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Given the constant fluctuations of cryptocurrencies, Fintech will post daily updates concerning the latest news related to blockchain, crypto and the cryptocurrencies market, so that our subscribers are always equipped with all the information needed in order to manage their digital currencies portfolio in a safe and lucrative way.

North Korea To Launch Its Own Digital Currency

The North Korean government is creating its digital currency and aims, according to those engaged, using the Ethereum-style smart contracts to …

The Crypto Payment Network of Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan

The JPMorgan blockchain-based payment project has introduced Deutsche Bank as its newest affiliate. In fact, according to the Financial Times …

Domino’s France Is Strolling A Contest To Give Away $110,000 In BTC.

Domino’s France is strolling a contest to give away $110,000 to solemnize its thirtieth birthday. Therefore the winner is capable …

Distributed Ledgers and Blockchain Technology Are Becoming Amazon’s Choice.

Based on a seminar that took place earlier this year, Amazon provided information on both Amazon Ledger Database (QLDB) and …

Blockchain 2.0: Smart Contracts

The new key-concept is Smart Contracts, small computer programs that “live” in the blockchain. They are autonomous computer programs that …

Burger King Allows Bitcoin Payment in Germany

Burger King has now started accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments in its delivery website and mobile application.  Surprisingly the option of …

Blockchain 1.0

Blockchain 1.0: Currency The implementation of distributed ledger technology (DLT) led to its first and evident application, the cryptocurrencies. It …

HSBC Completes 1st Blockchain-Based Letter of Transaction In Yuan

According to HSBC, the bank completed its first blockchain-based letter of credit transaction, using Chinese renminbi. The operation took place …

First Blockchain Birth Certificates Recorded in Brazil

Blockchain Technology made its great appearance in the healthcare industry once again. More specifically, the first birth certificate, ever created, …

Brazil’s Leading Payment Processor Starts Accepting Crypto

Brazil’s largest payment processor, Cielo, has shown its support on cryptocurrencies,  and especially Bitcoin, on its 1.4 million point-of-sale devices …

Alibaba, Tencent, and 5 More Institutions To Receive First Chinese Government Cryptocurrency

China’s central bank will soon launch a state-backed cryptocurrency that will after be issued to seven institutions, according to a …

More Than Half of Top 50 Universities Have Crypto Classes

Undoubtedly blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have increased the interest not only of the business world but the academic one as …

Venezuela launches crypto platform to drive the use of its oil-backed Petro.

The Government of Venezuela has now a fully operational, state-run platform, based on its statement. The system called “Patria Remesa”, …

Why Cryptocurrencies Appear?

One of the reasons that contributed to the appearance of cryptocurrencies was the technological progress and the evolution of money …

Zcoin is Now Accepted From More Than 5 Million Merchants in Thailand

Zcoin cryptocurrency is now available for spending at any merchant in Thailand who is registered with the Thai QR code …

The New Blockchain Platform of Samsung IT Subsidiary, Named “Nexledger” Goes Global

The emergence of crypto-currencies has generated considerable interest and speculation, and has attracted the attention of every community, as it …

Parity Launches Beta Version Of Tool Stack For Building Blockchains

United Kingdom-based blockchain infrastructure provider Parity has launched a beta version of Substrate, its tool for creating customized blockchains. Substrate is designed …

Blockchain Capital Exec Says Investors Will Regret Not Buying In Now

One year after Bitcoin (BTC) broke crypto industry records to hit $20,000, a partner at venture capital firm Blockchain Capital says that the current bearish market …

Second Largest Exchange OKEx Launches New Crypto Derivative Product

Malta-based major cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has launched a new crypto derivative product, according to a recent press release. The new product — dubbed …

Western Union Partners With Ripple To Test Blockchain Payments

According to the president of Western Union Global Money Transfer, Odilon Almeida, the company is “ready to adopt any kind of currency,” …

Coinbase Moves $5 Billion, Claimed Largest Crypto Transfer On Record

Major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase had made what it claims is the largest transfer of crypto on record, according to a company blog post. According to …

Facebook Develops A Cryptocurrency For Transfers In WhatsApp

Facebook is reportedly making a cryptocurrency for users of the messaging service WhatsApp. The token is said to be used for …

Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Proposes To Tackle Corruption Using Blockchain

Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is currently running a presidential campaign for the March 2019 elections, wants to …

India’s Telecom Regulator Completes Mobile Blockchain Pilot With IBM

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has completed blockchain pilots with tech giant IBM to improve mobile data records. The trials were reported the Indian daily newspaper The …

China: Shenzhen Special Economic Zone To Use Blockchain For Electronic Tax Invoices

Shenzhen, a major city in the Guangdong Province, will use blockchain technology for electronic tax invoices. This development of the city, which …

