Tag "Blockchain"

Security Token Offerings – the next Multi-Billion Dollar Market in 2019?

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) were all the rage in 2017, raising a massive US$5.6 billion, but this year saw the emergence of the security token offerings (STOs), a market that’s predicted to be worth some US$10 trillion by 2020. In

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Banks Ramp up Blockchain Trade Finance Race

Trade finance has become one of the key focus for blockchain technology use with the number of pilots and other trials dramatically increasing in 2017 and intensifying this year. Financial institutions such as HSBC, Standard Chartered, Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank,

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Switzerland Works on Possible Blockchain/ICO Regulation

With blockchain and cryptocurrency gaining more traction day after day, the Swiss government is now exploring the possibility of introducing legal amendments to current legislative instruments to facilitate the development of blockchain technology. The blockchain/initial coin offering (ICO) working group

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Deutsche Bank Whitepaper Explores Open APIs, Cloud, Blockchain and AI Regulations

The emergence of new technology solutions leveraging open APIs, cloud, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) has driven increasing volumes of digital data, as well as new market players, business models and evolving client expectations. Given the disruptive potential of these

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Crypto Research Report: Liechtenstein Prime Minister Discusses Crypto and “Blockchain Act”

The Principality of Liechtenstein, a microstate in Central Europe known for its many private banks, is making a name for itself within the cryptocurrency industry as a friendly jurisdiction. For the past two years, the government has been crafting a

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Survey Shows That 45% Executives Still Don’t Trust in Blockchain Technology

PwC just released the results of a blockchain survey they held, that recorded responses from 600 executives from 15 territories. And while 83% of organisations state that their business does something related to blockchain, only 32% of these blockchain efforts

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Switzerland Poised to Become a Crypto Paradise

Switzerland is quickly emerging as a crypto paradise, supported by the country’s banking prowess, low taxes, elite universities and the Swiss brand itself that have attracted foreign cryptocurrency and blockchain startups into settling in the small European country. Efforts to

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Germany Sees Thriving Blockchain, Crypto Industry

Germany has one of the largest and most dynamic cryptocurrency communities in the world. Berlin in particular is a major blockchain hub, hosting some 120 startups, according to data from LSP Digital. Over the past months, new developments and projects

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Crypto Valley Zug Ranks Third in Startup Funding Report

The Swiss city of Zug, also referred to as Crypto Valley, was ranked the third city in the world in terms of startup funding volume in H1 2018, primarily driven by its growing crypto-community, according to a report by Speedinvest

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Zurich’s Trust Square Expands. Biggest Blockchain Hub in the World: Co-Founder Interview

Zurich-based blockchain hub Trust Square is expanding its Bahnhofstrasse location to cover more than 3,000 square meters, offering 300 workstations to startups and researchers. The move is set to turn Trust Square into the world’s largest blockchain hub. An open

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