Blockchain

VAKT ecosystem expands commodities inspection services with Intertek

AKT, the company re-imagining commodity post-trade processing underpinned by blockchain, has partnered with leading total quality assurance provider, Intertek, to bring its first-class commodity testing, inspection and certification services to the platform. Intertek joins an ecosystem that already includes some of the world’s largest commodity trading companies, CTRM systems, inspection and paperless trade services. Day by day, the VAKT vision... more Read more »

Lendonomy selects Neonomics to build Norway’s very first PSD2 crowdlending solution

Lendonomy, a Norwegian fintech startup that is developing a blockchain-based “Airbnb for lending” targeting GenZ, and Neonomics, a leading provider of open banking APIs have announced a new partnership agreement. The solution enables Norwegian customers of Lendonomy to instantly and securely lend and borrow small amounts of money to and from each other with payments powered by the Neonomics open banking API. The partnership is the first... more Read more »

Smartlands Launches Private Stage of Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs; Early Birds to Receive Exclusive Golden Smartee Co-Owner Payment Card

Global blockchain-based investment and digital banking ecosystem Smartlands, has today launched a funding round on Seedrs to sell 2.53% of equity stake at a pre-money valuation of £15,400,000.  Currently in private mode, early investors in the campaign will get priority access to this investment opportunity and receive a unique golden Smartee co-owner payment card - a Smartlands-powered digital banking-like service that will offer exciting... more Read more »

DeeMoney Partners with Ripple to Power Faster and Cheaper Cross-Border Money Transfers

DeeMoney, a fintech company based in Thailand specializing in digital cross-border money transfers, today announced its platform is now processing live transactions, in partnership with Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments. Through RippleNet, Ripple’s global financial payments network which comprises more than 300 financial institutions worldwide, DeeMoney is providing more efficient international money transfers at the... more Read more »

Manx Telecom and Minima Complete Successful Blockchain Proof Of Concept To Show Future of Payment

 Minima, the world’s first truly decentralised Blockchain protocol that runs in full on mobile phones, announces the completion of a successful proof of concept with the Isle of Man based mobile operator, Manx Telecom. The trial saw Manx Telecom send tokens on Minima’s blockchain, from one phone to another, granting network access without touching any of the operator’s existing billing systems. Read more »

Smartlands Receives “Best Crowdfunding Platform 2020” Award from FinTech Breakthrough Awards

Smartlands is excited to announce that Smartlands has received the “Best Crowdfunding Platform” Award from the FinTech Breakthrough Awards that recognises the top companies and products in the financial services and technology industry today.  Read more »

Standard Chartered joined digital shipping platform TradeLens

Standard Chartered Bank has joined TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital container logistics platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and IBM (NYSE: IBM), making Standard Chartered Bank the first financial institution to enter a formal agreement for use of the platform. Read more »

Crypto Exchange Tech Firm AlphaPoint Raises $5.6m

Crypto-focused exchange software provider AlphaPoint has raised $5.6 million in new funding from unnamed sources. Launched over six years ago, AlphaPoint provides while label full-stack software for cryptocurrency exchange operators as well firms looking to create and manage security tokens using blockchain. The firm has powered over 150 customers across 35 countries, serving over a million end-users and enabling 100 million annual trades across... more Read more »

Mashreq Bank and DIFC Launch Instant Bank Account Opening With The Region’s First KYC Blockchain Platform

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Mashreq today announced the region’s first blockchain data sharing platform, now live in production, to support licensed businesses and corporates opening digital bank accounts instantly. Read more »

London Blockchain Firms Raise over $500 Million in Equity Funding since 2013

Analysis of global startup hubs by Outlier Ventures, as part of London Blockchain Week has revealed that London may be one of the most preferred hubs for blockchain start-ups to headquarter themselves.  A remarkable 450 blockchain companies call London home. Inflow of talent from the EU (prior to Brexit), low barriers to company incorporation and active involvement of the FCA combined with the broader fintech ecosystem around London is... more Read more »

London Blockchain Firms Raise over $500 Million in Equity Funding since 2013

A remarkable 450 blockchain companies call London home. Inflow of talent from the EU (prior to Brexit), low barriers to company incorporation and active involvement of the FCA combined with the broader fintech ecosystem around London is considered to be the key reasons behind this.    Read more »

bitFlyer launches EU Affiliates program

Cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of its Affiliates program across Europe, allowing users to generate additional revenue by promoting the bitFlyer platform across owned blogs, websites and social channels.  Read more »

Make Hundreds of Connections at Blockchain Life 2020

The 5th Blockchain Life 2020 returns to Moscow on April 22-23 at the unique media venue Music Media Dome. The international forum annually gathers over 5000 participants from 70 countries, proving to be one of the biggest events on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and mining in the world. Get a ticket before the price increase: https://blockchain-life.com/europe/en/ Read more »

Smartlands to Revise and Expand Legal Framework, Base Future Projects on Liechtenstein Law

Smartlands, the next-generation blockchain-based global investment and digital banking ecosystem, will be expanding its legal framework in order to create a broader set of options for high-net-worth individuals. As it was announced in the beginning of 2020, Smartlands will align itself primarily with the interests of high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and institutional investors. Read more »

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