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Financial services and collaboration key to digital identity and blockchain systems

A year-long study involving the world’s leading banks has concluded financial institutions hold the key to digital identity management. Deloitte and the World Economic Forum co-produced two reports, The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services and Disruptive innovation in financial services: A blueprint for digital identity, as […]

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Global node for standardized blockchain-based currency is established in UK

An agreement on the establishment in the UK of a global node for a standardized digital currency based on blockchain technology was formally signed at Central Hall Westminster on January 9. China’s Puerbank Group delivered the new node that will function both from an operation as well as a technological viewpoint in line with a […]

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Smartrac launches dLoc – Blockchain document authentication solution

At this years Trustech in Cannes, Smartrac is launching an integrated document verification and authentication solution. This breakthrough solution is based on the company’s IoT enablement platform Smart Cosmos, its NFC transponders, and innovative and highly secure blockchain technology provided by partner Factom. Easy to integrate into existing infrastructures, dLoc is an innovative solution for […]

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Deloitte partners with London startup SETL, to launch Blockchain contactless card

Deloitte, SETL and Metro Bank have completed a series of firsts this week in London. SETL has provided a contactless smartcard enabled blockchain allowing digitised payments, Deloitte exercised its blockchain ID system known as Smart Identity and Metro Bank hosted a connected client account. In an initial test, over 100 users were issued with contactless […]

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IBM Blockchain project with Singapore startup to help banks address KYC challenge

Requirements that banks and financial institutions comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements is a global challenge. Blockchain holds potential to help address this need to prove the identity of a person or organization, source of funds, business interests, history and also monitor for changes. During the Singapore FinTech Festival, IBM announced a blockchain project […]

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IBM, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to pilot blockchain for contract management between themselves

IBM has signed a contract with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to examine the design, management and execution of contracts among business partners using blockchain technologies. The two companies will begin by piloting blockchain to automate business transactions between the two companies. This is one of the first projects built on the Hyperledger Project […]

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Plutus to hold crowd sale for Pluton tokens

Bitcoin wallet start-up (and 2016 CMA Finalist), Plutus, will be holding a crowd sale of its Pluton tokens. A blog post about the crowd sale says; Plutons are digital tokens issued to users on the Ethereum blockchain. Plutons can be distantly compared with cashback points or frequent flier miles programs. Plutons are prioritised in the […]

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Coinify, iPayDNA bring blockchain payments to Asia Pacific merchants

Blockchain currency payment service provider, Coinify ApS and Hong Kong-based payment service provider, iPayDNA International Ltd. have announced a new partnership that will bring advanced blockchain payments to a vast amount of merchants residing in the Asia Pacific region. “We are thrilled about teaming up with iPayDNA. Being a company native to the Asia Pacific […]

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