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Infographic: UK’s blockchain job market

Infographic blockchain jobs UK

Blockchain vacancies in the UK increase by 25% with Britain posting three times as many jobs as Germany – and more findings in this infographic.

Abu Dhabi Global Market and UAE Exchange partner for “vibrant fintech ecosystem”

ADGM and UAE Exchange team for fintech ecosystem

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi and UAE Exchange have teamed up “to support, develop and promote the fintech” ecosystem in the country.

Infographic: how serialised blockchain will revolutionise supply chain

Blockchain infographics

This infographic, courtesy of Savi Technology, explains how blockchain links offer immutable, trackable parcels of data that can include “smart contracts”, instructions such as other transactions that will be triggered to perform automatically later.

Coinbase joins unicorn club with $100m funding, partners with Fidelity

Welcome to unicorn club

Digital currency wallet Coinbase has taken the leap to become a unicorn. The San Francisco-based company announced it has received $100 million in Series D funding led by IVP.

SIX Swiss Exchange, Nasdaq and Chain team for blockchain OTC project

BBVA and Ripple in blockchain cross-border payments trial

SIX Swiss Exchange and Nasdaq and working with blockchain tech company Chain to provide distributed ledger technology (DLT) for for SIX’s over-the-counter (OTC) structured products business.

R3, CGI and eleven banks develop blockchain-based trade finance app

Trade finance and blockchain

Following a year of development and testing, R3, CGI and eleven banks unveil a prototype of a trade finance app built of R3’s Corda distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Ripple unveils expanded suite of offerings

Ripple

What’s in a name? Blockchain solutions company Ripple is about to find out. The company has unveiled a new name for its existing global payments network, as well as a handful of new solutions.

Belarus’ central bank builds blockchain-based information network

Blockchain for Belarus

National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, the country’s central bank, says it has created an information network based on blockchain technology, “which may be used to tackle a wide range of modern and promising banking and non-banking tasks”.

R3’s Corda DLT platform tested for euro commercial paper issuance

R3

Blockchain consortium R3 (which now describes itself as an “enterprise software firm”) and four of its member banks have created a prototype solution for issuance of euro commercial paper (ECP) on R3’s Corda distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform.

IBM and seven European banks team for SME trade finance blockchain project

SAP launches Blockchain-as-a-Service

A group of seven large European banks, Digital Trade Chain Consortium, have turned to IBM to build and host a new trade finance platform, based on IBM Blockchain powered by Hyperledger Fabric.

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