David Pimentel

David Pimentel

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ICO Scammer Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Investors

Crime, News | November 16, 2018 By:

Maksim Zaslavskiy, who is charged in the first fraud prosecution involving initial coin offerings (ICO), has pleaded guilty to defrauding investors.

Zaslavskiy was charged last year with promoting ICO tokens backed by investments in real estate and diamonds that didn’t actually exist. Zaslavskiy reportedly raised at least $300,000 in two ICO tokens –


Spanish Telecom Giant Telefónica To Apply IBM’s Blockchain To Streamline Business Processes

Blockchain, News | November 15, 2018 By:

Spanish multinational telecommunications giant Telefónica is planning to implement blockchain technology to streamline core business processes.

Headquartered in Madrid, Telefónica is the second largest corporation in Spain, behind the Santander Group. It owns Telefónica de España, which is the largest fixed phone and ADSL operator in Spain,


Gibraltar Stock Exchange Teams With Asian FinTech Firms To Develop New Blockchain Asset Trading Protocol

Blockchain, News | November 15, 2018 By:

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), in collaboration with top Asian FinTech firms, has created a new company that will facilitate deployment of blockchain solutions as the tokenization of financial markets develops.

In its announcement, the GSX said that it partnered with Hong Kong publicly listed company Chong Sing FinTech Holdings Limited and blockchain development firm Prime Fintech Co.


Bank of China Opens Blockchain Lab In Singapore

News | November 15, 2018 By:

The Bank of China (BoC), one of the four largest state-owned commercial banks in the country, has opened a FinTech innovation lab in Singapore to spearhead its worldwide research and development (R&D) activities.

Called the BOC Innovation Lab, the lab is the first of its kind for the bank and will spearhead regional and global research and development work as well as build a talent pipeline and foster partnerships with local startups,