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New Fund Launched in Japan to Invest in Blockchain, AI, VR, Security and Biotech Startups

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New Fund Launched in Japan to Invest in Blockchain, AI, VR, Security and Biotech Startups

A new fund has been launched in Japan to invest in startups tackling blockchain, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, security and biotechnology. DG Lab Fund, an investment fund run by DG Daiwa Venture (a joint venture by Digital Garage and Daiwa Securities Group Inc.) will invest up to 20 billion JPY (US$190 million) during the next ten years in...

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Indian uTrade Unveils Blockchain Clearing and Settlement Platform, Partners with GMEX Group

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Indian uTrade Unveils Blockchain Clearing and Settlement Platform, Partners with GMEX Group

U.K.-based Global Markets Exchange Group (GMEX Group) has announced the integration of uClear, a real-time clearing and settlement platform that uses blockchain technology. Launched today, uClear is a product of uTrade Solutions, based in India, that enables real-time clearing and settlement of contracts across the cash and derivatives segments of the financial markets. Built on Multichain, the solution is aimed...

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Microsoft, ConsenSys, and Blockstack Initiative Will Address Identity-Based Human Rights Issues

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Microsoft, ConsenSys, and Blockstack Initiative Will Address Identity-Based Human Rights Issues

Microsoft, ConsenSys and Blockstack Labs, have teamed up to develop an open source, blockchain-based identity system, an initiative intended to address human right crimes which are generally aggravated by the lack of legal identification. ConsenSys is a venture production studio specializing in decentralized applications on Ethereum. Blockstack Labs, formerly known as Onename, provides a consumer application built on top of...

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Indonesia's KinerjaPay Adds Bitcoin Payment Option to E-Commerce Platform

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Indonesia's KinerjaPay Adds Bitcoin Payment Option to E-Commerce Platform

KinerjaPay has become the first prominent e-commerce portal in Indonesia to let customers purchase goods using bitcoin. Launched today, the new payment method results from a partnership with Bitcoin Indonesia, the country's leading bitcoin exchange platform. The collaboration with Bitcoin Indonesia is part of KinerjaPay's plans to tap into the digital currency area as the company intends to "establish relationships...

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France Issues New Ruling for Mini-Bonds Trading on Blockchain Platforms

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France Issues New Ruling for Mini-Bonds Trading on Blockchain Platforms

The French government has passed a new ruling authorizing the use of distributed ledger technology for the issuance of mini-bonds and recording of trades. The new statute not only gives a clear definition of blockchain technology in French law, it also recognizes the technology as a recording tool that can be used for the transfer and authentication of ownership titles...

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Japan Welcomes New Blockchain Collaborative Consortium

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Japan Welcomes New Blockchain Collaborative Consortium

In Japan, 34 companies have teamed up to launch the Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC), a new coalition aimed at educating the public and raising awareness about blockchain technology. Chaired by Yoichiro Hirano, CEO of Infoteria Corporation, the new organization will be dedicated to promoting blockchain and investment in the space, and will work toward expanding the scope of blockchain applications....

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Viva Technology Paris To Host Four Blockchain-Focused Open Innovation Challenges

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Viva Technology Paris To Host Four Blockchain-Focused Open Innovation Challenges

Fintech and insurtech will be at the center of Viva Technology's international summit, a three-day event expected to be one of the world's largest gatherings dedicated to technology.> The Viva Technology international summit, organized by Publicis Group and Group Les Echos, will take place in Paris from June 30, to July 02, 2016 and is expected to bring together tech leaders...

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Leading Canadian IT Firm CGI Integrates Ripple's Distributed Financial Tech

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Leading Canadian IT Firm CGI Integrates Ripple's Distributed Financial Tech

CGI Group Inc. has integrated Ripple's distributed financial technology into its payments solutions to deliver instant settlement of international banking transactions. CGI is a Canadian IT leader and the fifth largest independent IT and business process services firm in the world. CGI announced its plans to integrate Ripple's technology into its payments solutions portfolio last year, signing an agreement in October...

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Japan's Infoteria Teams Up with Blockchain Infrastructure Developer Dragonfly Fintech

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Japan's Infoteria Teams Up with Blockchain Infrastructure Developer Dragonfly Fintech

Infoteria Corporation, a Japanese firm that creates enterprise software products, is teaming up with Dragonfly Fintech to develop blockchain-enabled solutions aimed at enhancing payment, clearing and settlement solutions for the financial services industry. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue the partnership. The collaboration will consist in using Infoteria's data integration software ASTERIA to create a...

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French Blockchain Startup KeeeX Raises €100,000

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French Blockchain Startup KeeeX Raises €100,000

KeeeX, a French blockchain startup specializing in document storage and sharing, has raised €100,000 (US$112,000) from undisclosed private investors, the company announced earlier this week. The new funding brings Keeex's total capital raised to €500,000. Other investors and shareholders in the company include SATT Sud-Est, BPI France and Région PACA. Laurent Henocque, founder and CEO of KeeeX, said that the...

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