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NY BitLicense Chief Clashes with U.S. Treasury over Fintech Banking Charters

Brian Evans - Aug 05, 2018

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has stated its opposition  to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s endorsement of regulatory “sandboxes” for fintech companies that…

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Factom Files Patent for Validating Documents on the Blockchain

Brian Evans - Aug 02, 2018

Factom (FCT) has filed a new patent today with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that allows verification of documents on a blockchain with multiple digital signatures…

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Bit by Bitcoin: Square’s Cryptocurrency Profits Doubled in Q2

Brian Evans - Aug 02, 2018

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may have continued to endure a bear market during the second quarter of 2018, but that did not stop digital payments firm Square…

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U.S. Blockchain Spending in 2018 Has Already Eclipsed All of Last Year

Brian Evans - Aug 02, 2018

KPMG released its bi-annual “The Pulse of Fintech” report detailing a large increase in blockchain business spending in 2018. Blockchain Moves Beyond Experimentation KPMG, one of the…

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Barclays and Citi Among the Banks Trialing IBM’s ‘Blockchain App Marketplace’

Brian Evans - Aug 01, 2018

Tech giant IBM and forex settlement provider CLS are collaborating in testing a platform known as LedgerConnect that will make it possible for banks, software vendors, and…

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Mount Sinai Hospital Opens a Blockchain Lab for Biomedical Research

Brian Evans - Jul 31, 2018

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has opened a dedicated blockchain laboratory to explore its potential use case in healthcare applications. The Center for Biomedical…

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Thai Bond Market Association to Incorporate Blockchain Technology

Brian Evans - Jul 29, 2018

The association announced it’s pushing for a fintech platform using blockchain technology. The new registrar system will cut issuance times in more than half. The Thai Bond…

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Chinese Social Network Tianya is Launching a Native Cryptocurrency

Brian Evans - Jul 28, 2018

The Tianya Community in China, a social network of 130 million users that seeks to create the country’s most influential platform for content and knowledge creation, has…

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Iran Inches Closer to National Cryptocurrency in Plan to Evade US Sanctions

Brian Evans - Jul 26, 2018

Iran is preparing to launch its own “indigenous” state cryptocurrency that authorities envision will help the country circumvent the latest economic sanctions enforced by U.S. President Donald…

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Mastercard CEO Attacks Cryptocurrencies Again, Branding them ‘Junk’

Brian Evans - Jul 26, 2018

The president and CEO of Mastercard, Ajay Banga, has used the J-word again. Speaking in New York, Banga termed cryptocurrencies ‘junk’ arguing that the factors that made…