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Major Pan-African Insurance Firm Rolls Back Insurance for Crypto Mining Equipment

Pan-African insurance company Old Mutual has opted out of insuring cryptocurrency mining equipment due to the absence of regulation in the industry, local technology-focused new outlet ITWeb reported on June 10.Following comprehensive research of the industry, Old Mutual has arrived at a decision not to insure equipment used for

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US Ivy League University Rolls Out Online Course in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has introduced an online program on financial technologies, including digital currencies, according to a press release published on May 30.The new online program dubbed “Fintech: Foundations and Applications of Financial Technologies” features lectures and case studies on topics such as payments,

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South American Startup Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Fiat Exchange and OTC Desk

Latin America-based cryptocurrency startup Ripio has launched a trading platform, including an over the counter (OTC) desk, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 16.Ripio’s newly launched platform will enable its customers in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico to trade cryptocurrency to fiat, use digital banking services,

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Hyperledger Rolls Out Suite of Blockchain Tools for Interoperability

Hyperledger has introduced a set of tools dubbed “Hyperledger Aries” aimed at interoperability of different types of blockchain-based data. The company announced the development in a blog post on May 14.Hyperledger Aries is a set of tools that purportedly enables the exchange of blockchain-based data, supports peer-to-peer (P2P) messaging

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Insurance Broker Marsh Rolls Out Proof of Insurance Blockchain App to US Clients

Canada-based global insurance broker Marsh will soon roll out its proof of insurance (POI) blockchain platform to American commercial clients, the firm announced in a press release on April 25.First launched as a Proof of concept (PoC) in April 2018, Marsh’s POI platform will purportedly provide more certainty of

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Lightning Labs Rolls Out Desktop App on Bitcoin Blockchain

Photo: Lightning Labs BlogLightning Labs, the company behind the network that maintains and contributes to Bitcoin‘s core decentralization property, has announced the launch of the alpha version of its Lightning App for desktop on Bitcoin mainnet.The desktop application leverages Neutrino that ‘allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions

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Bibox Crypto Exchange Rolls Out Blockchain Project Incubator

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Bibox is launching an incubator for blockchain projects called Bibox Orbit, according to an announcement published on March 30.Estonia-based Bibox —  the ninth largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of adjusted trading volume — has revealed that it is rolling out Bibox Orbit, an incubator for blockchain

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Indian Institute Rolls Out Advanced Program on FinTech and Blockchain

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta and training platform TalentSpirit are jointly offering an advanced programme in fintech and blockchain technology, local news outlet The Asian reported on Feb. 26.The new program scheduled for this May is reportedly targeted at management and finance professionals aiming to educate participants on

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