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  • Belgium-based Blockchain Firm SettleMint Secures $2 Million via Latest Investment Round 29 Jan 2020 10:04 Crowdfundinsider January 29, 2020 @ 5:01 am By Omar Faridi Belgium-headquartered SettleMint, an enterprise blockchain firm, has reportedly secured €1.9 million (appr. $2.04 million) through a new investment round. KPN Ventures and Medici Ventures took part in the firm’s …
  • Courts, without law for guidance, setting value of cryptoassets 29 Jan 2020 02:22 Roll Call Bankruptcy judges are used to deciding the value of assets, but for cryptocurrencies, which can halve or double in value in a matter of months, determining how much one party is owed gets tricky. It’s an issue that could be mitigated by regulators or …
  • Denmark-based OpenLedger Announces First-of-its-kind Enterprise Blockchain Solution VPLedger 28 Jan 2020 17:18 24 7 Press Release     COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, January 28, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- You might have realised there's a battle under way. On the surface, the showdown brewing between Congress and Facebook seems to be about the way the US regulates and interacts with …
  • SettleMint raises $2.1M to build out enterprise blockchain-as-a-service 27 Jan 2020 21:59 SiliconANGLE Belgium-based blockchain platform-as-a-service distributed ledger technology company SettleMint NV today announced the procurement of $2.1 million in funds backed by KPN Ventures and existing U.S. investor Medici Ventures. Founded in 2016, SettleMint …
  • Think Business, Think Gibraltar 27 Jan 2020 13:08 Gibraltar International     The two month campaign is the latest promotion from the government to increase more awareness and further attract new businesses to Gibraltar, by highlighting the opportunities to passport into the UK, post Brexit, and to reaffirm the close ties …
  • A framework that builds for the future 27 Jan 2020 13:08 Gibraltar International How a bespoke framework is giving the Rock a competitive advantage By Nick Cowan, CEO of the GSX Group When it comes to regulating companies utilising Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), the old fable of David and Goliath is more relevant than you might …
  • Blockchain-focused Project Covantis, Backed by Agri-Business Giant Cargill, Chooses ConsenSys as Tech Partner 26 Jan 2020 22:09 Crowdfundinsider January 26, 2020 @ 4:16 pm By Omar Faridi Covantis, a blockchain-focused project backed by multinational agri-business companies such as Cargill, has reportedly chosen ConsenSys, a Brooklyn, New York-based Ethereum development studio, as its technology …
  • Kingdom pilots digi currency 26 Jan 2020 17:08 Phnompenh Post The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) was among the first central banks to pilot a quasi-form of national payments system called the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the World Economic Forum (WEF) said at its 50th annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. …
  • Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse Join in Publishing Study on Usage of Distributed Ledger Technology 25 Jan 2020 03:26 Crowdfundinsider January 24, 2020 @ 1:25 pm By JD Alois Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse have joined forces in publishing a study on the uses of distributed ledger technology (DLT) or blockchain. The bank and exchange believe that “DLT solutions can deliver …
  • Asan Imza case mentioned at World Economic Forum Whitepaper 24 Jan 2020 10:50 News.Az The World Economic Forum has been published white papers in the framework of the project, which is part of the World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Mobility and Shaping the Future of Technology Governance: Blockchain and Distributed Ledger …
  • Coinbase Custody Adds Matic To Its Institutional Cryptocurrency Vault 22 Jan 2020 18:19 Benzinga Coinbase, the largest US cryptocurrency exchange, has added a new digital asset to its custodial service. Matic, the native token of Matic Network, can now be deposited and withdrawn by the institutional firms that utilize Coinbase Custody. Institutional …
  • Experts Say International Standards Can Help Two Billion People Get Access To Mainstream Financial System 22 Jan 2020 08:18 News Chronicle With nearly two billion people in seven countries including Nigeria, lacking access to the mainstream financial system of the world, experts have explained how international standards can help to establish transparency, rebuild trust and solve the identity …
