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European Parliament Discusses Virtual Currencies

The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection convened recently to provide its opinion on virtual currencies for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Opinions of this committee reflected some of the benefits and risks associated with the technology and offered potential regulatory and guideline advice for what...
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German Technology Entrepreneurship Center Shortlists Startups for Blockchain Innovation Award

The German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) , a Berlin campus promoting technology and entrepreneurship, has shortlisted startups for its Blockchain Innovation Award. The award program is sponsored by Globumbus and RWE. The competition was apparently strong, as GTEC received over 100 applications from across the globe and representing a significant range of blockchain use cases. The startups...
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Credits Partners to Provide Blockchain Service to UK Public Sector

Credits, a blockchain infrastructure provider, is partnering with Skyscape Cloud Services Limited to deliver Blockchain-as-a-Service to UK public sector organisations. The Credits platform is designed to enable organisations to rapidly develop blockchains that address the challenges of establishing provenance, authentication and reconciliation faced by many industry sectors, including central and local...
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Morgan Stanley: Blockchain Tech Misconceptions & Hurdles to Adoption in Banking

Morgan Stanley Research recently released a Global Insights report asking the question, “Blockchain in Banking: Disruptive Threat or Tool?” The investment bank’s in-depth study highlights various misconceptions about blockchain technology and identifies 10 hurdles to making blockchain a reality in banking. The report stipulates that the opportunity for blockchain tech is evident...
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Ascribe Forms Alliance with Japan HR Firm Recruit Tech to Test Blockchain for HR

German blockchain startup Ascribe and Japan-based human resources tech firm Recruit Technologies have formed a strategic alliance to bring blockchain technology to the human resources industry to increase transparency and fight fraud in HR credentials. Recruit Tech, a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co. - a major information services and human resources company in Japan, will leverage Ascribe’s...
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Blockchain Rewards Venture Ribbit.me Rebrands as Loyyal

Ribbit.me reports that it has rebranded as Loyyal to better reflect the underlying industry and the company's business objectives. Loyyal has built a loyalty and rewards platform using distributed ledger and smart contract technology, introducing frictionless interoperability to the currently fragmented industry. Greg Simon, Loyyal CEO and co-founder, commented: "As our company...
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ConsenSys Regis Platform Enables Registry Creation & Management on Ethereum Blockchain

ConsenSys, an Ethereum-focused venture production studio, yesterday unveiled a platform called Regis, which makes it easy to build, deploy, and manage decentralized registries on the Ethereum blockchain. Regis permits users to design and maintain user-defined key-value pairs without costly infrastructure requirements and record data on an immutable blockchain. Daniel Novy, Blockchain...
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Channel Island Alderney Conducts Blockchain Trial with Z/Yen’s ChainZy Tech

The government of Alderney, the northernmost of the Channel Islands, is experimenting with a blockchain-based online timestamping service through a project called MetroGnomo,  live since 1 January 2016. The experimental timestamping service utilizes the ChainZy mutual distributed ledger technology developed by London think-tank Z/Yen. Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of Z/Yen explains: “MetroGnomo’s ledger is the same...
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BigchainDB Partners with Blockchain Consultancy Encrypted Labs for B2B Applications

Charlotte-based Encrypted Labs has announced a partnership with Berlin-based BigchainDB to make its technology available to its clients in the United States. BigchainDB is a scalable blockchain database with the advantages of a distributed database and the benefits of blockchain characteristics such as immutability, decentralized control and the ability to transfer assets over a network. BigchainDB...
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Accenture and Leading Financial Institutions Open Applications for Asia-Pacific FinTech Innovation Lab 2016

Applications have opened for Asia-Pacific’s third annual FinTech Innovation Lab, Accenture’s 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top financial institution executives. Applications close on May 31, 2016. There are benefits to competing startups besides the mentoring they...
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