Bitcoin & Banking News

Bitcoin & Banking News

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Wirex Combines With Shapeshift to Bring Altcoins To Debit Cards

Wirex's bitcoin funded debit cards have seen favorable reviews. Now, users can use any popular cryptocurrency to fund their cards. Wirex has announced via press...

Seven Financial Institutions Complete Proof of Concept of Blockchain Platform

Seven financial institutions, including Alliance Bernstein, Citi, Credit Suisse and HSBC, have completed a multi-month proof-of-concept aimed at assessing the merits of blockchain to...

French Financial Institution BNP Paribas Expands Blockchain Platform

BNP Paribas Securities Services, a French provider of securities services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of French financial institution BNP Paribas Group, has expanded its...

Siam Commercial Bank Becomes First FI in Thailand to Embrace Blockchain...

SBC Digital Ventures, the venture arm of Siam Commercial Bank, has participated in Ripple's US$55 million Series B funding round, making it the first...

Blockchain Investment in 2016 Hits US$290M as Banks Accelerate Development

Venture capital investment into blockchain and Bitcoin companies has reached US$290 million in the first six months of the year through over 30 deals,...

EY Selects 6 Blockchain Startups for Acceleration Program

"Big Four" audit firm Ernst & Young (EY) has announced the six startups it has selected for its 2016 blockchain-focused EY Startup Challenge. The six...

CULedger Gets Credit Unions Off The Distributed Ledger Sidelines

Credit Union Associations are not satisfied sitting on the sidelines while the R3 Banks have all the distributed ledger fun. CULedger is creating a...

Fintech Venture Funding Report Highlights Growing Interest in Blockchain & Insurtech

Over the last quarter, a number of fintech sub-segments, including robo-advisors, insurtech and blockchain, have gained significant traction, according to a new report on...

Smart Oracles Connects Financial Infrastructure With Ethereum, Bitcoin

SmartContract, an American startup developing blockchain-based applications, has announced the launch of a new solution that connects existing data and financial infrastructure with leading...

Blockchain Startups Join KPMG Accelerator Program

KPMG Australia has launched mLabs, an accelerator program aimed at connecting credit unions and mutual banks with the domestic fintech startup community. The firm...