  • Is Blockchain Finally Ready For Prime Time? 21 Jan 2020 21:22 Benzinga Blockchain technology has had an interesting couple of years. The technology that underpins Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies has developed a complicated reputation. Is it the savior of all things logistics or another fad destined to build a …
  • Singapore, New Zealand, and Chile inch towards digital economy pact 21 Jan 2020 17:26 SmartPlanet.com Singapore, New Zealand, and Chile have moved a step closer towards inking a digital economy pact that covers various components, including digital identities, data flow, and artificial intelligence (AI). Governments from the three nations say they have …
  • Telcos must make consumers aware of spam calls, SMS through campaigns: Trai 21 Jan 2020 10:21 livemint.com The sector regulator issued this direction to phone operators late on Monday. Trai has asked operators to run a media campaign to “make the customers aware regarding procedure and facilities for: registration of preference, registration and revocation of …
  • RBI says crypto not banned, but don’t bank on it 21 Jan 2020 03:32 Economic Times MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India has said it had not banned cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin in India, but only ringfenced regulated entities like banks from risks associated with trading of such virtual instruments. The central bank said this in a …
  • Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar 20 Jan 2020 11:14 Computerworld The former chair of the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) has partnered with Accenture to create the non-profit Digital Dollar Project, which plans to explore the creation of a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). “The digital 21st century …
  • 'I believe in the science': The businesses trying to lead Australia to a greener future 17 Jan 2020 14:31 The Sydney Morning Herald Leading the transition The movement includes the country’s biggest coal power generator, AGL, which has outlined its vision for life without its main fuel source, and corporate giants such as telecoms carrier Telstra, airline Qantas and software star …
  • ISOLAS’ leading Fintech practice ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners 17 Jan 2020 14:10 Gibraltar International ISOLAS only Gibraltarian law firm to have three lawyers ranked Gibraltar, 17 January 2020: ISOLAS LLP’s distinguished Fintech practice has been included in the newly-published Fintech rankings, as part of the Chambers Global edition for 2020, with three of …
  • Startups, govt schemes may help boost blockchain momentum in new year 16 Jan 2020 17:26 livemint.com According to a Nasscom Blockchain Report 2019, startups are involved in over 50% of the blockchain projects in India across different industries. While venture capital investments in blockchain startups have reached $5.6 billion globally, India has so far …
  • Toyota Leasing first issuer of corporate bond under blockchain platform 16 Jan 2020 17:13 Nationmultimedia.com The blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) reduces the cost of issuing and provides real time information on bond holding, says Chuenkamol Boobphakam, president of the Toyota Leasing (centre). Toyota Leasing (Thailand) Co Ltd has become the …
  • Toyota Leasing first to issue debt using blockchain 16 Jan 2020 11:34 Bangkok Post Toyota Leasing Thailand Co Ltd, the automotive leasing arm of Toyota Motor Thailand, has become the first company to issue debentures through the blockchain-integrated distributed ledger technology (DLT) under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s …
  • Expertise in Blockchain or DLT Now the Number-One “Hard Skill” that Firms are Seeking on LinkedIn 15 Jan 2020 20:57 Crowdfundinsider January 15, 2020 @ 12:05 pm By Omar Faridi Expertise or prior experience working with blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) has quickly become the number-one “hard skill” that firms are now looking for on LinkedIn. According to a recently …
  • EEA opens sandbox for blockchain development and collaboration 15 Jan 2020 14:06 Computerworld The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) today launched a development sandbox that enables member companies to test and certify their blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) projects. The standards organization that oversees the Ethereum blockchain …
