Tag Archives: Blockchain

Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Venture Fund Becomes Strategic Financial Investor of Ignatica

The Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) invested in its first insurtech startup, Switzerland, and Hong Kong-based Ignatica, the insurance policy administration platform. (PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 7-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ignatica, the insurance policy administration platform that offers digital self-service … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank to upgrade its existing databases to Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer

Deutsche Bank selects Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer to consolidate key databases in its selected data centers Companies form innovation partnership to modernize Deutsche Bank’s mission-critical databases and enable new financial products and services (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 24-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Siemens España and Telefónica Tech combine expertise to offer comprehensive solutions for smart buildings

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 12-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens España and Telefónica Tech to present a far-reaching value proposition to create major opportunities for improving buildings that includes everything from energy efficiency and user experience to connectivity, security and data analysis … Read the full press release

DEEPENING STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UBC AND PIONEERING DECENTRALISED PLATFORM, MANYONE

(PRESS RELEASE) VANCOUVER, Canada, 15-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Manyone, a pioneering technology venture in decentralization and digital identity, is delighted to announce that 2021 marks the second year of the strategic collaboration between Manyone and The Peer Social Foundation and … Read the full press release

PIONEERING DECENTRALISED SECURE MESSAGING PLATFORM MANYONE ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON CENTRE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

(PRESS RELEASE) VANCOUVER, 24-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Manyone Inc., a pioneering technology venture in decentralization and digital identity, is delighted to announce that it has entered into a new strategic relationship with the globally renowned University College London (UCL) Centre … Read the full press release

SEB and Wärtsilä successfully trial ground-breaking secure data sharing in Trade Finance

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 17-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SEB announces a breakthrough achievement in secure data sharing. Together with technology group Wärtsilä, parties participated in a ground-breaking test of secure data sharing between companies in Trade Finance. The results demonstrates that … Read the full press release

e-commerce payments and ID platform Nuggets is the winner of 2020 Female FinTech Competition

The company offers a decentralised self-sovereign identity and payment platform (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 30-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBK), a German multinational investment bank and financial services company, has announced, as part of its support of 2020 Female … Read the full press release

DNV GL’s My Care™ methodology used to assess infection risk management onboard Color Line’s vessels

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 14-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has announced that Color Line, a cruiseferry line operating on routes to and from Norway, had its infection prevention program verified by DNV GL. … Read the full press release

NWO announces grants awarded to fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects involved in developing smart membranes that extract nitrogen components from manure streams, creating nanocrystals for solar cells in windows, and finding ways to eliminate … Read the full press release

Michael Spiegel joins Standard Chartered from Deutsche Bank to strengthen its position as a leading transaction bank

Michael Spiegel joins Standard Chartered from Deutsche Bank

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Michael Spiegel has been nominated global Chief Trade Officer by Standard Chartered effective 2 January, 2020. He will be based Singapore and will report to Lisa Robins, Global Head of Transaction Banking. Michael … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank on joining JPMorgan’s IIN: ancillary payment processes will become safer and more efficient

Deutsche Bank on joining JPMorgan's IIN: ancillary payment processes will become safer and more efficient

Deutsche Bank joins JPMorgan’s Interbank Information Network (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 17-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank announced it is joining JPMorgan operated Interbank Information Network (IIN). The blockchain based network allows its member banks to exchange information on … Read the full press release

Fight To Fame Expands Its Search for the Next Action Film Star to Europe

Fight To Fame Expands Its Search for the Next Action Film Star to Europe

Celebrated French studio head Philippe Diaz and financial executive Aaron Brill join Fight To Fame’s European expansion by establishing offices in Paris and Berlin (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 11-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Fight To Fame, the first blockchain-based sports entertainment platform … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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