How Italy Uses Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency

Blockchain technology is the phenomenon behind the most popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, as it was apprehended by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is an effective communication and data exchange protocol designed in a series and chains of blocks. Italy is the fourth country […]

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Crypto Investments in Italy to Hit 14,000B USD by 2023

It is predicted that, by 2023, alternative assets such as crypto (Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Litecoin and others), precious metals and other collectables will amass 14,000 billion USD of the Italian market with a growth rate (GR) of 59% as compared to 2017, gathered and managed by 34,000 investment firms and […]

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Blockchain Platform VAKT Names Ex-JPMorgan Exec. New CEO

Blockchain platform VAKT announced the appointment of former JPMorgan executive Etienne Amic as its new Chief Executive Officer. VAKT created a blockchain-powered post-trade processing and management platform for commodities. Amic, with his experience at JPMorgan Chase and Mercuria Energy Trading S.A. in commodities trading, is in a role that will […]

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California Uses Blockchain And IoT To Monitor Groundwater Use

California is using Blockchain technology and Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle drought by making groundwater usage sustainable. The Freshwater Trust (TFT) is partnering IBM Research and SweetSense Inc. to pilot technologies which can accurately monitor and track groundwater use in what is called “one of the largest and most […]

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Opera Partners Safello To Allow In-browser Crypto Purchases For Scandinavians

Web browser maker Opera Software AS is partnering European crypto exchange Safello to enable in-browser purchases of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin on the Opera web-browser for android for users in the Scandinavia countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Safello’s brokerage solution is being integrated with Opera’s blockchain-powered browser for Android […]

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How Sustainable Blockchain Options That Don’t Rely on Crypto Markets Can be…

The power of the blockchain to change the world for the better is undeniable. Its growth has been astronomical. Between 2014 and 2015, over $800 million has been injected into startups related to blockchain. An update released by the International Data Corp. indicated that Blockchain solutions are expected to grow […]

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China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov't Approval

China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ‘healthy development’ of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace Administration of China to supervise node operators, as well as to request private information.  New Blockchain Regulations China’s Office of Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issued new regulations […]

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Blockchain, Pro Platforms and AI: Retail Trading Tech in 2019

Merry new year fellow Finance Magnates reader! We hope that you enjoyed the festive season and, whether you were spinning a dreidel or roasting a turkey, that you managed to eat and drink as much as possible over the past couple of weeks. Now, sadly, it’s all over and us […]

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National Bank Of Kuwait Joins RippleNet For Cross-border Transactions

National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) launched a new cross-border transactions platform called “NBK Direct Remit” using Ripple’s enterprise blockchain network RippleNet to enable faster and secure real-time cross-border transactions for its clients. NBK has become the first financial institution in the country to launch the blockchain-powered cross-border live payments solution […]

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