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Bermuda attracts attention of tech ‘big fish’

[Mon 12:03] One of the biggest names in crypto and digital technologies attended the inaugural Bermuda Tech Week, although not as a guest speaker. Bermudian-based Hub Culture staged its second Bermuda Innovation Sprint, which overlapped with Tech Week and included the Liquidity Summit. Praising the Premier, the Fintech Bermuda team and the Bermuda Monetary Authority, he said: Bermuda does now have the best framework for this in the world, and it is attracting the attention of the really big fish. The Bermuda Tech Summit opened with an announcement by Mr Burt that Government had committed to accept digital currency payments, providing they are one-to-one US dollar-backed digital currencies that are licensed by the BMA. The intention is to have the initiative ready by the start of the new year.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

5 Top Weekly NASDAQ Tech Stocks: Datasea Climbs 159 Percent

[Mon 06:03] The company reported a net loss of US$1.4 million, mostly unchanged from last year. Cash at the end of the second quarter came in at US$1.1 million for the company. Principally focused on financial technology companies, AGM Group Holdings invests in companies that provide financial training and online trading solutions. Data for 5 Top NASDAQ Tech Stocks articles is retrieved each Friday at 12:00 p.m. EDT using TradingView's stock screener.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Oct. 13–19 in Review

[Mon 02:03] The German-speaking world has seen another week of events in the crypto industry, with a new survey revealing that 27% of Germans are interested in using Facebook's planned Libra stablecoin, which has been discussed all over the world since its announcement in June 2019. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. German real estate giant Bauwens invested in the Foundation Group, which is known as the first-ever provider of real estate-based security token offerings regulated by major German financial authority, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority. On Oct. 18, Cointelegraph reported on a new survey showing that 27% of German people are planning to use Facebook's planned cryptocurrency Libra.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Japan's First! Japanese Real Estate Developer Lead Real Estate Condominium and Hotel Development Through STO Fund

[Mon 02:03] The fluctuating real estate market in Japan and the negative interest rate, a Japanese political measure, maximized the appeal of Japanese real estate with the 2020 Olympis games coming around the corner. Lead Real Estate is a real estate development company in Tokyo that has been around since November of 2003. Lead Real Estate also deals with real estate outside of Japan. The World Blockchain STO Summit Conference in Dubai is sponsored by Lead Real Estate as they are starting their real estate securitization.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Liquefy partners with a consortium of Gulf families to digitize property assets for over US$ 1 billion, starting with a landmark Mayfair luxury hotel

[Mon 00:03] Hong Kong, Oct. 20, 2019 - Liquefy will be the technology provider for a consortium of Gulf families on a real estate digital securities project, with US$1 billion worth of real estate assets in the pipeline. Liquefy is a technology platform specializing in blockchain applications that enable the issuance of digital securities backed by illiquid assets such as real estate property. "We are excited to be working on this fantastic opportunity with top families from the Gulf, and beginning with a Mayfair property of such high quality," said Adrian Lai, CEO of Liquefy. Working with the consortium of Gulf families, Liquefy will continue to drive development in blockchain solutions towards a new era of digital securities.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sharjah FDI Forum hits the five-year milestone: Region's top thought-leadership platform driving responsible investments

[Sun 05:03] The economy is projected to grow 3.3 per cent in 2020 supported by a strong 4 percent non-oil growth projected for that year, according to IMF. The understanding that increased FDI flows are critical to the sustainable development of any country - reflected in the UAE government's 2018 FDI law, which projects an increase investment flows by up to 20 percent this year, or, Sharjah's strategic efforts to become a top FDI destination by diversifying its economy which it has done successfully as no economic sector contributes more than 20 percent to its GDP - formed the basis for an FDI gathering in the emirate of Sharjah to bring the region together on one stage to share experiences and discuss best practices. In 2015, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority brought the 12th edition of the World Forum for FDI for the first time in the MENA region under the theme 'Where East Meets West'. Since inception, Invest in Sharjah has operated under Shurooq to make a tremendous impact to drive more long-term and qualitative investments into Sharjah and the UAE to drive national and regional FDI performance and growth. What will the future of the global economy be and how will FDI realities transform, faced by the unprecedented proliferation of rapidly advanced technologies like AI, robotics, IoT, and blockchain? The two-day discussions at the third Sharjah FDI forum addressed these crucial topics, and enabled investors and policymakers to return home with new direction and substantial answers.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Asset Tokenization On Blockchain – The Future Of Asset Management Landscape

[Sat 03:03] By enabling asset tokenization, Blockchain can play a major role in the transformation of the physical asset management process. In what follows, we explore the ways in which efficient, seamless, and secure asset tokenization on Blockchain can usher a new era in asset management. In brief, asset management is the entire process of production, procurement, storage, and management of asset-related documents before, during, and after the process of ownership transfer. To conclude, tokenization and Blockchain implementation would rule out the many intermediaries involved in the asset management process.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Wave and Vertalo start by tokenizing yield, with race horses and whiskey as long term possibilities

[Fri 01:03] Asset management firm Wave Financial launched its first bitcoin yield fund last month with the help of Vertalo, the tokenization solution company that helped PrimeTrust put cap tables on blockchain earlier this year. Wave touts the fund as the first crypto derivatives-based yield fund on the market, but the partnership is planning to expand to legacy markets. Fidelity Digital Assets custodies the fund's BTC.On the tokenization front, Wave is issuing Fund Tokens related tot he yield fund that aren't registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, meaning U.S. investors will have to stay on the bench. In order to execute a tokenized fund, Wave said Vertalo had all the right connections.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Role of Big Data, IoT, Blockchain, and AI in Mobile Banking – Revealed!

[Thu 05:03] The mobile app development company focuses on emerging technologies like Big Data, AI, Blockchain, and IoT to come up with robust and comprehensive mobile banking solutions. Let's go through the role IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI are going to play in taking mobile banking to the next level. Let's start with Big Data.Big Role of Big Data in transforming mobile banking. Mobile banking app can collect a variety of data of banking customers and big data can enable the banks or financial institutions to make the most of it to meet the customer's needs in the best possible way.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

10 Insane Real World Applications of the Blockchain Technology

[Wed 06:03] A blockchain is a group or a network of computers that store the records of transactions that happen within the group. With blockchain's tamper-proof record keeping, the chance that anyone could try and fraud any insurance company is off the table. Even with the progress, there are a lot of giants and new startups working to develop entire platforms that could support and even make blockchain a legal hurdle-less way of acquiring and enacting insurance. Real Estate record keeping is perhaps the first and foremost real-world application of the innovative Distributed Ledger Technology of a blockchain.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Fintech will give us more data about our properties and help us make better purchases

[Wed 06:03] How much do you really know about a property you're buying? How much does it cost to heat and cool? When was the building last inspected? There's not really much data available. "There's going to be increasing convergence of understanding property value and the cost of running a house," said Insight Data Solutions COO Mike Thanos this afternoon at an Intersekt 2019 panel on fintech and the disruption of property and energy markets. This data can in turn provide a more accurate picture of a property's value. "You can upload it to a free website and comparison shop. I'd love to see those data feeds made available at an aggregated level so that people can start to use it to better understand the value of property."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Interview: UAE's RAKBANK ups fintech game for money transfers, renews SME focus, says CEO

[Wed 04:03] Zawya sat with Peter England, CEO of RAKBANK to learn more about the bank's future plans. RAKBANK is the first bank in the UAE to tie up with Ripple, we use Ripple as a core partner in our overseas remittance offering, allowing us to do online real-time remittances to a number of markets. The actual pure SME portfolio back then was about 20 percent, but the personal banking book had a lot of SME related lending. For starters, personal banking is only 38 percent of the bank, wholesale banking has gone from basically nothing to 29 percent of the bank, SME itself has remained at about 17 percent, it's a little less than it was, but its' not a traumatic difference.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

UAE- DLD achieves electronic link with real estate unit owners for Emaar's projects

[Tue 03:03] The Dubai Land Department has announced its electronic connection with Sakani, the residential community management portal of Emaar Properties, to settle service charges through a number of channels, such as the Dubai Real Estate Self Transaction, Mollak, and Emaar's payment channels. Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of the Real Estate Regulatory Agency, honoured Ahmed Thani Al Matrooshi, MD of Emaar Properties, for Emaar's earning of the Real Estate Order of Excellence in this field and in recognition of the significant and influential role it plays in enriching Dubai's real estate market with a wide portfolio of outstanding projects that have contributed to Dubai's global leadership. "DLD's initiatives aim to support its vision to position Dubai as the world's premier real estate destination and a byword for innovation, trust, and happiness as well as its mission to create an innovative and sustainable real estate environment that will promote Dubai as the world's happiest city. In this context, DLD is witnessing a radical transformation in its operations to provide smart services, optimally benefit from our financial and human resources, and provide the sector with legislation and integrated real estate services, most prominently the Dubai REST application and Mollak system to achieve the highest levels of quality, sustainability, and innovation as well as contribute to Dubai's overall economic development," Bin Ghalita said. Emaar is the first major real estate developer to integrate with Mollak that was developed internally by DLD. Bin Ghalita added: "Dubai has been a global leader in many matters related to real estate registration and regulation, in parallel with the rapid growth of properties and major community projects over the past decade. Mollak's unique system will proceed to ensure ease and transparency of completing transactions in the real estate sector, which has benefited from the new legislation packages the government recently launched. The importance of the innovative system is represented by the use of the latest technologies in Dubai's real estate sector, including artificial intelligence and blockchain."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

