Tag Archives: blockchain

Alibaba-Founded Insurtech Firm Promotes Blockchain Use in Healthcare Industry

Alibaba-Founded Insurtech Firm Promotes Blockchain Use in Healthcare Industry

China’s ZhongAn Tech is planning to use blockchain technology to cut risk and costs in healthcare insurance, local news outlet the South China Morning Post reported May 29. ZhongAn, the technology incubator for ZhongAn Online Property & Casualty Insurance, was founded in 2013 by Jack Ma, the chairman of Alibaba Group, Pony Ma Huateng, chairman at Tencent Holdings, and Peter Ma Mingzhe, […]

Amid Chaos, Our Decentralized Future Is Being Built

Amid Chaos, Our Decentralized Future Is Being Built

  If, during CoinDesk’s Consensus conference in May 2017, I’d predicted the crypto and blockchain industry’s subsequent experiences, you wouldn’t have believed me. Back then, CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) was around $2,400. Six months later, it passed through $10,000 – right when 1,300 investors and financial professionals attended the inaugural Consensus: Invest conference. But that was […]

Tencent to Use the Blockchain to Derail China’s Counterfeit Invoice Industry

Tencent to Use the Blockchain to Derail China’s Counterfeit Invoice Industry

Sellers of counterfeit, illegally-made receipts help businesses take advantage of tax loopholes in China, but that’s set to change with the application of blockchain technology in the handling of digital invoices. Disrupting China’s Counterfeit Invoice Market Faked official invoices are big business in China. One person who creates these legal proof of payments — “fapiao” […]

Bitcoin’s Falling Price Nothing More Than Perception, Or Is There Manipulation?

Bitcoin’s Falling Price Nothing More Than Perception, Or Is There Manipulation?

This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, so you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The past few months in Bitcoin’s history have been very interesting to watch, especially when honing in on its price fluctuations as a gauge of where it is […]

Major Japanese Fintech Company Reveals Plans to Launch Crypto Exchange This Year

Major Japanese Fintech Company Reveals Plans to Launch Crypto Exchange This Year

Money Forward Inc., the operator of one of Japan’s most popular personal budgeting apps, has announced its plans to launch a crypto asset exchange this year, in a company press releaseWednesday, May 23. A new subsidiary, MF Financial Co., Ltd., that launched today will be devoted to the company’s new crypto exchange project, and will be […]

Mitsubishi, MUFG Conduct Successful Pilot Payment With Major Thai Bank’s Blockchain

Mitsubishi, MUFG Conduct Successful Pilot Payment With Major Thai Bank’s Blockchain

Several major global banks have successfully completed a cross-border payment pilot test using Thai bank Krungsri’s (Bank of Ayudhya) Blockchain Interledger, according to a press release May 22. The pilot, conducted in the Bank of Thailand’s (BOT) regulatory sandbox, was executed by Japan’s Mitsubishi Group, their banking unit MUFG Bank, and the Standard Chartered Singapore bank. The […]

Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Retail Product Resales

Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Retail Product Resales

A new patent application from retail giant Walmart shows how blockchain could be used to augment its digital offerings for consumers. The document, released last Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, outlines a blockchain ledger which would track the items that stores sell to a particular customer. It’s the latest example of an intellectual […]