Crypto Platform Uphold To Acquire New York-Based Broker-Dealer JNK Securities

Announcements, News | June 28, 2018 By:

Cryptocurrency platform Uphold will be acquiring New York-based broker-dealer JNK Securities to expand its service offering.

Uphold, formerly Bitreserve, is a cloud-based financial services platform enabling users to convert deposits to their account via bank account, credit card, and cryptocurrencies into reserve-backed currencies and commodities.


Blockchain Course Offered By IBM And Indian Government-Backed NPTEL

Announcements, Blockchain, Education, News | June 28, 2018 By:

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) of India has teamed with tech giant IBM to offer a 12-week online course focused on blockchain architecture, design and use cases.

NPTEL is an Indian national initiative coordinated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras with partners from other IITs and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.


Blockchain Loan Registry Launched By Global Debt Registry

News | June 28, 2018 By:

FinTech firm Global Debt Registry (GDR) has launched its decentralized loan registry aimed at the asset-backed securities (ABS) market.

Global Debt Registry provides asset certainty for institutional investors and warehouse lenders in the online lending market. It ensures that the data underlying loans is real and accurate by validating loan information against trusted third-party data sources.


Blockchain’s TaTaTu – “All The Other Social Media Will Have To Adapt To The Business Model”

Innovation, News | June 27, 2018 By:

TaTaTu, a blockchain tokenized entertainment platform, has raised $575 million USD from private backers, an amount that would make it one of the largest private fundraises of the blockchain era, rivaling Tezos, Telegram and EOS.

The TTU tokens will serve as the central currency within a new blockchain-based social entertainment platform called “TaTaTu,” operated by TaTaTu Enterprises.