Stuttgart Exchange Group And SolarisBank To Join To Launch Crypto Exchange

SolarisBank and Stuttgart Exchange Group are jointly developing infrastructure for a cryptocurrency exchange, as reported by Cointelegraph Germany last week. The Stuttgart Exchange, …

Canadian City of Calgary Launches Local Digital Currency For Intra-City Transactions

Calgary, a city in the Canadian province of Alberta, has launched its own digital currency. The Calgary Dollar will allow holders to pay …

IBM Research Joins Agritech Firm To Boost African Agribusiness With Blockchain

IBM Research has teamed up with Hello Tractor, a United States-based agriculture tech firm to boost the African agriculture industry with blockchain. The partnership was described in a blog …

Alibaba Cloud, Deutsche Telekom And Citi Among 12 New Hyperledger Members

Hyperledger has onboarded 12 new members, including major firms as Alibaba Cloud, Citi, and Deutsche Telekom, according to an announcement published last week. Launched in …

Four Major Blockchain Companies Launch ‘Blockchain For Europe’ Association

Four major blockchain companies have formed a “Blockchain for Europe” Association, according to a press release earlier this month. The association seeks to …

Seven E.U. States Sign Declaration To Promote Blockchain

A declaration between seven southern European Union member states have been released, calling for help in the promotion of Distributed …

Hyperledger Announces New ‘Crypto Library’ For DLT Development

The Ursa project, a modular cryptography software library, has been approved by the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee, according to an official announcement last week. According to …

U.S. Air Force Graduate School Develops Blockchain Tool For Supply Chain

The U.S. Air Force graduate school has developed an educational tool on blockchain for supply chain management, according to a …

Amazon Launches New Service For Building Blockchains

Tech giant Amazon is launching a blockchain service to help clients develop blockchain networks without incurring the costs of creating …

Crypto Regulation To Be Enacted In Q1 2019, Reports Malaysian Finance Minister

Malaysia will enact regulations for cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in Q1 of next year, as reported by a …

UAE Presents Blockchain & AI Initiatives Following Annual Government Meeting

The Second United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government Annual Meetings concluded with the introduction of two initiatives with regards to blockchain …

10 Financial And Tech Firms Launch Association To Create “Code Of Conduct” For Crypto

An association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) has been established by ten financial and tech firms to create a “code …

Paraguay Endorses Plan To Build The World’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Farm

The recent agreement between the government of Paraguay and the Blockchain Technology Foundation “Commons Foundation” will serve as a basis …

Blockchain And New York: How The State Can Benefit From The Technology

Blockchain has not been resting very well in the state of New York, since 2015 with the introduction of New …

New Bitcoin Cash Software Enhancement Prevents Chain Reorganizations

A few enhancements on the new version of Bitcoin Cash software will be able to prevent chain reorganizations from taking …

Ernst & Young to Hire 2K Employees In India To Develop Blockchain And AI

As many as 2,000 employees in India will be hired by “Big Four” auditor Ernst & Young (EY) to expand …

Artificial Intelligence Smart Contracts – The Past, The Present & The Future

Used with the blockchain technology, smart contracts is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies or …

Gibraltar’s GBX Secures License From Financial Regulator

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), established in July this year, has secured a license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission …

Carrefour Launches Blockchain Food Tracking Platform for Poultry in Spain

Carrefour will be making its move with blockchain in the retail industry very soon. The retail giant, based in France …

Siemens Intends To Use Blockchain For Innovation In The Energy Sector

Industrial bigwig Siemens is the latest corporation to kick off its first step in the blockchain arena. The company made an announcement of …

Malaysia’s CIMB Group Partners RippleNet For Blockchain-Based Banking Solution

Malaysia’s CIMB Group is the latest on RippleNet’s banking network expansion list. CIMB is ASEAN’s fifth-largest bank and will team …

Challenges Within Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is here to stay for a long time, as there is plenty of potential in this technology for …

G7 Launch

This prestigious event was held in Kuala Lumpur this November Date : 3 November 2018

Asean Decentralized 2.0

Fintech Universal was proud to be a part of Asean Decentralized 2.0 Date : 3-4 September 2018

Catalan Government Considers Blockchain For Voting System

The Catalan government is considering blockchain for the community’s voting system, according to a report by Spanish daily newspaper La …

Understanding Hybrid Financial Instruments

Crypto or legacy hybrid financial instruments are hitting the trend list at the intersection of blockchain and Wall Street. Regulated versions …

Industrial-Scale Blockchain Adoption Possible In 1 – 2 Years

According to Russia’s Sberbank CEO and bitcoin advocate Herman Gref, the adoption of blockchain technology at an industrial-scale will increase …

Regulations of Cryptocurrency Around the World

Cryptocurrencies are spreading steadily around the world, and the same is with the regulations put in place to try and …

Why Do I Want To Be Anonymous Online?

