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Bank Broker TP Icap Eyes Entry into Cryptocurrency Sector

Interdealer broker TP Icap, one of the world’s largest institutions within the financial, energy, and commodities markets, is about to approach virtual currencies. It has set up a working group for the purpose of analyzing the best way…
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Switzerland to Ease Regulation for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Once called “Crypto Nation,” Switzerland has recently been driving away the ecosystem after setting up a more stringent regulatory framework. Having dropped from second place last year to sixth in 2018, in a PwC country ranking…
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Barclays Files Two Digital Currency and Blockchain Patents with U.S. Patent Office

Barclays has filed two patent applications relating to the transfer of digital currency and blockchain data storage, both published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) July 19. The first patent describes a system for transferring…
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Peter Gabriel, Former Genesis Frontman, Invests in Blockchain Startup for Food Transport

British pop star Peter Gabriel has invested in blockchain startup Provenance, according to a press release July 18. The amount of his investment has not been disclosed. Gabriel jonis a group of investors led by Working Group Capital Fund, Digital…
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China to Lead International Standardization Research Group for IoT, Blockchain Tech

China will lead an international research group on the standardization of the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology, local news outlet Science and Technology Daily reports July 18. The joint technical committee of the International…
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China Sees 454% Increase in Companies with ‘Blockchain’ in Name

Today’s $1,000 bitcoin price rally aside, the cryptocurrency market might be enduring a bear cycle triggered by vanishing consumer interest, but blockchain, it seems, is still big business — particularly in China. Citing government data…
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IBM Backs ‘Stablecoin’ Stronghold USD for Fast and Secure Financial Payments

IBM is exploring the use of a ‘stablecoin’ to facilitate fast and secure payments within the financial services sector. The tech giant has teamed up with institutional asset management platform Stronghold, which is federally insured…
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Japan’s GMO Internet to Use Blockchain in Its New Online Banking Business

Japan’s internet services giant GMO Internet has today launched a new Internet banking business that will implement blockchain as a key part of its technological arsenal Source link Spread the love Tweet https://ccnews.co.…
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Thailand Plans Blockchain Token for Instant Securities Settlement

A prominent securities markets body in Thailand is preparing a blockchain-based token that will power instant clearing and settlements of corporate bonds. After researching blockchain technology for a bond registrar services platform, the Thai…
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Leading Advertisers Tap Blockchain to Crack Down on Frivolous Spending

Blockchain has already revolutionized a lot of different industries. Now a growing number of digital marketers are using the technology as an aide for a variety of tasks, including to see how many of their ads are actually being viewed by real…