  • ASX wants Aussie fintechs to become blockchain experts 15 Jan 2020 05:25 SmartPlanet.com The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) for the last few years has been working on a project to replace its existing Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) platform with another platform based on distributed ledger technology (DLT). The ASX …
  • Wells Fargo Needs Tech Upgrade, Time to Partner With Ripple? - Bitcoinist 15 Jan 2020 00:50 Google Wells Fargo customers are not satisfied with the bank’s old technologies and systems and call for an upgrade. Is it time to adopt blockchain-based solutions or distributed ledger systems like Ripple? While this might be the story of other US banks, Wells …
  • Crypto enthusiasts say new products lend bitcoin credibility 14 Jan 2020 23:02 Roll Call The cryptocurrency industry is hailing the emergence of complex bitcoin investment products as a needed step to attract new investors while lending credibility to the digital asset and building a pathway to regulatory clarity. The big development at the …
  • Australia-based Power Ledger, a Blockchain-enabled Energy Solutions Provider, Acquires 250 kW Photovoltaic System 14 Jan 2020 16:52 Crowdfundinsider January 14, 2020 @ 7:50 am By Omar Faridi Australia-headquartered Power Ledger, a blockchain-based energy solutions provider, has reportedly acquired a 250 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system that will use a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-powered data …
  • Financial Giant HSBC Voted Leading Trade Finance Bank in Bahrain in EuroMoney’s 2020 Survey 14 Jan 2020 16:51 Crowdfundinsider January 14, 2020 @ 11:08 am By Omar Faridi HSBC, a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has reportedly been voted as the leading trade finance bank in the Middle Eastern …
  • Cerviero: Smart Hydroponic Farm, IEO from Jan 13, 2020 13 Jan 2020 23:37 MarketWatch.com Jan 13, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- Introduction to Cerviero Cerviero is a plant cultivation as well as irrigation system that is propelled by the state-of-the-art technology. It is even verified by the blockchain technology. The cerviero is operated …
  • Tracking grants by blockchain 13 Jan 2020 23:18 Government Computer News Tracking grants by blockchain By Mark Rockwell Jan 13, 2020 The Treasury Department is finishing up tests of a blockchain-based letter of credit capability -- its latest push to discover how the distributed-ledger technology can streamline operations. MORE …
  • ISDA, Clifford Chance, R3 And The Singapore Academy Of Law Publish Smart Contracts Paper 13 Jan 2020 18:51 Mondovisione ISDA, Clifford Chance, R3 and the Singapore Academy of Law have published a new whitepaper that provides analysis on the legal issues relating to the use of smart derivatives contracts on distributed ledger technology (DLT). DLT and smart contracts have …
  • Telcos issue reference architecture for blockchain settlement system 13 Jan 2020 15:41 Telecompaper The members of the Communications Business Automation Network (CBAN), a project initiated by the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum in 2018, announced the structure and governance principles for the special purpose entity established to create a live Distributed …
  • CBAN drives industry collaboration by defining structure for interoperable, multi-DLT settlement environment 13 Jan 2020 14:56 Telecompaper The members of the Communications Business Automation Network (CBAN), a project initiated by the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) in 2018, announced the structure and governance principles for the special purpose entity established to create a live …
  • The race to integrate crypto into global banking is real 10 Jan 2020 11:10 Computerworld Central banks in Asia and Europe are in the final stages of launching digital currencies for future payment systems and cross-border transactions, according to a new report from accounting firm KPMG. And governments around the world see the launch of these …
  • Alon Goren, Partner at VC Firm Draper Goren Holm , Discusses Blockchain & Digital Securities 10 Jan 2020 02:15 Crowdfundinsider Alon Goren is well known in the Fintech space having been an early thought leader and supporter of the investment crowdfunding sector. When the JOBS Act was signed into law, Goren was in the thick of things seeing the opportunity of online capital …
  • Coffee industry looks to blockchain to brew a better supply chain 09 Jan 2020 11:03 Computerworld IBM is the latest vendor to provide a blockchain platform for coffee bean growers looking to track their product on its journey to market – and let consumers trace their java back to the farm to discover where and how it was grown. The “Thank My Farmer” …
