Ternio Cuts Minimum Balance Requirements on BlockCard by 90%

Ternio, the creator of BlockCard, announced today that it is cutting the minimum balance requirements for all BlockCard holders by 90% - effective immediately. BlockCard is a debit card that enables the card holder to spend the value of their cryptocurrency with the same ease as traditional credit cards at over 50 million merchants worldwide.
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Farmer Connect Uses IBM Blockchain to Bridge the Gap Between Consumers and Smallholder Coffee Farmers

At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Farmer Connect and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new consumer mobile application called "Thank My Farmer," which will allow coffee drinkers to trace their coffee to understand its quality and origin, and even support the farmer who grew the beans. Developed with leading companies across the global supply chain including Beyers Koffie, The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), ITOCHU Corporation, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), The J.M. Smucker Company, Rabobank, RGC Coffee, Volcafe, Sucafina and Yara International, Farmer Connect is a traceability platform powered by IBM Blockchain designed to help increase traceability, efficiency and fairness in the coffee supply chain.
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China's first blockchain-based unsecured loan granted on OneConnect financing platform

On January 2, 2020, a financing platform for SMEs in China's Guangdong province was formally launched. The platform is supported by OneConnect (NYSE: OCFT), a leading Chinese fintech company that has just been listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The launch of the platform with blockchain as its key underlying technology marks the deep integration of digital government and fintech, signaling that difficulties in obtaining financing, including the associated high cost and slow pace of completing the process, faced by small and medium-sized businesses can be solved by following the "Guangdong model".
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Leidos, Intel, and First Genesis Earn ACT-IAC Blockchain Innovations Award

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Intel Corporation, and First Genesis today announced their collaborative approach in developing blockchain technologies to improve healthcare has earned the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council's (ACT-IAC) 2019 Audience Choice Award. The effort sees Leidos, Intel Corporation, and First Genesis working together to enable healthcare data exchange and inter-operability among different electronic healthcare record (EHR) or electronic record management (ERM) systems that serves the interests of patients and clinical research.
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Former General Manager at China's largest blockchain network NEO, Zhao Chen, joins CMCC Global as partner in Shanghai

CMCC Global, one of Asia's first blockchain focused venture capital funds, announced today that Zhao Chen has joined the company as a partner. Zhao was formerly the General Manager of NEO Global Development, the team behind the largest China-based blockchain platform, NEO. Prior to this, Zhao was an early employee at OnChain, one of the most reputable blockchain solutions companies in China. At CMCC Global, Zhao will be responsible for setting up a Shanghai presence and will focus on covering China's rapidly growing blockchain ecosystem.
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Coinstreet Partners announces two senior appointments - Samuel Reid as Group Chief Technology Officer and Pietro Doran as Senior Member of Advisory Board

Coinstreet Partners ("Coinstreet") today announced that it has named Samuel Reid as Group Chief Technology Officer ("CTO") and Pietro Doran as Senior Advisor of the group. Coinstreet is a leading decentralized investment banking group and digital asset consultancy firm, offering a one-stop solution and end-to-end service for asset tokenization, tokenized securities, digital assets, securities token offerings (STO) and stablecoins.
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Utopia Announces the Launch of a Revolutionary Decentralized P2P Ecosystem with Built-in Cryptocurrency Crypton

Utopia is freedom, anonymity, and censorship-free driven product designed for secure communication, anonymous payments and a truly free Internet without borders. Total surveillance, information flow control, and official deceptions are exactly what Utopia is intended to prevent. With Utopia you are able to bypass online censorship and firewalls, meaning that you are free to communicate with whoever you want whenever you want. Freedom of speech is guaranteed by the Utopia ecosystem. User physical location cannot be revealed. Communication and data cannot be intercepted and read by a 3rd party.
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Apollo Fintech Adds Huawei Eco-System CTO as Blockchain Security Advisor

Apollo Fintech is announcing a new addition to its advisor team, Mr. Jorge Sebastiao, a chief technology officer (CTO) of Huawei Technologies. Based in Dubai, Mr. Sebastiao brings more than 30 years of ICT experience (information and communications technology) including managed services, cloud computing, cybersecurity, blockchain, big data, artificial intelligence, internet of things and ICT innovation.
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