Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Quantfury Adds Ability to Trade Global Markets With Qtum

Qtum, the open-source public blockchain platform, announced that its native token, QTUM, is now available as a funding option on Quantfury, a mobile trading app that enables cryptocurrency holders to use their tokens to trade with fiat funds, crypto pairs, commodities, and other financial assets listed on global and crypto exchanges. Read more: www.fintech.finance

CEDEX Secures Over $50m Worth of Diamonds

CEDEX, the blockchain-based diamond commodity exchange, has secured a liquid supply of assets to launch its trading platform; with over 6000 diamonds with a total value of over $50 million. This ensures traders have a variety of investment options prior to the launch of the first diamond ETF; which is currently in development. Read more: thefintechtimes.com

First blockchain Thai-Myanmar money transfer service to launch

Representatives of Krungthai Bank, EVX Holdings and Shwe Rural and Urban Development Bank have signed a letter of intent to introduce the first cross-border blockchain powered money transfer services between Thailand and Myanmar, reports Jane Connolly. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

Everest to Supply KYC Platform in Samoa for Cross-Border Transactions

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has selected Everest, a California-based firm that uses blockchain for know-your-customer (KYC) purposes, to fix a cross-border issue in Samoa, Australia and New Zealand. Read more: bankingtech.com

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

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

Blockchain Insurance Consortium B3i Quietly Raises $16M

B3i, a blockchain startup owned by some of the world’s largest insurance companies, quietly raised about $16m last month, bringing its total capital to over $22m, according to corporate registry filings in Switzerland. Read more: coindesk.com

UniCredit successfully completes first transaction in Italy via we.trade blockchain platform

UniCredit today announced the successful completion of its first Italian transaction via blockchain-based trading platform we.trade. Read more: www.fintech.finance

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

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