Online Art Valuations Solution ValueMyStuff Focuses in on Blockchain Technology

LONDON, May 30, 2018 – Following the re-launch of global online valuations and appraisals service, ValueMyStuff, the company is now in talks with several blockchain platforms and asset management solutions to ensure genesis block accuracies.   ValueMyStuff, the world’s number one online valuations and appraisals service, is today announcing the launch of its API for blockchain art and asset management firms. The solution offers art, antique and collectable asset valuations within 48-hours and can help firms to ensure that the genesis block in a chain carries more accurate value and…

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World’s first blockchain platform for marine insurance now in commercial use

EY, Guardtime and industry participants launch the world’s first marine insurance blockchain platform Technology will support more than half a million automated ledger transactions and help manage risk for more than 1,000 commercial vessels in the first year Plans to expand platform to other types of business insurance including marine cargo, global logistics, aviation and energy sectors       NEW YORK, May 24, 2018 – EY, Guardtime, A.P. Møller-Maersk, Microsoft and insurance industry leaders Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin, MS Amlin and ACORD announce members of the marine industry are…

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CreditEase’s CEO Ning Tang spoke about FinTech and innovation at Fortune Global Forum

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Ning Tang, Founder, and CEO of CreditEase, attended the 2017 Fortune Global Forum on December 6-8 in Guangzhou. With the theme of “Openness & Innovation: Shaping the Global Economy,” the Global Forum convened world leaders, senior executives and prestigious scholars to discuss the dynamic frontiers of international commerce.   FinTech promising in China Tang stated that the Chinese FinTech industry still sees great potential in the coming decade represented by development in applications such as microloans for SMEs, crowdfunding, robo-advisory, insurance technology, and blockchain…

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Fintech Innovator Humaniq and Regtech Leader Coinfirm Partner to Bring Financial Transparency and Inclusion to Developing Economies With Blockchain

LONDON, November 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Humaniq and Coinfirm have partnered to build a more advanced and secure digital experience for users of Humaniq applications featuring cutting-edge anti-money-laundering (AML) solutions. Humaniq and Coinfirm both provide complete solutions for the world’s unbanked and enable financial inclusion for emerging economies through joint initiatives globally.   Coinfirm, a recognized Blockchain regtech leader known for its AML/CTF Platform, will integrate its platform across the Humaniq ecosystem to provide a new level of transparency and security. Humaniq will benefit from enhanced security, protecting transactions made in…

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Blockchain Consortium – Hyperledger Announces 14 New Members

183 diverse organizations back Linux Foundation’s open blockchain consortium.  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 14 new organizations have joined. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.   “The amount of interest in getting involved with Hyperledger and increasing diversity of organizations joining our efforts in 2017 is really building momentum,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director,…

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RSK Brings Blockchain Regtech Leader Coinfirm and its AML/CTF Platform Into its Federation

Set to bring smart contracts and new scalability to bitcoin, RSK has partnered with Coinfirm and brought it into its federation to address AML/CTF through the team’s expertise and recognized blockchain AML/CTF Platform.     LONDON, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — RSK, the company behind smart contracts for bitcoin, and leading blockchain regtech Coinfirm announced today a partnership to address anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing compliance for the cryptocurrency marketplace.  RSK  has brought in Coinfirm’s AML/CTF Platform along with its proprietary algorithms and big data analytics into its Federation. RSK has now added another strong…

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US$2b of capital available for FinTech start-ups through Singapore FinTech Festival 2017’s Investor Summit

SINGAPORE, Nov. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Over 1,000 attendees, comprising investors and FinTech start-ups, turned up at the Singapore FinTech Festival’s Investor Summit or “Deal Day” today, and up to US$2 billion of capital was made available for the start-ups. The Investor Summit was the finale of the four-month long matchmaking programme to provide opportunities for FinTech start-ups to access funding from local and global investors. More than 1,000 FinTech start-ups and 400 investors indicated interest to participate in the process and 525 connections were made among interested parties.     The Investor Summit,…

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EY expands European teams’ presence to advance blockchain development worldwide

Multimillion-dollar investment in blockchain talent, technology and facilities within Europe.  Growth is integral part of EY strategy to provide companies globally with blockchain-based capabilities.   LONDON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — EY today announces that it is expanding its European teams that develop innovative products based on blockchain technology to address current and future client demand. The European expansion is an integral part of the EY continued focus on supporting companies worldwide to use disruptive technologies like blockchain to transform their businesses.   Multimillion-dollar investment in talent, technology and facilities will…

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FinTech – Over 50% of Global Retail Banks Expect Digital Investments to Yield Measurable Returns by 2020: Infosys Finacle-Efma Research

Study reveals digitizing products and services, customer journey and security as top focus areas for innovation and transformation.   LONDON and BANGALORE, Nov. 8, 2017 /CNW/ – Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), and Efma, a global not-for-profit organisation, today launched the ninth annual study of Innovation in Retail Banking. The research revealed that technology investments in 2018 will revolve around ‘topical’ areas such as information security, advanced analytics and open banking APIs, as opposed to ‘future-looking’ areas such as conversational AI, robotic process automation, the Internet of Things, augmented…

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Blockchain – Taipei Medical University Hospital and Digital Treasury Corporation (DTCO) jointly unveiled blockchain based personal healthcare record operating system

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Taipei Medical University Hospital and Digital Treasury Corporation (DTCO) jointly unveiled blockchain based personal healthcare record operating system (phrOS) at Hyatt, Taipei on November 10, 2017. This officially marked the entry of blockchain technology in the healthcare sector. phrOS will enable the rise of patient-centric healthcare system, where an individual can carry their own medical information digitally. This would not only secure the data from external hacking threats but also enable seamless cross-hospital treatment and hassle-free online insurance claims by the individual, without having to face complicated procedure…

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