  • Aussie finance regulators work alongside startup scene in the name of innovation 08 Jan 2020 23:55 SmartPlanet.com Since 2015, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has met with 514 finance technology (fintech) and regulatory technology (regtech) startups through its Innovation Hub, with 486 receiving further "assistance" facilitated by …
  • Malta Updates Guidelines On Automatic Exchange Of Account Info 08 Jan 2020 13:50 Tax-news.com 08 January 2020 Malta's Commissioner for Revenue on January 2, 2020, issued a single set of guidelines on the automatic exchange of financial account information. According to the Commissioner, the guidelines incorporate further clarifications and …
  • Provenance Blockchain: A One-Stop Shop for Token Issuance and Compliance? 08 Jan 2020 08:06 Crowdfundinsider As the “public blockchain” space is being tempered now by market forces, regulation and reality, companies running or looking to set up an investing platform or manage token issuance may want to take a look at the Provenance Blockchain, a privately- …
  • Bank for International Settlements: Distributed Ledger Technology Could Improve Wholesale Settlements with Digital Tokens 07 Jan 2020 22:25 Crowdfundinsider January 7, 2020 @ 11:14 am By JD Alois The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) recently published a paper on blockchain or “distributed ledger technology” (DLT) claiming that the technology could be used to create “digital tokens” to effect …
  • IBM taps blockchain to make coffee sourcing traceable 06 Jan 2020 21:26 VentureBeat IBM and coffee makers are teaming up to bring the tracking capabilities of blockchain to sourcing coffee. It will enable a new app, dubbed “Thank My Farmer” to allow coffee drinkers to trace their coffee beans back to the original farmer. The app will let …
  • EU consults public on crypto assets 06 Jan 2020 19:17 Caymanian Compass The European Union has launched a public consultation on an EU framework for crypto asset markets. The EU Commission is working on a strategy to promote digital finance in Europe. This looks at the deepening of the single market for digital financial …
  • Top 3 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2020 06 Jan 2020 18:09 Computerworld If blockchain felt more like hype than reality in 2019, prepare for that to change. Industry watchers expect 2020 to be the year the distributed ledger technology matures and we see use cases that go beyond cryptocurrency. Areas where experts envision …
  • Artificial Intelligence Became Increasingly Important Among Fintech Firms, According to IT Company Feninbox 06 Jan 2020 00:47 Crowdfundinsider January 5, 2020 @ 7:23 pm By Omar Faridi Fininbox, an established banking software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, has identified three main Fintech trends or developments that helped shape the financial technology industry last year. According to Fininbox, …
  • South Korea will not tax crypto earnings 04 Jan 2020 17:19 South Korea News South Korea will not tax earnings from cryptocurrency trading – but might in the future – officials have announced. Earnings from digital assets will not be subject to tax under existing laws, the country’s Ministry of Finance and Strategy has announced. …
  • New ecosystem for digital assets set to emerge in 2020 04 Jan 2020 17:13 Khaleej Times Developments have not only created opportunity, but an environment that encourages retail, institutional digital asset with comfort and security Investors of digital assets are extremely optimistic that 2020 will see the emergence of a strong ecosystem in …
  • The Industrial Internet Consortium and Trusted IoT Alliance... 03 Jan 2020 23:37 SF Gate The Industrial Internet Consortium and Trusted IoT Alliance Join Forces The leading industry IoT organization and the rising star in blockchain/DLT agree to unify their memberships. NEEDHAM, Mass. (PRWEB) January 03, 2020 The Industrial Internet …
  • Industrial Internet Consortium teams up with blockchain-focused security group 03 Jan 2020 21:18 NetworkWorld The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Trusted IoT Alliance announced today that they would merge memberships, in an effort to drive more collaborative approaches to industrial IoT and help create more market-ready products. The Trusted IoT Alliance …
  • 5 technology trends for the roaring 20s, part 1: Blockchain, cloud, open source 03 Jan 2020 15:54 PC Magazine The original roaring 20s were 100 years ago, but we may be about to see a new version of this... And if it's going to be "a period of economic prosperity with a distinctive cultural edge," then both the economic and the cultural aspects will …
