SWIFT is partnering with Enterprise Blockchain Consortium R3

Global banking payments network SWIFT is making plans to integrate technology from enterprise blockchain consortium R3, the CEO has revealed. CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt disclosed this...
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South Korea’s Central Bank Denies Plans of a National Cryptocurrency

The Bank of Korea (BOK), South Korea’s central bank has declared that it does not plan to issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC)...

15% of Americans Send Money Abroad Using Cryptocurrency – Survey

 New study conducted by blockchain startup Clovr, has shown that about 15 percent of people residing in the United States who transfer money abroad...

Crypto-Friendly Startup Revolut Gets European Banking License

Crypto-friendly fintech startup Revolut can now offer banking services to its uses in Europe after obtaining the required banking license. According to a report...
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Crypto-Friendly Trading App Robinhood Introduce Checking & Savings Accounts

Robinhood Markets, Inc., operators of stock trading and cryptocurrency trading apps, will now furnish its users with regular checking and saving accounts. The company...

First Digital Safety Deposit Box for Cryptocurrency Firms Launches in Canada

Canada-based VersaBank has launched a digital safety deposit box for cryptocurrency firms known as VersaVault. This is in response loss of digital assets through...
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Can Blockchain Help Bank The Unbanked in Sub-Saharan Africa?

By Bolaji Onibudo, Founder and CEO of XendBit “Financial inclusion,” is a major buzzword in sub-Saharan Africa right now. As it should be, the unbanked...

Neluns [NLS] to Solve Problem of Crypto Adoption Through ‘Bank+Exchange+Insurance’ Approach...

Neluns, a game-changer in the fintech and cryptocurrency sector is currently having its initial token sale—over 79 million dollars investment raised.  Here’s a look...

Austria to Issue $1.35 Billion in Government Bonds Using Ethereum Blockchain

The government of Austria will issue a bond of €1.15 billion ($1.35 billion) using the ethereum blockchain, according to local reports. According to the report,...

Consensys to Develop Blockchain Platform for Commodities Trading in Partnership with...

Blockchain technology company, Consensys will develop a blockchain-based platform that will facilitate the trading of commodities including petroleum and agricultural products. The blockchain firm will...

Morgan Stanley to Introduce Bitcoin [BTC] Swap Trading for Clients

Cryptocurrency markets may be down the present, but this has not hindered a widespread interest from institutional investors. The latest episode of ‘Crypto meets Wall...

Citigroup to Introduce Crypto Product for Institutional Investors

New-York based financial service giants Citigroup has created a new investment product which will make it easier and less risky for accredited investors to...

IBM Unveils Stellar-Powered Blockchain Payment System

Multinational Technology Company IBM has formally introduced Blockchain World Wire (BBW) a blockchain product developed to run hand-in-hand with the Stellar blockchain. In a post on its...

A new platform to purchase ICO tokens, after Crowd-sale and before...

Finding a good ICO to invest in gets consistently more challenging. Sound projects with opportunities of success and returns for buyers are being crowded...
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Regulatory Uncertainty, the Biggest Barrier to Blockchain Adoption – PwC Report

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a ‘big four’ auditing and professional services firm, on Monday, released the report of its Global Blockchain Survey for 2018. The study...

Blockchain Will Replace Existing Technology – JP Morgan CIO

Chief Information Officer for JP Morgan Chase, Lori Beer has hailed the potential of blockchain technology, emphatically stating that it will replace the existing...
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Singapore Stock Exchange pursue Blockchain-based Asset Trading; partners MAS, Anquan, Deloitte...

Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) on Friday, August 24. announced that it has entered strategic partnerships that will allow investors carry out trading and settlement...

India’s Central Bank Creates New Unit for Blockchain, Cryptocurrency

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reportedly formed a new unit that will supervise and lead regulatory efforts in the areas of Blockchain,...

UK Regulator issues E-Money License to Crypto Payment Provider, Wirex

London-based cryptocurrency wallet and payment card provider Wirex has been granted an E-Money license by UK financial regulators, making it only the third cryptocurrency-related...

World Bank to Settle Blockchain Bond Worth $73 Million this Month

Earlier this month, the World Bank selected Australian bank, Commonwealth Bank (CBA) to issue its pioneering bond which will be settled using blockchain technology....