This week we are taking a look at five companies that stand out from our Blockchain 50 list, a list celebrating the companies who are best using blockchain to innovate their businesses.
“The groundwork is now in place for more mainstream adoption of blockchain technology at the same time that the foundation is being established for the development of digital currency and fast payments,” JPMorgan said.
If you’re not fighting in the trenches of deployment yourself, your eyes have probably already glazed over. And, until this year, you’d probably have been right to ignore the topic completely.
FC Barcelona have announced a new partnership deal with blockchain sports and entertainment fan engagement platform Chiliz.
With the price of bitcoin more than doubling from $3,400 to $10,000 since last year’s Fintech 50 list, it’s perhaps no surprise to see some of the largest, and most innovative cryptocurrency companies still holding onto their place on the annual list of startups blazing new trails in financial technology.
At a time when venture capitalists are shying away from blockchain startups, Paystand, the payments fintech is bucking the trend.
African startups raised a record $1.34 billion in venture capital funding in 2019, up from just under $200 million in 2015, according to WeeTracker, a media firm focused on the African entrepreneurship space.
Hong Kong-based startup Atom Group has officially launched its crypto trading platform based on the matching engine technology of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) amid a tightening of the region’s crypto-regulatory regime.
Dubbed the Portal Digital Fund operates via a fund-of-funds structure, targeting sophisticated investors in the Asia-Pacific. Portal aims to have over $100m in funds under management in the long term.
The price of bitcoin has fallen to a six-month low following the second major crash in the space of just three days.
A bipartisan team of senators introduced a bill Thursday that would make Facebook’s cryptocurrency libra a security under the law.
Last month Chinese leader Xi Jinping gave a speech where he encouraged Chinese enterprises to ‘seize the opportunity’ in using and accelerating the development of blockchain technology.
Here are two trends: More retailers want to know where their food comes from, mostly because more consumers are asking for that information.
Bitcoin has reached $1bn (£770m) in cumulative transaction fees, passing the major milestone on the eleventh anniversary of the world’s first cryptocurrency.
China is preparing for the launch of its own state-backed cryptocurrency by removing online posts claiming that blockchain technology is a scam. It marks a significant shift in the country’s policy towards blockchain and comes just days after President Xi Jinping hailed it as an “important breakthrough” that should be developed.
At the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit in Detroit last weekend, executives from Ford, BMWand the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) took the stage to talk about blockchain’s potential to transform the auto industry.