European Banks Finally Use Blockchain – European Tech Experts React

The news broke that a group of European banks has completed the first live blockchain-based financial trades across borders via their jointly developed we.trade blockchain platform.   Built on IBM’s Blockchain Platform and its Hyperledger Fabric technology, we.trade was established by Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Nordea, Rabobank, Santander, Société Générale and UniCredit, in a bid to boost the efficiency of cross-border financial transactions.   This latest development evoked comment from leading projects leaders within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, a number of which have already launched blockchain education initiatives…

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World Refugee Day – How the blockchain could deliver digital identities for those most vulnerable

  20th June is World Refugee Day, an international day of observance dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.   We’ve reached out to some leading minds in emerging technology to shed light on how blockchain is combating some of the most severe issues facing refugees such as the global identity crises. With more than 1.1 billion people worldwide without an ID, these experts discuss how leveraging blockchain could deliver digital identities for those most vulnerable.   Industry experts Nydia Zhang, Co-founder and Chairwoman of Social…

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