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China and South Korea Pledge More Money to Blockchain Research

South Korea will invest heavily in emerging technologies in 2019, one of which is blockchain technology. The move was announced by the country’s Finance Minister, Kim Dong-yeon, during a recent cabinet meeting. As part of its plan to spearhead innovative growth, the government will invest $4.4 billion in eight sectors which it views as critical for the development of the ...

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Japan’s Messaging Giant LINE Sets Up $10 Million Hong Kong Blockchain Venture Fund

Japanese social messaging app LINE announced the creation of a $10 million blockchain venture fund Wednesday, August 15, as part of its expansion into the cryptocurrency market. Launched via Hong Kong-based subsidiary unblock corp., the fund contains funds from fellow LINE sister outfit LVC Corporation. “Additionally, unblock ventures’ token fund is expected to expand in the future, according to the ...

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Identitii Taps ASX to Launch $11 Million Blockchain IPO

Identitii Limited, a blockchain-based digital identity management innovator, has launched an $11 million IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The Australian company aims to sell 14.6 million shares at the rate of 75 cents per unit. The proceeds will be used for the additional development and marketing of Identitii’s anti-money laundering solution, Serra. The blockchain-enabled solution will upgrade ‘FIS’, ...

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South Korea Budgets a Trillion Won for Blockchain Tech in 2019

South Korea’s government has earmarked a 5 trillion won ($4.4 billion) budget toward its ‘Growth through Innovation’ investment program in eight critical sectors with a particular focus on blockchain and AI. In a meeting in Seoul on Monday, South Korea’s finance minister Kim Dong-yeon confirmed plans of a 5 trillion won investment toward its innovation program in 2019, a sharp ...

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Goldman Sachs, Wall Street Banks Sink $32 Million into Blockchain Startup

We may, as Lightning Labs CEO Elizabeth Stark said earlier this year, be entering a “bitcoin not blockchain” world, but the global banking cabal isn’t ready to capitulate on its support for enterprise blockchain products just yet. Indeed, Axoni, an enterprise blockchain startup founded in 2013, has just concluded a $32 million Series B funding round headlined by a group ...

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Playboy Sues Canadian Blockchain Firm for Fraud and Breach of Contract

Beverly Hills-based Playboy Enterprises is suing Canadian firm Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT), claiming that it failed to integrate blockchain technology into Playboy’s online media channels, the Los Angeles Times reported August 14. Playboy Enterprises reportedly filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accusing the Canadian company of fraud and breaching a contract, which the two companies drew in ...

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Fantasy Football Club Crown League to Use Blockchain to Operate eSports Platform

Fantasy sports club the Crown League announced today the launch of the first blockchain-based professional fantasy football league that will run in tandem with the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season. Players will be able to own part of their fantasy franchises, as well as the league, through the blockchain, which will grant them rights to revenue sharing and governance. ...

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Chinese State-Owned Aerospace Firm Turns to Blockchain to Manage Billions of Invoices

The state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Ltd. is turning to blockchain technology to innovate its unwieldy electronic invoice system, according to an announcement republished on a government site August 13. The article, from official state newspaper People’s Daily, was posted yesterday by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence and outlines how blockchain will ...

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Goldman Sachs Leads $32 Million Funding Round for Enterprise Blockchain Startup Axoni

Enterprise-focused blockchain startup Axoni has raised $32 million in a funding round led by Goldman Sachs and other high-profile banks and venture capital investors, Forbes reports August 14. The $32 million Series B funding round was led by Goldman Sachs and Nyca Partners, with numerous other investors including Wells Fargo, JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Andreessen Horowitz. The fresh investment brings Axoni’s ...

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