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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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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EOT Protecting the Connected, the Internet of Things (IoT)

EOT is a cryptocurrency with a strong use case as it is used to encrypt devices connected to the internet known as IOT, the Internet of Things.  IOT needs EOT.   Here is a roadmap of the first devices and applications that will use cryptography for encryption, a growing trend.         September 2017 – Swiss Bank in Your Pocket integrates EOT Wallet October 2017 – BitVault®, the world’s first blockchain phone launches in London with integration of EOT for secure calling, secure messaging and secure browsing November 2017 –…

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Bitcoin Pushes Past $7000, is this sustainable?

Bitcoin one year ago was trading at $733, today Bitcoin is over $7000, an increase of more than 860% in 12 months.   source – Cryptocompare   Numerous questions arise as to the resilience of Bitcoin and why the price is driving towards new highs, some predicting from $10,000 by end of 2017 to the prediction of $27,000 in a few months time by Trace Meyer.   As reported by bitcoin.com, Economist Jeffrey Tucker believes that Bitcoin will not be controlled or limited by governments.  Tucker says “Bitcoin is the application…

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World’s Biggest Options Exchange (CBOE) Embraces Bitcoin

A 1.6 Billion Bitcoin Opportunity for Wall Street Exchanges detailed by a cryptocurrency report by the Bank of America Merril Lynch. Bitcoin can no longer be ignored as more investors want exposure to the cryptocurrency. Futures Options and ETF’s are the focus points for a collaboration between Gemini Bitcoin Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange – when this comes to fruition, it could put a fire under the Bitcoin price and value.     In a recent Coindesk article on Bitcoin Futures Trading – “Among CME Group chairman and CEO…

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Bitcoin News 13 October 2017 – Bitcoin Price Flirts with $6000 as Bitcoin Gold Nears

The Bitcoin news today with the latest bitcoin rally heading the news. An incredible surge in the price overnight which pushed to a new all-time high of over $5800. The proposed hard fork on 25 October (Bitcoin Gold), as well as the growing regulatory environment in many countries, could be a driving factor attracting more investors and thus, the price.   As reported by CNBC – “The fact that bitcoin was able to hit an all-time high just weeks after a slew of negative news “signals to investors and traders…

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Decentralized Identity Foundation in Motion

Introducing the Decentralized Identity Foundation and learn more about their four pillars. The DIF is building “an open source decentralized identity ecosystem for people, organizations, apps, and devices.”         For more info on the Foundation, go to:  http://identity.foundation/   Protecting your digital footprint is vital.  Have you heard that Smartphones are coming to a blockchain near you, Futuretech on BitVault – It’s all about security and privacy, your right!       Collect your FREE PDF – The Bitcoin Believers Business Manifesto Please leave your questions and comments below:…

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Bitcoin News 11 October 2017 – Dubai Delivers Blockchain Strategy to Implementation

Bitcoin News Today and Dubai is leading globally in taking a blockchain strategy set out in 2016 to implementation by 2021 – with over a million records have been populated on the platform. The Dubai Land Department (DLD) system records all real estate contracts which include lease registrations. The system links them with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, the telecommunications system as well as holds personal tenant information, Emirates Identity Cards and the validity of residency visas for ease of remote payments.   Another milestone achievement for Smart Dubai…

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