Tagged: russia

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

Sberbank and SWIFT to Cooperate on Fintech, Including Blockchain

Sberbank and SWIFT have signed a memorandum of cooperation to develop and market Fintech products created and promoted by SWIFT. Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy… Read More

Russian National Settlement Depository Creates Blockchain Based Confidentiality Solution

Russia’s central securities depository, the National Settlement Depository (NSD), shares that it has created a Blockchain based confidentiality solution. NSD says this opens prospects for implementation of blockchain-based corporate solutions across a broader realm of services. NSD says it took half a year for its development… Read More

Sberbank, Russia’s Largest Bank, Announces Payment Solution

Sberbank and Telegram have announced the development of a new payment solution for partners using Telegram bots. The solution is described as allowing the acceptance of MasterCard, Visa and MIR card payments. The development also marks the first time Apple Pay and Android Pay can… Read More

Whoppercoin Loyalty Program: Burger King Russia Using Waves Platform’s Distributed Ledger Technology

  Burger King Russia’s adoption of Waves Platform for its loyalty program shows that Distributed Ledger Technology could one day become as mainstream as burgers and fries. Fast food giant Burger King Russia has announced its new blockchain loyalty program, hosted on the Waves platform. Whoppercoin –… Read More

Latvian P2P Lender TWINO Adds Second Russian Originator

Latvian peer-to-peer lending platform TWINO has reportedly added a second Russian originator to its platform since its December 2016 launch. According to P2P Finance News, over 40% of TWINO’s investors have funded Russian loans. While sharing more details about its Russian expansion,  Jevgenijs Kazanins, P2P… Read More

Waves & the National Settlement Depository Partner on Blockchain Project to Support Digital Assets

The National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, and Waves Platform, have partnered on the creation of a Blockchain based platform to support digital assets. The new platform architecture will be designed to securely host and store tokenised and crypto assets, settling transactions and… Read More

NSD Teams Up With Waves to Develop New Crypto Assets Platform

Russia’s central securities depository, The National Settlement Depository (NSD) announced on Friday it is teaming up with Waves Platform to develop a new blockchain platform to support digital assets. The duo revealed that the new platform will securely host and store tokenized and crypto assets,… Read More

Oleg Boyko’s Finstar Will Invest $150 Million into Fintech

Finstar Financial Group has announced it will dedicate $150 million into Fintech startups over the next five years. Finstar is a private equity founded by Oleg Boyko who launched the firm in 1996. Finstar invests in IT, consumer retail and real estate. In recent years… Read More

South Korean Fintech Startup Paycock Set to Bring Mobile Payment Service to Russian Financial Market

South Korean fintech startup Paycock has reportedly signed a business MOU with AEB IT, a Russian financial IT corporation, and will now begin to commercialize its mobile payment solution into the Russian financial market. Paycock Check is described as a mobile payment service that does… Read More

Hanging Ten: Deloitte CIS Partners with Waves to Provide ICO and Blockchain Solutions

Deloitte CIS and Waves Platform, a leading developer of blockchain solutions, signed a memorandum on strategic partnership. The partnership is aimed at providing clients with comprehensive ICO services and customized blockchain solutions tailored for specific business tasks. Waves Blockchain Platform will provide technology solutions for the introduction… Read More

Primalbase ICO Hits 3100 BTC in Just 24 Hours on Waves Platform

Primalbase is the next company to quickly complete an initial coin offering (ICO) on the Waves platform. This took place last week but Primalbase reportedly raised 3100 BTC is a bit over 24 hours. At this very moment, that equates to around $7.6 million. Waves reported… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange EXMO Lists WAVES to List of Offered Coins

EXMO, a UK-based cryptocurrency exchange operating in multiple fiat and cryptocurrency pairs, announced on Friday it has added Waves Platform to its list of offered coins. EXMO reports it will initially list the WAVES/BTC pair as well as USD and EUR fiat options. It also supports Russian… Read More

Russian Blockchain Platform Waves Carves Out New USD Gateway

Fresh from completing its Initial Coin Offering in June 2016 which reportedly garnered more than $16 million (30,000 BTC), Waves platform has introduced a now live USD gateway. Waves, a Russian decentralised platform for launching crowdfunding campaigns and issuing digital assets, has announced that its users can… Read More

ZrCoin ICO Claims $7 Million Raised from 3955 Investors

ZrCoin, based in Russia, says it has raised $7.07 million in cryptocurrency from 3,955 investors during their Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The offer was live from May 11th to June 9th and was hosted on the Waves platform. The company says the funds collected will… Read More

Russian Billionaire Boris Titov Collaborates with Waves on ICO Incubator – “People of Growth”

Russian Politician and Billionaire Boris Titov has signed an agreement with Sasha Ivanov, CEO of Waves Platform, to create an Initial Coin Offering incubator. The new incubator has been entitled “People of Growth” and is described as a vehicle to assist entrepreneurs and growing companies… Read More

Proof of Blockchain Protocols Coming of Age: Sasha Ivanov, CEO of Waves, Speaks at SPIEF

Not only was Megan Kelly grilling Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) this week but other hot topics surround Fintech were on the schedule. One of these topics was the “Explosive Impact of Blockchain Technology” which included the participation of Waves… Read More

ZrCoin Claims $3.7 Million Raised in ICO

Moscow based ZrCoin says it has raised $3.7 Million with the support of over 1,500 participants via an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on the Waves Blockchain Platform. ZrCoin reports the money was raised during a two week crowdfunding campaign earlier this month The funding was… 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

Starta Accelerator Will Hold ICO Crowdsale to Fund Early Stage Companies

Starta Accelerator, an early-stage investor and business incubator, announced it is holding a “crowdsale” to secure funding to help start-up tech companies expand into the US. Starta Accelerator is based in New York City and is an offshoot of Starta VC based in Moscow. The… Read More