  • Whatever happened to blockchain? 02 Jan 2020 09:12 moneyweek.com China’s Xi Jinping deems blockchain a “core technology” Not long ago investors were getting hyped up about blockchain. Then they dropped it. But they should take another look, says Ben Judge. Just a few years ago, blockchain – also called digital ledger …
  • ICAI Doha holds 5-day certification course on blockchain... 01 Jan 2020 13:45 Peninsula Qatar  01 Jan 2020 - 9:56 Dr. R. Seetharaman (sixth left, sitting), Group CEO of Doha Bank, with participants and members of ICAI Doha at the workshop. The Doha Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducted a 5-day Certification …
  • Regulatory Roundup- China Blockchain ETF, France New Crypto Rules, Tokens Like Money in Russia 01 Jan 2020 10:37 Shanghai News In this roundup, we cover Russia’s supreme court recognizing tokens as assets like money and property, France’s new crypto regulatory framework, and several industry developments in China, including a blockchain ETF filing. We also cover Japan’s world …
  • South Korea’s National Tax Service to Withhold $70 Million in Taxes from Leading Crypto Exchange Bithumb 31 Dec 2019 16:53 Crowdfundinsider December 31, 2019 @ 10:34 am By Omar Faridi The National Tax Service (NTS) of South Korea confirmed that it will be withholding taxes worth an estimated 80.3 billion Korean won (appr. $70 million) from Bithumb, the nation’s largest digital asset trading …
  • AI Stock News: GBT Files Continuation For Its Communication Microchip Patent 31 Dec 2019 14:31 MarketWatch.com Dec 31, 2019 (Investorideas.com via COMTEX) -- SAN DIEGO - December 31, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) GBT Technologies Inc. (OTCPINK: GTCH) ("GBT", or the "Company"), a company specializing in the development of Internet of Things ( …
  • Two decades of ICT progress – What next? 31 Dec 2019 11:41 Nation By JOHN WALUBENGO More by this Author The 2010-2019 decade is over.  But before we cover the ICTs highlights of this decade, we should perhaps review the previous 2000-2009 decade and then end with some predictions for the coming decade of 2020-2029. …
  • South Korea Forms Task Force for Central Bank Digital Currency Research 30 Dec 2019 05:27 South Korea News South Korea's central bank, the Bank of Korea (BOK), plans to organize a task force dedicated to central bank digital currency (CBDC) research in the new year. In its “Monetary Policy for 2020” brief, published on Dec. 27, BOK said it would continue to …
  • South Korea joins race to issue a digital currency - Decrypt 30 Dec 2019 05:27 South Korea News South Korea is setting up a task force to research the possibility of launching a state-backed digital currency, reports the Korea Times. The country joins the likes of Japan, Russia, Iran, China, and others actively taking steps in the space.  The news …
  • António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Recommends Embracing Blockchain Technology 30 Dec 2019 02:35 Crowdfundinsider December 29, 2019 @ 10:05 am By Omar Faridi António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), stated recently that the organization must encourage and support the ongoing development of blockchain technology. A December 28 Forbes report noted …
  • China looks to become blockchain world leader with Xi Jinping backing 29 Dec 2019 20:09 China News Chinese President Xi Jinping Aris Messinis | Pool | Reuters China is poised to take the lead in blockchain after it was given strong backing by the country's leader President Xi Jinping, experts told CNBC. The move could allow the world's second- …
  • CryptoCorner: YouTube Admits to Error in Crypto Ban, Canaan to Debut New Mining Machines in Q1 2020, Bank of Korea to Explore CBDCs and Crypto and Bahamas to Pilot CBDC 27 Dec 2019 18:21 Tradingcharts.com Dec 27, 2019 (Investorideas.com via COMTEX) -- Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - December 27, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in crypto and blockchain investing news brings you today's edition of the Crypto Corner podcast …
  • Five trends shaping tech in 2020 26 Dec 2019 19:35 Daily Star In 2020, will the wow factor return to consumer hardware? Will blockchain and 5G punch into the mainstream? Or will the world unify against Big Tech’s tax-avoiding practices? AFP looks at five themes shaping the world of technology, after a year in which …
