Ronika Carter: Japan Crypto Industry “Is Giving People Hope”

Blockchain, FinTech, ICO, Investing, Regulation, Uncategorized | October 20, 2017 By:

Ronika Carter of Watson LLP in Orlando, Fla. is a regulatory attorney who believes licensing of cryptocurrency businesses and exchanges in the US is inevitable.

She talked with Block Tribune about what a national licensing program would look like and how Japan is a possible benchmark for implementing any domestic licensing.

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Mastercard Institutes Proprietary Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments

Blockchain, Innovation, News, Regulation | October 20, 2017 By:

Mastercard won’t take bitcoin payments. But it will allow you to transfer money over a blockchain using its proprietary technology for payments to goods and services providers.

A select few banks and merchants were invited to be part of the experiment. The technology in Mastercard’s case is strictly for cross-border payments between businesses.

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Sun Exchange Lights Up With $1.6 Million in Seed Funding

Blockchain, FinTech, Investing, News, Regulation | October 20, 2017 By:

South Africa’s Sun Exchange, a peer-to-peer solar equipment leasing marketplace that manages revenue collection and distribution through its blockchain system, has raised $1.6 million in seed financing from several strategic partners. Its goal is to accelerate global access to solar power.

Sun Exchange allows individuals to purchase solar cells in solar projects which are mostly situated in emerging markets that are solar-rich,

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Japan Tech Giant GMO Internet Releases Blockchain KYC Software

Announcements, Blockchain, Innovation | October 20, 2017 By:

Japanese Internet conglomerate GMO Internet has released an open source know-your-customer (KYC) software based on blockchain technology. The KYC software is part of the fifth phase of the GMO Blockchain Open Source Software Project (GMO Blockchain OSS).

GMO said the new KYC software reduces human and financial costs of identity verification through use of the blockchain.

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Appsolutely CEO Patrick Paul Palacios: “Blockchain Solves the Fundamental Problem of Loyalty Programs”

Blockchain, ICO, Interviews | October 19, 2017 By:

Patrick Paul Palacios is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Appsolutely, the blockchain omnichannel loyalty solution.

The company recently unveiled its LoyalPlatform, LoyalCoin (LYL), and LoyalWallet, attempting to unify the complex and disconnected $1.68 billion loyalty industry and ensure that the value of “rewards” is converted into commerce.

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