Western Union Partners With Stellar Collaborator Thunes for Mobile Wallet Transfers

Financial services provider Western Union is partnering with Stellar collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. Payments giant Western Union (WU) is partnering with Stellar (XLM) collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. The development was announced in an official press […]

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China: Shenzhen Issues Country’s First Subway Electronic Invoices Backed With Blockchain

Tencent and the Shenzhen Municipal Taxation Bureau have issued electronic invoices based on blockchain via a mobile payment platform. China‘s first blockchain-based electronic invoice for a subway ride was issued at the Futian Station of the Shenzhen Metro, local finance publication Securities Daily reports on March 18. Shenzhen is the first economic special zone in […]

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Japan Introduces New Regulations for Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

The Cabinet of Japan has reportedly approved new regulations in regard to cryptocurrency margin trading. Japanese financial regulators have reportedly introduced new regulations for cryptocurrency margin trading, local news agency Nikkei reported on March 18. The Cabinet of Japan, the executive branch of the country’s government, has reportedly approved draft amendments to Japan’s financial instruments […]

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Blockchain Boom in Ireland, but Brexit Looms

Financiers and investors fear that a “no deal” Brexit could spell “bust” for Ireland and the nations’ blockchain industry. Strong growth has returned to Ireland one decade after the banking crisis and international bailout. But, financiers and investors fear a “no deal” Brexit — in which the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a […]

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US Payment Giant Visa Seeks Crypto and Blockchain Talent for Tech Product Manager

U.S. payment services giant Visa is looking to hire a person who will manage strategy for crypto-related opportunities. American payment services firm Visa has published a crypto and blockchain-related job opening on San Francisco-based recruiting software firm SmartRecruiters on March 6. Global financial services corporation Visa is seeking blockchain talent for the position of Technical […]

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Nasdaq Licences Its Market Surveillance Tech to Crypto Startup Bcause

Nasdaq has licensed U.S.-based crypto startup Bcause LLC to use its trading, clearing and market surveillance technology. United States-based crypto startup Bcause LLC will use Nasdaq’s trading, clearing and market surveillance technology, Nasdaq announced in a press release today, March 13. According to the announcement, Bcause will use the tech for its spot cryptocurrency market, […]

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Startup Finturi Raises $2.2 Million for Its Blockchain-Based Invoice Finance Platform

Startup Finturi has secured $2.2 million to let businesses secure loans against invoices with blockchain and AI. Dutch blockchain startup Finturi has secured 2 million euro ($2.2 million) to enable businesses to secure loans against invoices via blockchain tech, the company tweeted on March 12. Founded in September 2018, Finturi aims to help businesses finance […]

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Textbook Case of Crypto Hype: How Iced Tea Company Went Blockchain and Failed Despite a 289 Percent Stock Rise

Long Blockchain Corp (i.e., Long Island Iced Tea), has reached an agreement to sell its beverage business. On March 6, Long Blockchain Corp., previously known as Long Island Iced Tea, reached an agreement to sell its beverage business. In December 2017, the firm rebranded itself to focus on blockchain development and enjoyed a 289 percent […]

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