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  • Blockchain
    Blockchain

    Ripple’s CEO Says Blockchain Will Change the World of Global Payments

    Ripple CEO’s has sat down with Ross Leckow, IMF’s Deputy General Counsel, to talk about blockchain technology at the Singapore Fintech Festival. Both agreed that the distributed ledger will change the world of global payments as the International Monetary Fund engages with the private sector and industry to help...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 13, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • Dubai
    Industry

    Islamic Scholars Approve Swiss-Based Value Preservation Payment Token X8X

    X8 AG, a Switzerland-based blockchain technology company and creator of value preservation payment token X8X, has obtained the approval from Islamic scholars in order to be marketed as a Sharia-compliant digital currency. The certification will allow the business to expand in the Middle East as regulators and financial...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 13, 2018 | 11:00 am
  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    BitPesa Partners with Japanese Insurance Company to Digitize Remittance Service

    Tokyo-based insurance company Sompo Holdings has partnered with BitPesa to promote digitization of its international remittance service. The news comes weeks after another Japanese player, money transfer firm SBI Remit, teamed up with the blockchain company to bring distributed ledger to transactions between Japan and African countries. Japanese...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 am
  • Kaleido
    Blockchain

    ConsenSys and Amazon to Launch Ethereum Marketplace for Enterprise Blockchain

    Kaleido, a subsidiary of ConsenSys, is launching a marketplace of plug-and-play services to help blockchain projects from proof-of-concept to live production business networks. The firm, which announced the product at the Web Summit in Lisbon, is working with Amazon Web Services to provide the enterprise blockchain platform. ConsenSys’...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 12, 2018 | 10:00 pm
  • Blockchain
    Blockchain

    US Regulator Wants to Adopt Blockchain to Maintain Pace with Market Manipulators

    The chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has said that he wants to adopt blockchain to “keep pace with those who attempt to defraud, distort, or manipulate” financial markets. CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Envisions Compliance Built into Business Operations Through Smart Contracts J. Christopher Giancarlo spoke...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 am
  • CryptoRuble
    Crypto

    Is Russia on Its Way to Adopting Its Own State-Backed CryptoRuble?

    Russia may be on the way to adopting its own central bank digital currency, according to Anatoly Aksakov, chair of the State Duma’s Financial Market Committee. The Russian Parliament is studying three bills, introduced in March, to regulate smart contracts, digital currencies, cryptocurrency mining, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Now...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 8, 2018 | 11:00 pm
  • Blockchain
    Blockchain

    15 Banks to Test DTCC’s Market Infrastructure Using Blockchain

    Post-trade market infrastructure giant DTCC has initiated the testing phase to re-platform its credit derivatives on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cloud. The trial will include the participation of 15 of the world’s largest global banks, which will conduct structured user acceptance tests to validate the interaction between...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 8, 2018 | 12:30 am
  • Israel
    Blockchain

    Bank of Israel Doesn’t Recommend Launching Bank-Backed e-Shekel

    The central bank of Israel has published a summary of the work of its interdepartmental team to examine central bank digital currency and its eventual use in the country’s financial system. The research found there are no proper grounds for a decision to recommend issuing digital currency as of...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 7, 2018 | 11:30 pm
  • ICOs
    Blockchain

    Bitfury Raises $80 Million from Korelya, Macquarie, Mike Novogratz

    Blockchain technology company, Bitfury, has raised $80 million from a number of global institutional and corporate investors. Led by Korelya Capital, the private placement was joined by Macquarie Capital, Asian financial institution Dentsu Inc., European investment company Armat Group, European fund managers Jabre and Lian Group, Argenthal Capital Partners, insurance...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 am
  • BTCC
    Bitcoin

    BTCC Mining Pool to Shut Down Indefinitely “Due to Business Adjustments”

    BTCC, China’s oldest Bitcoin exchange, is shutting down its mining pool, which has been operating for more than four years, the company announced. The firm claims the decision to cease operations indefinitely from November 30 is due to business adjustments. BTCC’s Mining Pool to Cease Operations Indefinitely from...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 6, 2018 | 9:00 pm

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