Indian E-Commerce Giant Partners With Blockchain Logistics and Shipping Platform

India’s largest e-commerce firm mjunction has partnered with blockchain shipping firm Shipnext. India’s largest e-commerce firm, mjunction services limited, has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain shipping firm Shipnext, global maritime news agency Sea News reports Feb. 20. The new partnership intends to boost efficiency across mjunction’s supply chain, bringing value-added services to its […]

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CEO of Japanese Finance Giant SBI Vests His Crypto Industry Hopes in Ripple and R3

Yoshitaka Kitao is vesting his future hopes for crypto in Ripple and R3 technologies. Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, has singled out Ripple (XRP) and blockchain consortium R3 as reasons to remain optimistic about the future of the crypto industry — bear market notwithstanding. Kitao made his […]

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Japan’s Number Two Bank by Assets Completes R3 Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Trial

SMBC conducted a proof-of-concept of R3’s Marco Polo with a multinational Japanese player. Japan’s second-largest bank by assets, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), has completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) using blockchain consortium R3’s Marco Polo trade finance platform. A press release confirmed the PoC completion on Feb. 18. SMBC, which is the only Japanese bank participating […]

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Blockstream Publishes Schnorr-Based Test Code for Bitcoin Blockchain Upgrade

Tech firm Blockstream has released the Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig designed to address Bitcoin blockchain privacy. The Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig, a test code for a potential upgrade to the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain, has been released by blockchain tech firm Blockstream, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18. Last January, four Bitcoin developers released […]

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Russian Tech Giant, Blockchain Platform Sign Agreement to Improve Operational Systems

Russian state-owned tech giant Rostec has partnered with blockchain company Vostok to improve operational systems. A subsidiary of Rostec, a Russian state-owned high-tech conglomerate, has partnered with blockchain platform Vostok, major Russian news agency Tass reports on Feb. 14. The joint agreement was signed by Rostec subsidiary National Center for Informatization (NCI) and tech company […]

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Credit Suisse Completes Joint Mutual Fund Transactions Using Blockchain

Global investment bank Credit Suisse and Banco Best completed end-to-end fund transactions on blockchain. Global investment bank Credit Suisse and Portuguese Banco Best have completed end-to-end fund transactions on blockchain, according to a press release published Feb. 7. The financial institutions have reportedly processed every part of the fund trade process by implementing a blockchain-based […]

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