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Central Bank of Colombia to launch blockchain bond

News | Cryptocurrencies | 27 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of Colombia (Banco de la República), IDB Group, and Banco Davivienda have launched the pilot of Colombia’s first blockchain bond.

central bank, partnership, cryptocurrency, blockchain

Central Bank of Nigeria to launch CBDC pilot in 2021

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced it will start the pilot of its central bank digital currency, which runs on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain, on 1 October 2021.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, blockchain

Bank of Korea selects Ground X for CBDC blockchain simulations

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jul 2021

Bank of Korea has announced Ground X, founder of the Klaytn public permissioned blockchain, as the provider for its central bank digital (CBDC) currency tender, according to Ledger Insights

CBDC, blockchain

Stellar Foundation, Advent to purchase MoneyGram

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jul 2021

Stellar and Advent have joined a list of companies including Ant Group and Western Union, to pitch for an acquisition of MoneyGram, according to

acquisition, blockchain

PayU partners with CELO, launches new stablecoin option

News | Cryptocurrencies | 21 Jul 2021

Payments fintech PayU has partnered with mobile-first, open-source blockchain ecosystem CELO.

partnership, blockchain, DeFi, stablecoin

Oracle teams up with Everest

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 15 Jul 2021

Oracle Financial Services Software has teamed up with financial technology provider Everest to bring blockchain to banks worldwide.

partnership, blockchain, banks, cryptocurrency

Green lights for the digital euro project from ECB

News | Cryptocurrencies | 15 Jul 2021

The European Central Bank has given the green light to a multi-year project to create a digital version of the euro, according to Reuters.

digital euro, cashless, payment processing, e-wallet, banks, fintech, blockchain

Technicorum Holdings launches CanCoin token

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jul 2021

Singapore-based digital assets advisory group Technicorum Holdings has announced the launch of the CanCoin Cannabis token. 

product launch, cryptocurrency, token, blockchain

Bullish to go public in USD 9 bln SPAC deal

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jul 2021

Crypto exchange Bullish has announced it will merge with SPAC Far Peak Acquisition Corporation and list on the NYSE by the end of 2021.

cryptocurrency exchange, SPAC, blockchain, trading platform

DeFi in a nutshell

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 14 Jul 2021

More than a buzzword, Decentralised Finance (DeFi) provides a broad range of benefits in financial services for users. But what is DeFi? Igor Mikhalev, BCG Platinion, and Igor Struchkov, Firmshift explain

DeFi, payment processing, financial services, banks, blockchain, smart contracts, digital assets, stablecoin, SME lending, insurance

adesso partners with

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 13 Jul 2021

Germany-based IT service management company adesso has announced partnering with digital asset management consultancy company for blockchain-based market infrastructures in the financial sector.

partnership, blockchain, digital assets, financial services

SK, Naver, Kakao compete for central bank's digital currency project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jul 2021

SK, Naver, and Kakao have engaged in a competition to become the partner of Bank of Korea (BOK) for a project to issue and circulate a central bank digital currency (CBDC) virtually to test whether it can be used successfully, according to The Korea Times.

CBDC, blockchain, central bank

Giesecke+Devrient invests in startup FNA for digital currency simulations

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jul 2021

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D)’ s corporate venture capital arm has invested in UK-based FNA (Financial Network Analytics), a deep technology firm specialising in advanced network analytics and simulations.

CBDC, blockchain, DLT, payment processor, central bank

Verafide rolls out open-source solution for verifiable credentials in the UK

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 13 Jul 2021

Verafide, a verifiable credentials technology provider for issuers, holders and verifiers of digital credentials and ID, has launched their platform on the SETL enterprise blockchain.

blockchain, digital identity, product launch, KYC, identity verification

BLOXXON acting as node operator for Polymesh blockchain

News | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Jul 2021

The Germany-based digital asset management solutions company BLOXXON has announced it will be active as a node operator on Polymath's Polymesh blockchain. 

partnership, blockchain, cryptocurrency, digital identity

Bank of France carries out fifth CBDC experiment

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Jul 2021

The Bank of France has announced carrying out its fifth experiment with CBDC starting in March 2021 with several investment banks such as BNP Paribas and the clearinghouse Euroclear.

central bank, CBDC, blockchain, partnership, cryptocurrency exchange

Vietnam to start cryptocurrency pilot program

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Jul 2021

Vietnam’s Prime Minister has asked the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to pilot cryptocurrency implementation from 2021 until 2023, as CoinDesk reports.

central bank, cryptocurrency, regulation, blockchain

WazirX, TRM Labs to deploy crypto compliance platform

News | Cryptocurrencies | 02 Jul 2021

India-based cryptocurrency exchange WazirX has partnered with blockchain analytics provider TRM Labs to enhance anti-money laundering and anti-fraud measures for transactions conducted on the WazirX platform.

cryptocurrency, partnership, blockchain

RippleX announces investment in Mintable

News | Cryptocurrencies | 02 Jul 2021

RippleX, an open platform for money, has invested in Mintable, an NFT marketplace that allows users to create, buy, and sell digital items using fiat or cryptocurrency.

funding, XRP, NFT, blockchain

AID:Tech gets USD 3.5 mln to build digital ID infrastructure

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 01 Jul 2021

AID:Tech has raised USD 3.5 million from Affinidi (seeded by Temasek), through its sister company, to build a digital identity infrastructure.

funding, digital identity, blockchain, financial services