Blockchain Remittance Service SureRemit Launches ICO

Announcements, Blockchain, ICO News | December 18, 2017 By:

Nigerian FinTech startup SureRemit will be conducting an initial coin offering (ICO) to fund its blockchain-based remittance service, targeted at a potential 250 million consumers for non-cash payment. The ICO will take place on January 10.

The new blockchain-based remittance service will enable senders to purchase digital vouchers using Remit (RMT) tokens that can be delivered to billions of their recipients across the world instantly via SMS or e-mail.


Blockchain for Cross-Border Trade Operations Started By IBM, Japanese Firms

Announcements, Blockchain, FinTech | December 13, 2017 By:

A group of Japanese financial and technology companies have joined forces to start a blockchain trial to verify the applicability of the technology for enhancing cross-border trade operations.

Companies participating in the project include Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., The Japan Research Institute,


Blockchain Explored By FinTech Firms Novatti Group and Gingkoo

Announcements, Blockchain, FinTech | December 12, 2017 By:

Novatti Group has partnered with Gingkoo Financial Technology to develop opportunities to leverage Gingkoo’s blockchain technologies and expertise.

Novatti is a global software technology and payment services provider. With its multi-services payments platform, Novatti enables telco, banking and alternative network service providers to extend their product portfolio.


France Will Allow Blockchain Trading of Unlisted Securities

Blockchain, FinTech, News, Regulation | December 11, 2017 By:

France finance minister Bruno Le Maire has revealed a decree that would allow the trading of unlisted securities using blockchain technology. The finance minister presented the decree to the Council of Ministers and will come into force in July next year.

The new law would allow banks and FinTech firms to set up blockchain platforms where unlisted securities can trade instantly,