The first blockchain-based transaction to ship cotton to China from the United States has taken place between banks.

R3’s Banking Blockchain Platform Corda to Be Open-Source

R3 CEV has created its blockchain-based platform Corda specially for financial sphere.

Smart Contracts Company Symbiont Releases Enterprise-Ready Distributed Ledger

The distributed ledger, called Assembly, is the first one that can be used in institutional finance.

How Quantum Computers Can Affect Bitcoin

Computer scientists predict that the appearance of quantum computers can result in bitcoin’s demise.

ICICI Bank and Emirates NBD Conduct India’s First Banking Transactions on Blockchain

ICICI Bank concludes that blockchain enables almost instant transactions that take several minutes.

Japan Wants to Drop 8% Sales Tax on Buying Bitcoins

Japan authorities make a step as the country is the only one among the Group of Seven leading industrial economies that taxes bitcoin purchases.

FinTech News

Radar is Stripe’s fraud detection service that is now available for customers including international ones.

Bank of Japan May Apply ‘FinTech’ to Its Operations in Future, Says Governor Haruhiko Kuroda

Bank of Japan conducted its first FinTech Forum focused on the impact of fintech on financial services.

Singapore to Reinvent Electronic Payment Regulations to Thrive in FinTech

Singapore is aiming to become a center for fintech due to the changes of the regulation system.

Nasdaq and KBW Come Up With New Fintech Index

The companies have combined its experience to offer precise index representation of FinTech that now includes 49 companies.

Payment Service Provider Worldcore Starts Accepting Bitcoin

The partnership with BitPay allows Worldcore to add bitcoin as payment option for account top-up.

Internet Of Things News

Canadian smart thermostat provider has launched a more affordable version of its ecobee3 thermostat that will still offer most of its main features.

Security remains the main issue within the IoT industry that need to be addressed, taking into account the recent hacking attack powered by compromised IoT devices.

Amazon Dash Buttons Finally Released in the UK

Online retailer giant has announced the expansion of its Dash Button program, following the launch of a one-click buying system in the United Kingdom.

General Electric and Cisco Dominate Industrial IoT Market

Internet of Things has become one of the major revolutionary technologies that tends to make a profit of $357 billion by 2019.

Startup Chronicled Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Open Registry for IoT Built on Ethereum Blockchain

The San Francisco-based blockchain startup announced yesterday that it released an open source tool for registering connected items, including wearables and smart home objects.

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