German Multi-Millionaire, Marvin Steinberg, Believes Security Tokens are Blockchain’s most Desirable Use-Case

[Mon 14:03] Marvin Steinberg explains that this is not the case with a STO. Marvin describes that security tokens allow both startups and enterprises to tokenize assets, including equity, and issue them on a blockchain while retaining the legal safety that would otherwise attract institutional investors to only IPOs. Marvin Steinberg explains that STOs are simply better in all aspects and able to attract far more investors and funding as they are also a novelty. Marvin Steinberg has created a compact guide on how to launch an STO where Marvin asserts that taking care of the regulations and the jurisdiction is a crucial first step. Marvin Steinberg states that most startups and even established companies will eventually adopt STOs as the main fundraising method.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

DLD achieves electronic link with real estate unit owners for Emaar's projects

[Mon 13:03] The Dubai Land Department has announced its electronic connection with Sakani, the residential community management portal of Emaar Properties, to settle service charges through a number of channels, such as the Dubai Real Estate Self Transaction, Mollak, and Emaar's payment channels. Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of the Real Estate Regulatory Agency, honoured Ahmed Thani Al Matrooshi, MD of Emaar Properties, for Emaar's earning of the Real Estate Order of Excellence in this field and in recognition of the significant and influential role it plays in enriching Dubai's real estate market with a wide portfolio of outstanding projects that have contributed to Dubai's global leadership. "DLD's initiatives aim to support its vision to position Dubai as the world's premier real estate destination and a byword for innovation, trust, and happiness as well as its mission to create an innovative and sustainable real estate environment that will promote Dubai as the world's happiest city. In this context, DLD is witnessing a radical transformation in its operations to provide smart services, optimally benefit from our financial and human resources, and provide the sector with legislation and integrated real estate services, most prominently the Dubai REST application and Mollak system to achieve the highest levels of quality, sustainability, and innovation as well as contribute to Dubai's overall economic development," Bin Ghalita said. Emaar is the first major real estate developer to integrate with Mollak that was developed internally by DLD. Bin Ghalita added: "Dubai has been a global leader in many matters related to real estate registration and regulation, in parallel with the rapid growth of properties and major community projects over the past decade. Mollak's unique system will proceed to ensure ease and transparency of completing transactions in the real estate sector, which has benefited from the new legislation packages the government recently launched. The importance of the innovative system is represented by the use of the latest technologies in Dubai's real estate sector, including artificial intelligence and blockchain."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Signs of A Recession?

[Sat 21:03] A mixture of factors such as federal funds rates remaining low, negative interest rates, bloated valuations in the private and public markets, an increase in share buybacks, as well as possible increased leverage might continue stoke fears. Personal debts have increased with Experian noting that overall consumer debts have reached over $13.3 trillion, with revolving debt reaching over $4.0 trillion. A recent headline by the F.T. reads "U.S. companies raise $28bn of cheap debt in a single day." Investors still buy corporate debt despite potential signals such as Ford's debt downgrade into junk territory. There might be marked improvements in banking since 2008, but issues such as personal debts, predictions by the IMF and others on a global slowdown, trade wars and other factors affect the economic outlook.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Vasiliki Yiannoulis-Riva, Partner, Withersworldwide to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast

[Sat 07:03] New York, NY, October 12, 2019 -( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Vasiliki Yiannoulis-Riva, Partner, Withersworldwide will speak at a webcast entitled: "Blockchains and Smart Contracts: Maximizing Opportunities Live Webcast." This webcast is scheduled October 15, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. In this live webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments concerning the use of blockchains and smart contracts. About The Knowledge Group, LLC. The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Hong Kong Provide Regulatory Requirements for Crypto Fund Managers

[Wed 08:03] Per the document, cryptocurrency fund managers in Hong Kong are required to maintain a liquid capital of at least 2 million Hong Kong dollars. As the regulator puts it, crypto fund managers will need to ensure that the fund assets should be separated from its own, as well as those of other clients. Crypto fund managers are encouraged to evaluate the features of the diverse custodial arrangement, including security controls with key generation, the management of transactions, asset storage, and handling the future forks of blockchains. On Security Token offerings, thus providing a set of legal and regulatory requirements for companies and individuals looking to engage in any STO-related activities.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Middle East, blockchain, and cryptocurrency – what’s happening?

[Wed 07:03] Blockchain technology is continuously gaining momentum as governments and organizations announce that they are adopting the technology across the world, including in the Middle East. Breaking down blockchain Blockchain is fundamentally a form of record book, or ledger, which is distributed publicly. Common uses for blockchain technology Blockchain's arrival was followed by a flurry of analysis of its use for payment processing and money transfers in the banking and finance sector other sectors have since begun looking at the benefits of blockchain adoption. Blockchain in the Middle East Middle Eastern-based companies and governments have likewise begun to investigate blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

If Its New Tech, Indian Companies Most Bullish in Asia

[Wed 06:03] Indian companies are more confident in their ability to successfully adopt new technology than their counterparts in HK/China, Japan, Singapore and Australia, according to a pulse survey of 600 C-suite executives across the Asia Pacific region, including 100 executives in India. In terms of areas Indian companies will be focusing on in the tech space in the first part of the 2020s, the capture and use of data comes out on top, with 61% of Indian businesses identifying big data as a key focus. "It is increasingly clear that those who win in terms of data, win in business. The analytics provided around customer behaviour, operational efficiencies and cost will provide a clear edge in the decade to come. Leading Indian companies, and multinationals basing their tech operations in India, are alive to this fact, and are preparing for the new data driven age with significant investments in processes and people." For more than 50 years, Baker & McKenzie has been assisting Indian companies with their business interests worldwide and global companies who have an interest in investing or operating in India, working with some of India's best law firms.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Asia-Pacific family offices have highest investment returns at 6.2%

[Wed 06:03] Due to heightened geo-political, economic and financial market turbulence, the global family offices' overall investment performance decreased from the previous year, with the average portfolio returning 5.4%. Both Asia-Pacific and the Emerging Markets' family offices achieved the highest average returns at 6.2%. Developing market equities and bonds - to which Asia-Pacific and the Emerging Markets continued to allocate more than the other regions - in addition to direct private equity investments, drove the marginal outperformance of other regions. Within Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong family offices performance was at 3.5%. Private markets fared the best of all asset classes for family offices globally, with Asia-Pacific's performance of 19% outstripping the global average of 16%. The performance of real estate also held up well, with a global average return of 9.4% and Asia-Pacific at 8.9%. Family offices have increased their allocations to this asset class by 2.1 percentage points globally, and real estate now accounts for 17% of the average family office portfolio both globally and in Asia-Pacific. At present, 23% of Asia-Pacific based family offices are pursuing a preservationist investment strategy - a figure which is higher than the 7.7% reported in the 2018 Global Family Office Report. In Asia-Pacific, 40% of family offices are engaged in sustainable investing, while Hong Kong has 41% family offices engaged in sustainable investing.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

[Wed 02:03] Medical Properties Trust last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.31. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.34%. Medical Properties Trust's dividend payout ratio is 75.91%. In other news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 77,500 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.43, for a total transaction of $1,505,825. Insider Emmett E. Mclean sold 100,000 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction on Monday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.37, for a total value of $1,837,000. Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sequoia reveals startups in the second cohort for its Surge accelerator programme

[Wed 01:03] Founders: Alex Feng, Damon Yue and Matt Li.Launched: July 2019.Chilibeli is a community-based social commerce platform that connects farmers, suppliers and consumers through the company's network of agents to bring fresh, quality products and produce to every household, at affordable prices. Co-investors: Chiratae Ventures, Tracxn Labs.Hevo is an Automated Unified Data Platform that helps companies understand their users and customers better. Hevo targets the global market, with operations based across Bangalore, India and San Francisco, USA. The company is currently working with customers across five countries. PerroMart, which started in August 2015 in Singapore as an e-commerce platform, is moving to an omnichannel business model that will allow the company to reach the larger proportion of Southeast Asia's pet owners who still shop offline, and add new services - such as vet care and grooming - to cover the entire value chain.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Can You Afford to Ignore This? – Fintech Investments and The Big Banks

