blockchain

Nov
11

Tencent to build virtual bank after Hong Kong regulator approves license

Chinese internet giant Tencent is set to open a blockchain-based virtual bank after the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) approved a new license. Speaking at the World Blockchain Summit in Wuzhen, China on Friday, Tencent blockchain chief Yige Cai said the company’s virtual bank received the SFC’s green-light. Moving forward, the company will […]

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Nov
05

How this young entrepreneur turned her hobby into a fintech startup powered by blockchain

Making money is hard but managing it is not as tough, says 23-year-old Smriti Tomar, who started InvestoAsia, a fintech startup based on blockchain technology this year. Gurugram- and Hong Kong-based InvestoAsia aims to help retail investors to easily invest in international markets, especially in China and South Korea, which Smriti feels is currently a […]

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Nov
04

Jibrel wins Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Jibrel, a multinational blockchain-based fintech company, won the 2019 Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge. The award was given for the team’s work on Jibrel.com, a fully-regulated blockchain-powered private financing platform. Jibrel provides a vertically-integrated solution that connects startups and small-to-medium enterprises with investors of all genres to create capital formation. As an awardee, Jibrel will […]

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Oct
22

University of Malta offers a Master’s degree in blockchain

The University of Malta now offers a master’s degree in blockchain. The “Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology” course, which accepted its first cohort this month, is a multi-disciplinary degree offered by the University’s Centre for Distributed Technologies. It costs 13,400 euros a year, and lasts three semesters. The master’s degree, which is offered on a […]

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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 […]

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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
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 […]

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