Category: Blockchain

Network of Self-Service Kiosks Will Allow Public to Pay Bills and Make Purchases in Crypto

A blockchain-based company has unveiled plans to roll out a global network of self-service kiosks — enabling millions of unbanked people around the world to pay bills, make purchases and access other financial services. KIBIS says a plethora of services are available through its kiosks. Consumers can pay for gas, water and electricity, book airline […]

Newly Formed US Healthcare Alliance to Trial Blockchain for Improved Data Quality

Major U.S. healthcare companies have formed an alliance to trial blockchain solutions in order to improve data quality and reduce costs, U.S. weekly news outlet Modern Healthcare reports Monday, Dec. 3. The Synaptic Health Alliance group consists of Humana, Multiplan, UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Quest Diagnostics, and has recently been joined by Ascension — the […]

Investors Should Consider Lack of ‘Safeguards’ Before Investing in Crypto

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton reiterated his wary view of the crypto markets during an interview. His discussion with New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin took place at the The Times Center in New York City Nov. 29. Mid-way through the interview, Clayton told Sorkin that the securities regulator had […]

First Blockchain Association in Mexico Established

The first blockchain association in Mexico has formed, its founding members including industry players like blockchain software firm ConsenSys, Forbes Mexico reported Nov. 28. The Blockchain Association of Mexico was established companies Bitso, Volabit, BIVA, GBM, Lvna Capital, ConsenSys and Exponent Capital. The organization’s objective is to educate citizens in the technology’s deployment and its […]

Crypto Platform Reveals ‘Premium’ Hardware Wallet in Sleek Video

A platform which aims to demystify crypto and bring it to the masses through a suite of blockchain-driven financial services has launched its latest product: a hardware wallet that combines “institutional-grade security with a consumer-friendly user experience, beautiful design and premium materials.” In a promotional video not dissimilar from the sleek ads released by tech […]

Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Launches OTC Crypto Trading for Institutional Investors

Major U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has launched over-the-counter (OTC) trading for institutional customers, New York-based live streaming financial news network Cheddar reported yesterday, Nov. 27. Opposed to trading through a crypto exchange itself, over-the-counter crypto trading will allow institutional investors to conduct direct trades between each other. Christine Sandler, head of sales […]

Exchange Partners With University of Luxembourg to Improve Crypto Asset Security

A new partnership between Luxembourg-based VNX Exchange and the University of Luxembourg aims to improve the security of digital assets, business news outlet Luxembourg Times reported Nov. 23. VNX is a marketplace and trading platform for tokenized venture capital founded in 2017. VNX is a member of fintech incubator the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology […]

New Crypto Exchange Will Be ‘100 Percent Owned By Users’

A hybrid community-owned digital asset exchange is hoping to simplify trades and investments while driving down the cost of transactions. DAREX’s hybrid model enables users to trade utilities and securities – and the revenue generated from these transactions is subsequently shared with token holders. In time, the exchange hopes to become a “truly beneficial and […]