Canadian Bitcoin Trust Created

Announcements, FinTech, Group, Investing, News, Regulation | July 21, 2017 By:

First Block Capital, in partnership with Canadian online investment platform FrontFundr, is starting the Canadian Bitcoin Trust, providing eligible investors with a convenient way to invest in bitcoin.

First Block Capital Inc. is a Canadian investment firm founded by global entrepreneurs committed to providing investment exposure to the emerging digital currency asset class based on blockchain technology.

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Billon Group Receives €2M EU Grant

Announcements, Group, Investing | July 21, 2017 By:

Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Research and Innovation program, has granted funding of almost €2 million to Polish blockchain firm Billon Group.

Billon Group aims to provide secure and regulated environments for electronic currency transfers while being fully compliant with know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) procedures.

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Japan Bitcoin Exchanges to Stop Trades Aug. 1

Announcements, FinTech, Group, Investing, News, Regulation | July 19, 2017 By:

The Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA) said 13 bitcoin exchanges that are members of the association will stop accepting deposits and withdrawals on August 1.  The move comes to curb anticipated volatility during the SegWit2x activations.

“The occurrence of forking affects the transmission and receipt of bitcoins by all bitcoin users,

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Dubai Partners Focus on Islamic FinTech

Announcements, Group, Innovation | July 17, 2017 By:

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop Dubai as a global hub of Islamic FinTech.

The collaboration is part of DIFC’s commitment to Islamic finance under the 2024 Strategy (which aims to triple the organization in size)  and in line with the organization’s vision to create ‘Dubai: The Capital of Islamic Economy.’

Earlier this year,

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Ethereum Group Sets Committees

Announcements, Blockchain, Group | July 17, 2017 By:

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a consortium focused on ethereum-based blockchain technology, has established a Technical Steering Committee that will focus on the EntEth1.0 reference architecture. Along with the Technical Steering Committee are seven member-driven working groups, each one headed by blockchain or business thought-leaders.

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Blockchain EV Charging Envisioned

Announcements, Blockchain, Group, Innovation, News, Uncategorized | July 14, 2017 By:

eMotorWerks, the creator of JuiceNet, an IoT platform that organizes distributed networks of electric vehicle charging stations, has partnered with Share&Charge to develop a blockchain-based payment system.

The companies will run a pilot in California starting August 1 for a service that will let individuals and small businesses whose homes have charging stations sell their electricity to EV car owners,

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