Based in Buenos Aires, the NGO Sonrisas del Futuro applies cutting-edge medicine to treat children with congenital malformations on their faces without cost. A strategic partner of the Smile Train International Foundation, the Argentine project has already received the first private donations in bitcoins,
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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 –
OmiseGO provides an open payment platform and decentralised exchange issued on ethereum.
A group of FinTech platforms, insurance providers and trade finance funds have joined forces to establish a new blockchain consortium called the World Blockchain Trade Consortium (WBTC).
Launched at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2018, WBTC aims to unite stakeholders in the trade finance community by using blockchain technology to lower costs,
Cryptocurrency startup Gem has created a new crypto portfolio tracker with automatic exchange sync with 25 crypto exchanges.
Founded in 2013, Gem gives crypto enthusiasts a single entry point for tracking all their crypto investments and net worth, curated discovery of new tokens and decentralized apps.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has warned its citizens about tax scammers demanding payment through bitcoin ATMs.
In its warning, ATO said that it has fielded reports of over 28,000 attempted scams since July of this year and estimated that Australians have paid almost $1 million to scammers.
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
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.
Smithfield Foods, wholly owned subsidiary of China-based WH Group, is the largest pig and pork producer in the world.
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,