ShoCard CEO Armin Ebrahimi: “Blockchain-Based Identity Management Gives More Control to Users”

Blockchain, Interviews | October 16, 2017 By:

Armin Ebrahimi is Founder and CEO of ShoCard, a digital identity verification system that protects consumer privacy through patented use of mobile devices and the blockchain. An industry veteran, he brings more than 30 years of experience in scalable platforms, online services, mobile-development and digital advertising to the ShoCard team.


JPMorgan Chase Sets Blockchain Payments Partnerships

Announcements, Blockchain, FinTech, News | October 16, 2017 By:

JPMorgan Chase may not like bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – just ask CEO Jamie Dimon, who recently called bitcoin “a fraud” – but the underlying blockchain technology is apparently another story.

The banking giant said today that it will launch a new payment processing network that uses blockchain in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.


Accenture Names Iliana Oris Valiente To Head Blockchain Innovation

Job Appointments | October 16, 2017 By:

Professional services giant Accenture has appointed Iliana Oris Valiente as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for the company’s emerging technology group, effective immediately. She is responsible for developing Accenture’s cross-industry blockchain technology capabilities and its talent pool for blockchain consulting, architecture and technology delivery.


People’s Bank of China Official Touts State-Issued Cryptocurrency

Blockchain, Investing, News, Regulation | October 16, 2017 By:

An official for a division of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has touted the need for a state-issued cryptocurrency that would be controlled by the government.

Yao Qian, the Director of the Digital Currency Research Institute, a division of the PBoC, made his pitch at a meeting hosted by the International Telecommunications Union.


IBM Develops Blockchain Network for Cross-Border Payments

Announcements, Blockchain, FinTech | October 16, 2017 By:

IBM, financial services company KlickEx Group and blockchain nonprofit organization are collaborating on a new blockchain banking solution that will help financial institutions address the processes of universal cross-border payments.

The blockchain solution is designed to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of making global payments for business and consumers.