corda Platform

Hex Trust has reportedly become the very first licensed crypto-asset custodian in Hong Kong to integrate its services with R3’s Corda platform. The integration will allow the blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform to be used by Hex Trust’s virtual asset custody solution. R3… Read More

Standard Chartered Joins TradeLens, a Leading Blockchain-based Supply Chain Management Solution Developed by IBM, Maersk

London-headquartered Standard Chartered, a British multinational banking and financial services company with over $700 billion in total assets, has reportedly become the first major financial institution to join TradeLens, blockchain-powered container logistics solution created by IBM and Maersk. Standard Chartered is notably the first financial… Read More

Infosys Announces Global Alliance With IBM

Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global consulting, technology and next-generation services firm, announced on Monday it has formed a global alliance with IBM (NYSE: IBM) in order to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation journey using the IBM public cloud. According to Infosys, the collaboration will help… Read More

IBM’s Indonesia Division Confirms that Country’s Directorate General of Customs and Excise is Using Tech Giant’s DLT-enabled Shipping Software, TradeLens

New York-headquartered tech giant IBM’s Indonesia division has confirmed that the nation’s Directorate General of Customs and Excise has begun using the blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled shipping platform, called TradeLens. This news has come after months of platform development, with the country’s Customs… Read More

New York-based Tech Giant IBM Acquires Patent for Developing “Self-Aware” Token

New York-based tech giant IBM has reportedly acquired a patent for the implementation of a “self-aware token,” which will be developed specifically to record events of offline transactions. According to a document submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the self-aware token will be… Read More

Edinburgh-based TSB Bank to Establish New IT Center to Support Digital Banking Services as Part of $156 Million Investment

TSB has confirmed that it will establish a new IT center based in Edinburgh, in order to support the launch of digital banking services, as part of a £120 million (appr. $156 million) investment – which is expected to create around 100 new technology jobs,… Read More

IBM and Farmer Connect Introduce Blockchain-based App that lets Users Learn About Coffee Beans they’ve Purchased

New York-based tech giant IBM and Farmer Connect, an organization focused on enhancing transparency and sustainability in agriculture supply chains, introduced a blockchain-powered application at the Consumer Electronic Show (held in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 6, 2020) that lets users learn more about the… Read More

IBM Teams Up with Argentine Chamber of Fintech to Support Digital Transformation Efforts in Country’s Banking Sector

New York-based tech giant IBM and the Argentine Chamber of Fintech have entered an agreement to support various innovative projects and digital transformation initiatives in Argentina’s financial technology and banking sector. IBM will reportedly support the chamber in developing activities to promote Fintech-related projects such… Read More

Nestlé and French Multinational Retailer Carrefour Apply Blockchain Technology to Infant Nutrition “for the First Time”

Switzerland-based Nestlé, a food and drink processing conglomerate, has teamed up with Carrefour, a French multinational retailer, in order to “apply blockchain technology to infant nutrition for the first time.” According to a recent press release: “After being the first to apply blockchain technology to… Read More

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