Blockchain/Bitcoin

Upcoming Swiss Hackathon Seeks To Use Blockchain To Disrupt The Insurance Industry

An upcoming blockchain hackathon organized by EPAM in collaboration with Swiss Finance + Technology Association  and Validity Labs is looking for innovative solutions to disrupt the insurance industry. The EPAM 2016 Blockchain Hackathon, taking place on November 18 and 19,

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SBB and Bitcoin: Did You Just Notice The Gorilla On Stage?

You may all know the now-famous experiment conducted in the late 1990s by Daniel J. Simons and Christopher Chabris where two groups of people – some dressed in white, some in black – are passing basketballs back and forth. The

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Insurers and Reinsurers Launch Blockchain Initiative B3i

Aegon, Allianz, Munich Re, Swiss Re and Zurich have launched the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i aiming to explore the potential of distributed ledger technologies to better serve clients through faster, more convenient and secure services. If Blockchain technology proves

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Swiss Blockchain-powered Exchange Captures $1 Million from Fans

Lykke, a Swiss Fintech company building a global blockchain-powered marketplace, concluded its initial coin offering (ICO) at midnight, October 11th, with the sale of 23,226,753 coins, raising 1,161,338 CHF. The sale lasted a month, during which over 1,200 new people

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Zurich Bitcoin Blockchain Meetup with Andreas M. Antonopoulos

A computer scientist with a Master’s degree in Data Communications and has been coding since he was 11, Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.

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Be your own Bank, oder: Wenn die Digitale Identität das Bankkonto ersetzt

Kann es sein, dass die Kunden ihr Bankkonto demnächst in gewisser Weise selbst verwalten? Mit der Verbreitung digitaler Identitäten könnte dieses Szenario Realität werden. Bereits vor einem Jahr war die Frage auf diesem Blog ein Thema: Digitale Identitäten lösen das

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IBM Studies: Banks, Financial Markets Institutions Ramp up Blockchain Development

Blockchain solutions are rapidly being adopted by banks and financial markets institutions as they seek to anticipate disruption and stay ahead of fintech competition, according to IBM studies. Released last week, the reports are based on two separate surveys. The

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Distributed Ledger Technology For Swiss Financial Market From SIX Securities Services & Digital Asset

SIX Securities Services, the post-trade infrastructure operator for the Swiss financial sector, and Digital Asset Holdings, a developer of distributed ledger technology for the financial services industry, announced plans to develop a proof of concept that will demonstrate the commercial

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BREXIT – A Catalyst For Blockchain Technology?

Brexit — this topic has been in everyones mind for the prior weeks as I traveled across Germany and the US, not only in financial services. Nevertheless, today the first shock in financial services has gone and according to my

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Blockchain Marketplace Lykke Begins Crowd Sale; Looks to Raise 1.5M CHF

Lykke, a Swiss startup seeking to build a global marketplace powered by blockchain technology, has begun its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) campaign as the company looks to raise CHF 1.5 million. Lykke seeks to sell 30 million Lykke coins at

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