Major Japanese Trading Firm Marubeni Partners with US Blockchain Company LO3 Energy

Major Japanese trading company is looking to leverage blockchain technology through a deal with LO3 Energy. Japanese general trading company Marubeni Corporation has partnered with a New York-based blockchain startup to use the technology for its energy business, Marubeni confirmed in a press release on Feb. 20. Marubeni, which has expanded beyond Japan into the […]

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Crypto Winter Survivor: Inside Nvidia’s Difficult Relationship With Mining

U.S. hardware manufacturer Nvidia reported full-year revenue gains in 2018. On Feb. 14, California-headquartered gaming and computer hardware manufacturer Nvidia reported full-year revenue gains in 2018, despite being one of the companies worst hit by the cryptocurrency market dip and subsequent lack of demand for mining components. The firm’s main products include graphics processing units […]

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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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Hodler’s Digest, February 11–17: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Fundstrat Global Advisors thinks that crypto prices can see higher price points, and JPMorgan plans to launch its own coin. Top Stories This Week Fundstrat Global Advisors Expects 2019 to Bring More Institutional Investors to Crypto According to a report on the 2019 crypto outlook released by New York-based research company Fundstrat Global Advisors, incremental […]

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