  • Top 10 Ask the CIO interviews of 2019 26 Dec 2019 16:45 WFED Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Ask the CIO is the longest running show on Federal News Network. I’ve been the host for almost 12 years. Every …
  • Reserve Bank Of Australia Head Of Financial Stability Mentions Stablecoins 26 Dec 2019 16:28 Forbes People walk past the Reserve Bank of Australia building in Sydney on October 1, 2019. - Australia's ... [+] central bank lowered the cost of borrowing, slashing interest rates for the third time this year amid fears about the flagging domestic economy. …
  • SMAC and DARQ among expected 2020 tech trends 26 Dec 2019 16:11 Taipei Times Will the wow factor return to consumer hardware next year? Will blockchain and 5G punch into the mainstream? Or will the world unify against big tech’s tax-avoiding practices? This is a look at five themes set to shape the world of technology after a …
  • European Central Bank Announces New DLT Proof-Of-Concept Called EUROchain 26 Dec 2019 13:00 Forbes Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin 12 December 2019, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: The new President of the European Central Bank (ECB), ... [+] Christine Lagarde, will leave the panel after her first press conference after the Governing …
  • SMAC in the DARQ: Five trends shaping tech in 2020 26 Dec 2019 07:19 International Business Times Donald Trump Says America Was Laughed At 4 Years Ago, But Is 'Respected Now' C-span In 2020, will the wow factor return to consumer hardware? Will blockchain and 5G punch into the mainstream? Or will the world unify against Big Tech's tax- …
  • Hedera Hashgraph delays token distribution to counter price decline 25 Dec 2019 02:38 SiliconANGLE Distributed ledger technology firm Hedera Hashgraph LLC has delayed issuing tokens to investors sold in an initial coin offering in an effort to stabilize the price of the tokens as they continue to drop in value. Hedera Hashgraph, founded in 2018, is a …
  • Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Is Reportedly Planning to Launch a Digital Currency Research Group 24 Dec 2019 21:13 Crowdfundinsider December 24, 2019 @ 10:58 am By Omar Faridi Tencent, which operates the popular Chinese social media app WeChat, is reportedly planning to establish a digital currency research division in order to support the ongoing development and advancement of …
  • Here Are The Recent Bills Gov. Whitmer Signed Into Law 24 Dec 2019 03:52 WWJ LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – Governor Whitmer signed House Bills 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4106, and 4107, as well as Senate Bills 228 and 348 into law on Friday. Here’s a closer look at the recent bills: House Bill 4102 – 4107 is a package of bills that …
  • 10 Years Of Bitcoin Breakthroughs And Bombshells 23 Dec 2019 18:28 Forbes If the 1980s marked the rise of personal computing and the 1990s and the 2000s the ascendance of internet connectivity, the 2010s will be known as the decade in which bitcoin and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies started to change the way the world …
  • Deltec Bank, Bahamas says – Blockchain Applications for KYC and AML will Reduce Compliance Cost 23 Dec 2019 17:52 Tradingcharts.com Dec 23, 2019 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- Blockchain technology has a wide range of applications that extend beyond the use of cryptocurrencies. It turns out that blockchain applications for KYC and AML can also assist with compliance efforts. Current KYC…
  • Fed Governor Comments On Stablecoins Future 23 Dec 2019 17:14 Forbes US Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard attends a "Fed Listens" event at the Federal Reserve ... [+] headquarters in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2019. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)AFP via …
  • Blockchain to gain momentum in India in 2020 driven by startups 23 Dec 2019 12:39 livemint.com BENGALURU : Blockchain, the public ledger for online transactions, is expected to gain some momentum next year driven by startups, collaboration among the stakeholders, and government-led initiatives. The trend will shift from experimentation to actual use …
  • Crypto Legislation 2020: Analysis Of 21 Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Bills In Congress 21 Dec 2019 18:26 Forbes As of the end of 2019, Congress has introduced 21 bills addressing cryptocurrency and blockchain policy that could be considered in 2020 by the second year of the 116th Congress. Indeed, U.S. legislators have been busy examining the landscape of how this …
