Africa-based digital payments platform Cellulant has raised $47.5 million in its Series C funding round. The round was led by the Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by growth equity platform TPG Growth. Other investors include Endeavor Catalyst, Satya Capital, Velocity Capital and Progression Africa.
The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) is planning to develop a blockchain securities lending platform.
The project will bring together Israeli FinTech hub The Floor, Accenture, and Intel to develop the blockchain platform for the TASE. The project was born during a blockchain hackathon in March 2017 and quickly transitioned to a concrete opportunity.
The pilot was conducted on March 23, with participation from Banco Santander Corporate Services as the issuer’s agent and Santander’s blockchain lab.
The partnerships was announced at the Consensus 2018 conference Wednesday, where Streamr CEO Henri Pihkala also conducted a live launch of the company’s real-time data marketplace.
Veridium, a collaborative initiative of EcoSmart Labs, Brian Kelly Capital Management, IDEAcarbon, Everland and CBL Markets, will leverage IBM’s blockchain technology and expertise to transform carbon credits into a new type of fungible digital asset that can be redeemed and traded on the Stellar network with less friction.
Blockstack is a new Internet for decentralized apps that users access through the Blockstack browser. Blockstack is both an open source project and a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC).
Amazon Web Services (AWS), in collaboration with New York-based blockchain specialist ConsenSys, has announced a new cloud service aimed at speeding and simplifying enterprises’ journey to using blockchain technology.
Called Kaleido, the new blockchain cloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that runs on AWS.
Electronic trading solutions provider SmartTrade Technologies has added cryptocurrencies to its Forex trading platform, LiquidityFX (LFX).
Founded in 1999, SmartTrade is a multi-national financial software company that provides technology for financial institutions. It has developed software for internalization/matching for equities, fixed income,
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has set a common technical specification for ethereum blockchains today, dubbed Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification 1.0. The specifications are designed to create common standards as a way to marshall developer efforts.
The specifications were announced at the Consensus 2018 conference in New York and had been in the works for a while.
Bing Ads, Microsoft’s advertising service, is planning to ban cryptocurrency ads on its platform, citing the need to protect users from scams.
Formerly Microsoft adCenter, Bing Ads is a service that provides pay-per-click advertising on both the Bing and Yahoo!