Tag "Blockchain"

EU Calls for a European Blockchain Infrastructure

The blockchain ecosystem has been steadily maturing over the past several years and projects are getting both larger and closer to going live, or have already done so. 2019 is set to witness several large platforms attract significant user bases,

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Is Blockchain all Hype? A Financier and Supply Chain Professor Discuss

This is an article from The Conversations’s Head to Head, a series in which academics from different disciplines chew over current debates. Today Prof Arturo Bris and Prof Carlos Cordon discuss Blockchain, both are professors at IMD Business School. Arturo Bris: Have you ever

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24 Fintech Events in London to Attend in 2019

London is Europe’s leading fintech hub, home to some of the world’s hottest fintech companies including TransferWise, Revolut and Funding Circle. The city’s emergence as a world fintech pioneer was supported by its position as a global financial center, world-class

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New SIX Paper Outlines Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Securities Value Chain

SIX, the financial services provider best known for operating the Swiss stock exchange, has released a new whitepaper that explores possible scenarios for the future of the stock exchange over the next five to ten years. Titled Future of the

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Nestle Bets on Blockchain for Food Traceability

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestle is looking to use blockchain to provide consumers with increased traceability of food products. “There is a demand from consumers for more transparency and trust,” Benjamin Dubois, digital transformation manager of global supply

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15 Crypto Companies in Switzerland to Watch Closely in 2019

The canton of Zug, located in the heart of Switzerland, has become famous in the cryptocurrency industry for becoming the hottest destination in the world for blockchain businesses. Zug, or Crypto Valley, offers a powerful platform for global growth due

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Top 15 Most Well-Funded Blockchain Startups in Zug’s Crypto Valley

In just a few years, the canton of Zug has emerged as a major blockchain hub with now over 380 blockchain companies domiciled in the canton. Today, Zug, nicknamed Crypto Valley for the large number of blockchain startups there, hosts

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European Regulators Call for Common EU-Wide Regulatory Approach for ICOs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its advice to the European Union (EU) institutions on crypto-assets and initial coin offerings (ICOs) regulation, calling for a common EU-wide regulatory approach. In its advice paper, ESMA notes that some

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Report: Cisco is Building a Blockchain Ecosystem and Platform

Referred to as the “tech breakthrough megatrend” by PwC, blockchain is poised to change the rules by automating trust, increasing transparency and simplifying business processes. However, to unleash its full potential, several challenges must be addressed, according to a Cisco

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Top Crypto Trend Predictions for 2019

2018 was a disastrous year for cryptocurrencies, which saw their value plunge by 80% between January and September. But as we begin 2019, industry participants remain overall confident on the future of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, the blockchain. Many

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