Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Metro Bank tests smartcard payments on the blockchain

SETL, Deloitte and Metro Bank have successfully demonstrated a contactless blockchain smartcard retail payment system. Read more: www.finextra.com

Infosys Finacle partners with Emirates NBD and ICICI Bank

Using the EdgeVerve Blockchain Framework for Financial Services, the network was successfully piloted on the huge UAE-India remittance corridor. Read more: www.bobsguide.com

Saxo Bank predicts ‘outrageous’ bitcoin price of $2,100 next year

Leading multi-asset trading and investment expert, Saxo Bank Group, has predicted that the Bitcoin price will see new all time highs in 2017. Read more: www.bitcoinist.com

Bitcoin surges above $900 on geopolitical risks, Fed tightening

Bitcoin headed for its biggest weekly jump since June as rising geopolitical risks boosted demand for alternative assets. Read more: www.bloomberg.com

Bitstamp adds Ripple currency XRP to trading platform

One of the leading European-based bitcoin exchanges is adding another virtual currency to the bitcoins already traded on its platform. Read more: www.reuters.com

Bitcoin devs are feeling more optimistic about MimbleWimble

MimbleWimble has quickly became one of the more anticipated bitcoin R&D initiatives, since it is believed it could help improve upon the scalability and fungibility of bitcoin in a unique way. Read more: www.coindesk.com

China’s bitcoin exchanges impose fees

Smaller competitors moved to impose or increase trading fees yesterday in the wake of a meeting with the People's Bank of China, China's central bank. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Financial markets expert: blockchain will eliminate cash

Dr. Philippa Malmgren, founder of DPRM Group, said blockchain signals the end of cash during the recent Cayman Alternative Investment Summit. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

‘Crypto Valley Association’ launches in Switzerland

Fintech-friendly Switzerland sees the launch of a new non-profit blockchain advocacy and development group. Read more: www.fintechranking.com

Coinbase receives approval to trade Ether and Litecoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just received approval to offer trading of litecoin and ether in New York state. Read more: www.coindesk.com