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Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 14 November 2017

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s (13 November) action, here’s our latest blockchain and Bitcoin round-up. Featuring Bitcoin Gold, OTC Exchange Network, Deloitte and Github. Bitcoin Gold (BTG), the newest fork of the Bitcoin blockchain, has officially gone live. It’s not the first to breakaway from Bitcoin, as previously in August, Bitcoin Cash (BCC) launched. […]

Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 25 September 2017

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Exchange traded funds, certification, a rewards network and a new cryptocurrency. Our latest blockchain and Bitcoin round-up features Evolve Funds Group, DNV GL, Deloitte and Codemojo. Evolve Funds Group has filed a preliminary prospectus with the Canadian securities regulators for Canada’s first cryptocurrency exchange traded funds (ETFs), Evolve Bitcoin ETF (aka BITS). “Accessing Bitcoin is […]

Blue chips are down as Deloitte hit by cyberattack

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Yet again, another fintech firm has been hit by a cyberattack. This time it’s Deloitte’s turn – with confidential emails and plans of some of its blue-chip clients compromised, according to the Guardian. The cybersecurity attack went unnoticed for months and the Guardian says it understands that Deloitte clients across all of its sectors – […]

Deloitte buys consulting firm Market Gravity

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Deloitte has acquired design consultancy firm Market Gravity as it looks for a lift and the chance to moisten its creative juices. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London with teams in New York, Edinburgh and Toronto, Market Gravity works across multiple sectors including financial services, retail, energy, telecoms and automotive. It recently helped UK-based […]

SAP fires up Leonardo platform for digital innovation

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SAP has made a raft of announcements (and promises) at its annual Sapphire conference in Orlando, Florida. Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, says the company continues to be committed to its “empathy” strategy unveiled last year and the time is now for “the urgency of action”. The vendor has unveiled its new SAP Leonardo platform […]

Hong Kong trade finance goes Deloitte-fully blockchain

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Deloitte, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and trade finance banks in Hong Kong have developed a distributed ledger technology (DLT) proof of concept (PoC) for trade finance. Industry participants include Bank of China (Hong Kong), the Bank of East Asia, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered (Hong Kong). The blockchain project has created […]

Irish Funds and Deloitte power blockchain for regulatory reporting

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Irish Funds is working with Deloitte and others to develop a blockchain proof of concept (PoC) for regulatory reporting. The project will focus on the Resident Investment Fund Returns (Money Market and Investment Funds Returns Reporting – MMIF) regulation and will use blockchain and smart contract technology to create a platform for regulatory reporting accessible […]

Deloitte opens blockchain lab in Dublin

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Deloitte has launched its new EMEA blockchain lab at Whitaker Court in Dublin’s “Silicon Docks” district in the Republic of Ireland. The new lab follows Deloitte’s recent lab launch in New York. At that time, Eric Piscini, principal with Deloitte Consulting, said 2017 could be its “make-or-break year” for blockchain. The Dublin-based blockchain team will […]

Deloitte opens blockchain lab in New York

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Deloitte has launched a blockchain lab in New York’s Wall Street. 2017 could be its “make-or-break year” for blockchain, says Eric Piscini, principal with Deloitte Consulting. Joe Guastella, another principal with Deloitte Consulting, says its “ecosystem for education, ideation [we missed you jargon], strategy, application prototyping and development is there to support Deloitte’s clients and […]

Fintech funding round-up: 8 December 2016

Here comes the money wave!

Fintech funding stories can be fun if they are brief. Featuring MoneyLion, SETL and Finicity.

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