Sunday, June 25, 2017
Developing World

Developing World

Blockchain Feasibility Survey Finds Potential Disruption in African Financial Services

Blockchain technology accelerator BitHub.Africa recently conducted a survey on the feasibility of blockchain technology being harnesses to create solutions to various problems in Africa. They study's revelation come after a recent decision by Kenyan Central Bank to issue a...

WISeKey Blockchain Platform Authenticates Digital Identity for UN Sustainable Dev Goals

WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a cybersecurity company, has announced the release of a special edition of its Digital Identification and cyber-resilience app, WISeID, integrating blockchain technology. WISeID acts as a dual factor authentication technology...

ConsenSys DApp Enables Registry Creation & Management on Ethereum Blockchain

ConsenSys, an Ethereum-focused venture production studio, yesterday unveiled a platform called Regis, which makes it easy to build, deploy, and manage decentralized registries on the Ethereum blockchain. Regis permits users to design and maintain user-defined...

Stellar, Oradian Jointly Make Low-Cost Payment Available to Nigerian Rural Women

Stellar, a cryptocurrency non-profit corporation, and Oradian, a fintech firm providing core-banking software in West Africa, have launched a low-cost live payment transfer network among microfinance organizations in Nigeria. Through the integration of its banking software with Stellar's network, Oradian...

Demonstration of Private Blockchain in Account Data Recording for Microfinance by Infoteria and Tech...

Infoteria Corporation and Tech Bureau Corporation have successfully transferred loan and deposit account data in the main system of BC Finance, a microfinance institution in Myanmar, to mijin, the private blockchain placed on Microsoft...

Blockchain Solution Provides Humanitarian Aid for Refugees

Two-factor authentication technology and payments network, Boloro Global Limited and BanQu, developer of an ‘Economic Identity’ platform, have announced that they have won the 'Innovate for Refugees' global competition held by MIT Enterprise Forum...

Where’s China in Global Blockchain Movement? Starting a Digital Currency

One question at a Hong Kong blockchain conference yesterday shook up perspectives of R3's ambitious plan with 42 major banks to develop blockchain technology for the global financial sector. The questions was simply "Where is China?". The...

Everex Uses Ethereum For Inclusive Financial Accessibility

FinTech and Blockchain development company Everex is deploying its solution, to providing workable financial services to the section of the population that has no access to banking or financial services, on the Ethereum blockchain...

Chain of Things Highlights Blockchain + IoT Potential at GSMA Africa Conference

Last week, at a GSMA event in Tanzania, Chain of Things (CoT) revealed how it is using blockchain technology to enhance the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Conor Colwell, COO & Co-Founder,...

Former Haitian Prime Minister Weighs in on Blockchain

At a senior panel discussion entitled 'Demystifying Blockchain', which was hosted by Decoded last month in New York, former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, spoke on his experiences during his tenure. One event...