Marco Polo blockchain network used for commercial transactions

The Marco Polo blockchain trade finance network has successfully navigated unchartered territory, facilitating two commercial transactions involving Commerzbank and LBBW. Read more: www.finextra.com

Bank of America Has the Most Blockchain Patents, But its Chief...

Bank of America has obtained more patents for “blockchain technology” than any other finance institution, but the company’s tech and operations chief, Cathy Bessant told CNBC she’s underwhelmed by blockchain’s prospects: “What I am is open-minded…In my private scoreboard, in the closet, I am bearish.” Read more: crowdfundinsider.com

eToro Buys Blockchain Company Firmo

Just weeks after launching in the U.S., trading and investment platform eToro announced plans to purchase Copenhagen-based blockchain firm Firmo. Read more: finovate.com

eToro Buys Blockchain Company Firmo

Just weeks after launching in the U.S., trading and investment platform eToro announced plans to purchase Copenhagen-based blockchain firm Firmo. The terms of the deal, which marks eToro’s first acquisition, were not disclosed. Read more: finovate.com

Australia Unveils National Blockchain Strategy

The Australian government has launched a national blockchain plan which it hopes will bolster its FinTech sector. Read more: finextra.com

UK Parliamentary Group Names PUBLIQ’s Blockchain Platform as Finalist

PUBLIQ has been selected by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain(APPG Blockchain) for its 2019 showcase of companies solving real-world problems with fully functioning blockchain tech. Read more: crowdfundinsider.com

Spanish stock market operator BME tests blockchain for collateral pledge Written...

Spanish stock market operator Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) and Renta 4 Banco have carried out their first test for the digitisation of the certification process of collateral pledge using blockchain. Read more: bankingtech.com

IBM Scores Deal With US Credit Union Group to Use Hyperledger...

CU Ledger, a consortium of U.S. credit unions that’s been experimenting with a range of private blockchains, has added one more to the list: IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric solution. Read more: coindesk.com

EOS-Powered Private Blockchain Studio StrongBlock Raises $4 Million

StrongBlock – a private blockchain studio founded by the former executives of Block.one, the company behind the EOS blockchain – has closed a $4 million seed round, the firm announced Wednesday. Read more: coindesk.com

Fidelity invests in blockchain data startup Coin Metrics

Fidelity Investments is rounding out its digital assets strategy, participating in a $1.9 million funding round for crypto asset market and network data vendor Coin Metrics. Read more: www.finextra.com