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Blockchain Summit Frankfurt is a 2-day conference and exhibition connecting over 1,000 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors. Blockchain Summit has grown exponentially in content and audience size. Based on unrivalled content and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit Frankfurt is part of the largest dedicated Blockchain Event Series in the World. No co-located side events. A purely Blockchain focused audience. Join the Summit keynote programme for unparalleled discussion with 100 visionary speakers. Cutting edge...

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Blockchain is a digital, decentralised, distributed ledger. But what does that really mean? We thought we would delve into what ledgers are and how they’ve been a fundamental part of companies and traditional economy structures. Most explanations for the importance of blockchain start with Bitcoin and the history of money. But money is just the first use case of blockchain, and it is unlikely to be the most important. It might seem strange that a ledger — a...

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Fintechs are big, growing and disruptive. Why wouldn’t they be on the up and up when they harness innovative technologies to help create efficiencies within the banking and financial services industry. So what are the predictors and futurists saying the landscape will look like in 2019 and beyond? Here’s a collection of some of the sources we think are on point! Bitcoin is Just the Beginning The Australian predicts that Bitcoin is Just the Beginning and...

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HiveEx.com and Finder co-founder Fred Schebesta spoke with one of the most controversial figures in the cryptocurrency space, Dr. Craig Wright, for an exclusive interview. Dr. Craig Wright is Chief Scientist at nChain and claims to be the original bitcoin inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto. While there are plenty of lingering question marks around the claim, it’s also reasonable to say he’s been involved in bitcoin since its very early days. The 1 hour and 34 minute...

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Blockchain has great potential to change the face of the financial industry. On this 2 part series we’re delving into some examples of different banking services that could be disrupted by blockchain. On part 1 we talked about the use of blockchain in payments, clearance and settlements systems, and fundraising. In this piece we delve into securities, loans and credit, trade finance and look beyond the hype. 1. Securities By tokenizing traditional securities such as...

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UNICEF has announced that its Innovation Fund will invest $100,000 in 6 companies working on blockchain projects. Read on to find out more. “Blockchain technology is still at an early stage — and there is a great deal of experimentation, failure, and learning ahead of us as we see how, and where, we can use this technology to create a better world,” said Chris Fabian, Principal Adviser at UNICEF Innovation. The UNICEF Innovation Fund was...

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It is fair to say that Bitcoin has been exceptionally successful as a payments’ technology, regardless of its current trading price, particularly given its incredible adoption. It also follows that Central Banks have been contemplating the issuance of their own Central Bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in order to remain competitive as private companies continue to compete aggressively in the payments space, combined with bitcoin posing a real threat. Discussions about CBDCs have featured prominently at...

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During a time of increased interest in KYC and KYT technologies, as they are necessary for banks, financial institutions and exchanges to meet regulatory requirements, Ivy and Goldfields Money partner to take a step toward further integration of blockchain technology into established financial institutions. Ivy Koin LLC (Ivy), a developer of blockchain-based solutions for financial institutions facilitating compliance needs for fiat and digital currency transactions, announced a partnership with Goldfields Money Ltd (Goldfields Money ASX:GMY). Goldfields Money...

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The Falcon Network (or “the Network”), which connects impact-driven individual investors with talented entrepreneurs, launched in October 2018 with committed capital of over USD 2 million Successful start-ups will be hosted on the Network’s platform and invited to present at a “pitch day” The Falcon Network, a pioneering new network of impact-driven angel investors, has today announced its first call for submission for funding for start-ups based in high growth markets. The application process is...

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Lodex, Australia’s first auction-style loans and deposits marketplace leader, today announced it has secured capital investment from Lakeba Group, an established Australian technology innovator. Lodex is a commercial technology partner of the Lakeba Group, which is providing blockchain development for the BLOCKLOAN platform announced earlier this year in August. Following accelerated progress of the blockchain project, Lakeba has made an investment in Lodex, becoming a 10% capital equity partner in a bid to galvanise its...