Japan’s Number Two Bank by Assets Completes R3 Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Trial

Japan’s Number Two Bank by Assets Completes R3 Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Trial

SMBC conducted a proof-of-concept of R3’s Marco Polo with a multinational Japanese player. Japan’s second-largest bank by assets, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), has completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) using blockchain consortium R3’s Marco Polo trade finance platform. A press release confirmed the PoC completion on Feb. 18. SMBC, which is the only Japanese bank participating […]

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Blockchain Startup Takes on Mainstream Crowdfunding Sites to Cut Number of Failed Projects

Blockchain Startup Takes on Mainstream Crowdfunding Sites to Cut Number of Failed Projects

sponsored A startup says crowdfunding sites have a trust problem, with projects failing and contributors refusing to invest again. It believes blockchain can change this. A new blockchain platform is vowing to take on established crowdfunding sites — and argues that their lack of accountability means greater numbers of projects fail to deliver what they […]

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Owner of Indeed and Glassdoor Job Search Engines Invests In Privacy Coin Project Beam

Owner of Indeed and Glassdoor Job Search Engines Invests In Privacy Coin Project Beam

Tokyo-based Recruit Co., Ltd. has invested in privacy coin project Beam Development Limited. Japanese employment information services company Recruit Co., Ltd. has invested in a blockchain-focused company Beam Development Limited, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18. Per today’s press release, Recruit has invested in Israeli blockchain startup Beam Development Limited. The investment was […]

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Blockstream Publishes Schnorr-Based Test Code for Bitcoin Blockchain Upgrade

Blockstream Publishes Schnorr-Based Test Code for Bitcoin Blockchain Upgrade

Tech firm Blockstream has released the Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig designed to address Bitcoin blockchain privacy. The Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig, a test code for a potential upgrade to the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain, has been released by blockchain tech firm Blockstream, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18. Last January, four Bitcoin developers released […]

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Major Chinese University Launches Blockchain Research Center

Major Chinese University Launches Blockchain Research Center

Fudan University has opened a blockchain research center that will purportedly facilitate the development of the Shanghai economy. One of the most selective universities in China, Fudan University, has opened a blockchain research center, according to an announcement published on Feb. 15. Per the announcement, Fudan University established the Shanghai Blockchain Engineering Technology Research Center […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, TRON, Stellar, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV: Price Analysis, February 18

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, TRON, Stellar, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV: Price Analysis, February 18

While markets are currently staging a recovery attempt, some analysts feel negative sentiment will drive prices lower still. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a […]

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