Blockchain

Feb
22

Venezuela launches its own cryptocurrency to escape hyperinflation

President Nicolas Maduro says Venezuela has received $US735 million in the first day of a pre-sale of the country’s “petro” cryptocurrency, aimed at pulling the country out of an economic tailspin. Maduro is hoping the petro will allow the ailing OPEC member to skirt US sanctions as the bolivar currency plunges to record lows and […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Blockchain . Currency . FinTech
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Feb
02

India’s flourishing fintech sector is craving the finance minister’s attention

While most industries have long lists of demands from finance minister Arun Jaitley leading up to the budget on Feb. 01, India’s booming fintech sector primarily has just one wish—that its presence be acknowledged. While the Narendra Modi government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have already laid down regulations for certain segments, such […]

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Jan
31

Hong Kong–based investment firm acquires pioneering Bitcoin exchange BTCC

BTCC is exiting the Chinese market to focus on making digital currencies accessible to everyone globally. This acquisition by a Hong Kong–based blockchain investment fund is a milestone for BTCC and will allow BTCC to focus on global digital currency adoption. BTCC, located in China and founded in 2011, was the world’s oldest bitcoin exchange […]

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Aug
17

Australia gets its first dedicated platform for fintech jobs

By Elizabeth Barry, Editor, finder.com.au The site has been launched to fill a gap in the fintech market. The Australian fintech sector now has a dedicated platform through which to source local talent as well as apply for fintech jobs. The team behind Australian FinTech have this week launched the employment platform, Australian FinTech Jobs, to better […]

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Aug
10

A Bitcoin for your thoughts?

By Naomi Christopher, Midwinter Financial Services, Senior Manager – Brand Those of us in the tech world can all agree that Bitcoin is genuinely starting to take off or at least cause a stir…. If by take-off you mean clamber $672 bucks one day and slide down $384 the next. But while some of us […]

By International FinTech | Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech
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Aug
03

Hong Kong Stock Exchange to launch Blockchain-powered market in 2018

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is planning to launch a blockchain-powered private market aimed at helping smaller firms obtain financing. HKEX chief executive Charles Li detailed the plan, which would play out through a separate venture dubbed HKEX Private Market, in an August 1 note. The disclosure came in response to a question about tapping local […]

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Aug
03

Bank of America files for 3 new Blockchain patents

Three new patent applications reveal that the Bank of America has been working on using distributed ledger technology (DLT) to validate the veracity of information – and those who handle it. First filed in February 2016, the details of the three applications were made available to the public last week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. One […]

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Jul
27

Search for 2017 Fintech 100 innovators kicks off

Nominations are now open for the 2017 KPMG & H2 Ventures Fintech 100, the annual list designed to recognize leading fintech innovators.   Visit www.fintechinnovators.com by Thursday, 31 August 2017 and nominate your company, or any fintech you think should be considered for the Fintech 100.   The Fintech100, available at www.fintechinnovators.com, is compiled by […]

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