[Tue 02:03] Download now: Three ASX fintech stocks taking on the banks. There's no question the big banks will have to divert an increasing amount of money to technology over the next couple of years. It'll be interesting to see how the big banks respond to this threat. As well as the traction these new neo banks get with Australia's banking customers.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Immigration Opportunities To Malta For Startups Of India

[Sun 12:03] Operating on the tenets of parliamentary democracy, Malta isn't too different from India. With the possibility of dual citizenship in both Malta and India, the Malta Individual Investor Programme is an avenue you should consider. Children of Maltese citizens are automatically granted citizenship even if they weren't born in Malta. Businesses in Malta have access to attractive incentives, pro-business policies, international networking opportunities and a robust economy.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>


[Sun 04:03] According to a notable software technology publication, the following positions are the most in demand by companies for software developers: DevOps AI engineers, DevOps data scientists, JavaScript developers, DevOps Cloud Engineering, DevOps Engineering, scrum master, full stack developer, cyber security, and others. On-demand developers provide business organizations with a sourcing outlet on an "As needed" basis to immediately fill developer vacancies remotely. Chetu's on-demand developers provide skill sets and fluency between software languages being retired to the newer software languages being introduced as well as supplies technical UI/UX designers. Chetu's experienced on-demand developers can recreate software and provide modification to proprietary software using the latest technologies for optimal speed, functionality and performance.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

steinberginvest: How Marvin Steinberg, an Ex-Ping-Pong Player with a Shattered Career, Became a Self-Made Millionaire in Just a Few Years

[Sat 14:03] Just 10 years after suffering a serious knee injury that abruptly ended his promising sports career, Marvin Steinberg made a name for himself as a successful entrepreneur who revolutionized the entire energy industry in Germany. Through Steinberg Marketing, Marvin Steinberg aims to help already-successful companies scale to the next level and dominate their market, even internationally. Marvin Steinberg has a proven track record of helping hundreds of startups grow to 7-9 figures from scratch, often with just in a few years. Through another venture, called Steinberg Invest, Marvin Steinberg has helped hundreds of businesses grow past the 7-9 figure mark over the last few years.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Reasons Why Blockchain Is Not Quite Ready for Facebook’s Dreams

[Sat 13:03] Many proposed uses for blockchain will remain forever implausible: Blockchain will not bring peace to the Middle East, and today's blockchain solutions are inefficient. The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority earlier this year granted a license to a cryptocurrency investing firm, while regulators from groups like the Financial Action Task Force routinely engage with blockchain firms and blockchain media. Blockchain needs strong solutions in all three layers, and there's every indication that Layers 2 and 3 will blossom in the next few years. The Lightning protocol, for example, speeds up Bitcoin transactions but does not allow crucial blockchain features like smart contracts and will not work with other blockchain protocols.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI-HPC Convergence in Financial Services: Getting Real about Real Time

[Fri 22:03] Discussed at Tabor Communications' HPC & AI on Wall Street conference last week in New York, one of the most interesting ideas raised during the "2020 Prediction in Financial Services" session came from panel moderator Addison Snell, CEO of industry analyst firm Intersect360 Research, who said, "I think risk management is one of the most fascinating areas in finance and it actually drives more investment in HPC than any other." Because that's real time, it's going to be ubiquitous edge computing, that's how you get to real time. Snell emphasized that "Real time occurs in two different contexts in this environment. Most people, when they say real time, they mean fast enough that it feels interactive. But then there's an engineering definition of real time where you can't have an answer that's both late and correct - the timeliness is part of the actual validity of the answer, that means 'hard real time.'". The foundation for achieving this, of course, is comprehensive digital transformation, which Kahn defined as creating an environment in which "Everything that you do lends itself to digitization, it's a digital view of life, you need to digitize all the interactions that take place in all the processes that take place within your purview You need to harness your data so it's not dark, you need to turn it into real time streaming information, you need to have a data supply chain and have a determination to extract value from everything that you've now digitized."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How Blockchain Technology Is Changing The World

[Fri 20:03] Blockchain - the technology that underpins popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum - has been touted as revolutionary by a host of industry and market leaders, including tech giants Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM. While blockchains were initially only used to record digital currency transactions, several non-currency and non-financial applications have emerged within the past few years. A growing number of companies, including the likes of Walmart and Samsung, are making massive investments in blockchain technology. In a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission published in February 2019, American tech company, Apple, also suggested the use of blockchain technology to ensure that its mineral supply chain remains conflict-free and environmentally sustainable. Even now, many blockchain developers and evangelists believe that we have only scratched the surface of the technology's full potential.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Ex-UBS Head Wants His Crypto Bank to Tap $220B Cryptocurrency Market

[Fri 08:03] Peter Wuffli, the former CEO of Switzerland's largest bank UBS and director at Swiss crypto bank Sygnum, wants to tap the "$220 billion market of institutions and private individuals who already own cryptocurrencies. Local news outlet SwissInfo reported on Sept. 26 that Wuffli has shown excitement concerning the potential of crypto assets. "The most immediate opportunity is the existing $220 billion market of institutions and private individuals who already own cryptocurrencies. Thousands of clients have contacted us for a one-stop-shop for asset custody, loans and trading cryptocurrencies seamlessly with fiat currencies." While Wuffli admitted that he does not know about Facebook's plans in detail and that he cannot really comment on the project, he voiced concern over the idea of corporate currencies in general.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Australia! The refuge of every Asian fintech company for the future

[Fri 08:03] Hong Kong fintech companies have just a few choices they can make based on their surroundings. They can either go to Taiwan which is also seriously being pressured by Chinese influence, or to South-East Asian countries where the market is definitely not as effective and the tax conditions are not even near as good as in Hong Kong. Although labor is a bit more on the expensive side in Australia, around $4500 average monthly compared to Hong Kong's $2500 average monthly, it's at least a much better place in terms of real estate. Hong Kong had a price of $28,000 per square meter while Australia has $10,000 on average.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Collaboration with technology startups could result in exponential, scalable growth for MSMEs

[Fri 07:03] MSME and technology startups are two distinct and very vibrant ecosystem History of economic development across many countries like Japan, Korea, Spain, and China suggests that when the working-age population as a relative to total population is large enough, it results in period of sustained growth over the long term. The technology startups are actively looking for business problems to solve and exhibit their skills. Technology could be the catalyst and enabler A great opportunity beckons the MSME(s) in terms of growth. The tech startups and the ecosystem in India could be great enabler in supporting the MSMEs expand, scale and growth their business.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Bahrain Rated Number One In MENA Region and In Top Three Emerging Hubs Globally for PropTech Entrepreneurs

[Thu 12:03] PRNewswire-PRWeb/ - The report for the Global PropTech Time Survey 2019, conducted by HexGn was unveiled at the GCC PropTech Time event on September 17th. in Bahrain. Emerged as the top destination regionally and among the top three emerging destinations globally for PropTech. Is at the helm of leading a PropTech revolution in the MENA region. Being named in the top three emerging PropTech hubs globally is due to the ease of living and working in Bahrain.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

BitFlyer adds five altcoins in Europe and the US

[Thu 06:03] According to an announcement made by crypto exchange bitFlyer, the firm is adding five new altcoins in Europe. While these coins will be available for European customers immediately, US customers will have access only to BCH, ETC, and LTC as of now. The Tokyo-based exchange clarified that these coins were already available to Japanese customers and it will use this experience to enable the same service for its US and European customers. "By adding new altcoins, we are expanding bitFlyer's Buy/Sell offer significantly, giving our customers instant access to some of the largest and most exciting altcoins in the world. By leveraging our experience in Japan, we can offer our European and US customers the same level of speed, simplicity and transparency as we already do for those trading Bitcoin and Ethereum."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

When China Leads the World, What Will the World Do?

