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Switzerland's blockchain startups are now primed to receive public funds thanks to new Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) license guidelines. The official FINMA press release was released Dec. 3 announcing the $100 million sky-high limit...
Santander Bank Enters $700 Million Deal To Use IBM Blockchain
The leading European Bank Banco Santander has reportedly entered a deal with IBM to accelerate the deployment of technologies including blockchain. The news was revealed as a part of a press release on...
Binance Announces Dexathon Prize Winners
Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has declared the winners of the Binance Dexathon, a community-driven initiative aimed at solving the speed and capacity issues faced by decentralized exchanges. Nine teams, including five...
Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) are using blockchain for tokenized asset settlement. SGX's statement on Sunday, Nov. 11 analyzes the trial period data from August 2018 to the present. The...
Bitmain Plans To Invest $500 Million in Texas Data and Mining Facility
Bitmain, a bitcoin mining giant farm advertised for its brand new blockchain data center to be crafted in Texas as a segment of extension into the U.S. market. The mining firm is under construction and...
Spanish bank BBVA has completed the first-ever on-chain syndicated loan for $150 million. According to a Financial Times report Wednesday, Nov. 7, the country's second-largest bank arranged the loan for national electrical grid operator, Red Electrica. Syndicated...
Pyongyang will serve as host to North Korea's second international Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference the Korean Friendship Association (KFA) announced this week. The conference will run for two days at the Pyongyang Science and Technology Complex...
JD.com, China's biggest retailer, announced (Oct. 30)  their new partnership with two tech institutes in an effort to open a blockchain research lab. The collaborators are Ying Wu College of Computing at the New Jersey Institute...
Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu Announces NextGen ASIC Mining Chip and New Mining Machine
Jihan Wu, CEO and co-founder of Bitmain Technologies Ltd., announced Bitmain's next-generation ASIC chip BM1391 for mining cryptocurrencies using the SHA256 algorithm at the World Digital Mining Summit in Georgia today. Mr. Wu also revealed that Bitmain will...
Starbucks Made It Crystal Clear – They Won’t Accept Cryptocurrency As Payment For Coffee
Despite the recent participation in some kind of blockchain project, Starbucks has denied accepting cryptocurrency as the form of payment for their coffee. Starbucks wishes to be transparent while keeping the interest of those customers...