Insurance Blockchain Startup B3i Raises $16 Million

Zurich-based blockchain startup B3i Service AG has increased its capital by $16 million in February, according to recently published filings from the Swiss commercial register. B3i Service AG — a blockchain initiative formed by “Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative” B3i in 2018 and run by several international insurance companies including Munich Re and Swiss Re —…

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Singapore Blockchain Accelerator Nets BMW and Intel Among New Partners

Singapore government-backed blockchain accelerator Tribe has gained BMW and Intel as two major strategic partners, local English-language technology news outlet Tech In Asia reported on March 22. Tribe, which began operations late last year, is the brainchild of Tri5 Ventures, a venture capital firm aiming to support later-stage startups. Existing partners of the scheme include…

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BitMart Labs Hosts China Digital Economy Global Innovation Forum, Dedicated to Boosting China’s Blockchain Market

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On March 24th, BitMart Labs, an international blockchain incubator launched by BitMart Exchange, will host the China Digital Economy Global Innovation Forum and BitMart One Year Anniversary Convention in Shanghai, China. Sheldon Xia, Founder, and CEO of BitMart Exchange will attend the forum and speak on BitMart’s past success. Co-hosted by HPOOL, China’s largest hard…

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Swiss Federal Council Initiates Blockchain Law Consultation Period

The Swiss Federal Council has started its consultation period on the adaptation of federal law for blockchain development, according to an official press release published on March 22. By initiating the consultation, the Federal Council intends to improve legal certainty over blockchain applications in order to build a basis for regulatory framework for the industry…

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UPS Integrates Blockchain Platform to Improve Merchant Supply Chains

Major American postal carrier UPS and e-commerce technology company Inxeption have jointly rolled out a blockchain-powered platform to improve merchant supply chains. The development was announced in a press release published on March 21. The new blockchain platform dubbed Inxeption Zippy is designed to help companies list, market and distribute their products to customers. The…

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China’s Alibaba Partners With Chinese Software Giant to Promote Blockchain Development

Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba and Aerospace Information Co., a major software developer and provider, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement for cloud computing, blockchain and other technological services development. Chinese finance publication Securities Daily reported on the deal on March 21. The two parties have agreed to take advantage of their respective brand technologies “to…

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Kudelski Partners With Smart Contracts Auditor Hosho on Blockchain Security Solutions

Cybersecurity solutions provider Kudelski Security has entered a strategic partnership with smart contracts auditing firm Hosho in order to provide greater security for blockchain ecosystems. The news was announced in a press release from Kudelski on March 19. As Cointelegraph auf Deutsch previously reported, Kudelski Security — a Swiss-born, stalwart tech security solutions provider whose…

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Kakao Affiliate Dunamu Launches Blockchain Service Platform

Dunamu, the fintech arm of South Korea’s largest Internet corporation Kakao, is reportedly launching a blockchain service platform designed to help companies start businesses using blockchain. Korea’s JoongAng Daily reported the news on March 19. The platform, which is called Luniverse and supervised by blockchain technology research lab Lambda256, is geared to help IT startups…

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Québécois Regulator Calls for Investors in Non-Compliant Blockchain Firm to Come Forward

Québec’s financial markets regulator has asked investors in the firm Laboratoire Blockchain to come forward, now that the firm and associated individuals face a sweep of injunctive orders over their alleged violations of securities laws. The appeal was made in an official statement published on March 18. The AMF (l'Autorité des marchés financiers) states that…

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TNW: Craig Wright Filed 114 Blockchain-Related Patents Since 2017

Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who has sometimes claimed to be Bitcoin (BTC) creator Satoshi Nakamoto, has reportedly applied for a slew of blockchain-related patents since 2017. Tech news site The Next Web (TNW) published its research regarding Wright’s patent filings on March 18. TNW reports that, since August 2017, the World Intellectual Property…

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