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Japanese Giant SBI Plans Crypto Token ‘S Coin’ for Mobile Retail Payments

Brian Evans - Sep 26, 2018

Japanese banking giant SBI Holdings has unveiled plans to launch “S Coin”, a cryptocurrency token for mobile retail payments. Announcing the news in a statement on Tuesday,…

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This Off-Grid, Solar-Powered System Sends Crypto Through Radio Waves

Brian Evans - Sep 23, 2018

To many, cryptocurrency is a way of securing financial independence from banks and governments. Those interested in going off-grid, distancing themselves from authority, and even “preppers” who…

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BitPesa, SBI Remit Partner for Blockchain Payments Between Japan And Africa

Brian Evans - Sep 23, 2018

BitPesa, a digital treasury management solution that leverages blockchain settlement to lower the cost and improve the speed of payments to and from frontier markets, has teamed…

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Coinsquare Lists Blockchain ETF On Toronto Stock Exchange

Brian Evans - Sep 22, 2018

Coin Capital Investment Management Inc. (Coincapital), the portfolio management division of the Coinsquare digital asset trading platform, has listed a blockchain exchange traded fund (ETF), the STOXX…

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Australia’s First Dollar-Backed Crypto Stablecoin to be Launched in 2019

Brian Evans - Sep 21, 2018

Just like has already happened with the US Dollar and the Euro, among others, Australia is about to get its first Aussie-backed stablecoin. This will be made…

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Bullish on Blockchain: Georgia Universities to Offer Fintech Degree Programs

Brian Evans - Sep 18, 2018

The University System of Georgia (USG) announced the launch of a state-wide fintech academy on on Sept. 11. It is the largest education effort of its kind…

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Uber’s Largest Shareholder Prototypes a Blockchain for Mobile Cross-Carrier Payments

Brian Evans - Sep 13, 2018

A trio of technology companies including SoftBank, Uber’s biggest shareholder, has trialed a global payment service using a blockchain platform. Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., an IoT and messaging…

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Russia’s Central Bank: ICO Pilot a Success, Legal Hurdles Remain

Brian Evans - Sep 12, 2018

A regulatory platform operated by the Bank of Russia has concluded an initial coin offering (ICO) pilot, a central bank official has revealed. Speaking at the Eastern…

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Australian Blockchain Delegation Heads to China to Foster Fintech Ties

Brian Evans - Sep 12, 2018

A handful of Aussie blockchain startups are in Shanghai this week, part of a government-backed trade mission that aims to strengthen ties between the two nations in the…

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Ripple, R3 Reach Settlement in Multibillion Dollar Cryptocurrency Lawsuit

Brian Evans - Sep 11, 2018

Blockchain companies Ripple and R3 have reached an undisclosed settlement on “all outstanding litigation,” putting an end to a legal spat involving a tranche of cryptocurrency tokens…