Shopping online has become a norm these days, and so has most other online transactions such as banking, investments and …

How Blockchain Changes The Way Transactions Are Done

Across global supply chains, financial services, healthcare, government and many other industries, innovators are exploring ways to use blockchain to disrupt and transform …

The Difference Between Bitcoin & Blockchain

Most people might not realize that blockchain is a completely different technology from Bitcoin, even though the former is important …

Nine Shipping Operators Launch Blockchain-Based Global Business Network

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between nine major terminal operators and shipping companies to launch an open …

Japanese Cybersecurity Group Partners with ConsenSys & Debuts Blockchain Scan Tool

A new blockchain security alert tool was unveiled by a cybersecurity subsidiary of Japan’s Nomura Research Institute (NRI), while also confirming a partnership …

Thailand Government to Leverage on Blockchain to Curb Tax Evasion

There are many different institutions around the world that are starting to embrace blockchain technology and improve their services and …

India’s Reliance Industries Completes Its First Transaction in Blockchain

India’s largest private sector firm, Reliance Industries has successfully participated in its first ever trade finance transaction powered by blockchain …

Microsoft and Nasdaq Partner On Blockchain Services

Microsoft will integrate its Azure blockchain service with Nasdaq Inc.’s Financial Framework (NFF), a technology which provides software for trading …

EOS is Currently the World’s Most Active Blockchain

EOS is now the most used blockchain in the world, forcing BitShares to give up the title of leading a …

Alibaba Offers Its Blockchain Services Globally

One of China’s biggest businesses is branching and has hopped on the blockchain wagon. Major e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is expanding …

JPMorgan Uses Blockchain Technology to ‘Tokenize’ Gold Bars

JPMorgan Chase created a platform that enables ‘tokenizing’ gold bars based on blockchain technology. The key factor of such move …

CMTA Publishes Anti-Money Laundering Standards For Digital Assets

The Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA), based in Switzerland, recently released new anti-money laundering standards for digital assets and …

Smart Contracts – Where It Began And How It’s Evolving

We have now come to an era where there’s a technology called ‘programmable money’. Through the Blockchain technology, digital money …

Nasdaq Wins Patent For Digital Distribution Services Built On Blockchain

A patent outlining how blockchain could be used to release information as part of a wire service has been won …

Open Source Privacy Improvement Add-On For Blockchains, Launched By ING

ING, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, confirmed the release of its open source blockchain tool Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM), according to a press release …

Blockchain Phone By HTC Is Now Ready For Preorders

The latest blockchain trend sees the Exodus 1, the much-hyped about blockchain phone by HTC. The mobile company recently announced …

National Bank of Canada To Adopt Blockchain For Banking Process

Blockchain will soon be used by the National Bank of Canada (NBC) to simplify the process of transaction issuance in banking, …

Ethereum Q&A – What You Need To Know About It

In this article, we will explore a few questions on Ethereum, an open software platform based on blockchain technology that …

Developers Are Accountable For How dApps Are Used – CFTC

Smart contract developers should in some instances be held liable when their blockchain applications are used in conjunction with illegal …

Blockchain Technology – Is It Really Tough To Tamper?

As an innovation that is built around the concept of a distributed cryptographic database, blockchain has become a notable innovation …

U.A.E Seaport Operator Subsidiary Launches Blockchain Pilot With Port of Antwerp

Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of the major U.A.E. seaport operator Abu Dhabi Ports has launched an international blockchain pilot with the Port of Antwerp, …

Toyota Deploys Blockchain For Its Digital Advertising Campaign

A press release published on October 16 announced of a collaboration between Japanese car manufacturer Toyota, with blockchain advertising analytics firm Lucidity to curtail fraud …

Blockchain In The Banking Sector – How Useful Can It Be?

Blockchain has hit a popular note within the banking sector due to its established precondition of high security. In fact, …

Malaysia’s Three Largest Industries To Start Adopting Blockchain

The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) will be spearheading the move to adopt blockchain in three of the largest …

World Bank President Sees Huge Potential In Distributed Ledger Technology

The distributed ledger technology, or DLT, has huge potential and the bank should keep pace with innovative technologies, according to …

SWOT ANALYSIS OF Blockchain Technology

So, let’s do a SWOT analysis of Blockchain Technology, shall we? Strengths There is no longer a need to rely on [...]

Dubai To Start Using Digital Currency For All Payments

Consumers in Dubai will be rejoicing with this latest news, as they will soon be able to use digital currency to [...]

Do you really know what Blockchain is about in all its elements?

You may have heard of all the hype surrounding the new sensation Blockchain, but do you really know what it’s [...]

What you need to know about Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

If cryptocurrency, blockchain and the likes of it have been lingering in your mind, here’s what you need to know [...]

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