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MasterCard Released Three Blockchain APIs
November 1,
2016
MasterCard Released Three Blockchain APIs

MasterCard’s development site now features three APIs connected to its internal blockchain work, including offerings focused on smart contracts and payment settlement. The APIs were released by MasterCard Labs, its innovation outfit, reported CoinDesk.

Bitfinex Announces Sizable Token-For Equity-Swap
October 29,
2016
Upcoming Supply Chain Innovation Summit

Innovation Enterprise introduced the Supply Chain Innovation Summit, coming to Chicago on November 17-18. During 2 days, high-level professionals will discuss new trends, challenges & solutions within supply chain management.

Bitfinex Announces Sizable Token-For Equity-Swap

Bitfinex, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced that many of its largest BFX token holders have agreed to exchange over 20 million BFX tokens for equity in Bitfinex. The equity consists of shares of Bitfinex's owner, iFinex Inc.

Chain Joins The Microsoft Azure Ecosystem
October 27,
2016
UFOMiners Launch Four Powerful Cryptocurrency Miners

One of the leading cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers, UFOMiners has introduced four powerful miners for Bitcoin and Litecoin Mining. The hardware - MesaMiner, NekrosMiner, OberonMiner and OberonMiner Prime - are now available for ordering at a price range of $3200 and $4900.

Chain Joins The Microsoft Azure Ecosystem

Microsoft Azure announced that Chain joined Azure. Now developers can install Chain Core (Chain’s distributed ledger) in Azure or locally to start or join a blockchain network, build financial applications, and access in-depth technical documentation and tutorials. Through this partnership you have the option to run your own prototypes on the testnet or create your own private network on Azure, all with a single click.

Airbitz To Leverage The JOBS Act Using Bitcoin
October 24,
2016
Coins.ph Raises US$5M To Deliver Blockchain For The unbanked

Coins.ph, a Philippines-based startup that provides financial services through the blockchain, announced on Friday it has raised a US$5 million Series A led by Quona Capital’s Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund, reported e27.co

Other participating investors were Innovation Endeavors, Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Wavemaker Labs, Global Brain, BeeNext, and Rebright Partners. Additionally, Kickstart Ventures invested in the round.

IBM To Deploy Unique Logistics App With Blockchain

IBM announced it is working with Singapore start-up FreshTurf in the Singapore location of its IBM Bluemix Garage network. Using IBM Cloud and Blockchain technologies, FreshTurf has been working with IBM Bluemix Garage developers and designers to create a network of storage lockers for shipping and parcel delivery throughoutSingapore. This locker ledger network is designed to help improve the "last mile" of delivery services for consumers and businesses, or the final leg of a package's journey to a customer's home.

Airbitz To Leverage The JOBS Act Using Bitcoin

Airbitz has launched its equity crowdfunding campaign powered by Wefunder. As the first company to use Wefunder’s BitPay integration, Airbitz will enable anyone from cryptocurrency enthusiasts to mainstream investors to support companies using Bitcoin, in full SEC compliance supported by Title III of the JOBS Act.

October 20,
2016
The First Blockchain Event Dedicated to the Insurance Industry

Red Chalk Group, a strategic advisor to senior executives at leading financial organizations, announced its inaugural Blockchain conference event, The Blockchain Insurance Summit, to be held in Chicago, Illinois on November 8, 2016.

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