[Thu 04:03] How our world functions in another five, 10, 20 years' time will depend significantly on China. The speaker at the conference made another point about why China has every chance of leading the world in innovation within the next decade. The long game was they would come back to China into the Chinese university system to educate the next generations of Chinese graduates with the knowledge they had picked up from the best universities in the world. If China does become the technology leader of the world, it won't be the end of us, but could be the catalyst needed for the rest of the world to up their game again.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Meet @BITCOIN_CHIEF And Stop Losing Your BITCOIN Tradings Even With Your Signals - Nairaland / General - Nairaland

[Thu 03:03] Most people refer to me as Africa's Pioneer Investor in Bitcoin, as I bought my first set of Bitcoin In 2011, 3 years after Bitcoin was created. Two of my books "How Bitcoin Changed My Life" and "Get Rich Off The Net" are bestsellers which have sold over five thousand copies each on Amazon and other social media platforms. A lot of persons have lost money to fraudulent Ponzi schemes who use Bitcoin as transaction Currency. Some even had to give other people their money to invest or trade Bitcoin for them.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ELAD Network Bounty Campaign

[Wed 12:03] ELAD tokens are developed against the ERC20 Standard as implemented by Ethereum making them instantly compatible with the Ethereum wallet and any other client or contract that uses the ERC20 standard. In our case, the ELAD token once traded against real estate. Becomes the ELAD coin which represents a "Share" of a physical property, the ELAD coin then represents your share of the purchased property, it is therefore backed by a stable tangible asset, not just an idea. Because a lot of other existing tokens are also ERC20 compliant, ELAD tokens can be easily traded including on various exchanges that will let anyone to convert ELAD tokens to other coin types such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin or back to fiat money.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Lakeba Simplifies Property Ownership with Blockchain Technology

[Wed 10:03] Lakeba Group, a privately held international technology innovation group that focuses on solving problems with new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, is orchestrating the sale of two apartments in Adelaide's tallest residential building, Kodo, with distributed ledger technology reports Micky on September 24, 2019. In an effort to make it easier for people to purchase exquisite properties without putting holes in their pockets, Lakeba Group is piloting the sale of two Australian apartments with blockchain technology. Commenting on the innovative project, Darren Younger, head of commercialization at Lakeba Group reiterated that the initiative takes advantage of the immutability property of blockchain technology to ensure transparency in its audit trail. "However, with blockchain technology, 'Australians will now be able to invest in property for as little as $25k, directly holding the fragment of the property deed rather than investing in a trust, financial product, or other intermediary platform," said David Ridgway, South Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A Sign of What’s to Come for Cryptoassets

[Wed 04:03] The Sibos conference is a huge annual conference run by SWIFT. Each year it travels the world to a different city, typically one of the world's major financial and business hubs. Delegates come from all over the world to understand what's happening and what's coming. Back then the idea of financial technology like distributed ledger technology, blockchain or cryptocurrency was completely foreign to almost all in attendance. 'The financial industry is undergoing an extraordinary change, because of new entrants like Facebook's Libra and the emergence of technologies like cryptoassets.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Global Blockchain Market is Expected to Reach USD 169.5 Billion by 2025 : Fior Markets

[Tue 11:03] The global Blockchain market is expected to grow from USD 1.3 Billion in 2017 to USD 169.5 Billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 83.8% during the forecast period 2018-2025, according to the new report published by Fior Markets. To enhance their market position in the global blockchain market, key players are now focusing on adopting the strategies such as product innovations, mergers & acquisitions, recent developments, joint venture, collaborations, and partnership. Asia Pacific region dominated the global blockchain market with USD 0.54 Billion in 2017 where as the North America region held the second dominant position in the market. The global market research reports we provide involve both qualitative and quantitative analysis of current market scenario as per the geographical regions segregated and comprehensive performance in different regions with global approach.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Lead Real Estate CO., LTD., a Japanese Real Estate Company to Start Real Estate Securitization

[Tue 10:03] Lead Real Estate in Tokyo, Japan will begin efforts to securitize Japanese real estate. The fluctuating real estate market in Japan and the negative interest rate, a Japanese political measure, maximized the appeal of Japanese real estate with the 2020 Olympics games coming around the corner. Lead Real Estate is a real estate development company in Tokyo that has been around since November of 2003. The World Blockchain STO Summit Conference in Dubai is sponsored by Lead Real Estate as they are starting their real estate securitization.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Santander InnoVentures, MUFG, and Nomura Holdings back Securitize in US$14M fundraise

[Tue 09:03] Securitize, the trusted global solution for issuing and managing compliant digital securities on the blockchain, has secured a US$14M strategic fundraise with backers that include three of the world's largest banks - Banco Santander through its venture capital arm, MUFG via its wholly-owned corporate venture capital subsidiary, and Nomura Holdings - to further develop its technology platform to modernize the legacy securities industry. "Bringing on key strategic investors like Santander InnoVentures, MUFG, and Nomura, as well as leading blockchain investors, validates how transformative digital securities are for traditional financial markets. Their investment in Securitize ensures that we can continue to drive adoption and innovation with our execution and industry-leading technology," said Carlos Domingo, Co-Founder and CEO of Securitize. "As we bet on companies that are reengineering core pieces of our industry's infrastructure through blockchain technologies, Securitize is an obvious addition to our portfolio that further enables Santander taking part in the nascent digital securities markets," said Manuel Silva Martínez, Partner and Head of Investments at Santander InnoVentures. "Digital securities are increasingly becoming a leading use case for distributed ledger technologies within the financial services industry. Securitize has emerged as a leading solutions provider within this rapidly growing space," said Nobutake Suzuki, President & CEO, MUFG Innovation Partners.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The face of law practice and teaching will never be the same again

[Tue 09:03] No one knows exactly what will happen, but things will surely change; law practice will change and with it legal education too. In the past, any law student would fear mathematics, IT, science Today, they are becoming more daring and many can swim comfortably in the deep end, where collaboration happenswhere law meets information technology, finance, statistics, etc. Advisory teams will need to be composed of combined experts who understand the law and the IT world, and even better if both skills are found in the same person. Lawyers will not disappear; social relations and conflict will always exist, but law adjudication, practice and learning will change.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Adapt or Die: A Lesson to Take from Airbnb

[Tue 05:03] Just as the original travel pioneer, Thomas Cook, goes out of business, a new travel icon, Airbnb, is preparing to go public. Now Airbnb isn't solely responsible for Thomas Cook's demise. While Thomas Cook died a slow death, Airbnb grew rapidly and cemented itself as part of the new cultural zeitgeist. Like Kodak, like Pan Am, like Bear Stearns and now Thomas Cookthe end will be swift for those that can't adapt.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

C Estates Launches, Disrupting Property Investment Market with the Power of Blockchain

[Tue 04:03] Philippines - September 23, 2019 /MarketersMedia/ - C Estates, a revolutionary new company that aims to disrupt the property investment market by harnessing the power of Blockchain, has launched its business. C Estates offers an end-to-end tokenized real estate solution that covers quick and easy property listing and secure tokenization. "However, traditionally, foreign property ownership has been a laborious, painstaking affair due to bureaucracy and red tape. This is where C Estates comes in, with the introduction of a tokenized real estate platform they will make investing in real estate accessible to everyone. Imagine owning a property in South East Asia and collecting rent on this property without even visiting the country!". C Estates is a technology platform business that offers investors the ability to buy and sell interests in properties in South East Asia through the use of blockchain ledgers.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Islamic fintech pioneers test creative ways to engage consumers

[Tue 04:03] Fintechs focused on Islamic finance are entering a market in which consumer knowledge and engagement remains relatively low. Industry hub IFN Fintech lists more than 100 companies on its Islamic Fintech Landscape database that offer sharia-compliant services. A third of Muslims with an interest in Islamic finance rely on scholars for advice, while 32 per cent seek the counsel of Muslim financial experts. The current crop of Islamic fintechs are educators and pioneers in a potentially lucrative market.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NASA JPL Job Search Raises Eyebrows

[Tue 02:03] The federal space agency is looking through Linked In for a "Data Scientist 1" applicant with those skills for employment at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. In January, NASA started exploring potential use-cases for blockchain technology in keeping aircraft flight data safe and secure. NASA said the desired candidate will join a team of data scientists and other experts within JPL's Innovation Experience Center. The Data Scientist will help in designing and implementing a program for analyzing complex, large-scale data sets used for research, modeling, data mining and predictive analysis at the space agency, NASA said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Tech firm poised to “revolutionise” property investment

[Mon 21:03] A technology firm has announced its plans to "Revolutionise the property investment sector" through utilising technology to divide land titles into small, affordable pieces. "As a purchase is made, the fragment of that property deed will be transferred from vendor to owner, who will be listed directly on the property deed." The more reasonably priced bricklets can be purchased by individuals who are unable to afford entire properties, with the bricklets able to be traded in the same way whole property titles are bought and sold, only incurring pro rata costs. "Australians will potentially be able to become investors in property for as little as $25,000 - directly holding the fragment of the property deed rather than investing in a trust, financial product, or other intermediary platform."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Are regional banks finally seeing the (digital) light?

