articles by Admir Aljic
Tech 18 April 2019
Accenture, Generali taps blockchain for employee benefits
Global management consulting firm Accenture has teamed up with Generali Employee Benefits to develop what they referred to as a unique employee benefits system powered by blockchain.
Business 17 April 2019
Sirin Labs lays off quarter of workforce
Sirin hasn’t been able to make the sales they thought they would with the down market, and now staff are paying the price.
Tech 16 April 2019
Nestlé, Carrefour, IBM partner to track food on a blockchain
Three giants of industry and combining to use blockchain technology to track foodstuffs, to ensure quality and cut costs.
Tech 15 April 2019
Romanian cybercriminals convicted on 21 counts of fraud
On April 11, the United States Department of Justice announced that they had convicted two Romanian cybercriminals on 21 counts of computer and wire fraud.
Business 12 April 2019
POSTECH, Yonsei University collaborate on blockchain campus
Two South Korean schools will combine to help students get a head start on blockchain technology.
Tech 11 April 2019
CryptoMood develops artificial intelligence to track crypto trading
CryptoMood has announced that they will be using their AI to help analyze cryptocurrency market data to determine which direction the market may move.
Business 10 April 2019
Western Union to allow users to receive transfers to Coins.ph wallets
Western Union might say they are staying away from digital currencies, but there was a market too sweet not to tap in the Philippines, and Coins.ph was a willing partner to bring them in.
Business 9 April 2019
Kleinwort Hambros issues blockchain exchange traded note
Kleinwort Hambros has launched a new blockchain note that will give investors that very access they are seeking to companies investing in blockchain technology.
Business 8 April 2019
Gibraltar Stock Exchange unit turns sight on tokenized securities
Hashtacs has teamed up with STO Global-X on the development of an integrated tokenized securities exchange platform that will enable stock exchanges and other financial institutions to create tokens for all assets.
Business 5 April 2019
Short-term investor loses increase in 2018
Recent filings to the Internal Revenue Service indicate that short term crypto investors are having a harder time than long-term ones.
Business 4 April 2019
197 blockchain companies granted permission to operate in China
China’s Cyberspace Administration approved the operations of 197 blockchain technology companies to have complete authority to operate within the country.
Business 3 April 2019
Crypto trading bank opens in Puerto Rico
San Juan Mercantile Bank & Trust International announced they have accepted their first client deposit of cryptocurrency, a month after their trading platform gained approval.
Business 2 April 2019
Pakistan to close down nine cryptocurrency dealers
The SECP initiated actions against nine companies for fraudulently dealing in cryptocurrencies.
Tech 1 April 2019
VKontakte looking to create its own cryptocurrency
VKontakte is making a major move and create their own cryptocurrency, but still has a lot of decisions to make about the new coin.
Tech 29 March 2019
Blockchain technology could be the solution to track asylum seekers
Blockchain technology has proven its capabilities across many industries already, and now Germany is hoping it can help alleviate refugee tracking.
Business 28 March 2019
Pantera reaches goal to aid crypto startup companies
Pantera have announced they had raised $160 million towards the $175 million they were wanted for their Venture Fund III.
Tech 27 March 2019
Kakao partners with Festy for new blockchain services
Kakao has been quite busy in improving and adding to their blockchain service platform over the last week, and that continued when it was announced that they would partner on a new blockchain service platform with Irish based startup Festy.
Business 26 March 2019
Swiss startup B3i raises $16 million in February 2019
B3i announced on March 25 that last month that they had raised $22 million, giving them a total capital investment of $22 million since they began operations in March 2018.
Business 25 March 2019
Hydra X’s Sigma platform adds Seed CX
Hydra X has announced that they have partnered with Seed CX, a US-based company offering digital asset exchange services.
Business 22 March 2019
Is Pakistan about to formally legalize cryptocurrency?
On Monday, Pakistani finance minister Asad Umar denied a report that the country was about to legalize the trade of Bitcoin Core (BTC) across the country.
Business 21 March 2019
CoinMarketCap produces new indices to track digital currencies
CoinMarketCap have stepped up their game and introduced several new ways to track and grade cryptocurrencies.
Business 20 March 2019
Galaxy Digital invests $5.25 million in Bison Trails
After investing his clients money at the worst possible time, Stefanos Papanastasiou is being sued for losing most of the money.
Business 19 March 2019
Kakao combining crypto wallet with messaging app
Kakao has been quite active of late, and that continued on Monday with the announcement that they would be integrating their crypto wallet with their messaging app, KakaoTalk.
Business 18 March 2019
SEC filing has Riot Blockchain closer to reinvention
Riot Blockchain is one step closer to its goal of reinvention, after a recent filing with the SEC to issue common stock.
Tech 18 March 2019
BME, Renta 4 Banco prove blockchain technology successful
The combined efforts of BME and Renta 4 Banco bore significant fruit when their new blockchain platform was able to successfully exchange digitized certificates without the need for an actual physical certificate to be exchanged.
