Blockchain


5 African Blockchain Companies to watch

5 African Blockchain Companies to watch

Blockchain is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the tech industry.
When people think of Blockchain their initial thought lean towards cryptocurrencies and fintech; it is however far more than just a new payment system. Blockchain can potentially revolutionise how transactions over the Internet take place altogether. Blockchain uses cryptography to keep exchanges secure, providing a [...]

Online investment platform integrates blockchain technology

Wealth Migrate is the first Fintech enabled online investment marketplace to integrate blockchain technology in a move that significantly enhances security and privacy protections for investors around the globe.
Wealth Migrate Chief Information Officer Jaco Maritz said that while many financial services providers are experimenting with the transformative power of blockchain and distributed databases, few have [...]

Blockchain Upstart Wades into World’s Leading Mobile-Payment Market: China

Blockchain Upstart Wades into World’s Leading Mobile-Payment Market: China

Circle Internet Financial, which uses bitcoin network for money transfers, raises $60 million for push
Circle Internet Financial Ltd., maker of an app that lets people send money to each other via bitcoin’s blockchain—the Internet network underlying the digital currency—says it is heading to China.
The Boston-based startup, backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Breyer Capital, Accel, [...]

Blockchain a blessing and a curse for global banks

Blockchain a blessing and a curse for global banks

The much-hyped blockchain may hit global investment bank earnings before any other sector, but the costs it can cut out of the whole financial market can also boost their squeezed margins, says Morgan Stanley.
New research from the bank estimates blockchain can cut between US$15 billion ($19.5 billion) and US$20 billion in costs from global money markets.
That includes a slice of the profits global investment banks, including [...]

Gouvernance de la Blockchain

Gouvernance de la Blockchain

Recommandations/Réflexions :
- Création d’un marché dédié aux titres non cotés avec une expérimentation dans le cas des opérations de Règlement / Livraison de titres
- Encadrement de la migration des marchés financiers vers Blockchain
- Orientation du troisième Plan d’investissement d’avenir (PIA3)
- Donner à la blockchain la force de preuve authentique en droit français
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Les 50 licornes technologiques européennes à suivre en 2016

Les 50 licornes technologiques européennes à suivre en 2016

Dans le cadre du Tech Tour Growth Forum, a été diffusée la liste des meilleures entreprises technologiques européennes. Ces 50 licornes, des start-up valorisées plus de 88 millions d’euros, ont créé 8000 emplois et attirés 3,5 milliards d’euros d’investissement.

Pour la deuxième année consécutive, le Tech Tour Growth Forum, qui se tenait en Suisse les 19 et 20 [...]

Blockchain et Fintech : 95% des banques pourraient perdre leur activité

Blockchain et Fintech : 95% des banques pourraient perdre leur activité

D’après l’étude publiée aujourd’hui par le cabinet d’audit et de conseil PwC, « Blurred Lines: How FinTech is shaping Financial Services » portant sur l’essor des nouvelles technologies au sein des services financiers (FS) et leur impact sur les acteurs du marché, 83% des entreprises traditionnelles de ce secteur estiment qu’elles pourraient perdre une partie [...]

Global investments in FinTech startups booms to 19 billion

Global investments in FinTech startups booms to 19 billion

nvestment in FinTech startups and scaleups has boomed in 2015, hitting new heights of $19 billion. The VC-backed investment in the sector too hit new heights, at $13.8 billion. FinTech with a focus on bitcoin and blockchain technologies pulled in nearly $0.5 billion, although researchers at KPGM raise a cautionary note on the need for [...]

Skuchain: Here’s how blockchain will save global trade a trillion dollars

Skuchain: Here's how blockchain will save global trade a trillion dollars

Global supply chains use a fundamentally broken system that locks up many hundreds of billions of dollars within a complex milieu of intermediaries and financiers. However, blockchains change value transactions that have come to exploit the need for trust.
We are talking about an $18tn (£12.6tn, €16.5tn) market dominated by antiquated, paper-based methods such as letter [...]