Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 1st to 7th June 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 1st to 7th June 2018

Asia and Australia Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. Asia Japan Fujitsu starts blockchain-based reward points system: Japanese tech company Fujitsu has successfully rolled out a new blockchain-based system for its promotional […]

Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 1st to 7th June 2018

Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 1st to 7th June 2018

Africa and the Middle East Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. Africa African Union Africa has potential to become next frontier in crypto: According to a report by Economist Nigeria, Africa is […]

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 1st to 7th June 2018

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 1st to 7th June 2018

South America Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. Venezuela Police attempt to steal $15,000 in Bitcoin from Bitcoin miner: Venezuela’s police has continued its crackdown against cryptocurrency traders and miners with one […]

MasterCard Patenting Blockchain Tech Which Would Digitize Credit Cards

MasterCard Patenting Blockchain Tech Which Would Digitize Credit Cards

MasterCard has filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office which would digitize credit cards and store them on a blockchain. The patent application is titled ‘Method And System For Payment Card Verification Via Blockchain’. This would be a fully functional system that could replace physical credit cards. The patent was […]

Bank of Thailand Seeks Efficiency Through Blockchain Solutions

Bank of Thailand Seeks Efficiency Through Blockchain Solutions

Veerathai Santiprabhob, the Governor of the Bank of Thailand, has confirmed that the government-supported central bank will be further exploring the utilization of blockchain technology to provide a more efficient inter-bank payment system. The bank will be undertaking a project to investigate the practicality of using blockchain technology to support a wholesale digital currency while […]

Bitmain Considering Launching Public Stocks

Bitmain Considering Launching Public Stocks

Founder of Bitmain Technologies, Jihan Wu, said that he is considering launching a publicly-traded Bitmain stock on the Hong Kong or a United States stock exchange via an initial public offering (IPO). Bitmain is a global Bitcoin mining powerhouse, controlling as much as 80% of the market for cryptocurrency mining equipment. Bitmain’s mining pools, Antpool […]

Bithumb’s Clean Bill of Health Could Lift Crypto in South Korea

Bithumb's Clean Bill of Health Could Lift Crypto in South Korea

Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, has been cleared by local financial authorities and the National Tax Service (NTS) of illicit activities, tax evasion, and suspicious business operations, reports CCN. The South Korean government had been monitoring the exchange, along with UPbit, another of the country’s main exchanges, after investors had expressed concerns. […]

SAP Launches Multi-Industry Blockchain-as-a-Service Solution

SAP Launches a Multi-Industry Blockchain-as-a-Service Solution

SAP  has announced a package of technologies as part of the SAP Cloud Platform. The platform is available across major cloud providers and includes a range of elements such as chatbots and machine learning, as well as a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) initiative. SAP has been working in the BaaS environment since the release of SAP Leonardo […]

Allianz, Deutsche Bank Create New Initiative as Auto Industry Goes Blockchain

Allianz, Deutsche Bank Create New Initiative as Auto Industry Goes Blockchain

German insurance group Allianz and Deutsche Bank have partnered with Berlin-based car exchange Auto1 to create ‘Auto 1 Fintech’ to offer auto financing using blockchain. The new company plans to offer insurance products and loan refinancing for dealerships that buy their cars from Auto1, a company which claims to offers premium partners more than 40,000 […]