Business 14 March 2019
CoinFLEX adds new investors as Polychain, DCG climb aboard
Polychain Capital and Digital Currency Group (DCG) have invested an unknown amount in the currency futures exchange services provided by CoinFLEX.
Business 13 March 2019
Deutsche Börse, Swisscom and Sygnum partner on digital asset platform
German based Deutsche Börse has reached an agreement to partner with Swisscom and Sygnum to create what the three firms describe as a “trusted digital asset ecosystem.”
Business 12 March 2019
Kakao raises millions in coin offering, prepares for blockchain launch
Kakao has raised $90 million through a private coin offering, and are gearing up for a big blockchain project.
Business 11 March 2019
Germany takes steps to protect securities, regulate tokens
A paper has been issued by the German Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection discussing the steps that should be taken to provide greater electronic security and regulation to protect offerings related to crypto-tokens.
Tech 8 March 2019
Alibaba to use blockchain technology to protect supply chain
Alibaba announced on Wednesday that they would be working on their own blockchain solution to closely monitor their supply chains, a move that has been necessitated as the company has moved beyond its own borders.
Business 7 March 2019
Blockchain technology spending expected to reach $2.9 billion
In just one year’s period of time, it is expected that the spending on blockchain technology will increase by better than 88%, reaching $2.9 billion by the end of 2019.
Business 6 March 2019
BlockFi moves forward with crypto interest accounts
In a move that is expected to change the cryptocurrency market, BlockFi announced on Tuesday that they would be providing new interest earning accounts beginning today
Business 5 March 2019
Taiwanese Financial Supervisory Commission to introduce new STO
A symposium has been established for April of this year, and it will listen to opinions and plan on what should be the guidelines and regulations that will be established related to this fundraising.
Business 4 March 2019
Swiss fintech sector rapidly growing
Switzerland might not be the biggest country, but when it comes to fintech, they are punching above their weight.
Business 1 March 2019
Voyager creates greater relationship by acquiring Ethos
Voyager has announced a deal to acquire Ethos, cementing the wallet and crypto trading relationship the two companies had already created.
Business 28 February 2019
Universities in Scotland, Singapore work to improve blockchain technology
Universities in both Singapore and Scotland announced new initiatives to research and improve on blockchain technology.
Tech 27 February 2019
Softbank, TBCASoft add new identification, authentication technology
SoftBank and TBCASoft Launch have issued a joint statement that they would use blockchain technology to create a new identification and authentication system for cryptocurrency exchanges.
Business 26 February 2019
AUSTRAC looks to protect fund transfers through blockchain technology
AUSTRAC is working in conjunction with the Swinburne University of Technology to build a prototype that will be able to interconnect a large number of different types of businesses, including banks and casinos.
Business 25 February 2019
Pantera Capital nearly set to start third crypto venture fund
Pantera Capital continues to rake up money for new venture funds, announcing $125 million towards their third crack at it.
Business 22 February 2019
KT set to launch blockchain platform in March
The largest telecommunications operator in South Korea issued a statement on Thursday declaring their plans to launch a new blockchain as a service platform beginning in March.
Business 21 February 2019
Former Goldman Sachs employees raise $3M to stop crypto manipulation
A group of former Goldman Sachs employees has announced that they have raised more than $3 million toward the development of a startup company meant to provide greater surveillance for the cryptocurrency market.
Business 20 February 2019
Coinbase adds blockchain intelligence by acquiring Neutrino
Coinbase, the largest digital currency exchange service in the world, issued a statement on February 19 that the company had purchased start-up company Neutrino.
Business 19 February 2019
Microsoft removes free apps linked to cryptojacking
Eight apps were found on the Microsoft store that would use a device to secretly mine for Monero.
Business 19 February 2019
IBM enters into a new blockchain deal with Santander
IBM has made a deal with Santander to implement their cloud banking strategy with blockchain technology.
Business 15 February 2019
Bank of Spain issues cryptocurrency warnings
The Bank of Spain has explained to its customers that cryptocurrencies create a high risk of fraud or theft for which there may be no legal or other types of remedy for consumers.
Business 11 February 2019
Regulatory framework for crypto custodian license coming to Mauritius
The Financial Services Commission has taken another step toward making the Mauritius International Financial Centre Africa’s fintech hub.
Business 11 February 2019
Malta regulator addresses concerns over cybersecurity
Authorities in Malta are taking action after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised concerns that blockchain's ascent in Malta will be a significant risk to the Maltese financial system.
Business 8 February 2019
Central bank digital currency could harm South Korea’s financial system
A report by the Bank of Korea pointed out that introducing a CBDC would lead to a decline in commercial banks’ demand deposits, causing a cash shortfall.
Tech 7 February 2019
Monero-mining Outlaw Shellbot targets Linux servers
The Outlaw group has reportedly been using a sophisticated version of Shellbot to conduct attacks Linux systems to mine privacy-centric coin, Monero.
Business 4 February 2019
Crypto liquidity provider B2C2 OTC is FCA authorized
B2C2 OTC Ltd. has received authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to conduct deals in contracts for difference (CFDs).