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Japan’s Number Two Bank by Assets Completes R3 Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Trial

Japan’s second-largest bank by assets, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), has completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) using blockchain consortium R3’s Marco Polo trade finance platform. A press release confirmed the PoC completion on Feb. 18.SMBC, which is the only Japanese bank participating in Marco Polo, said it had partnered with Japanese

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Blockchain Startup Takes on Mainstream Crowdfunding Sites to Cut Number of Failed Projects

A new blockchain platform is vowing to take on established crowdfunding sites — and argues that their lack of accountability means greater numbers of projects fail to deliver what they promised.Pledgecamp says its approach involves offering transparency through the form of smart contracts — and ensuring that entrepreneurs and the platform

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Blockchain in healthcare market is Expected to Reach $890.5 Million by 2023 due to Increasing Number of Partnerships and Collaborations

The blockchain in healthcare market is expected to reach $890.5 million by 2023. A growth that is primarily attributed to stringent regulations for safeguarding consumer data, increasing funding and investments in the blockchain arena. The adoption of blockchain technology in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries is also attributing to the

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Despite ‘Crypto Winter,’ Number of Blockchain Firms in Switzerland, Liechtenstein Grows

The number of blockchain-related firms in Switzerland and Liechtenstein has continued to rise according to a survey conducted by Switzerland-based crypto investment firm CV VC, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports on Jan. 24.  Per the report, crypto- and blockchain-related firms continue to crop up in the region despite the current bear

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China’s New Cryptocurrency Ratings See BTC Slip While Embattled EOS Maintains Number One

China has released its latest government-sponsored rankings of major cryptocurrencies, placing Bitcoin (BTC) in 18th while awarding the top spot to domestic blockchain platform EOS (EOS). The rankings were released in a press release on Dec. 21.China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID) under the Country's Ministry of Industry

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Number of Crypto ATMs Steadily Growing Amid ‘Crypto Winter,’ Data Shows

The number of new crypto ATMs around the world continues to grow despite the recent crypto market collapse, according to data. Crypto teller locator Coin ATM Radar presented the data in a report published Monday, Dec. 10.Coin ATM Radar’s information shows that in November, different ATM manufacturers opened 209 tellers

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