Nonprofit Launches Blockchain Platform for Credit History in Sierra Leone

Nonprofit organization Kiva along with the government of Sierra Leone have launched a country-wide blockchain solution for credit history. San Francisco-based nonprofit Kiva, a company that crowdfunds loans for financial inclusion, has launched a blockchain platform for credit history with the government of Sierra Leone. According to a Reuters report on Aug. 21, Kiva and […]

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp Looks to Launch Digital Payments in Indonesia

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is in early talks with local firms to launch digital payments service in Indonesia. Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp, is purportedly in preliminary talks with multiple digital payments firms as well as a state-owned bank to launch digital payment services in Indonesia.  Reuters reported that they had learned of this development from anonymous sources […]

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Etihad Airways Integrates Travel-Focused Blockchain Platform Winding Tree

Etihad Airways has partnered with blockchain-based platform Winding Tree to explore how blockchain can aid in products distribution excluding third parties. The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways has partnered with blockchain-based platform for the travel industry Winding Tree to explore how blockchain can aid in distribution. Logistics see greater adoption of […]

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Gemini Exchange Added to CME Group’s Pioneering Crypto Benchmarks

The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini platform is being added as a constituent exchange for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s cryptocurrency reference rates. The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini platform is being added as a constituent exchange for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group)’s cryptocurrency reference rates. As revealed in an official tweet from CME Group on Aug. 8, Gemini […]

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North Korea Stole $2 Billion in Cryptocurrency From Exchanges, Says UN

State-sponsored attacks on exchanges and banks generated considerable revenue under sanctions, new report claims. North Korea has netted around $2 billion by hacking banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, according to the United Nations (U.N.). UN: Hacked crypto funds weapons of mass destruction In a confidential report acquired by mainstream media outlets including Reuters on Aug. 5, […]

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