Friday, January 27, 2023
BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Blockchain: the answer to life, the universe and everything?

Bitcoin hasn’t lived up to the salvation rhetoric, but the digital engine behind the currency may be about to change the world. Read More: www.theguardian.com

Israeli FinTech Hybrid: Another block in the blockchain

The vibrant Israeli FinTech industry generates innovation using Blockchain technology which leaves the regulator no choice but eventually to join in. Read more: cointelegraph.com

McKinsey weighs blockchain’s impact on insurance industry

McKinsey & Company reports on how insurance companies might be able to capitalize on blockchain, and where are the current limits of the technology. Read More: www.coindesk.com

China’s Baidu invests in American blockchain company

Chinese search engine Baidu.com has entered the financial revolution that is FinTech for the first time with an investment in an American Blockchain company. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Stricter regulation in Europe for bitcoin companies

The European commission said yesterday (July 5) that it was proposing strict new rules for companies that exchange or store digital currencies such as bitcoin. Read More: qz.com

Myanmar microfinance firm conducts blockchain test

Tech firm Infoteria has successfully tested an application of blockchain technology with Myanmar microfinance firm BC Finance. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Brazilian bank Bradesco harnesses blockchain

The institution is supporting startups focusing on the technology and planning trials to develop new services. Read more: www.zdnet.com

Gatecoin completes recovery from hacking chaos with $500k investment

Hong Kong-based digital currency exchange Gatecoin has raised $500,000 just months after being hacked.

Bitcoin drifts lower after technical milestone

The virtual currency bitcoin made it through its closely watched ‘halving’ with a 2% decline. Read More: www.wsj.com

Bitcoin trading platform Quoine scores $20m JAFCO-led funding

Japanese venture capital major JAFCO has led a $20m Series A financing round for bitcoin trading platform Quoine.

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