Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Tron, Stellar, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV: Price Analysis, Feb. 13

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Iran: Still Waiting for the Blockchain Revolution

From Jan. 29 to 30, Tehran hosted the eighth annual conference on Electronic Banking and Payment Systems, which was promoted by the Monetary and Banking Research Institution, the research arm of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). Among the announced topics under the theme of the “Blockchain Revolution,” it was the unveiling of the Iranian…

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Italian Banking Association Further Tests Interbank Blockchain System Powered by R3 Corda

The Italian Banking Association (ABI) is now testing a blockchain interbank solution based on blockchain consortium R3’s open-source distributed ledger platform Corda, fintech news outlet FinExtra reports on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The ABI states that the platform has been developed together with its technical partners — R3, Japanese IT firm NTT Data and Italian ICT…

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UC Berkeley Launches Accelerator for Early Stage Blockchain Startups

Prestigious United States public school University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) has launched a 12-week accelerator program for early stage blockchain startups. The launch was reported in an official announcement published on Jan. 28. The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator is partly sponsored by venture capital fund Berkeley X-Lab Fund and is reportedly the result of cooperation…

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Overstock Founder: Blockchain Can Make Government ‘Incapable of Being Bribed’

The founder and CEO of retail giant Overstock.com Patrick Byrne says that blockchain can make government “superefficient and incapable of being bribed,” in an interview with MarketWatch published on Feb. 12. Byrne reportedly said that government services have reached a turning point for a fundamental change of their structure, and blockchain technology, in his opinion,…

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FinTech Startup to Use Oracle Blockchain Platform to Boost Payment Processes

Finance platform SDK.finance has partnered with Oracle to use the Oracle Blockchain Platform to improve payments processes and remove intermediaries. The partnership was announced in a press release published on Feb. 12. SDK.finance is a European-based fintech startup that offers a payment platform for banks and financial institutions. In 2015, the company was reportedly recognized…

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‘Computing is Power’: Blockchain Protocol Invites Developers to Build DApps on Its Network

A new blockchain protocol is presenting itself as a place where businesses and individuals can build peer-to-peer financial applications with confidence. Bytom describes itself as the “infrastructure of the asset internet.” The company’s vision is to create diverse assets and a programmable economy and ensure that byte assets (such as cryptocurrencies and digital assets) and…

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IBM Partners With Boehringer Ingelheim to Test Blockchain in Clinical Recordkeeping

The Canadian unit of American tech giant IBM has partnered with pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim to deploy blockchain in clinical recordkeeping, according to a press release published on Feb. 12. The cooperation between the two companies aims to test whether the integration of blockchain technology with clinical recordkeeping provides the proper level of data integrity,…

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Software Giant Oracle Expands Its Enterprise Blockchain Platform

Global computer tech giant Oracle is expanding features on its enterprise-grade Oracle Blockchain Platform, the firm announced in a press release on Feb. 12. The platform’s new capabilities reportedly intend to simplify the process of integrating existing business and IT systems, as well as to speed up development and deployment of new blockchain applications. The…

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Payment Processor Netpay to Integrate Blockchain-Based Tool: Report

Major global online payments firm Netpay International has partnered with Israeli firm BNC LedgerTech to integrate blockchain into its services, Finance Magnates reported on Feb. 12. Netpay International will reportedly become the fourth fintech firm to use BNC LedgerTech’s digital, blockchain-based banking solution “Ubanker.” By using the blockchain-based tool, Netpay International will reportedly cut operation…

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Russia: Cargo Shipping Firm to Use Blockchain in Port Logistics

Russian shipping logistics company Infotech Baltika will develop a blockchain-based system for the ports in which it operates, Russian maritime news outlet Morvesti reported on Feb. 11. To develop the blockchain-based solution, dubbed Edge.Port, the firm has partnered with Moscow-based blockchain startup Iconic. The network will reportedly allow participants in port activity to store all…

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