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Major Latin American Development Bank Pilots Blockchain for Land Registry

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is implementing three different blockchain pilot projects to test if blockchain technology is able to solve some of the problems of land titling and registries.On Oct. 28, blockchain startup ChromaWay reported that it is collaborating with IADB on a two-year project in Bolivia, Peru

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ESET Flags New Latin American Banking Trojan That Targets Crypto

Major Slovakia-based antivirus software provider ESET has discovered a banking trojan that can steal cryptocurrencies and is especially widespread in Latin America.Primary targetsKnown as “Casbaneiro” or “Metamorfo,” the newly found malware family targets banks and cryptocurrency services located in Brazil and Mexico, ESET’s editorial arm WeLiveSecurity reports Oct. 3.According

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Santiago Stock Exchange Forms Latin America’s First Blockchain Alliance

The Santiago Stock Exchange (STE), Central Securities Depository (DCV) and the Global Trade Directory (GTD) announced a new blockchain association.Latin America focused business intelligence firm BNamericas reports on Aug. 27 that STE, DCV and GTD have set up a consortium for blockchain financial application development, which is reportedly the

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Leading Latin America Investment Bank Joins Distributed Ledger Group

Leading Latin America investment bank BTG Pactual joined the organizing committee of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group.Alliance for blockchain useIndustry news outlet LedgerInsights reported on Aug. 15 that Brazil-based bank BTG Pactual joined PTDL Group’s organizing committee. PTDL Group reportedly provides a platform allowing market participants to share

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Bitex Partners With Bantotal For More Cross-Border Payments in Latin America

Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Bitex has partnered with Uruguay-based financial software company Bantotal in order to expand it cross-border payments system on the Bitcoin blockchain to Latin America.CoinDesk announced the companies’ new partnership in a report on Aug. 13. According to the report, the upshot of this partnership is that

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Bitcoin Cross-Border Payments Now Available in 60 Latin American Banks

Bantotal, a core banking service provider, is working closely with Bitex crypto exchange to facilitate cross-border payments using the Bitcoin blockchain targeting at least 60 Latin American banks.The nascent industries of blockchain and cryptocurrencies are gradually attracting institutional investors. Reports reveal that a leading Latin American bank technology provider is

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Latin America’s Biggest Investment Bank to Sell $1 Billion in STOs Using Tezos

Latin America’s biggest investment bank, BTG Pactual, plans to shift its security token offerings (STOs), a pipeline of over $1 billion in sales, onto the Tezos blockchain. The announcement appeared in a joint press release published on Tezos Foundation’s website on July 3.The new initiative is a collaboration between

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