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OmiseGo Joins Crypto Coalition Universal Protocol Alliance

OmiseGo, a finance-oriented scaling network for Ethereum (ETH), has become a member of Universal Protocol Alliance, a coalition of blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused firms.Targeting financial services and tax collectionIn a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 8, the startup revealed that it will incorporate the Universal Protocol Platform UPT

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Ex-Google Product Manager Joins Multicoin Capital as Investment Principal

Blockchain and cryptocurrency investment firm Multicoin Capital hired a former Google product manager as one of its new investment Principals.In a blog post published on Oct. 1, managing partner Kyle Samani said that Tony Sheng would help secure new deals for the firm while also working with existing portfolio

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BlackRock, Goldman Sachs Veteran Joins Blockchain as General Counsel

BlackRock and Goldman Sachs veteran Howard Surloff has joined major crypto wallet provider Blockchain.com as general counsel.Over 25 years in traditional financeAfter serving over 25 years the two of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, Surloff will now be responsible for advancing Blockchain’s standard for legal, compliance

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Singapore Bank Giant OCBC Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network

OCBC has become the first Singapore-based bank to join JPMorgan Chase’s interbank blockchain network.According to a Business Times Singapore report on Sept. 20, a total of 134 banks from the Asia-Pacific region are now participants in JPMorgan’s blockchain-powered interbank information network (IIN).OCBC is the second-largest bank in Southeast Asia by assets

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Bank of America Joins R3’s Marco Polo Blockchain Global Trade Network

Bank of America has joined R3’s Corda-powered Marco Polo Network “to tackle trade finance challenges.”“Tackle trade finance challenges”On Sept. 19, Marco Polo announced the multinational investment bank was joining its network to improve international trade inefficiencies and deliver a better service for its customers. Geoff Brady, head of global trade

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Multinational German Bank Deutsche Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Payment Network

The multinational German investment bank, Deutsche Bank, is joining JPMorgan’s blockchain-powered cross-border payment messaging system, also known as Interbank Information Network (IIN).The aim of JPMorgan’s growing blockchain network is to counter the inefficiencies of the SWIFT payment system. SWIFT payments are cross-border transactions that are sent via SWIFT international payment

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Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Interbank Information Network Platform

Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has joined 320 other banks in the JPMorgan blockchain network, the Interbank Information Network (IIN). The move aims to lower cost for Deutsche Bank, which handles a vaster amount of euro payments relative to any other bank globally. This will also enhance cross-border transactions and thus

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Germany’s Largest Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network

Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has joined JPMorgan’s blockchain-based network, the Interbank Information Network (IIN).Two years in operationLaunched as a pilot in 2017, the JPMorgan-led blockchain initiative now has a network of 320 banks that have entered the platform to swap global payments data using the Ethereum network, the

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Founder of Payments Network Zelle Joins Stellar-Focused Startup as CEO

Stellar-focused (XLM) crypto development company Interstellar appointed the founder of digital payments network Zelle Mike Kennedy as its new CEO.On Sept. 12, the company announced the appointment in a Medium blog post.Stellar as an international payments systemKennedy’s network Zelle is the payment system used by JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Bank

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ConsenSys Officially Joins Hyperledger Project – Adding Public Blockchain Capability to Hyperledger

ConsenSys and Hyperledger announced that ConsenSys has become the newest Premier Member of Hyperledger – and – ConsenSys’s PegaSys protocol engineering group submitted its Ethereum client, formerly known as Pantheon, now known as Hyperledger Besu, the first public chain compatible blockchain submission to Hyperledger. Hyperledger is an open-source collaborative effort

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