Friday, February 22, 2019
Red Lyra sets out plans for a blockchain consortium

Red Lyra: nailing blockchain colours to the fence?

Two days ago we described the formation of a Spanish consortium led by Cecabank and Grant Thornton to chase blockchain initiatives. It's ‘déjà vu time all over again’. This time a...
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XinFin to introduces blockchain institutional financing marketplace

XinFin is set to launch an institutional financial marketplace. The XinFin Foundation is a non-profit organisation which liaises with governments to enable low cost Infrastructure financing with improved financing for global...
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European wholesale energy market to try blockchain

23 European wholesale energy trading firms – including EDF, ENEL, EON, Iberdrola, RWE, Total and Vattenfall – will test peer-to-peer trading in the wholesale energy market based on blockchain technology. Trading...
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e-Residency: meet e-Banking

The world’s first e-Residency programme in Estonia is partnering with Finnish fintech company Holvi to launch borderless digital banking. The partnership eliminates the need for e-residents to travel to Estonia in...
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Spanish bank consortium chases ‘the blockchain’

Cecabank and Grant Thornton are establishing a Blockchain Banking Consortium in Spain. El Pais claims the new group includes Abanca, Bankia, CaixaBank, Kutxabank, Ibercaja, Liberbank and Unicaja. It is seeking to lay...
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Reimagining business networks with blockchains

The blockchain promise rolls on. The vision expands. Now blockchains will enable enterprises to reimagine their business networks, from financial markets to supply chains. According to Arvind Krishna (senior vice president, Hybrid...
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Integrating digital IDs via blockchains

A digital identity service that makes blockchains safe for a broad range of business and personal use cases and meets national and international legal standards? Sounds too good to be true?...
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Citi and Nasdaq partner in blockchain payments initiative

Two major financial institutions – Citibank and Nasdaq, the stock exchange – wish to tackle liquidity issues in the private securities market. To do this they are leveraging blockchain technology from...
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Blockchain integration: projects, platforms and exchanges

Integrating blockchain projects, platforms and exchanges matter if digital currencies are to generate and keep broad appeal. The announcement by Decentral of its Jaxx product introduces a user-controlled, multi-asset, multi-platform digital currency...
SAP and IBM announce Cognitive Procurement

Cognitive Procurement reaches across supply chains

Cognitive Procurement is the fancy name given by IBM and SAP Ariba as they form a global strategic alliance. This aims to redefine the sourcing-to-settlement cycle. Leveraging SAP Leonardo, IBM Watson...

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Using dates that automatically update in Excel

In a previous tip I showed you that you can input dates three different ways into a spreadsheet. One of them was the formula...
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Monax launches public beta legal blockchain-based platform

Monax, a digital legal infrastructure provider, has announced the public beta launch of its "relationship-centric, contract obligations management platform". This is available for production-level...
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NetCents underwrites blockchain transactions, without delay

NetCents Technology (NetCents) has released its Zero Confirmation and Risk Analysis technology to guarantee cryptocurrency transactions before they are confirmed on the blockchain. Rather...

MOBI announces 3 Phase I grand challenge winners

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative – MOBI – has announced the top three winners of phase I of the three-year MOBI Grand Challenge (MGC)....
Michel Paulin, CEO, OVH on challenges to growth

Michel Paulin, CEO, OVH on challenges to growth

Michel Paulin joined OVH just a few months ago. His appointment is aimed at allowing OVH founder Octave Klaba, a chance to focus on...
Recruitment ads demonstrate gender bias

Recruitment ads demonstrate gender bias

Online job search engine Adzuna has been looking at the gender bias in recruitment ads. Despite legislation to prevent gender bias and companies professing...
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Confusion in a blockchain banking world

On February 12th, Cointelegraph reported “Major global online payments firm Netpay International has partnered with Israeli firm BNC LedgerTech to integrate blockchain into its services, … Netpay International will reportedly become the...
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GO-NET’s blockchain online payment network

Akamai Technologies and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) are expanding their relationship through the establishment of a joint venture, the Global Open Network (aka GO-NET). This...
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Banco Santander to accelerate transformation with IBM blockchain

IBM and Banco Santander have inked a five-year global technology agreement valued at approximately $700M to enable Santander Group to accelerate and deepen its...
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Do you need a date to automatically, or not, update in Excel?

There are a few ways to input dates into a spreadsheet. One, you can type the date you require in the format you like....
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Attivo Networks deploys the Informer

Attivo Networks has extended its suite of deception tools by adding the Informer to its ThreatDefend Platform. The Informer will deliver real-time forensics of an...
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Report recommends level-playing field for digital and traditional journalism

The Review into the future of the UK news industry has delivered its final report. The report looks at the role of online platform...
Rick McElroy on cyber security challenges

Rick McElroy, Carbon Black, talks about security threats

Rick McElroy, head of security strategy for Carbon Black recently sat down to talk with Enterprise Times about cyber security. The conversation focused on...
LC LITE

LC LITE to put letters of credit on blockchain platform

LC LITE hopes to to streamline the US$2.3T letters of credit (LC) market with a blockchain-based platform. It will connect trade parties directly via...