Archive for the ‘Blockchain’ Category

Australia Will Develop a Nationwide Blockchain Platform

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced the formation of a data consortium in partnership with IBM and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills for the purpose of building a groundbreaking large-scale, cross-industry smart contract platform for Australian businesses to collaborate and do business within. When it is fully operational, the platform, which […]

Malta Blockchain Summit 2018

The Maltase government is on a mission to assert themselves as the Blockchain haven capital of the world. To culminate this aspiration, the country will be hosting the famed Malta Blockchain Summit for 2018. The Summit Planning committee is anticipating that over 500 delegates will converge at the two-day event. They have improvised strategies to […]

Token Fest Boston 2018

Token Fest 2018 is the definitive blockchain conference & expo in the United States. This event brings together industry thought leaders who are pioneering innovative solutions for the token economy. The event is expected to attract 4,000+ attendees, 200+ speakers & 200+ exhibitors making Token Fest one of the largest conference & expositions in the […]

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Joins Blockchain Startup Equi Capital

Apple 1 inventor and Bitcoin bull Steve Wozniak revealed his upcoming involvement in fintech blockchain startup Equi Capital. Equi utilizes a hybrid structure that combines VC-style funding and crowdsourcing–allowing users to invest Equi tokens in select ventures through the platform. While sound in theory, the startup faced a few bumps in the road during its public […]

University Gets $20 Million for Blockchain and Fintech Research

Hong Kong-based business school, University of Science and Technology, was donated $20 million to research blockchain technology and potential improvements in electronic payment system security. Professor Tan Jiayin will lead the research and will focus on blockchain itself. Since cryptocurrencies will be largely involved in the project, Jiayin has encouraged banks to participate in the research. […]

How a Single Mother is Using Blockchain to Help People Get Home Loans in Five Days

In 2015, few things happened in Ruth Hatherley’s life that put her “at a bit of a crossroads”. The single mother-of-one then decided to invest all her life savings into creating a prototype of Moneycatcha. Today, Moneycatcha is one of Australia’s leading fintech startups that uses blockchain to make the process of getting home loans […]

Zheshang Bank issues $66mn of securities on blockchain platform

Zheshang Bank has completed an issuance of securities worth $66 million through its blockchain platform Lianrong. The bank has become one of the first institutions in China to have made such a move over a blockchain network. Lianrong was designed in-house by the bank to allow registered companies to broadcast account receivable assets to potential […]

US Treasury Urges Regulators to Back Off Blockchain and FinTech to Encourage Innovation

The United States Treasury Department, in a recent report, urged state and federal regulators to revamp outdated statutes and support innovative financial technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain, in order to create economic opportunities. The report emphasized non-bank financial services providers, including credit lending companies, servicing organizations, and payment networks, as well as FinTech companies. One […]

Jamaica Stock Exchange Selects Canadian Fintech Company Blockstation to Deliver Cryptocurrency Trading to Investors

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has selected Toronto-based fintech company Blockstation to enable investors to trade blockchain tokens within a recognized and secure regulatory framework. Consequently, the JSE has signed an MOU paving the way for further collaboration. Through this agreement, JSE may become one of the first international stock exchanges to deploy an online digital […]

Hong Kong’s PE firm GSR to invest $270m in Overstock’s blockchain subsidiary

Hong Kong-based private equity firm GSR Capital has agreed to make an equity investment of up to $270 million in blockchain startup tZero, a subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed online retailer Overstock.com. tZero focuses on the development and commercialization of fintech using blockchain technology. GSR Capital will spend an additional $104.55 million to buy 3.1 million Overstock shares […]