Tag Archives: Blockchain

Gemalto extends its cloud HSM capability to newer use cases like blockchain, database security and privileged credentials

AMSTERDAM, 6-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Organizations are facing challenges in securing data and identities that are created, stored and managed outside the perimeter due to the rapid adoption of cloud and digital services. While data encryption is seen as the … Read the full press release

Conception X by Barclays and UCL to create investable, early-stage deep tech start-ups

LONDON, 27-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — PhDs in University College London’s top-ranked Computer Science programme will now be able to turn their dissertation into a deep tech start-up. This will become possible thanks to the new initiative launched by Barclays and … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom’s T-Labs to join the global Hyperledger community created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies

BONN, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Labs, Deutsche Telekom’s central research and innovation unit, joined the global Hyperledger community. Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. The membership period will be effective from January 1, 2019 to … Read the full press release

NTT will participate in the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Barcelona, November 4 -8

NTT shares insights on Business Intelligence & Analytics, Customer Experience, Digital Innovation, and Cyber Security & Compliance. LONDON, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NTT , represented by NTT Communications, NTT DATA, and NTT Security will participate in the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, taking place November 4 … Read the full press release

Erste Group and ASFINAG conducted the first end-to-end digital issuance of a debt financing instrument in Europe via blockchain

Newly developed permissioned blockchain platform used for the issuance of a Schuldscheindarlehen Transaction marks the first time such an instrument has been issued without a traditional paper-based process occurring in parallel Blockchain-based platform offers improved speed, lower operational risk and … Read the full press release

Blockchain Cyber-security Firm Privus Raises $635k in Late Stage Seed Funding

Oversubscribed Round Extends International Investor Base to North America ZUG, Switzerland, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Privus announced today that it has closed a funding round led by Silicon Valley and New York-based Rubicon Venture Capital and by a highly regarded, … Read the full press release

Major companies form new venture to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through blockchain

Fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company1 and an energy major have formed a new venture known as komgo SA, that will seek to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through a blockchain based open … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse Group acquires minority stake n HQLAx S.à r.l.

FRANKFURT, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse strengthens commitment to new technologies in the post-trade sector / Significant progress in creating innovative blockchain solution to tackle fragmentation of securities lending market Deutsche Börse Group has just made an initial investment … Read the full press release

INSEAD signs two-year partnership with The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI)

Fontainebleau, France, 28-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INSEAD, the business school for the world, today announces the appointment of Don Tapscott, a leading authority on the digital age, as Adjunct Professor of Technology and Operations Management with effect from 1 September 2018. … Read the full press release

we.trade demonstrates the power of blockchain technology during first live trades on the platform

UTRETCH, 04-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — we.trade today (3 July 2018) confirmed that the first live trades have taken place on the platform. Over the last week several companies have executed trades, via 5 banks. These trades signify the first commercially viable … Read the full press release

ING Ventures invests in fintech company, TradeIX

ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING Bank, announced today (21 June) that it will invest in UK-based API and blockchain powered company, TradeIX. AMSTERDAM, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ING Ventures led a USD 16 million Series A investment into TradeIX, alongside … Read the full press release

Accenture opens Liquid Studio and Nano Lab in Bratislava fostering a startup-like environment to co-create and prototype new solutions

BRATISLAVA, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has opened a Liquid Studio in Bratislava to help clients speed up innovation and software deployment cycles, as well as a Nano Lab, which offers a window into the extensive research and development conducted … Read the full press release

TU Delft will receive financial donation from Ripple to study software verification and security testing of blockchain application

Delft, The Netherlands, 08-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Delft University of Technology will participate in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, a new program founded by Ripple to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. TU Delft will … Read the full press release

Anti-rating: No leap of faith here: 15 countries with restrictions on cryptocurrency transactions

Worldcore, an international company that specializes in payment transactions and serves over 300,000 clients in 47 countries, has comprised its own rating of 15 countries where you may encounter problems with cryptocurrency transactions or mining. PRAGUE, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ENGIE will offer AIR PRODUCTS tamper-proof traceability of the origin of its green energy in near-real time using blockchain

PARIS, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and AIR PRODUCTS have signed a contract that will allow AIR PRODUCTS to maximise, trace and certify the green energy used in its manufacturing process, using blockchain technology. The AIR PRODUCTS & ENGIE contract represents … Read the full press release

CONDA ICO: Whitelisting phase started as of April 1st

On Easter Sunday, April 1st 2018, Austrian crowdfincancing platform CONDA began the whitelisting phase of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Moving forward, interested parties can register online, even before the official start of the crowd sale. VIENNA, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

EY named Keith Strier as EY Global and Americas Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leader, Advisory Services

LONDON, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EY announces the appointment of Keith Strier as EY Global and Americas Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leader, Advisory Services. Based in Irvine, California, in his new role Keith will assume responsibility for setting the strategy and direction … Read the full press release

RaboResearch report: ‘Blockchain: The Trigger for Disruption in the Food Value Chain’

Utrecht, Netherlands, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Companies that want to remain successful in the future food value chain should start to explore options for participating in blockchain initiatives in order to help them lower costs, increase efficiencies, offer sustainable products and … Read the full press release

P2P Investment Loan Platform Enters Blockchain Sector with ICO Launch

Essex, UK, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fast Invest is excited to announce the launch of its native cryptocurrency token (FIT) during their upcoming ICO launched on December 4th. The FinTech company has been operating since 2015 in the investment loan … Read the full press release

Startup Founders: Are You Ready To Accelerate Your Business?

Amsterdam, NL, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Rockstart, the world’s greatest startup machine, announces applications are open for the 6th Web & Mobile Accelerator program. The program begins on March 1, 2017 and lasts for 150 days. Rockstart supports entrepreneurs with … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse Group’s Ashwin Kumar: Blockchain has the potential to bring significant changes to the way the financial industry operates

ESCHBORN, 22-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A new technology is causing a stir in the FinTech community: Blockchain has many market experts believing that it is the greatest achievement of the past decade for financial technology and the most important digital … Read the full press release