[Mon 18:03] What has gained less attention is the degree of change occurring within the regional bank sector and the actions that regional players are taking to keep pace with the large national banks and compete in the digital sphere. Make "Existential bets" in digital - Regional bank PNC has gone one step beyond just investing in digital to complement their existing offerings. PNC is now using digital capabilities as the foundation to grow organically across the country and better compete against the larger national banks and digital upstarts such as Goldman Sachs's Marcus. Regional banks must also be prepared to fend off new digital-focused competition from smaller banks and technology startups.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Yicai Names 2019's Brilliant Award Winners as China's Entrepreneurial Boom Steam Ahead

[Mon 13:03] With over 15 years of Chinese study and 10 years in China, Fields has focused on helping Chinese tech brands creatively and effectively communicate and engage with Western audiences. Three years of partnering and working with 20+ tech and entrepreneur communities in China led Danko to launch TECOM Conf, an annual event celebrating the power of the community. With eight years of China experience, he has a deep understanding of a startup ecosystem, which has brought him into prominence guaranteed him a warm welcome as a frequent speaker and panelist at many entrepreneurship and innovation-related events. Frick has worked more than 25 years in different companies and sectors and spent several years living in Eastern Europe and especially in Asia - China and Singapore - in the course of his career.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Ping An’s Blockchain Wing Eying for a New York IPO

[Mon 12:03] OneConnect, the fintech and blockchain arm of Chinese insurance giant Ping An, is planning for an initial public offering in New York in mid-November, Reuters reported. Ping An Insurance Group Co of China is the largest insurance company in the country in terms of market value. The company launched its blockchain platform last year to cope up with the changing trend in the technology market. The company claims that its FiMAX blockchain technology can handle up to 50,000 transactions per second with a latency of fewer than 0.5 seconds.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

FinTech Market 2019 – Global Key Players, Trends, Share, Industry Size, Segmentation, Opportunities, Forecast To 2025

[Mon 11:03] This is the key growth driver for the global fintech market, which is expected to balloon to approximately USD 305.7 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 22.17% during 2018-2023. It also covers the changing aspects that are likely to create probable growth opportunities for market players in order to reach an inclusive understanding of the market. North America is the leading contributor to the global fintech market. Among these segments, the payment/billing services segment is expected to drive major growth in the global market.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

China's Sustains Its Entrepreneurial Boom; Yicai Global Unveils 'Yicai Brilliant 2019'

[Mon 10:03] With over 15 years of Chinese study and 10 years in China, Fields has focused on helping Chinese tech brands creatively and effectively communicate and engage with Western audiences. Three years of partnering and working with 20+ tech and entrepreneur communities in China led Danko to launch TECOM Conf, an annual event celebrating the power of the community. With eight years of China experience, he has a deep understanding of a startup ecosystem, which has brought him into prominence guaranteed him a warm welcome as a frequent speaker and panelist at many entrepreneurship and innovation-related events. Frick has worked more than 25 years in different companies and sectors and spent several years living in Eastern Europe and especially in Asia - China and Singapore - in the course of his career.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Stay relevant with these 5 real estate tech trends

[Mon 08:03] Over the last decade, technology has changed the face of the real estate industry, leading some industry professionals to fear what future advancement will mean for their careers. Here's a list of the five most important technology developments in real estate that will help you stay competitive. "Consumers have more information at their fingertips than ever before, which has resulted in agents shifting from gatekeepers of information to advisors," said Ari Harkov, licensed associate real estate broker with The Harkov Lewis Team at Halstead Real Estate in New York City. Staying relevant in the real estate industry means understanding this new term and learning to incorporate these new technologies into your business practices.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How Tokenization Is Transforming Film Financing, Wesley Snipes’ Fund

[Mon 06:03] Hollywood actor, director, producer and martial artist Wesley Snipes is attempting to capitalize on this shift to tokenization. The venture, known as the "Daywalker Movie Fund" will invest solely in the artistry of Snipes and his production studio, Maandi House Studios, allowing investors from all over the world to hold a stake in the fund's productions. "The Daywalker Movie Fund will be structured as a fund, giving token purchasers access to a portfolio of productions including the whole value chain, from the actual movie to games, merchandise and intellectual property rights." Traditionally, film funding comes via a hodgepodge of revenue streams, ranging from hedge funds to individual investments from wealthy benefactors.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Asia Pacific Digital Bank to Launch Stablecoin USDA Soon

[Mon 03:03] Asia Pacific Digital Bank recently announced the preliminary launch of its stable coin USDA. KUALA LAMPUR, MALAYSIA / ACCESSWIRE / September 22, 2019 / China's Central Bank, the People's Bank of China, is planning to introduce its own digital currency, and this news has sent excitement and speculation rippling through the market. Asia Pacific Digital Bank recently announced the preliminary launch of its stable coin USDA, which will be backed by U.S. dollars on a 1:1 ratio. "The USDA launched by Asia-Pacific Digital Bank can break through the currency restrictions between different countries and regions. The direct dollar anchor will reduce the exchange loss and process, break the cryptocurrency and the traditional currency sub-wall, and the flow of funds will be freer and more convenient", the USDA official launch press statement read. According to the USDA official introduction, The USDA applies the latest blockchain 3.0 technology to ensure the security and stability of the entire currency system, thereby ensuring user rights and benefits, and is applicable to cross-regional and inter-regional financial related payments, transfers, redemptions and settlements in the Asia Pacific and surrounding areas. As the holder of USDA, Asia Pacific Digital Bank is the chief digital bank in the Asia Pacific region.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Link REIT and Allinfra announce an agreement to collaborate on the use of blockchain technology for the tokenization of assets

[Mon 02:03] PRNewswire/ - Today, Link REIT and Allinfra announce an agreement to collaborate on the use of blockchain technology for the tokenization of assets, commencing with a pilot solar project. Allinfra is a developer of blockchain-based solutions for the tokenization of unlisted infrastructure and environmental assets, and is the exclusive technology partner for Link REIT's pilot solar project, providing all technology and resources related to the tokenization of PV arrays on selected rooftops in the Link REIT portfolio. "With their commitment to innovation and pushing boundaries, Link REIT, through this collaboration, have again demonstrated their willingness to boldly be at the forefront and first to market by implementing new solutions and technologies. We believe this represents a significant moment in time for Allinfra and the wider adoption of the tokenization of assets and the application of blockchain technology," said Dave Sandor. "Link REIT has an extensive and ambitious ESG program. We are exploring the potential of blockchain technology to develop innovative and robust ESG solutions in areas such as carbon reduction and data management. With their refined asset specific knowledge, years of experience across capital markets and their partnership with ConsenSys, Allinfra stood out in the market for us,".  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

What else could you possibily need to join GATA in New Orleans?

[Sun 17:03] Wars and rumors of wars, negative interest rates, official clamor for currency devaluation, indictments of investment bank crooks, turbulent markets, expert analysis of investment opportunities, and oysters prepared a dozen ways - what else could you possibly need to attend this year's New Orleans Investment Conference? The New Orleans Investment Conference is probably the most serious financial conference in the United States, even as it is held in what may be the country's most fun and interesting city. The New Orleans conference has a long history of concentration on the monetary metals, and now that infinite money and devaluation have broken out among central banks and the monetary metals are on the verge of regaining their rightful places in the world financial system, this year more than ever New Orleans will be where gold and silver investors will want to be. Here's even better news: This year's New Orleans Conference is destined to be one of the most rewarding in its 45-year history.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Future Stars set to ‘Synergise the Mind and Technology Economy’ in a definitive event.

[Sun 11:03] Dubai will be `the epicentre of the innovation economy in October when GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Future Stars get underway from 6th-10th October 2019. GITEX Technology Week's 39th edition will present the region's 5G showcase, its investor-startup gathering, and a launch pad for knowledge-building around AI, robotics and next-generation immersive technology, all encompassed under the movement of 'Synergising the Mind and Technology Economy'. "Technologies, no matter how revolutionary they may be, offer no value to us unless they can create experiences to augment the well-being of individuals and larger society. GITEX continues to be the definitive platform where enterprises, startups and government entities come together, striving to engage the global technology community to harness the limitless ingenuity of humans and the power of technology to ensure meaningful benefits and impacts on society through intelligent discourse." Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre, organisers of GITEX. GITEX: the home of 5G applications. The GITEX Future Stars NXG programme is set to feature content from some of the most exciting and inspiring global members and influencers of Gen Z, including 22-year-old technology architect Iddris Sandu, who has already coded for Google, Instagram and Snapchat, collaborated with hip-hop star Kanye West and received honours from former United States President Barack Obama.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Blockchain Industry to Generate $16 Billion Revenue by 2024

[Sat 21:03] Revealed by Global Market Insights, Inc., blockchain technology market revenue is expected to reach $16 billion by 2024. As per the information provided by Global Market Insights, Inc, a market research firm, blockchain technology will be high in demand by financial institutes for several reasons. In addition to patients, pharmaceutical companies can also utilize blockchain technology by adding details of drugs on a blockchain and tracking it throughout. Although blockchain has a long way to go before reaching $16 billion, its use cases,, have already surpassed $200 billion mark.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

East Baton Rouge assessor faces challenger in Oct. 12 election

[Sat 20:03] Brian Wilson's challenger in East Baton Rouge Parish assessor's race promises that if elected he would create a more "User-friendly experience" for taxpayers seeking information on their property assessments by modernizing the office's systems and protocols. "We also have two branch offices in the parish to better serve the public," said Wilson, who has served as assessor for 17 years. Holloway said technology and the modernization of office protocols will ensure assessments are done right the first time, data mining is a key element to predict future property valuations, and his "Smart industry" approach would help centralize operations at the Assessor's Office. "I want to take the direction of the East Baton Rouge Assessor's Office into an innovative 21st Century digital platform," he said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

