JPMorgan Chase & Co has filed a new patent for a system that leverages blockchain for the management of virtual receipts backed by assets or bonds, according to a US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent filing published July 19. The new patent, titled “Systems and methods for management of...
The Large Credit Union Coalition (LCUC), a group comprising of the chief information officers (CIOs) of the 16 largest credit unions in Canada, has joined New York-based blockchain consortium R3, according to an announcement published July 17. The LCUC, whose corporate members include more than 3 million entities and represent...
In China, the number of companies registered with the word “blockchain” in their names surged from January to July 16, 2018, surpassing last year’s number by nearly sixfold, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported July 16. Citing figures from business and civil data aggregator Qixin.com, SCMP reported that the...
Pan-African financial services company Old Mutual Limited has released an annual Savings and Investment Monitor survey for South Africa, which polled respondents on awareness of and attitude toward cryptocurrencies in the country. The recent study revealed that respondents generally have a positive regard of digital currencies, with 38 percent of...
The Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and the Korea Housing Finance Corporation (HF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a blockchain-based storage system for documents, Korean news agency Newsis reports July 16. KISA and HF will introduce a blockchain system to manage electronic documents for mortgages...
The deputy director of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has urged the country to “unite” forces to foster blockchain as a “core” technology for the new digital economy, according to a post on MIIT’s official website today, July 16. Speaking at the 2018 National Expert Forum on...
The world-renowned Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination has added cryptocurrency and blockchain to its curriculum, Bloomberg reports today, July 16. The exam, run by the CFA institute, has reportedly prepared over 150,000 financial sector professionals through its intensive 3-tiered program, which is now set to include crypto and blockchain as...
The Premier and Minister of Finance of Bermuda David Burt introduced new regulations on initial coin offerings (ICOs) speaking before the House of Assembly, the Royal Gazette news reports July 13. The regulatory framework describes minimum required information for ICO projects and establishes compliance measures for companies to conduct...
Riyadh Municipality, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with IBM to jointly develop a strategy to streamline government services and transactions on а blockchain, news outlet ITP.net reported July 11. The move was made in accordance with an authoritative decision of the Government of Saudi Arabia to work on improving the quality...
Leading crypto industry figures weighed in on the major implications of cryptocurrencies for - and beyond - the global economy, at the Rise conference in Hong Kong Wednesday, July 11. The panel’s participants were the Ethereum Foundation’s co-founder Joseph Lubin, CEO of crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital Mike Novgoratz, Crypto.com...