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Japan’s BitFlyer to Market Bitcoin in US Market

Japan’s BitFlyer to Market Bitcoin in US Market

BitFlyer, the leading Japanese Bitcoin exchange has announced its expansion into the US market. Representatives of Bitflyer USA Inc, which is headquartered in San Francisco, announced that it has acquired approval to run in about 34 states in the USA the moment it releases. Still, it is not clear as to when precisely the exchange launch will happen, however, bitFlyer said announced today that it will be launched by the Fall of 2017. Yuzo Kano, CEO, and Founder, said in…

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Bitcoin’s Largest Software Wallet Blockchain Includes Ethereum

Bitcoin’s Largest Software Wallet Blockchain Includes Ethereum

Starting today, Bitcoin’s biggest software wallet, Blockchain, is launching an option for users to create Ethereum wallets and hold ethers, a step which marks the first time the startup has incorporated a new cryptocurrency since the time it was released in the year 2011. As reported today, the release also correlates with the new collaboration with digital asset exchange ShapeShift which will allow users to move funds in their ethereum and Bitcoin wallets, with no need of sending funds to…

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Swiss Bank to Include Ether and Bitcoin Cash to Clients

Swiss Bank to Include Ether and Bitcoin Cash to Clients

Earlier this summer, a private Swiss bank began a cryptocurrency management service and now is broadening its new digital asset to add in new cryptocurrencies. As reported by CoinDesk recently, Falcon Private Bank, announced that it will allow clients to buy and hold bitcoin within their accounts. It was all made possible through the partnership with brokerage service Bitcoin Suisse – privately operated registered Swiss crypto financial broker, asset manager, and service provider. The launch of the service came after…

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Bahrain’s Bank ABC Becomes the First MENA To Join R3 Distributed Ledger Consortium

Bahrain’s Bank ABC Becomes the First MENA To Join R3 Distributed Ledger Consortium

Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corporation (also known as Bank ABC), has recently joined up with a blockchain-inspired consortium headed by R3, a distributed database technology company, based in New York City. As reported by the news, Bank ABC becomes the very first Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) financial institution to join the effort. Controlled largely by The Central Bank of Libya, Bank ABC has branches in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, and Jordan, to name a few locations. In its statements, Bank…

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Square CEO: Blockchain Could Actually Help Resolve ‘So Many Problems’

Square CEO: Blockchain Could Actually Help Resolve ‘So Many Problems’

Blockchain is usually understood to be a distributed ledger which enables secure, encrypted financial transactions. A number of technical and financial specialists have depicted it as comparable to the beginning of the internet service. This is a platform or foundation for transactions, while the numerous use cases for this are comparable to applications on the web as what we know them nowadays. However, the creator, co-founder, and Chairman of Twitter and also co-founder and CEO of Square, Jack Dorsey, recently…

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Media Producer Roll-outs Blockchain Initiative with Government Support

Media Producer Roll-outs Blockchain Initiative with Government Support

A Canadian media production company is in partner of the Government of Ontario to test a blockchain technology that aims to track copyrights for audio-visual content. Canada’s Groupe Média TFO, a premium destination for audiences seeking educational and cultural content since the year 1970, had announced this week their plans to create a prototype which keeps track of copyrights and will pay creative works over a transparent blockchain platform. Referred to as “Blockchain TFO“, this project is the first ever…

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Australia’s Largest Grain Exporter Tests Blockchain Tracking System

Australia’s Largest Grain Exporter Tests Blockchain Tracking System

According to the report, the CBH Group – Australia’s largest exporter of grain, is about to test blockchain technology in the tracking of oat shipments. As reported by the newspaper, The Australian Financial Review, the group – West Australian grain growers cooperative – is teaming up with Sydney-based startup AgriDigital for the initial project, with the aim of using a blockchain-based system for tracking and tracing the origin of grains and also to document the quality of oats. The new…

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange to Release Blockchain-Powered Market Around 2018

Hong Kong Stock Exchange to Release Blockchain-Powered Market Around 2018

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has revealed its plan to launch a blockchain technology based private market in order to support smaller sized companies obtain financing. Charles Li, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), detailed the plan which would engage in a separate venture called the “HKEX Private Market”. The new venture is designed to offer early stage firms as well as their traders with a share registration and then move platform based upon blockchain technology….

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Juniper: Six Out Of Ten Companies Are Currently Planning Blockchain Integrations

Juniper: Six Out Of Ten Companies Are Currently Planning Blockchain Integrations

Nearly all of large corporate executives say their companies are currently in the process of implementing blockchain technology, as reported by a new survey. According to Juniper Research, a UK-based research and analytical services, nearly 57% of large corporate firms are either in the process of applying blockchain technology or are now evaluating how to implement it. The latest finding from Juniper Research involves surveying four hundred corporate founders, executives, and managers for its latest report. Moreover, the research findings…

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BI Unveils Joint Blockchain Remittance Venture Together With South Korean Startup

BI Unveils Joint Blockchain Remittance Venture Together With South Korean Startup

South Korean Bitcoin services company Coinplug has announced a new joint remittance venture in collaboration with SBI FinTech Solutions, a Japan-based company primarily involved in the payment gateway (PG) venture. Referred to as ‘SBI Cosmoney’, the new joint venture is predicted to start its remittance service this year 2017, according to the two firms. This venture will be partly backed up by a different remittance venture, SBI Remit. Coinplug is working together with SBI Fintech Solutions Co., a part of…

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