WATCH: The State of Security Tokens in Asia

[Sat 13:03] During the conversation, Kim covered topics ranging from why security tokens to what security token offerings are finding high yield. Speaking on security token offerings, Dalma Capital's Cefaratti said companies are more often than not shipping low-quality products with security token offerings. "Why would you do a security token? There's an adverse selection problem Unfortunately, we get approached as an investment bank by so many companies that want us to do a security token of their not very high-quality asset and think that its gonna be a solution to magically raise them a bunch of money and get a bunch of liquidity," he said. Colliers Internationals' Pang said Asia real estate firms are mostly seeing security tokens in high yield assets like apartment complexes or industrial warehousing.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Building the UK Real Estate Blockchain

[Sat 10:03] The company specialise in providing Distributed Ledger Technology workflow and data sharing solutions for the real estate industry from the start of purchase or construction leading into on-going management throughout the life of a property. As a result, observers reportedly concluded that "Property transaction time to be reduced from three months to three weeks" which if applied across "The global property market it could equate to an annual saving of approximately $160 Billion." Speaking to the Mortgage Finance Gazette, the EO and founder of Coadjute, John Reynolds, explained the results of that trial generated "a huge amount of interest from banks, property companies, real estate agents and public sector organisations." Currently, Coadjute promote two core DLT products - Coadjute Quality Chain aimed at construction projects, and Coadjute Instant Property which is designed to aid the mortgage and home buying processes.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How Argentina is being impacted by a foreign currency crisis

[Sat 09:03] The second-largest economy in South America is currently in the throes of a severe foreign currency crisis. As the crisis in Argentina deepens, much of the population has tried to shield their wealth by converting the national peso into USD. The Argentina currency devalues at such an alarming rate that people want to protect their money by saving it in dollars. This is due to a further increase in food prices and inflation expected to reach 80%.Difficult times ahead for Argentina's economyArgentina seems to be following the pattern of the country's previous foreign currency crisis. The Argentina currency crisis is yanking the population back to 2001 when importers had to file for bankruptcy, people lost their funds due to the peso devaluation, and multiple markets, such as real estate, were frozen.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Turning the World into a One Connected Mall to Achieve Consumer-Centric Commerce

[Sat 03:03] The Technology Runway will cover emerging trends in retail technologies, have live demonstrations and hands-on access to products. About ICSC RECon Asia-PacificICSC is the largest trade organization in the world for retail and commercial real estate, and brings together the largest and most influential retail and real estate companies. ICSC RECON will include some of the largest players in Asia.This year's ICSC RECon Asia-Pacific is themed "The Space, Place and Future of the Retail Experience." The event, which runs from October 21-23 in Singapore's Raffles City Convention Center, is the Asia-Pacific region's premier and largest event for networking in the retail and commercial real estate space. You can find out more about Susan's talk at RECon Asia-Pacific and everything mCart and Mavatar on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Blockchain Use Case: Real Estate - Deltec Bank Knowledge series

[Sat 02:03] Let us discover two ways in which Blockchain has the capacity to assist the real estate market and the many people that are buying and selling properties. Take a look below at some of the other important advantages that Blockchain tokenization offers to help streamline the real estate industry. Tokenization allows users to minimize the risk of real estate purchase, while also allowing the user to expand their real estate portfolio. Future of real estate sector is blockchain and it is a revolution supposed to happen.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Blockchain Use Case: Government - A DetecBank Knowledge Series

[Sat 02:03] Let's take a look at two of the many advantages of using blockchain systems and where it is most likely to bring positive results. Recently the UK government has been trialing the use of blockchain technology for itsland registry databaseas part of a wider digital transformation initiative. Blockchain data structures can increase network security and by doing this, will reduce breaches of security and also a single point of failure risk, resulting in making any attempt at breaching data, more challenging and therefore, less likely. Government agencies, like theDepartment of Homeland Security , are also looking into using blockchain technology and applications to service cybersecurity.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Small-Cap's Large Solar Project in Puerto Rico Moves Closer to Fruition

[Fri 22:03] The support of the Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board advances the solar project. Greenbriar Capital Corp.'s Montalva 100- to 165-megawatt solar project took several steps forward when in August the company reported that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority notified it that the Financial Oversight and Management Board reviewed the project and is "Supportive of the company's economic proposal." The company noted that the financing "Takes place at the project level and does not involve the sale of the company's shares." Jeff Ciachurski, CEO of Greenbriar, told Streetwise Reports, "With infrastructure projects, a company's valuation is established on the day of financial close with the project lenders, not when the project construction is completed. This is because the lending institutions will have made sure that any risk is removed before they lend out the funds, requiring the contractor and suppliers to submit letters of credit."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Stick With Core Values in Uncertain Times Says GIC Chief Executive

[Fri 22:03] In a speech in Singapore, Lim Chow Kiat, CEO of sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Limited, warned that in the current discordant environment institutional investors are finding it increasingly challenging to find their footing. For their part GIC is facing up to the weighty challenges spanning geographies, businesses, and capital markets by adhering to three core guidelines. According to SWFI transaction data, GIC has extensive exposure to both U.S. and Chinese technology investments and real estate. Lim said the emphasis on diversification, robustness in constructing the GIC portfolio and the discipline to modulate risk exposure as valuations are appraised to be unattractive.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The New Frontier Of Cryptocurrency Collateral

[Fri 20:03] One area of the financial markets where cryptocurrency has yet to penetrate is the use of cryptocurrency as credit enhancement for secured corporate debt facilities. As the number of corporate borrowers transacting in cryptocurrency in one form or another is likely to increase, this additional pool of value may increasingly be of interest to their lenders seeking additional credit support beyond the typical collateral package. There are certainly issues to be worked out before crypto collateral is widely adopted in.... Stay ahead of the curve. You have to know what's happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Health Launches Blockchain System

[Fri 19:03] United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Health and Prevention launched a blockchain system for recording and sharing information of healthcare workers in health facilities. Per the report, the platform will "Save and share the assessment information of health professionals, including doctors, pharmacists and technicians with local licensing health authorities." "The Ministry has successfully developed the necessary infrastructure for a blockchain-based decentralized database. In the first stage, we will link the system of evaluation of health workers with public and private health authorities and other relevant institutions to create a single digital platform with access to the portfolio of health professionals." The official also explained tamper-proof data will allow health service providers to "Access reliable information and take appropriate decisions, automate workflow processes electronically, improve the experience of customers and employees, and boost operational performance."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NA Proactive news snapshot: Phunware, Harvest One Cannabis, LexaGene, Parallax Health Sciences - UPDATE …

[Fri 14:03] LexaGene Holdings Inc announced Thursday that a human clinical diagnostics laboratory reported successful results from beta testing using the company's genetic analyzers. Hill Street Beverage Company Inc said Thursday that CEO Terry Donnelly will make the company's investment case at the two-day Extraordinary Future Conference in Vancouver. AIM ImmunoTech Inc announced Thursday that the US Department of Defense has granted a four-year, $6.42 million "Breakthrough Award" to the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for a clinical study on a combination of therapies, including the company's drug Ampligen, in patients with brain-metastatic breast cancer. The group added that Sutton will receive 291,901 shares and Rebentisch will receive 175,913 shares, all of which will be issued at a deemed price of $0.365 per share.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

What's Next For Blockchain

[Fri 12:03] On this episode of The BID, BlackRock's blockchain lead, Robbie Mitchnick, will walk us through the evolution of blockchain and cryptoassets, and how blockchain could change the way we live and work. Mary-Catherine Lader: So when is centralization a reasonable tradeoff? I'm thinking, for example, in a regulated financial services context, where financial institutions, as you said, who have a huge amount of opportunity they could realize if they adopt blockchain technology perhaps. Mary-Catherine Lader: So what are some of the other ways that blockchain could influence people's daily lives? There is a lot of talk around identity, putting identity like our driver's license on blockchain, I think some Eastern European countries are trying to do that with property records. Mary-Catherine Lader: So do you think central banks will start adopting blockchain at some point? You mentioned the Fed has come out with a plan, so what is your view on that?  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

What the Holy Land Reveals About Bitcoin

[Fri 07:03] More than 430 people attended the D&DD Summit on Sept. 10, several dozen came to the Scaling Bitcoin conference on Sept. 11 and 700 attended the first Israeli Ethereal on Sept. 15, just to name a few of the week's dozen events. Nir Hirshman of the Israeli Bitcoin Association told CoinDesk there are nearly 50 blockchain startups in Israel, although few target the local market because of a conservative regulatory climate. Ali spent his blockchain week traipsing across Tel Aviv to buy bitcoin and bring it back to his Palestinian customers. The Bitcoin Core developers that gathered at Scaling Bitcoin in Tel Aviv University have collaboratively built an asset already used by thousands of people like Ali, the Palestinian bitcoin trader.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How global real estate perspective impacts local industry

