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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Using Blockchain, New Mexico Community College Becomes First Community College to Issue Student-Owned Digital Diplomas

Students Can Easily Share Tamper-proof Credentials with Employers, Colleges, LinkedIn, Etc.   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in Albuquerque will start putting more control, convenience and power in the palm of students’ hands when it debuts digital higher education diplomas and transcripts on Dec. 15 through the same “blockchain” technology that spawned Bitcoin. CNM will be the first community college in the country to issue student-owned digital credentials through blockchain.     By issuing digital credentials that can be securely and easily accessed on a smartphone or the internet,…

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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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TMG Launches Truth – The First Blockchain-Enabled Global Media Agency

TRUTH cleans up the media supply chain with 100% transparency, ensuring advertising revenue goes where it should.   LONDON, November 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ TMG (The Marketing Group Plc) today announces the launch of TRUTH – the first media agency in the world to utilize blockchain smart contract technology. TRUTH will provide 100% transparency in a media industry described by one brand-side marketer as “murky at best, and fraudulent at worst”. In addition, TRUTH’s proprietary, media buying, and planning platforms will ensure global best practice and complete GDPR compliance.   TRUTH…

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Blockchain-Ready IrisGuard, the Iris Recognition Payment Technology Company, has Closed its Latest Funding Round With Goldman Sachs

LONDON, November 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IrisGuard, the UK-based pioneer in Iris Recognition Technology (IRT) payment solutions, today announced an investment from Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. IrisGuard was founded in 2001 by its current CEO Imad Malhas and Rudain and Karim Kawar. IrisGuard serves millions of unbanked customers through its innovative EyePay® Platform, used by the United Nations and government aid agencies around the world. These programs rely on IrisGuard for the delivery of financial aid, by providing beneficiaries with cash-based transfers…

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Addressing Bitcoin’s volatility challenge – New Dollar Backed Digital Currency introduced

BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sources at the leading Blockchain company Coinfix Inc. disclosed that they have launched USC, an encrypted digital asset pegged to the U.S Dollar. With a fixed exchange rate of 1:1, it means that holders of USC will have the flexibility of a digital asset and the assurance of US dollar value.   Kevin Yu, the founder of Coinfix, argues that the appeal of USC lies in its stability, efficiency, and security. USC includes a mechanism for stability by requiring Coinfix users to store corresponding USD in their Coinfix account. One unit of USC will be issued on Blockchain only…

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SAP Blockchain Initiative Expands to 27 Members

BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) said today that 27 customers and partners, with a total market value of $819 billion,* have joined SAP’s blockchain co-innovation initiative. The initiative seeks to integrate the digital ledger system into Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturing and digital supply-chain solutions using the SAP® Cloud Platform Blockchain service. The announcement was made at SAP TechEd Barcelona, taking place Nov. 14-16.  Participating companies span the globe and represent the consumer products, telecom, retail, pharmaceuticals, logistics, agriculture, high-tech, aerospace and defense, industrial machinery, energy and utilities, and public services industries. This breadth…

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Bithumb takes over 51% of global market share within five days of integrating QTUM

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/   Bithumb’s trading volume jumps sixfold overnight after integrating QTUM Bithumb ranks first in global exchange for Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ripple (XRP) Bithumb’s tenth coin, QTUM, reaches a new all-time high of 17,053 KRW since integration Ranking for Bithumb exchange   Within five days of integrating QTUM as its tenth coin, Bithumb has become the largest QTUM exchange. On October 20th, “Bithumb” (CEO Kim Dae-shik), the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, listed QTUM as its tenth coin and ranked first in the QTUM exchange with 51% of…

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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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BitVault® introduced to FinTech community at London event

Embedded Downloads officially introduced BitVault®, the world’s first blockchain phone and crypto communicator at an event on 31 October 2017. The event was held at an exclusive London venue with Kash Amini, global brand representative and ambassador for BitVault®, welcoming selected guests from the banking, fintech and corporate community to an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment. The event was also attended by representatives of VVDN Technologies from India, the design and manufacturing partner for the BitVault®. According to Embedded Downloads the product was well received and the company and…

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