Spanish soccer powerhouse FC Barcelona, or Barca, teams up with fintech platform Chiliz to create a blockchain-based token for the sports franchise. As part of the partnership with FC Barcelona, Chiliz creates Barca Fan Tokens (BAR) for use on its social mobile app called Socios. What the Chiliz and Socios CEO and Founder Say about […]
Forbes releases the 2020 Top Fintech 50 list this week, which includes six blockchain companies in top financial technology companies. Carrying a “Blockchain and Bitcoin” category tag, Forbes lists Axoni, Chainalysis, Coinbase, Everledger, MakerDap and Ripple in the top fintech 50 list 2020. The official announcement first comes into media notice on Feb. 12. On […]
Despite the biggest declines in six months, Israeli-based fintech & cryptocurrency firm Simplex now supports two new fiat currencies – JPY & CAD. With this move, the Binance’s partner now allows its users to buy crypto with a credit card using the Japanese Yen and the Canadian Dollar. However, not all Simplex’s partner exchanges will […]
Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda will take charge of the 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference. The theme is ‘Africa 4.0: Preparing Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution’. It will line up from July 3rd to July 4th in Kampala. This Conference is different from The Blockchain Africa Conference 2019 that held in April. This conference […]
The operator of fintech services of the LINE messaging app, LINE Pay has partnered with Visa, an American payments service. Together both the firms are going to work on a blockchain based payment Service This will develop new innovative solutions for global payments, fund transfer platforms, and blockchain-based projects. The users of the Line App […]
Blockchain is now making its way into the student’s curriculum in the colleges. One of the top universities in the US has launched a course on blockchain and related technologies. We are talking about the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The institution has introduced an online education program that will cover the […]
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has revealed that it is adopting a ‘regulatory sandbox’ approach to utilize the cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). The SEBI officials have claimed that innovation in Fintech can be better achieved by following a ‘sandbox’ approach, which offers temporary relaxations of regulations to build a safe platform for companies to test Fintech services in a live environment, without lending them full authorisation and licensing protocol.
Ripple has announced the expansion of its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) by adding 11 new partners, making a total of 29 members. The program is aimed at promoting blockchain-focused academia and research. The company has committed a funding of $50 million to UBRI’s first wave of university partners. The UBRI program offers blockchain related courses to people from various disciplines such as engineering, business, software development, etc.
Atom Solutions, a Japan-based fintech company, has launched Equivalent Value Overseas Remittance System to address the price volatility associated with overseas cryptocurrency remittances. The firm has claimed that the system will speed-up the crypto transactions and charge less fees for its service. The company has also developed Eternal Coin, a new digital asset that streamlines crypto remittances.
The Institute of Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDBRT) is developing a blueprint of Blockchain technology that will help in better regulating the Blockchain and fintech sectors. A team of specialists from IDRBT Hyderabad have developed such a blueprint that is in its alpha stage as of now. They are optimistic to make it ready to roll in the next 4-5 months.