[Fri 07:03] Knowing in advance what to expect in terms of market trends for the real estate industry will not only give you an edge over your competition, but helps you serve the customers better. You will be ready and able to implement, react to or inform on the ways the market is shifting for the rest of the year both for good and the bad. With the development in the sector in Nigeria and world over, people can share what real estate trends or market shifts they have been most surprised about since 2018, from blockchain advancements to the return of co-ops, rising home prices and more. In the real estate market and in every market, what the traders seek is the bottom line. The rise in single families is another trend that is capable of increasing real estate market.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Clear Leisure Plc - Interim Results

[Fri 07:03] About Clear Leisure Plc. Clear Leisure plc is an AIM listed investment company with a portfolio of companies primarily encompassing the leisure and real estate sectors mainly in Italy. As shareholders are aware, the Company has shifted its investment strategy away from the leisure sector towards the broader technology sectors, with special focus on interactive media, blockchain and artificial intelligence; areas where the Board's experience lies. Mediapolis Srl: Clear Leisure 2017 Ltd, a subsidiary of the Company, retains the unchallengeable rights to the €1.94 million proceeds of the auction. Clear Leisure plc is a company incorporated and domiciled in England.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How Aquagenuity (Where Water meets Ingenuity) Was Born

[Fri 05:03] His father, Mr. Percy Jones, spent 40 years in the water industry, developed a sports drink with Richard Williams, and was the first African-American to own his own bottled water plant in the United States. Google gave me global recognition for my work in water technology by naming me a "Woman of Water" and featuring me on their home page. Our mobile app, AquaGenius lets you know what's in your water; what that means for your health; what type of filter you need; it even lets you search real estate or restaurants by water quality. The app can be personalized to provide water quality monitoring + access to historical water quality data, not just in your general area, but all the way down to your tap.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

BMO Commercial Property Trust Limited (LON:BCPT) Insider Linda Wilding Purchases 40,000 Shares

[Thu 23:03] BMO Commercial Property Trust Limited insider Linda Wilding acquired 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 6th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 110 per share, for a total transaction of £44,000. The company has a quick ratio of 2.06, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 28.30. The trust is a vehicle for investors who wish to gain exposure to prime UK commercial property. It is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index and aims to provide shareholders with an attractive level of income together with the potential for capital and income growth from investing in a diversified UK commercial property portfolio.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Propy Review: Why Does It Beat the Competition?

[Thu 22:03] The startup Propy uses groupware and blockchain technology to bring all aspects of the purchase process into one Transaction Management Platform. To combat this risk, all communication within the Propy platform stays within Propy. Any signed document is immediately encrypted and stored within the Propy blockchain, bringing simplicity and security to the deed registration process. Propy lets these buyers have the same instantaneous access to transaction components, all with the same security that domestic buyers enjoy.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Finalists Announced for 2019 Women in Housing Awards

[Thu 22:03] Sarah Batangan told MReport that the implementation of bold strategies and investing in other people have helped her raise the bar throughout her career, and at First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation. "Being able to help people in need within the community is always fulfilling. I feel grateful for all the opportunities and resources available in my life and love sharing it with others. I feel proud when I see the Ocwen Global Women's Network come together and donate their time and resources to help organizations make a difference in our community," Carrion said. Foreclosure Supervisor, Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. Tracey Marie Naranjo has been an active leader in local communities, spearheading events and fundraisers and keeping others aware of ways they can help. During her time at, she has helped the company create products such as Portfolio Interact and Bid Interact, which help sellers make education decisions and change the process of bid acceptance.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Watt’s Next? A crowd-sourced collection of ideas, innovations and inquiries for the Solar+ Decade

[Thu 20:03] Modeled after the proven financial vehicle in real estate, the solar mortgage REIT pools capital to offer favorable, low-cost financing for solar developers while generating steady returns for the REIT in the form of interest payments from the solar energy produced. The challenge coming in the next decade that no one is talking about is adapting solar infrastructure, traditionally perceived as part of the "Electric grid," for the "Transportation grid." We've made an assumption that solar is one piece of infrastructure when really it is multiple pieces of infrastructure. To prepare for the 2020s, successful commercial solar contractors need to evolve from being a simple solar panel installation service to becoming a more holistic solar + storage + load flexibility service, or what we might call "Solar plus-plus." The plusses mean adapting each building to take full advantage when the sun shines on each PV system. I think one of the biggest changes in the solar industry in the next decade will be utilization of blockchain technologies, which will bring about innovations.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

UBO Transparency, Capital Markets and Tighter AML Controls

[Thu 12:03] Despite the fact that it is clear that strides have been made, there is a strong message being sent out: The need for tighter AML procedures and systems is still as relevant as ever, especially as some industries must ready themselves for a more stringent environment going forward. One part of the industry that gets particular attention within the report is capital markets. Generally speaking, capital markets remain behind the industry tide when it comes to KYC and AML, which in itself is surprising, given the volume of securities traded in this area and the fact that the level of interconnectivity seen around the world continues to increase. The growth of capital markets is outlined in a report from New Financial, which states that the U.K.'s capital markets are "The largest in the EU and are roughly twice as deep relative to the size of the economy as in the rest of the EU." Trends show that figures are increasing year-on-year, with London maintaining its place as a central player.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

PREP Property Group Announces Redevelopment of Hanover Mall

[Thu 11:03] HANOVER, Mass-(BUSINESS WIRE)-#RETAILTRANSFORMED-PREP Property Group Inc., a vertically integrated real estate company focused on creating value in retail real estate, is excited to announce the redevelopment of Hanover Mall. PREP acquired Hanover Mall in 2016 with a vision to redevelop the shopping center to an open-air lifestyle, mixed-use project. "Market Basket is proud to be a part of the ongoing redevelopment project and it will be an honor to have the opportunity to provide a"More for Your Dollar" shopping experience to the residents of Hanover and the surrounding communities," said David McLean, Store Operations Manager. PREP Property Group is a vertically-integrated real estate company founded by Michael C. Phillips, co-founder of Phillips Edison & Company, and built on the foundations of Phillips Edison's strategic and net lease real estate divisions.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Data Center REITs: Sunlight Through The Clouds

[Thu 10:03] Data Center Sector Overview Within the Hoya Capital Data Center Index, we track the five largest data center REITs, which account for roughly $85 billion in market value: Equinix, Digital Realty, CyrusOne, CoreSite and QTS Realty. Data Center REIT Fundamentals Despite continued evidence of a slowdown in global IT spending, second-quarter earnings for the five data center REITs results brought a ray of sunlight through the clouds. Strong share price performance across the data center sector has brightened the outlook for acquisition-fueled growth in 2019 as the average data center REIT now commands a roughly 10-20% premium to NAV. Size and scale have proven to be competitive advantages in the data center space, and these REITs have used acquisitions as a means to stay in front of competitive threats from hyperscale providers. Data Center REIT Stock Performance After jumping 50% between 2016 and 2017, data center REITs delivered an uncharacteristically weak 2018, dipping 14% last year despite a continued boom in data center demand.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Ethereum Is Rising: Here Are Some On-Chain Metrics

[Thu 10:03] Ethereum is seeing a surge in the last two days, breaking past the $200 mark for the first time since August 20th. Here are some of the on-chain metrics and indicators pushing the leading smart contract platform upward. Ethereum has been experiencing bullish momentum as of late primarily due to the positive indicators for the network adding up. Gas is the fuel of the Ethereum network and is currently being used at record highs. Yesterday, the Ethereum network processed the most activity in its history.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Anthony Zeoli to Speak at Future of Financial Services Panel

[Thu 08:03] Chicago, IL, September 19, 2019 -( Inspirant Group announced today that financial services legal expert Anthony J. Zeoli will join the panel at the Inspirant L!ve event on October 17, 2019. Anthony Zeoli is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group and the Leader of the Emerging Industries Team. Anthony also has a vibrant securities and general corporate practice including initial and subsequent private debt and equity offerings; mergers and acquisitions; company formation and governance; and general contract drafting and negotiation. Anthony is also an industry leader in the areas of crowdfunding, blockchain, securities based cryptocurrency/token offerings, peer-to-peer lending, and Regulation A+ offerings.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Queensland Rolls Out World First Digital Tenancy Agreements

[Thu 06:03] Currently property investors have to rely on rental data that may not reflect the actual details of the tenancy agreement. The roll-out of a world-first project will now see residential tenancy agreements transformed into digital smart contracts, including automated payments associated with the agreement. The new product benefited all parties to the agreement by providing more transparency and functionality, REIQ general manager Josh Callaghan said. "The instant a tenancy agreement is signed, we will know how much a property was rented for, how long the agreement is for, how long it was vacant and so on, which will give the REIQ unprecedented insights into rental market trends as it happens."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The 9 Hottest Fintech, Insurtech and Proptech Startups in Finland: 1 of it is actually Swiss

[Thu 06:03] Today, the nation is home to roughly 160 fintech companies covering a wide range of areas including payments, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, insurance, security and compliance, APIs and platforms, data and analytics, investing, wealth management, and more, according to data from Helsinki Fintech. Founded in 2011, Siru Mobile operates a mobile payments platform in Finland aimed at providing customers with an easy and convenient solutions to purchase products and services with their mobile phones. Founded in 2012, is a leading invoicing service platform for self-employed and freelance professionals in Finland. Founded in 2014, Arex is a data-driven fintech company aiming to bridge capital market liquidity and small and medium-sized enterprises cashflow needs.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

What is fueling proptech growth in Bahrain?

