Embedded Downloads welcomes launch of IOT data marketplace with Blockchain network IOTA, Microsoft, Fujitsu and others

Embedded Downloads welcomed the news earlier this week that Microsoft, Fujitsu and twenty other companies launched a public accessible IOT data marketplace with Berlin-based crypto startup IOTA.   As reported by Reuters – Click here to read the full article   According to a spokesperson for Embedded Downloads, it was great news that large enterprises are seeing the potential of blockchain and IOT [Internet of Things] integration.     The company announced earlier this week that the Limerick Blockchain Mastermind will have as the discussion topic at its next meeting at…

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Limerick Blockchain Mastermind – Bank of Ireland, University of Limerick Campus

IRELAND – 6 December 2017 / Embedded Downloads announced today that they will host the next  Limerick Blockchain Mastermind at the Bank Of Ireland, Limerick University Campus.  The event will be held monthly with the next meeting scheduled for January 2018.   The aim of the Limerick Blockchain Mastermind is to bring blockchain experts from the financial, technology and other sectors together to explore opportunities presented by this new technology. The group will also be inviting blockchain companies and associated groups from Galway, Cork and Dublin.   The subject of…

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What is Swiss Bank in Your Pocket?

As the value of cryptocurrency is increasing of late, it is vital to keep our cryptocurrency as safe as possible, for example, in a Swiss Bank In Your Pocket.  Bit-Media interviewed the company to find out more about the product behind the intriguing name.     Bit-Media: – So what is a Swiss Bank in Your Pocket? SBIYP: – Swiss Bank In Your Pocket is a suite of crypto banking applications that comes with a hardware key to make it a safe and secure environment to send and receive cryptocurrencies.…

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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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Multi-firm blockchain implementation for equity swaps completes second phase

Axoni and eleven-firm working group complete successful second phase of peer-to-peer blockchain infrastructure for equity swaps processing.   NEW YORK and LONDON, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Eleven firms announced today the successful completion of a pilot to manage equity swap transactions and related post-trade lifecycle events. The implementation employs blockchain smart contracts and uses an optimized data structure in a distributed, peer-to-peer network to ensure perpetual reconciliation.   A continuation of an initial proof of concept, the pilot expanded the blockchain network to process equity swap lifecycle events, end-to-end. Having both sides of a…

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Deloitte Survey: Mid-Market, Private Companies Capitalize on Technology to Tap New Business Potential

Adoption and management of information technology allows for increased productivity and greater customer intimacy.   NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mid-market and private companies are demonstrating their commitment to harnessing new technology, according to a new Deloitte report, “Technology in the mid-market: Closing the gap,” published today. For companies in this market segment, digitization is proving to be a growth-enabler, customer-relationship builder, and overall asset to improve productivity.   For five consecutive years, Deloitte Growth Enterprise Services has explored technology trends and their impact specific to mid-market and…

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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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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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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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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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