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.
China has launched an ambitious effort to challenge the US dominance in blockchain technology, which it could use for everything from issuing digital money, to streamlining a raft of government services and tracking Communist Party loyalty.
Trust. It has been the keyword around Bitcoin, and Blockchain, ever since Satoshi Nakomoto wrote the white paper for the revolutionary tech. Bitcoin was a new financial system for those who have lost trust in banks; it was trustless.
IBM Cloud Paks deliver a containerized software solution to build contemporary cloud-native applications as well as to modernize traditional applications. Enterprises can choose from a variety of Cloud Paks to run their workloads.
I often ask enterprise executives who are investing in blockchain initiatives to share their perspective on “why now?” Our understanding of how to drive business value from blockchains is nascent, there are no established best practices to follow, and it’s expensive to be a pioneer.
Mastercard, so long one of the biggest names in payment networks, is venturing into a new avenue which, at first, sounds far removed from its primary business model.
Blockchain technology has the potential to transform the global supply chain and improve both the speed and security of handling the flow of goods at international borders. But researchers say big questions remain about how the transformation will unfold.