Archive for the ‘Blockchain’ Category

The 50 Most Influential Venture Capital Investors in Blockchain

Though the venture capital industry that has evolved around blockchain is changing and growing rapidly, there are some firms that stand out. Some are traditional VCs like Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital. Others are digital asset funds exclusively focused on investing in blockchain and cryptocurrency startups. According to a recent report from Crypto Fund Research, […]

Execs at Payments Giant Qiwi Launch Crypto Investment Bank

Executives at the blockchain arm of Qiwi, one of the largest e-payment providers in Russia, are launching a crypto investment bank, called HASH, to advise investors and help domestic companies tokenize their assets once appropriate regulations are in place. Branded as “the first crypto investment bank in Russia,” HASH will manage clients’ ICOs, help them build […]

Decentralized 2018: Athens, Greece Blockchain Conference Nov 14-16 Event Details

Owing to the fact that the Decentralized 2017 was a massive success as Europe’s first ever Blockchain conference that focused on the implications of blockchain technology, the University of Nicosia has organized a similar conference scheduled to take place on 14-16 November 2018 in Divani Caravel, Athens, Greece. Decentralized 2018 Conference features overs 1200 attendees […]

Ant Financial launches blockchain-powered money transfer service

AlipayHK, a venture that is partially owned by Jack Ma’s Ant Financial Services, has announced that it will begin offering a blockchain cash remittance service – the first of its kind globally. The service offers a fast, secure, efficient, low-cost method of transferring money directly between individuals, currently only available for transfers between Hong Kong […]

Do Banks Even Want to Go Blockchain?

While blockchain can improve the effectiveness of cross-border payments and cut the costs by eliminating the middleman, it hasn’t yet proven itself as a tool ready for industrial-scale use. What’s more important is that some of the banks might not be happy to give up those juicy margin fees. During the past month, blockchain’s effectiveness and […]

2018 World Digital Asset Investment Summit Held In Beijing

The 2018 world digital asset investment summit, hosted by the Global Digital Economy Hub, was held in Beijing recently. Themed Fintech, blockchain support sustainable development, the summit gathered blockchain experts and investors at home and abroad. At the summit, the Global Digital Economy Hub launched the Beijing Digital Economy Hub and Blockchain Incubator, International University […]

Blockchain start-ups hold investor event in Singapore

According to ICO Platform, a blockchain start-up and crowdfunding platform launched last year, a total of seven blockchain projects met with investors at the 1st Global Blockchain Jump-Start Meetup in Singapore on June 5, where more than 300 people attended. Other than ICO Platform, projects introduced to participants include Alphacon – a blockchain-based health care platform […]

EOS blockchain launches after year-long $4 billion ICO

EOS, a new blockchain system touted as a “faster and more efficient” Ethereum alternative has finally launched on June 15 after a year-long ICO by developer Block.one which raised over $4 billion. Initially planned to go live on June 2, a series of roadblocks stalled the launch, including the discovery of vulnerabilities causing disagreement among […]

Blockchain startup Civic Ledger is Australia’s new Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year

Civic Ledger, a blockchain startup, has been named Australia’s Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year at the 2018 Finnies, the annual fintech industry awards. The winners of the awards, established by industry group FinTech Australia, were chosen from 89 finalists picked from a record 223 entries, a 40% increase on 2017. Civic Ledger, founded in 2016, is […]

Bitcoin And Blockchain Fair 2018: June 16-17 Exhibition Showcase Event

The 2018 Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair will be held in Melbourne Australia on 16th to 17th June 2018. The venue of the two-day forum will be at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). During the first day, the focus will be on cryptocurrency and ICO engagement. The second-day focus will be on blockchain technology overview, […]