AmEx introduces blockchain-enabled crossborder transfers

American Express (AmEx) has announced the introduction of blockchain-enabled, business-to-business cross-border payments. The American Express® FX International Payments (FXIP) business is working with: Ripple, a provider of enterprise global blockchain solutions Santander UK The objective is to: make blockchain payments commercially available reduce the time and cost of settlement maintain the level of security that…

Saïd Business School to educate on Blockchain Strategy

Saïd Business School is launching a Blockchain Strategy Programme to help businesses get to grips with new computing reality. With bank, and other, jobs facing elimination due to disruptive technologies, enterprises across the board must prepare for what may be a blockchain revolution. “‘The application of the core technology behind bitcoin – blockchain – extends…

BlockEx to partner with OpenText on supply chains

To accelerate BlockEx’s trimming of fat using blockchain, it is partnering with OpenText to use blockchain to make supply chain finance more efficient. OpenText already operates some of the world’s largest supply chains through its Business Network. More than 600,000 companies have connections to its network which exchanges more than 24B business transactions a year.…

Qualification verification: add APPII as a provider

APPII has launched a blockchain-based verification of CVs. This aspires to maximise candidates’ potential and to minimise employer wasted time. Though APPII claims to be the world’s first blockchain career verification platform, SAP TrueRec  and Blockcerts are in a similar space. Gary McKay, Managing Director and Founder of APPII commented: “Our aim has long been…

FortKnoxster’s blockchain-secured platform

FortKnoxster has announced (yet another) token sale for its secure privacy platform. It claims this is one of the few token sales backed by a working product, which is an indictment of the whole ICO scene. Yet what interests is less the token sale and more that product. The FortKnoxster platform claims to be an…

Serendipity opens unexpected doors for Reactive Technologies

Serendipity opened unexpected doors for Reactive Technologies when it began a pilot project with the UK’s National Grid. The pilot’s objective was to use the electricity network for data transmission. It was not to open a wholly new business opportunity by addressing a quite different, known problem. Yet this is what occurred. Reactive Technologies (Reactive)…

Could Substratum’s blockchain combinations decentralise web content?

Substratum is a start-up developing a decentralized approach web, one which may seeks to free and provide unrestricted access to content. The Substratum network is a worldwide collection of nodes that uses blockchain-based cryptography to deliver secure content anywhere, all without the need for VPNs or Tor. Substratum hopes to revolutionise the hosting industry by…

e-Residents exceed Estonia birthrate

Statistics released by the Republic of Estonia show the number of e-Resident applications now exceeds the yearly number of births in the country. According to official data, the total number of 2017 births to November was 10,269. By comparison there were 11,096 e-Residency applications for the same period. Kaspar Korjus, Programme Lead, e-Residency said: “With over…

Allianz captive insurance blockchain prototype

Allianz Risk Transfer (ART), part of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, has successfully implemented a blockchain prototype. This is for the existing global captive insurance program of an unnamed client. ART worked with EY, Ginetta and Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions. The prototype demonstrated it is possible to simplify and accelerate international insurance transactions. AGCS…