  • Blockchain 50 Race Is On: Enter Now To Test Your Mettle 20 Dec 2019 23:36 Forbes Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin ForbesSome of the largest companies in the world were on the first-ever Forbes Blockchain 50 list, inaugurated in early 2019, to recognize the most mature blockchain projects. As we look ahead into 2020, …
  • A Look At Cryptocurrency In 2020 19 Dec 2019 23:14 Benzinga What began as a paradigm shift in the world of fintech taking place over the past decade has reached global critical mass and is evolving into a generational tectonic shift that in 2020 will begin to impact almost everyone on the planet.  Some are calling …
  • Traditional Banking Vs. Decentralized Finance 18 Dec 2019 21:29 Benzinga Imagine a country that replaces culture with computer code.  Instead of laws and police, it has smart contracts. Instead of a president, legislature or supreme court, it simply has another layer of computer code called “governance.”  Instead of money, it …
  • IOSCO Offers Guidance on Reducing Conflicts in Debt Capital Raising - Regulation Asia 18 Dec 2019 11:02 Google The guidance includes proposed regulatory measures to address potential conflicts of interest and associated conduct risks that could arise in the debt capital raising process. IOSCO (International Organization of Securities Commissions) is consulting on …
  • Swisscom joint venture Daura receives investment from SIX, Sygnum Bank 18 Dec 2019 10:10 Telecompaper Swisscom announced that Daura, a joint venture that it formed with Luka Muller, the co-founder of MME, a leading law firm in the blockchain sector, has received an undisclosed investment from financial service provider SIX and the Sygnum Bank.  SIX wants …
  • What Should We Make Of Accenture’s Partnership With TradeIX? 18 Dec 2019 00:49 Forbes Today Accenture announced that has invested in and formed a strategic alliance with TradeIX, a Dublin-based company whose open platform uses distributed ledger technology to facilitate the flow of goods, services, transactions and information within a …
  • Credit union blockchain ID pilot could benefit small banks too 17 Dec 2019 21:34 Americanbanker One credit union-focused effort shows how even small banks could use blockchain to protect members from fraudsters. Unify Credit Union in Reston, Va., is one of the first credit unions in the nation to test a digital identity system called MyCUID, which …
  • Accenture Invests in and Forms Strategic Alliance With TradeIX to Help Digitize Global Trade 17 Dec 2019 08:02 Odessa American NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 17, 2019-- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has invested in and formed a strategic alliance with TradeIX, a Dublin-based company whose open platform uses distributed ledger technology to facilitate the flow of goods, services, …
  • Technology in the Service of Humanity 16 Dec 2019 18:31 Odessa American HAIKOU, China - December 16, 2019 - ( Newswire.com ) ​The first annual conference on Trust-Based Digital Governance will be held in Hainan, China in November 2020. Digital Civilization Conference was officially launched on Dec. 4, 2019. It is a global …
  • Legaltech: China’s “Smart” Courts Are Reportedly Using Blockchain and AI to Decide Legal Disputes 16 Dec 2019 17:23 Crowdfundinsider December 16, 2019 @ 11:22 am By Omar Faridi China’s “smart” courts have reportedly been implementing various innovative technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to help decide legal cases. Local media outlet Xinhua news revealed …
  • IOSCO Consults On Measures To Reduce Conflict Of Interests In Debt Capital Raising 16 Dec 2019 17:12 Mondovisione The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is requesting feedback on proposed guidance to help IOSCO members address potential conflicts of interest and associated conduct risks arising from the role of market …
  • TradeWindow successfully raises NZ$2.67m 15 Dec 2019 23:49 Scoop Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:19 pm Press Release: TradeWindow 16 December 2019 TradeWindow successfully raises NZ$2.67m in funding round with commercial launch on horizon New Zealand-based supply chain software-as-a-service (SaaS) business, TradeWindow, …
  • Chinese Fintech Giant Ant Financial Services and Trillion Dollar Asset Manager Vanguard Group to Offer Retail Investment Advisory Services in China 15 Dec 2019 20:54 Crowdfundinsider December 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am By Omar Faridi Chinese Fintech firm Ant Financial Services (part of Alibaba (NYSE:BABA)) and US asset management company, The Vanguard Group, have launched a joint initiative that offers retail investment advisory and …
