Spanish Telecoms Operator Partners With IBM to Manage International Calls With Blockchain

BM and major Spanish telecommunications firm Telefónica have partnered to apply blockchain technology to managing international mobile phone call traffic. Telefónica is the seventh largest telecom company in the world by market capitalization, valued at $51 billion according to Forbes. The company carries out communications business in 17 countries, with … Read the rest

StarkWare Raises $30 Million to Solve Blockchain Privacy and Scalability Issues

StarkWare, an Israel-based blockchain specialist which commercializes a zero-knowledge proof system, has secured $30 million from high profile names within the cryptocurrency ecosystem, including Consensys, Coinbase Ventures, Intel Capital, Pantera, and Sequoia. Netanya-based StarkWare Industries, which was founded in early 2018 to develop its “full proof stack for the STARK … Read the rest

Microsoft to Integrate Blockchain Offering Into Nasdaq Services Following New Partnership

Microsoft to Integrate Blockchain Offering Into Nasdaq Services Following New Partnership

American software corporation Microsoft will integrate its Azure Blockchain technology into stock exchange Nasdaq Inc.’s Financial Framework (NFF). Per the recent announcement, Microsoft will integrate its Azure blockchain service with NFF, a technology which provides software for trading infrastructure and operations outsourcing, and fulfills Nasdaq’s risk and surveillance technology offering.… Read the rest

Singapore Based Startups Thriving On Blockchain Technology

Singapore Based Startups Thriving On Blockchain Technology

As entreprenuers continue to uphold their interests in blockchain technology across the global startup ecosystem, ‘trust’ seems to be the most critical point as of now. In a suvey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), concern about trust among respondents in the survey was highest in Singapore (37%). Despite these challenges, companies … Read the rest

Visa Partners With IBM To Launch Blockchain-Based Digital Identity System In Q1 2019

Visa Partners With IBM To Launch Blockchain-Based Digital Identity System In Q1 2019

Visa is readying its blockchain-based digital identity system for cross-border payments for launch in the first quarter of 2019. The system, dubbed Visa B2B Connect, will provide a blockchain-based digital identity solution for financial institutions to securely process cross-border payments. The system reportedly tokenizes sensitive business data – such as … Read the rest

Swiss Startup Aims At Creating Crypto Based Paypal Model To Facilitate Digital Transactions By 2019

Swiss Startup Aims At Creating Crypto Based Paypal Model To Facilitate Digital Transactions By 2019

A Swiss startup company is attempting to make using cryptocurrencies for online transactions as simple and safe as using PayPal. The main accusation of the mainstream media against crypto is that it is “a currency that is hard to spend.” Even though, according to CNBC, the total worth of Bitcoin … Read the rest

BMW To Host Event For Blockchain In Auto Tech Tournament

BMW to Host Event for Blockchain in Auto Tech Tournament

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), and the Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA) have launched a tournament for blockchain applications in vehicles, according to an official press release. The new tournament entitled MOBI Grand Challenge reportedly intends to develop “the first viable” blockchain-powered network of vehicles and system to coordinate machines, … Read the rest