[Thu 05:03] The GCC PropTech Time Summit 2019 held on 17th September saw industry experts from around the world convening for carefully curated and power-packed sessions about proptech and has activated a new proptech energy within the Bahraini ecosystem, sparking growth and conversations around proptech in Bahrain. Ali Murtaza, the Director of Real Estate and Tourism at Bahrain EDB, commented, "Bahrain has time and again proved to be fertile for businesses especially for the tech-driven industries and is doing the same for proptech. The Bahraini ecosystem can help proptech players grow at an unmatched rate, as it has no dearth of any of the startup-essential resources." "Bahrain's ecosystem and business landscape has an edge over the other hubs in the region as per the findings by HexGn. The investment and revenue flow in the proptech segment can be expected to see an impressive growth in the coming years. The GCC PropTech Time Summit 2019 has further propelled this growth", said Jappreet Sethi, CEO of HexGn. According to HexGn, Bahrain is a hotbed of innovation and the top proptech destination in the MENA region.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Investments Platform Groww Raises $21.3 Mn in Series B From Ribbit Capital

[Thu 05:03] Bengaluru-based wealth management platform Groww has raised $21.3 Mn in Series B funding round led by fintech-focussed investment firm Ribbit Capital. In its Series A funding round, Groww had managed to raise $6.2 Mn. The round was led by Sequoia Capital and included other investors like Y Combinator, Propel Venture Partners and Kauffman Fellows participated in the round. Along with Ribbit Capital, this Series B funding round also raised investment from Groww's already existing investors Sequoia Capital and Y combinator. The Silicon Valley-based firm has backed insurance aggregator PolicyBazaar, digital finance company Capital Float, lending platform Razorpay and QR-code based payment app BharatPe.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

‘Different Changes’ Are Happening in Commercial Real Estate

[Wed 22:03] In the commercial real estate services sector, clearly the environment is changing as well. The very nature of our business is evolving as well. The global service providers are doing just that: providing commercial real estate services. Brokerage is often a part of their service offering, but transactions are one point in a continuum of service.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Deep dive into our core solution

[Wed 22:03] Each property is linked to a unique smart contract that manages the issuance of a fixed set of 100,000 BSPT tokens that determine each investor's stake in the property. If before brokers needed to match 1 big property with 1 big buyer, they can now expand their buyers lists and match that same property with 10s or 100s of buyers. LegalThe legal part of our solution enables client companies to issue property tokens related to tokenized debt. The ownership of the SPV is divided between the client company and Blocksquare, where the client company holds the majority of shares is mino and Blocksquare holds only a small share up to 1,00%.The SPV will then serve not only to hold title to the real estate asset, but also as the property token issuing entity.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Moonwhale Ventures Announces New Client in Real Estate and Space-Sharing Economy – SpaceIt

[Wed 10:03] Delaware, USA - September 18th, 2019 - Moonwhale Blockchain Ventures Inc. is pleased to announce Serbian-based SpaceIt as a new corporate client. Revolutionizing Traditional Real Estate and Space Sharing Market Real Estate has traditionally been slow to embrace emerging trends, but things are starting to change. Eric Mwenda, Founder and Visionary behind SpaceIt added: "Moonwhale Ventures shall assist SpaceIt in Blockchain applications, fundraising and managing STO-related processes." He further added: "Moonwhale will be involved in developing key collaterals that include the investor deck, marketing and financial strategy, and further play a key-role in overall strategy and business planning." About SpaceIt Based out of the Digital Hub/ICT Centre, SpaceIt aims to unlock the full potential of the Sharing Economy by revolutionizing the concept of SaaS and bringing a new ecosystem of space services and products not envisioned in this digital economy era. Moonwhale Blockchain Ventures IncDover, Delaware 19902, US. About Moonwhale VenturesBased in Singapore and the USA, Moonwhale is a Blockchain Technology Consultancy, providing full services to identify and implement Distributed Ledger Technology solutions within value chains of SMEs and Corporations.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Regulated Digital Gold from Paxos Invigorates Harmony Between Traditional and Tokenized Assets

[Tue 21:03] Paxos, the company that launched the PAX stablecoin, has now introduced digital gold in a tokenized form. As per an interview with CNBC, September 17, 2019, Paxos' digital gold is regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services and independently audited, giving it the governance oversight of a bank. Traditional assets face a multitude of efficiency problems, but real assets such as those that are tangible, have an even greater lack of efficiency. With the advent of derivatives, commodity trading liquidity has improved and tokenization is the next step; the digital gold token launched by Paxos runs on a blockchain, but it is backed by real gold reserves.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Quantum Materials Corp Creates Business Advisory Board to Leverage Strategic Opportunities

[Tue 15:03] PRNewswire-PRWeb/ - Leading American nanomaterial and cadmium free quantum dot producer and product company Quantum Materials Corp announced today the creation of a Business Advisory Board and appointed five initial members. The role of the Business Advisory Board is to provide both broad business guidance and specific in-depth understanding of key technologies and business marketplaces that QMC has identified as aligned with its long-term strategic vision. Additional appointments to the Business Advisory Board are expected to be made in coming months. ABOUT QUANTUM MATERIALS CORP.Quantum Materials Corp develops and manufactures quantum dots and nanomaterials for use in display, solar energy and lighting applications, as well as for the transformation of numerous business processes, through its proprietary high-volume continuous flow production process.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AssetBlock Launches Investment Platform on Algorand with Initial $60 Million in Real Estate Assets

[Tue 09:03] Today AssetBlock launches its commercial real estate investment platform on Algorand, a blockchain designed for the next generation of economic exchange. Real estate is the world's largest asset class, yet 80% of the $7 trillion commercial real estate investment market in the U.S. is controlled by institutional investors. "We creaed AssetBlock because the modern economy was in need of modern technology. We saw an opportunity to build a solution that brings traditional and non-traditional real estate investors and professionals together efficiently, creating more opportunity for all involved," said Mike Liddell, CEO and founder of AssetBlock. About AssetBlock AssetBlock is enabling secure real estate investments, increasing access, and lowering the cost of capital.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Harbor Tokenized $100M in Real Estate Funds

[Tue 09:03] Harbor, a security token and alternative investments platform, has tokenized the real estate funds of iCap Equity. Harbor, a platform for alternative investments, has successfully tokenized real estate funds, in partnership with iCap Equity. "iCap provides high-yield investment opportunities for investors, but those investments typically come with a 3 to 5-year lock-up period because they are based in real estate," said Chris Christensen, CEO of iCap Equity. The real estate of iCap Equity is derived from small to medium builders in the Seattle area.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Surveying how smart contracts can impact commercial real estate

[Tue 06:03] A potentially key development underpinned by blockchain technology are smart contracts for commercial real estate deals. To the world of commercial real estate the decentralised nature of blockchain and smart contracts offers the opportunity to bypass expensive 'middlemen' such as financial institutions and solicitors. Darren Best, the Managing Director of Savoy Stewart commented: "Smart contracts are only in their infancy, but they have huge potential to make a real game-changing impact in the commercial real estate industry. As this research certainly shows, smart contracts have left an encouraging impression on commercial real estate professionals. The benefits highlighted by them, demonstrates the huge potential smart contracts have and as the understanding of their functionality as well as applications to different commercial real estate processes/procedures improves, they could over time gradually phase out standard paper-based contracts." In the commercial real estate industry, smart contracts are already being used to conduct property transactions such as buying, selling, leasing and financing.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Megahoot Announces the Soft Launch of DocuMega, a Blockchain Enabled Encrypted eSignature and Collaboration Platform for the Masses

[Tue 04:03] Megahoot's soft launch of the blockchain enabled encrypted eSignature platform DocuMega is another example of the growth of the Megahoot ecosystem. Technology company Megahoot, LLC announced today that the company is soft launching its blockchain enabled encrypted electronic signature and collaboration platform DocuMega. Another unique advantage of DocuMega is that it is the only electronic signature platform integrated into the Megahoot ecosystem but is also a stand alone platform which allows it to integrate into many other platforms outside of Megahoot. With the use of blockchain technology Megahoot will be venturing into various industries from smart homes to health care and more utilizing its blockchain technology platform that will allow corporations globally to create dedicated blockchain networks for their businesses for everything from accounting, logistics, supply chain management, security, education and much more.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

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