Microsoft Announces Availability of R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform on Azure

Microsoft Announces Availability of R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform on Azure R3’s blockchain software Corda, developed by the Fintech startup alongside 70 of the world’s biggest banks forming the R3 consortium, is now available on Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure. Announced quietly last week, the revelation comes soon after Corda’s code was contributed to the Linux…

Report: Hong Kong Banks Should Explore Blockchain Tech Despite Regulatory Hurdles

Report: Hong Kong Banks Should Explore Blockchain Tech Despite Regulatory Hurdles The FinTech market, particularly with blockchain technologies, is expected to flourish in Hong Kong in 2017 due to increased cooperation between Fintech and financial services firms, a KPMG report has claimed. In its “Hong Kong Banking Outlook 2017” [PDF] report, the services giant cites…

Delhi University College Introduces Digital Cards for Cashless Transactions

Delhi University College Introduces Digital Cards for Cashless Transactions ADelhi University college has turned its attention to digital identity cards for students that can also be used to make cashless payments to the college, reports The Asian Age. Two months ago Laxmibai College launched the digital cards, which has a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip…

Regulators Issue Warnings Over ‘Fraudulent’ Bitcoin Investment Scheme

Regulators in Belize and the Seychelles have sounded the alarm about a bitcoin investment scheme. Belize’s Office of the International Financial Services Commission has said that Xmaxbit, a website claiming to offer cryptocurrency investment and mining services, is not officially registered in the country. A registration document posted on its website is “a complete forgery”,…

Philippines Use Bitcoin to Process 20 Percent of South Korea’s Remittances

Philippines Use Bitcoin to Process 20 Percent of South Korea’s Remittances   The Philippines is a home to some of the industry’s most innovative startups including Coins.ph and Rebit.ph, that enable cost-efficient remittances from their home country to international recipients. At Bootstrap Manila, Bitcoin startups & investors revealed that 20 percent of remittances from the…