Wednesday, February 20, 2019


US advocacy group calls for national action plan on blockchain

The Chamber of Digital Commerce has called for the U.S. government to implement a national strategy for blockchain technology. Read more

Daiwa completes blockchain pilot

The major Japanese investment bank has published the results of a pilot project, aimed at implementing blockchain tech for securities post-trade processing. Read more:

KyckGlobal debuts on-demand workforce payments

KyckGlobal is rolling out its blockchain-powered human resources and funds disbursement portal designed to make it easier for companies to pay their freelance workers. Read more:

MUFG set to launch new payment system based on blockchain

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan’s largest bank, in collaboration with U.S.-based fintech firm Akamai Technologies will launch a new blockchain-based payment Read more:

Credit Suisse completes joint mutual fund transactions using blockchain

Global investment bank Credit Suisse and Banco Best completed end-to-end fund transactions on blockchain. Read more:

CipherTrace reels in $15m in round led by Aspect Ventures

Blockchain security company CipherTrace has reeled in $15m in venture capital funding led by Aspect Ventures. Read more:

US SEC seeking big data tool for major blockchains

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking vendors to provide detailed blockchain data in order to improve crypto compliance. Read more

Indian banks unveil blockchain-linked funding for SMEs

A group of 11 Indian banks have teamed together to unveil the nation’s first blockchain-linked funding for SMEs. Read more:

Aetna partners with IBM on blockchain network for healthcare industry

American health insurance giant Aetna, together with other major insurers, has partnered with IBM to create a blockchain network tailored to the healthcare industry. Read more:

India’s biggest conglomerates explore blockchain for B2B payments

According to a report in the India Times, a number of Indian corporations are currently trialing blockchain technology as a means of record keeping. Read more: