TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announce a Mobile Payment Blockchain

Blockchain platform TBCASoft, technology behemoth IBM and telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank announced on Oct. 22 a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier telecommunications blockchain payment solution. New cross-carrier system Per the release, the partnership aims to allow carriers to use blockchain through the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) Consortium — founded by TBCASoft and SoftBank. TBCASoft reportedly…

Alfa-Bank, Commerzbank Pilot Cross-Border Payments on R3’s Marco Polo

Alfa-Bank and Novolipetsk Steel Company (NLMK), in cooperation with Commerzbank and Vesuvius GmbH, are piloting Russia-Germany cross-border payments on R3’s Marco Polo network. Powered by R3’s Marco Polo Blockchain Global Trade Network On Oct. 11, Alfa-Bank announced that it is launching a foreign trade finance pilot transaction, with the cooperation of NLMK, Commerzbank and Vesuvius…

Swiss Regulator Releases AML, KYC Guidance for Blockchain Payments

Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has released guidance on regulatory requirements for payments on the blockchain under FINMA supervision. The new guidance for virtual asset service providers, published on Aug. 26, applies to blockchain service providers including exchanges, wallet providers and trading platforms. In its preface to the guidance, FINMA notes its adherence to…

CheapAir Adds Bitcoin Cash (BCH) As A Crypto Payment Option For Cheap Airlines And Hotels

CheapAir, the first airline online booking platform to accept cryptocurrency payments, accepts Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCH) on its platform. Over 4 million users set to benefit in booking cheap airlines and hotels following CheapAir’s partnership with Bitcoin.com. CheapAir announced through an official press release the addition of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to its collection of crypto…

Global Blockchain Forum 2019 – The Next Wave

Global Blockchain Forum 2019 – The Next Wave

8:45 am – 5:30 pm Amsterdam, The Netherlands About the event Global Blockchain Forum 2019 – The Next Wave – FinTech is another name for staying ahead through rapid development and innovation. In today’s world, it is impossible to discuss Fintech without the mention of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The advent of Blockchain and ICOs, have…

Blockchain Africa Conference - Cape Town

Blockchain Africa Conference – Cape Town

Blockchain Technology: Moving Africa Forward The conference in Cape Town will focus on how blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies can achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for economic growth and social inclusion by enabling and broadening access to a wide range of financial and other services, critical to the long-term reduction in poverty and achievement of economic…

Decoding the future of blockchain for ASEAN in 2019

Decoding the future of blockchain for ASEAN in 2019

2019 will mark the tenth anniversary of the first deployment of blockchain technology. It was in 2009 that the still elusive Satoshi Nakamoto released the first version of bitcoin. Since then, the concept of blockchain was inseparably linked with the world of cryptocurrencies. But the burst of the Bitcoin bubble seems to have resulted in…