Blockchain/Bitcoin

Gatechain: Applying Blockchain To Trade Finance

Zurich-based Gatechain has developed a solution that leverages blockchain technology for trade finance. The solution reduces trading risks, processing time and costs, while guarantying better performance and improving cash flow. Trade finance is the financing of trade, and concerns both

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Lykke lanciert Lykke Streams – Projekt-Crowdsourcing mit Preisgeld

Das Schweizer Fintech-Unternehmen Lykke kündigt Lykke Streams an, eine Plattform, auf der Projekte veröffentlicht und mittels Crowdsourcing umgesetzt werden können. Die Beta-Version von Lykke Streams ist unter https://streams.lykke.com/ verfügbar. Auf Lykke Streams können Projektideen veröffentlicht und von Talenten aus der

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87% of Financial Market Participants Say Blockchain Will Disrupt The Industry

A survey conducted by Deutsche Bank and FT Remark, the research arm of the Financial Times, found that a staggering majority (87%) of financial market participants are confident that blockchain technology will disrupt the settlement model for securities. 62% believe

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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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