Gabriele Giancola is the Co-Founder and CEO qiibee, an ethereum blockchain-based loyalty ecosystem. By providing a loyalty platform and developer interface on which every loyalty application can be tokenized, qiibee aims connect a fragmented market, increase its efficiencies, and remove the central data authority.
Blockchain payments-as-a-service platform PayStand has raised $6 million during its Series A funding round, led by BlueRun Ventures. Other investors include Cervin Ventures, Serra Ventures, TiE, and Capital for Founders.
PayStand will use the funding to scale its account receivable systems and launch new free accounts payable product line,
Singapore-based decentralized social network Indorse has teamed with AppCoins to allow its users to verify the ownership of any app on Aptoide App Store. The partnership will also allow Aptoide users to check an Indorse developer’s reputation.
Indorse, which has already worked with private and public institutions in Singapore as well as an education institutions,
Tech giant IBM has successfully completed the Phase I proof-of-concept (PoC) of its Shared Corporate Know-Your-Customer (KYC) project. The PoC was conducted in partnership with Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and the Treasuries of Cargill, IBM.
IBM said the PoC demonstrated how the blockchain-based IBM Shared KYC platform provides a secure,
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed an extension of smart contract technology that can safely execute exchanges and payments in different digital currencies.
Called ConnectionChain, the technology records the series of related transactions on each chain in a dedicated blockchain, or a “connection-type chain,” to link a cryptocurrency exchange into a single transaction process.
Blockchain reatail startup Pundi X has successfully integrated the NEM blockchain into its system.
Pundi X aims to make cryptocurrency an enabler of ubiquitous cashless payment environments across South East Asia and beyond. Pundi X POS (Point of Sale) enables shops,
Project Ubin has released the source-codes on blockchain software prototypes for inter-bank payments for public access.
First unveiled in November 2016, Project Ubin is a collaborative project with the banking industry to explore the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) for clearing and settlement of payments and securities.
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), EU’s financial regulatory institution and European supervisory authority, is the latest financial regulator to issue a warning on initial coin offerings (ICO).
ESMA has released two statements, one on risks of ICOs for investors and one on the rules applicable to firms involved in ICOs.
Blockchain startup Stratumn has successfully completed a blockchain trial connecting 14 insurance companies in France.
Stratumn is a network technology company that partners with large organizations to secure their critical process data. The company’s Proof of Process Technology enables traceability, transparency,