Forbes “Fintech 50” List, Reviewed: New Players, Veterans and Startups Which Didn’t Make the Cut

A look into the crypto part of Forbes’ fresh “Fintech 50” list Recently, Forbes published the fresh edition of its “Fintech 50” list, counting the world’s top financial technology firms. Notably, there are just six crypto and blockchain companies featured this year, while the 2018 list contained 11 players from the field. Given that the […]

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Blockchain-Based Digital ID Systems Are Increasingly Finding Real-World Use

Blockchains and digital IDs are moving beyond hype, and bringing real benefits to individuals and organizations. According to the latest estimates, we generate around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. That’s 2.5 followed by 17 zeros — or rather 2.5 trillion million — a number that’s impossible to visualize intuitively, but nonetheless has massive implications […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Iran could soon release its state-backed coin, and Gemini announces it will complete further security compliance reviews. Top Stories This Week SWIFT Reveals Plans to Launch Proof-of-Concept With Blockchain Consortium R3 Major global banking payments network SWIFT announced plans this week to develop a Proof-of-Concept of a gateway that will let blockchain consortium R3 link […]

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Italian Postal Service Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Community

The Italian postal service has joined the Hyperledger blockchain community, which includes American Express, Cisco, Intel and JPMorgan. The Italian postal service provider, Poste Italiane, has joined the Hyperledger blockchain community, Cointelegraph Italia reported on Jan. 29. Hyperledger is a collaborative project led by the Linux Foundation which aims to create open-source standards for blockchain […]

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JP Morgan-Backed Firm Partners with Blockchain Startup Owned By Former Deloitte Exec

JP Morgan-backed digital services firm Smartrac has partnered with a blockchain startup run by a former Deloitte exec. JP Morgan-backed digital services firm Smartrac has partnered with SUKU Ecosystem, a blockchain startup owned by former Deloitte exec Eric Piscini, according to a tweet on Tuesday, Jan. 22. SUKU, which is parented by another Piscini-owned blockchain […]

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Iceland: Draper Associates Leads $5 Million Funding Round for Blockchain-Based ID Platform

Iceland’s blockchain-powered identity platform Authenteq has received a $5 million investment from Draper Associates, among others. Iceland’s blockchain-based identity verification platform Authenteq has raised $5 million in a funding round led by Draper Associates and Capital300, the American tech website VentureBeat reports on Jan. 14. Following the two-week funding round, the company revealed its intention […]

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