Abu Dhabi Ponders Its Blockchain Options

Blockchain, FinTech, Innovation | January 5, 2019 By:

The Abu Dhabi government is pondering the role of blockchain in the country’s future.

The government hosted a blockchain workshop in December dedicated to blockchain technology opportunities and challenges, organized by Berkeley Research Group and OpenLedger experts.

The initiative is anchored with the strategic plans of Abu Dhabi development shared by more than 20 representatives from different governmental agencies.


Blockchain For Insurance In 2019: Beyond The Back Office

Blockchain, Event, FinTech, Innovation | December 30, 2018 By:

 While the banking sector’s quest for modernization was a major early driver behind the growth in enterprise blockchain technology, the insurance industry has not traditionally had such a healthy appetite for change. That is, until now.

Over the past couple of years, insurers have migrated away from their conservative image,


Google Payments Gets Electronic Money Institution License From Bank of Lithuania

FinTech, News | December 22, 2018 By:

The Board of the Bank of Lithuania has granted Google Payment Lithuania UAB an electronic money institution licence authorizing to issue and redeem electronic money as well as provide payment services.

“The end of this year reflects our efforts and experience of the past few years in actively developing a FinTech-conducive ecosystem in Lithuania,”


ZCoin’s Reuben Yap Talks On Privacy, Mastercard, Crypto Winter

Blockchain, FinTech, Innovation, Regulation | December 13, 2018 By:

Mastercard has filed a patent with claims that it has developed a new way of keeping cryptocurrency transactions private by obscuring addresses and amounts.

Reuben Yap, the COO of privacy coin Zcoin, scoffed at the notion of a centralized authority granting anonymity.

“It is unsurprising that payment giants like MasterCard want to tap into the benefits of blockchain –