Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pro FinTech Startup Program from Waves Platform and Higher School of Economics

The Business Incubator of Higher School of Economics in Moscow has announced a second year of FinTech start-up program HSE Pro Fintech, with official partner Waves, the decentralized platform for crowdfunding and community management...

Axoni, Markit Successfully Test Blockchain for CDS with Bank of America, Citi, Credit Suisse,...

Earlier in April, seven firms announced the successful test of blockchain technology and smart contracts to manage post-trade lifecycle events for standard North American single name credit default swaps (CDS). The first of its kind...

Interview – Swarm Fund on Using Blockchain for Investing, ICOs and Regulation

Recently Chain-Finance had the opportunity to interview Philipp Pieper, partner and co-founder of Swarm Fund. A method for investing in projects without some of the problems people face using traditional means, Swarm Fund makes...

[Q&A] WAVES Platform Completes ICO

Last week WAVES, the decentralized platform which uses blockchain tokens represent any value, ended its ICO with a reported 29,634 bitcoins raised – then worth close to $16 million. Tokens can be customized to...

Asian Blockchain Interest Rises as Major Banks, FIs Look to Boost Efficiency, Cut Costs

Blockchain technology gains momentum in Asia as major financial services firms are exploring the tech in hopes to gain in efficiency and cut costs. In Asia, Japanese banks and financial services firms have been undeniably...

SingularDTV Partner with Centrality to Advance Decentralised Entertainment Economy

Decentralized entertainment industry creator SingularDTV has announced a new collaboration with Centrality, a venture production studio based in Auckland, New Zealand. Centrality has a blockchain applications platform and provides programming and development solutions as...

WINGS Raises Over $1.7 Million for Next-Gen Blockchain Crowdfunding

WINGS, a decentralized platform to create, crowdfund, join, and manage projects using blockchain and smart contracts, has announced having reached just over $1.7 Million in donations (1700+ BTC). WINGS combines decentralized decision-making with forecast markets...

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...

Ethereum Funded Movie Progresses to Second Phase of ICO

The Ethereum blockchain is moving forward into the film industry as the hybrid smart contract of the first ethereum-funded movie gives away free tradable shares to early investors and nears phase 2 of its...

ICO for Ethereum Movie Platform Ends Phase 2

Ethereum Movie Venture has announced that its Phase 2 ICO has sold out, capping out at $1.8 Million US. Ethereum Movie Venture is the platform for the first Ethereum funded movie. The movie is...