Monday, July 13, 2020
Trade finance

Batavia: yet another trade finance blockchain platform… (duh)

Bank of Montreal, CaixaBank, Commerzbank and Erste Group have joined Batavia. Batavia derives from an initiative launched by UBS and IBM in 2016 to build a new global trade platform based...
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Might SDRs turn into IMFcoins?

In October 2016 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched consultations on the future of its SDRs (Special Drawing Rights). It was part of a conversation at a gathering to celebrate the Bank...
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Oracle NetSuite delivers quadruple

Evan Goldberg, Founder of NetSuite and EVP Development of Oracle NetSuite took to the main stage of Oracle Openworld. He unveiled how NetSuite has evolved under the new ownership of Oracle....
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Blockchain meets bancassurance in Asia

China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited (CCB) and IBM have announced the development of the first blockchain-enabled bancassurance project in Hong Kong. The solution is now under testing with insurance providers...
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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service – now launched

  Oracle has announced its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service. It has designed this to enable enterprises to extend business applications and processes across partner ecosystems via an enterprise-grade, secure distributed ledger cloud...
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The BIS ‘Moneyflower’ expanded

In a previous analysis ET included research on blockchain carried out by Morten Bech and Rodney Garratt for the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). This introduced the concept of the 'money...
Disney targets business with hybrid blockchain platform Dragonchain

Disney’s Dragonchain announces ICO

Back in 2015 Disney built its own private blockchain platform called Disney Private Blockchain Platform. Unlike many blockchain platforms, this one has been battle tested. Disney has used it across the...
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Power Ledger blockchain in trial with energy retailer Origin

Blockchain energy market provider, Power Ledger is putting its peer-to-peer energy trading platform to the test via a trial with Australia’s energy retailer, Origin. The trial involves Power Ledger using anonymised...
Eu Commission

More dismal EU EASME blockchain investment examples

In a recent examination of EASME (the EU's The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), ET was somewhat scathing about the amount it was investing in blockchain or distributed ledger...
BitVault blockchain smartphone

BitVault, a blockchain smartphone

Embedded Downloads - based in Limerick, Ireland and New Delhi, India - has announced BitVault, allegedly the world's first crypto communicator and blockchain-supporting smart phone. It will ship in November at...


Will US legislation stop COVID-19 apps leaking user data? (Image Credit: Brian McGowan on Unsplash)

Will US legislation stop COVID-19 apps leaking user data?

COVID-19 contact tracing apps are leaking user data according to security company Avast. It claims that rushing apps to market has meant skimping on...
Spyware and stalkerware usage surges during lockdown (Image Credit: Tumisu from Pixabay )

Spyware and stalkerware usage surges during lockdown

The use of spyware and stalkerware has surged during the lockdown, claims Avast. It says usage of these privacy busting apps for the period...
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Qlik discovers importance of data analytics in fight against COVID-19

Qlik completed two surveys in 2020 that helped identify the changing use of data analytics in NHS Trusts in the UK due to COVID-19....

Symbol and wine fraud prevention by blockchain

Symbol from NEM (Symbol) has developed an enterprise blockchain designed to work in critical load situations – such as networks requiring very high speeds...
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Forter launches smart routing solution for automated payments

Forter, an eCommerce fraud prevention provider, has launched Forter Smart Routing. It is an automated payment routing solution to help merchants prevent revenue...
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APT activity is targeting COVID-19 research

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) activity is on the increase with nation-state backed attacks targeting COVID-19 research. The claim comes from NTT Ltd in its...

CVA publishes key ceremony guidelines for digital asset protection

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) has published its 'Trusted Key Ceremony Guidelines' This is an initiative coming from the from CVA's Cybersecurity Working Group....
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Kooomo launches Pick & Pack app to improve grocery online shopping experience

Kooomo, the digital eCommerce specialist, has launched an innovative Pick and Pack app. It has developed the app to improve the online shopping experience...
How has COVID-19 changed life in the SOC? (Image Credit: NTT)

How has COVID-19 changed life in the SOC?

Life in the SOC (Security Operation Center) is rarely slow. But as COVID-19 raged around the world and organisations scrambled to adapt to mass...
Cosmic Lynx is the first Russian BEC group (Image Credit: bruce mars on Unsplash)

Cosmic Lynx is the first Russian BEC group

Cosmic Lynx is a new Business Email Compromise (BEC) group. Unlike most BEC scams that originate in Nigeria, this one comes from Russia. To...

Xage Security and MFA for industrial operations, including legacy IoT

Xage Security (Xage) is introducing a new Multiple-Factor Authentication (MFA) offering. It will enable industrial organisations to protect entire operations across a variety of... and MS Teams (c) integrates to Microsoft Teams

0 has announced that it has integrated Microsoft Teams into its Work OS platform. This is the first of several announcements in the coming...
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OnBuy launches leading eCommerce integrations

OnBuy, a fast-growing marketplace has launched integrations with an array of leading eCommerce solutions. The integration should enable millions of retailers to join the...
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Wrike adds HTML Proofing

Wrike has added a new feature to Wrike for Marketers to assist marketers in this task: HTML proofing. Wrike for Marketers already includes the ability to...