Archive for the ‘Blockchain’ Category

‘This Is Not a Passing Fad’: CFA Exam Adds Crypto, Blockchain Topics

CFA Institute, whose grueling three-level program has helped train more than 150,000 financial professionals, is adding topics on cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its Level I and II curriculums for the first time next year. Material for the 2019 exams will be released in August. CFA added the topics, part of a new reading called Fintech […]

R3 Corda Enterprise blockchain platform goes live

Fintech consortium R3 has gone live with its commercial blockchain platform for business, Corda Enterprise. The software is billed as a “commercial version of Corda”, which is an open source blockchain platform, on which trade finance transactions can be completed. As opposed to the open source Corda, Corda Enterprise uses a firewall, which R3 claims improves […]

HKMA and seven banks to jointly launch blockchain-based trade finance platform in September

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and seven local lenders will launch a trade finance platform using blockchain technology in September, reflecting efforts by the city to bolster fintech development and close the gap with regional rival Singapore. Lenders taking part in the project include HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of East Asia, Australia and New […]

Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service

Oracle announced the availability of a fully-managed blockchain service over which businesses can automate processes over an immutable electronic ledger, such as tracking goods in a supply chain or handling customer financial transactions. The new offering is based on the Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric platform, a collaboration tool for building blockchain distributed ledger business networks […]

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Switzerland

On October 9, 2018 the company “Smile-Expo” will arrange the second Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Switzerland in Geneve. The conference gathers the brightest experts of the industry, well-known specialists, and gurus of the crypto market, developers, entrepreneurs, representatives of payment systems, and lawyers who shared their way of thinking concerning blockchain technology development across the globe. […]

Fintech in Switzerland: 2018 Mid-Year Review

The Swiss fintech industry has been growing steadily in the past years, supported by superior general conditions for fintech companies including the political stability and the progressive regulatory environment. As of early July 2018, Switzerland counted 264 fintech startups, 14 more than in June. But one segment in particular that’s been thriving in Switzerland is […]

Singapore Launches Blockchain Centre to Help Small and Medium-Sized Firms

A Singapore-based fintech startup PLMP Fintech has launched a massive blockchain centre to help small and medium-sized businesses in a number of industries. The new blockchain centre will be known as The Blockchain Technology Creatanium Centre (BTCC). The BTCC is hoping to provide various blockchain-based services for small and medium-sized businesses wanting to get started using the […]

List Of Top Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & FinTech Events In 2018 To Attend

Cryptocurrency and Fintech events have been on the rise, as many novice and advanced crypto investors are continuously seeking for more insights and knowledge on the relatively new market, the technology behind it and of course, the associated legal matters. To get a complete experience covering all facets possible, BitcoinExchangeGuide.com has published a list of […]

STC and Ateon sign deal for blockchain services for FinTech

STC‘s Enterprise Business Unit has signed an MoU with Ateon to promote blockchain in FinTech. Under the agreement, Ateon and STC will jointly develop and market blockchain-based FinTech solutions to assist organisations in their digital transformation. According to Dr. Husam Yaghi, President of Ateon, this MOU kicked off the collaboration with STC to offer FinTech […]

BlockShow is Debuting in Vegas with BlockShow Americas 2018

Shortly after a successful comeback to Germany with BlockShow Europe 2018, the team gets to work again and announces BlockShow Americas 2018 – the next 2-day show and the very first one to be held in USA. The conference will take place on August 20-21 at The Venetian, Las Vegas. BlockShow Americas will introduce the audience […]