Blockchain Firm OpenPort, Acudeen Technologies Partner To Solve Logistics Industry Problems

Announcements, Blockchain | May 9, 2018 By:

Blockchain trucking solutions provider OpenPort has partnered with peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform Acudeen Technologies to overcome inefficiencies within the logistics industry.

OpenPort is a digital logistics platform using blockchain technology to transform domestic distribution in emerging markets. It provides ERP-integrated shipment visibility and electronic proof of delivery from any road freight transporter.


Spanish Bank BBVA Uses Blockchain Technlogy To Perform Corporate Loan Deal

Announcements, Blockchain | April 26, 2018 By:

Spanish banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has successfully completed a global corporate loan transaction using blockchain technology.

BBVA reported that it has closed a €75 million ($91M USD) corporate loan deal with technology partner Indra. The pilot transaction was conducted on a mutually distributed ledger that informed both the bank and the borrower of the loan’s progress.


Blockchain Startup Harbor Raises $28M USD To Reengineer Private Securities

Announcements, Blockchain, Investing | April 17, 2018 By:

Tokenized securities startup Harbor has raised $28 million in new funding led by Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel. Andreessen Horowitz and crypto investment firms Pantera Capital and Craft Ventures also invested.

Harbor is aiming to re-engineer private securities with blockchain technology to help usher in a new wave of tokenized securities backed by real-world assets,


Singapore Aims To Promote Blockchain In Southeast Asia

Blockchain, News | April 11, 2018 By:

Singapore’s finance minister Heng Swee Keat said that blockchain technology has the potential to promote financial inclusion in Southeast Asian countries.

Speaking at the 22nd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting, the finance minister addressed the existing initiative of Singapore’s active blockchain development plans. He said that they will support digital innovations such as financial technology.


Blockchain Pilot Launched By US Health Insurance Titans

Announcements, Blockchain | April 4, 2018 By:

Five healthcare organizations are joining forces to improve inaccurate doctor directories of health plans using blockchain technology.

Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiaries Optum and UnitedHealthcare are launching a blockchain pilot to explore how the technology could help ensure the most current health care provider information is available in health plan provider directories.