BitClave follows $15M presale with crowdsale for decentralized ad search engine

Blockchain startup BitClave, recently raised almost $15 million in a presale token event, and plans to launch a crowd sale Nov. 8 for its Consumer Activity Token. Currently, the company is building a decentralized search engine that will reward users...

Ripple offers rebates, incentives to attract FIs to RippleNet

Ripple is offering a reward to financial institutions that are the first in their markets to process and promote commercial payments on RippleNet. The reward will take the form of rebates through the RippleNet Accelerator Program. Built for enterprise use,...

JPMorgan intros blockchain-based Interbank Information Network for global payments

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Royal Bank of Canada, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. have launched the Interbank Information Network.

Eidoo launches global blockchain asset experience

Eidoo recently launched its blockchain asset experience, which integrates a multicurrency wallet, hybrid exchange and ICO engine into a mobile app. The company held an ICO through Oct.

BBVA, BBVA Bancomer to pilot DLT-based FX matching app

BBVA and BBVA Bancomer have announced the pilot of an FX matching application using distributed ledger technology and cloud services. According to a press release.

Blockchain-based warranty solution promises to prevent fraudulent product returns

Bitmark, a provider of low-cost property titles, and Chibitronics, a provider of educational hardware kits aimed at enhancing gender diversity in coding and engineering, have partnered on new antifraud protection for hardware and IoT devices. The Bitmark will use its...

New BlockLab venture aims to develop, market blockchain apps

Integrated Ventures Inc. has formed BlockLab Inc.

Swift white paper examines blockchain opportunity for global liquidity optimization

Swift has released a report on the proof of concept for real-time Nostro reconciliation using distributed ledger technology. In particular, it is examining whether Swift's DLT can help reconcile these Nostro accounts more quickly and efficiently than other methods, according to a press release.

Digital spending to approach $1.2T by 2022, study finds

Zinnov, a management consulting firm, has released its annual rankings in Zinnov Zones for Digital Services 2017. The proprietary ranking system aims to help digital transformation stakeholders and decision-makers identify the top service providers in the digital domain, a press release said.

Singapore consortium yields DLT solutions for clearing, settlement of payments, securities

A consortium led by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Association of Banks in Singapore has developed software prototypes of three models for decentralized interbank payment and settlements with liquidity savings mechanisms. According to a press release, the models...

Hong Kong-based entertainment company launches ICO

Magic Mavo Studio Ltd, an entertainment company based in Hong Kong, has launched an initial coin offering to build Mavo, a video playback program built on blockchain smart contract technology, according to a press release. This announcement comes in the...

Bitcoin ATM provider taps Transtrack for cash management

Byelex Multimedia Products B.V., a supplier of bitcoin ATMs in the Netherlands, has tapped Transtrack International B.V., a cash management software provider, for management of physical cash in its expanding network. "Using Transtrack's [CashWebCommunity] software and partners brings the maturity...

Nuco forms advisory board for interoperable blockchain network

Nuco, a blockchain company, has founded an advisory board for Aion, its interoperable blockchain network. Aion facilitates communication between different blockchains to allow transfer of global data, according to a press release. The advisory board includes several industry experts including:...

Naviaddress aims to raise $35M in ICO for digital addressing platform

Naviaddress, developer of a platform for digital addressing of locations and objects, has announced an upcoming ICO with a target of 30 million euros ($35.3 million). Chaineum, a French "ICO Boutique," is leading this fundraising, according to a press release....

Bank CEOs put blockchain on list of most-wanted fintech

Nearly 80 percent of U.S. banking CEOs are increasing their investments in digital transformation, as the majority believe that their institutions are not effectively leveraging digital channels to connect with customers, according to the 2017 U.S.

Equidato, Decent, Venaco Group ink JV to create business blockchain solution

Equidato Techonlogies has partnered with Decent, a blockchain content distribution platform, and Venaco Group, an SAP and innovation firm, to launch SophiaTX, a blockchain platform and marketplace for businesses. The solution will integrate SAP business operations technology with the blockchain,...

Partners in JV to launch 1st SEC-compliant trading system for ICOs Inc. subsidiary tZero, RenGen LLC and the Argon Group have announced a joint venture to launch an alternative trading system for ICO tokens that complies with SEC and FINRA regulations.

Per government order, Chinese ICOs return money to investors

Following a government recent crackdown on initial coin offerings in China, many of the country's ICOs are returning money to investors. Approximately 90 percent of investors have received their money back, although some ICOs are holdouts, according to a report...

Deloitte, DNV GL project secures business certifications on the blockchain

DNV GL, a provider of certification, verification, assessment, and training services for businesses in 100 countries, has partnered with Deloitte Block Chain Lab in the transfer of 90,000 certificates to a private blockchain. The transfer is intended to help defeat counterfeiting and build digital trust.

Partnership to harness blockchain for use in healthcare, clinical research

Florence, a company advancing clinical research through software, and Verady, a blockchain asset assurance company, have announced a partnership to develop applications that harness blockchain for the advancement of healthcare and clinical research. Florence manages patient and trial data for...

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