  • European Commission Looks to Boost the Development of DLT/Blockchain, Invites Participation in Open Market Consultation 14 Dec 2019 20:18 Crowdfundinsider December 14, 2019 @ 12:43 pm By JD Alois The European Commission has invited interested parties to participate in an open market consultation for the forthcoming “European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).” The Commission’s goal is to boost the …
  •  Pet Technology Unleashed! Pawtocol Launches its First IEO 13 Dec 2019 21:19 Odessa American MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 13, 2019-- Pawtocol, the premier Blockchain company dedicated to the pet community, will launch its IEO marking the first-ever sale of the Universal Pet Income (UPI) token, an ERC-20 token powered by the Ethereum Blockchain. …
  • CPMI Report Sets Out Considerations For Developers Of Wholesale Digital Tokens 13 Dec 2019 13:35 Mondovisione A new report by the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) sets out a list of criteria for developers and market participants to consider when designing digital tokens for use in wholesale transactions. The Wholesale digital tokens report …
  • SEC grants ThaiBMA right to test blockchain tech for trading bonds  13 Dec 2019 07:50 Nation At its monthly meeting on Wednesday (December 11), the SEC Board passed a resolution to grant a securities depository centre regulatory sandbox license to the Thai Bond Market Association (ThaiBMA) to test the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in …
  • Crypto Asset Regulations Could Be Developed With Help Of New Stakeholders Survey By Global Bank Standards Setter 12 Dec 2019 21:26 Forbes Crypto asset regulations could be developed with the help of a new survey of stakeholders by the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision, which sets standards for bank regulators around the world. A potential outcome of the survey is the establishment of …
  • Adastra and OneLedger Partner to Bring Blockchain/distributed Ledger to Market 12 Dec 2019 15:06 Calgary Herald New entity to meet customers’ Digital Transformation needs with secure distributed ledger platform TORONTO — Adastra Group, a global leader in data management and analytics, today announced a partnership with Blockchain as a Service provider, OneLedger, to …
  • Report: Bank of China Issues Bonds via Blockchain 11 Dec 2019 19:10 Crowdfundinsider December 11, 2019 @ 10:47 am By JD Alois A report from earlier this week in Sina indicates that the Bank of China has issued Yuan 20 billion (USD $ 2.8 billion) in “special finance bonds” for small and micro firms. For the issuance, the Bank of China used …
  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce & Enterprise Etherium Alliance Partner Up 11 Dec 2019 19:10 Crowdfundinsider December 11, 2019 @ 11:04 am By JD Alois The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association representing the blockchain industry, and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), an advocacy group created to advance enterprise blockchain technology, have …
  • SEC Chairman Tells Congress He's 'Optimistic' About Blockchain Opportunity 11 Dec 2019 19:08 Benzinga Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton testified Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. SEC Optimistic On Blockchain A lot of the concerns raised by Congress members during the hearing related to …
  • Can Blockchains Give You Competitive Advantage? 11 Dec 2019 17:41 Forbes Executives working at the front edge of blockchains and distributed ledger technology share their ... [+] perspective on whether the tech could be leveraged to pull ahead of competitors. Dan Garri, UnsplashBlockchain executives call the tech a team sport. …
  • Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot' for the two technologies 11 Dec 2019 11:01 Computerworld Three-quarters of companies implementing IoT have already adopted blockchain or plan to use it by the end of 2020, an indicator of the growing connection between the two, according to a survey of 500 U.S. companies by Gartner. While the marriage between …
  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Testifies in Front of Senate Banking Committee 10 Dec 2019 22:21 Crowdfundinsider “I believe modernization is a particularly effective means to advance each component of our mission simultaneously. We have approached modernization by: (1) identifying aspects of our regulatory framework that are out of step with our ever-changing capital …