Ex-NATO Secretary General Bullish on Blockchain as He Partners With Swiss Startup March 21, 2019

Swiss blockchain identity network Concordium has hired former Danish prime minister and NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a strategic advisor, the company confirmed in a press release on March 20. The Concordium Foundation, the controlling entity behind the Concordium Network that launched a proof of concept in January, aims to tackle blockchain deployment […]

Chinese Insurance Giant Ping An Partners With Decentralized AI Startup SingularityNET March 17, 2019

Chinese insurance giant Ping An has partnered with Ethereum (ETH)-based decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) startup SingularityNET. The latter company announced the collaboration in a press release published on Medium on March 14. Per the release, the collaboration will at first focus on Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Computer Vision (CV) and model training. SingularityNET notes that […]

Bithumb Partners With Blockchain VC Firm Nvelop to Launch Exchange in UAE: Report February 12, 2019

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb will open a new platform in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), local news outlet The Financial News reported Feb. 12. The UAE-based platform is reportedly to be developed in partnership with Abu Dhabi-based firm Nvelop and will function as a springboard for Bithumb to expand into other countries in the […]

Major UK Public Transport Provider Partners With Crypto Startup for Loyalty Program February 3, 2019

Major United Kingdom public transport provider Go-Ahead Group Plc. is partnering with blockchain startup DOVU to introduce a tokenized rewards system for rail customers, TechCrunch reported Feb. 1. Listed on the FTSE 250 — an index of the 101st to 350th largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange — Go-Ahead provides over one billion […]

Ethereum Hackathon ETHDenver Partners With UNICEF on Blockchain Bounty System January 31, 2019

Upcoming Ethereum (ETH) hardware hackathon ETHDenver is partnering with UNICEF on a blockchain bounty token system, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Jan. 31. The token aims to incentivize developers to create projects which promote social good, the press release notes. ETHDenver — set to take place February 15-17 in Denver, Colorado — […]

Insurance Giant Aetna Partners With IBM on Blockchain Network for Healthcare Industry January 25, 2019

United States-based health insurance giant Aetna has partnered with IBM to create a blockchain network tailored to the healthcare industry, Reuters reported Jan. 24. Estimated to serve over 39 million clients globally, Aetna has reportedly issued a joint statement with IBM clarifying that the blockchain system will be designed to streamline insurance claims processing and […]

Exchange Partners With University of Luxembourg to Improve Crypto Asset Security November 24, 2018

A new partnership between Luxembourg-based VNX Exchange and the University of Luxembourg aims to improve the security of digital assets, business news outlet Luxembourg Times reported Nov. 23. VNX is a marketplace and trading platform for tokenized venture capital founded in 2017. VNX is a member of fintech incubator the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology […]

SWIFT India Partners With Fintech Firm for Blockchain Pilot November 21, 2018

SWIFT India has partnered with fintech firm MonetaGo to pilot a distributed ledger (DLT) network designed to improve the efficiency and security of financial products, according to a press release published Nov. 20. SWIFT India is a joint venture established by SWIFT SCRL (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) and a number of major Indian […]

Pornhub Partners With PumaPay to Accept Crypto as Payments August 24, 2018

Canadian adult entertainment streaming website Pornhub has announced a partnership with cryptocurrency payment and billing startup PumaPay to enable its users payments in cryptocurrencies, according to a tweet August 23. Pornhub is now accepting PumaPay, with its “unique” pull payment protocol that will allow users automatically pay for their subscriptions, including PornHub Premium. PornHub promoted […]

China: University IT Research Institute Partners to Form Blockchain Research Center August 2, 2018

The Research Institute of Information Technology (RIIT) of Tsinghua University (THU) has partnered with a subsidiary of China’s institutional financial firm to establish a blockchain research center, according to an Aug. 1 press release. The RIIT has signed an agreement with Sheng Ying Xin Management Consulting Co., Ltd., a contractually controlled and managed company of […]

Dash Partners with Trivecoin to Usher in New Breed of dApps August 2, 2018

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Exclusive: Neufund Partners Bitbay to Create Malta’s First Crypto to Fiat Exchange August 2, 2018

Malta continues to be the center of attraction for innovative solutions in the crypto space with yet another announcement that promises to provide a solution for cryptocurrency exchanges to provide fiat withdrawal solutions. This time it will be a partnership between the Berlin-based Neufund company and the Polish cryptocurrency exchange Bitbay who have teamed up […]

Overstock Subsidiary Partners With Zambian Gov’t on Blockchain Land Registry August 1, 2018

Zambia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the blockchain land registry subsidiary of American retail giant Overstock, the company revealed in a press release July 31. Under the agreement, Overstock’s Medici Land Governance (MLG) will work with the Zambian government on overhauling land ownership, allowing rural landowners to legitimize their estates and gain […]

Seven Stars Cloud Partners with China VC Research Institute to Expand Tokenized Assets July 24, 2018

Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. (SSC), a global fintech firm focused on blockchain and AI-powered digital asset management, has partnered with the China Venture Capital Research Institute (CVCRI), according to a press release published July 23. The partnership will purportedly help SCC extend its to extend its asset digitization services. The new partnership will enable […]