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French Lender Societe Generale Issues $112 Million Bond on Ethereum
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French Lender Societe Generale Issues $112 Million Bond on Ethereum

French financial services giant Societe Generale Group has issued about $112 million worth of bonds in the form of a security token on the public ethereum blockchain. Announced today, a subsidiary called Societe Generale SFH used the OFH token (obligations de financement de l’habitat, or home financing obligations) to represent 100 million […]

How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry
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How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry

New blockchain-based financial networks like the one launched by IBM last week will enable faster and more transparent cross-border payments and eventually become the platform for retail and other consumer transactions. As more blockchain-based payment networks and fiat-backed digital currencies – including one from the largest U.S. bank – emerge, […]

How Blockchain Technology And Decentralization Will Revolutionize The Crowdfunding Industry
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How Blockchain Technology And Decentralization Will Revolutionize The Crowdfunding Industry

Before the blockchain and the crypto buzz started, crowdfunding portals were the most common example of decentralization in the financial markets. Those portals help investors or donors to discover interesting projects and to invest or donate money to those specific projects. In the case of securities, the crowdfunding process is […]

SoftBank, TBCASoft work together to create blockchain-based identification services
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SoftBank, TBCASoft work together to create blockchain-based identification services

SoftBank and TBCASoft have launched a blockchain-based identification and authentication working group under the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG). TBCASoft has created a new foundation application framework called CrossCarrier Identification System (CCIS), which supports the establishment of identification and authentication services. This working group will collaborate with the global consortium […]

3 Ways Blockchain Is a Supply Chain’s Best Friend
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3 Ways Blockchain Is a Supply Chain’s Best Friend

It’s nothing short of magic, really, the way global trading partners do business today. The problems are obvious and acute: massive complexity exacerbated by an enormous amount of manual, still mostly paper-oriented processes. Which is why blockchain—the networked distributed ledger technology—is gaining relevance in today’s global supply chains. Sanctioned blockchains […]

Forget Sandboxes: Why Governments Should Accept Licensing From Other Jurisdictions
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Forget Sandboxes: Why Governments Should Accept Licensing From Other Jurisdictions

When the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority announced the first round of Fintechs for their regulatory sandbox in 2015, it was heralded as a progressive move and reinforced the UK’s dedication to financial innovation. The FCA is now hosting their fourth cohort of companies, and it is evident that this may […]

European Regulators Call for Common EU-Wide Regulatory Approach for ICOs
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European Regulators Call for Common EU-Wide Regulatory Approach for ICOs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its advice to the European Union (EU) institutions on crypto-assets and initial coin offerings (ICOs) regulation, calling for a common EU-wide regulatory approach. In its advice paper, ESMA notes that some member states have or are considering introducing crypto-assets related rules […]