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Dubai to Launch KYC-Focused Blockchain Consortium for Businesses in 2020

A new partnership between the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Mashreq Bank, and fintech firm Norbloc aims to launch a blockchain-based Know Your Customer (KYC) data-sharing consortium in 2020. The official UAE news agency, Emirates News Agency, reported on the new development on July 31.The DIFC, Mashreq Bank and

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Circle and Coinbase Invite More Members to Consortium Behind US Dollar Coin

Goldman Sachs-backed crypto startup Circle and crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase are expanding their consortium behind USD coin (USDC), according to a blog post on June 13.The Centre consortium acts as a platform for deposits and fiat conversions for Circle’s own cryptocurrency, a United States dollar-backed digital token.Having

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Blockchain Credit Union Consortium to Use R3’s Corda for Cross-Border Payments Product

CULedger, a blockchain consortium and credit union service organization (CUSO), has chosen enterprise software firm R3’s Corda blockchain to underpin its forthcoming cross-border payments product. The news was reported by fintech news outlet Finextra on May 21.As reported, CULedger joined the R3 global blockchain ecosystem in December 2018.The blockchain

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Ethereum Consortium Launches New Enterprise Tools With Input From Microsoft, Intel

Member-driven blockchain standards organization the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has released two new specifications aiming to accelerate and enhance blockchain implementation for enterprises. The news was shared with Cointelegraph in two press releases on May 13.The EEA, which counts over 500 members, describes itself as a “standards organization whose

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National University of Columbia Joins Blockchain Global Consortium for Science

The National University of Columbia is joining the global  blockchain consortium for science dubbed Bloxberg, Mauricio Tovar Gutiérrez, co-director of the research group at inTIColombia told Cointelegraph en Español on April 15.Bloxberg is a blockchain initiative formed by 12 research organizations from 10 countries and led by the Max

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Ethereum Consortium Launches Token Initiative With Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Others

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has launched a blockchain-neutral Token Taxonomy Initiative in partnership with major firms, according to a press release from EEA on April 17. The initiative will seek to define tokens in non-technical and cross-industry terms in a bid to drive enterprise token adoption at scale.The

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Hershey Chocolate Company Joins Blockchain Advertising Consortium

Blockchain-based consortium AdLedger has on-boarded The Hershey Company, a leading American chocolate production company, media outlet AdWeek reported on March 26.Hershey, along with French media group Publicis Media and The Global Audience Based Buying Conference & Consultancy (GABBCON), has reportedly joined AdLedger. AdLedger was founded by IBM, Tegna and

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