CB Insights has named independent crypto prime broker SFOX as one of the world's top 50 blockchain companies. The firm was given a place on CB Insights' first ever Blockchain 50, a list of the top private companies using blockchain technology to solve some of businesses' biggest problems. Winners were selected from a pool of 2,700 companies. SFOX provides its services in multiple categories including as an Exchange, Custody, Capital Markets, and Wallet services provider, and was honored in the Exchange category.
Michael Brooks, CEO of goLance, an award-winning global freelance marketplace, offered his perspective on the relationship between banks and fintechs and how cryptocurrencies have evolved, in a panel discussion on digital disruption led by Ripple, a leading provider of enterprise blockchain solutions for payments. The session was recently held at IMTC World 2020, the largest money transfer conference.
Stablecorp, the firm behind the issuance and management of the QCAD (the Canadian Dollar stablecoin), announced a partnership with Algorand, the leading scalable, secure and decentralized blockchain network, to launch the digital asset on the Algorand blockchain. Stablecorp has been awarded an Algorand Foundation Grant and through this collaboration will continue to grow the fiat-backed stablecoin capability on Algorand and will be the first non-USD backed stablecoin to be issued on the network.
Huobi Singapore donates SGD$30,000 to the SUSS' Inclusive Fintech Fund to promote blockchain education
Huobi Singapore, a global digital assets trading platform, gifted SGD$30,000 (or the equivalent of 7,500 Huobi Tokens) to the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) in support of their Inclusive Fintech Fund. This is the first cryptocurrency exchange to donate towards inclusive fintech at SUSS, demonstrating Huobi Singapore's commitment towards financial inclusivity and accessible education.
Blockchain tech startup company Maxonrow and Taiwan's leading university National Chiao Tung University jointly established the "Technology Management and Blockchain Research Center" which is dedicated towards the development of blockchain technology applications, promote cross-domain integrated application systems, and contribute to the development of blockchain-industry ecosystem alliance. The inauguration ceremony of research center was held recently on 24th November, 2020.
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Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick is launching a unique program that allows students to take graduate-level courses in a broad range of the most contemporary business topics, such as data analytics, machine learning and blockchain, without having to commit to enrolling in a prescribed master's program.
The proposal, a standard data format for Merkle inclusion proofs, is the first to reach the public review phase as part of a pilot programme for the Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee and its processes. Merkle proofs are vital to all uses of Simplified Payment Verification (SPV) described in the original Bitcoin whitepaper and form the foundation of most user interactions with the Bitcoin network.
PCS Wireless LLC ("PCS Wireless"), a global leader in logistics and technology for the secondary market for mobile devices, announced today that it has formed TessaB Corp. The new corporation will acquire valuable assets from IGWT Block LLC ("IGWT"), a subsidiary of PCS Wireless that had been developing disruptive technology for buying and selling mobile devices, including a blockchain platform known as TessaB. Flavio Mansi, former President of IGWT, will become TessaB Corp's Chief Executive Officer, and Guy Kuperman will serve as Chairman.
Digital Asset Investment Management launches first ERISA compliant employer-sponsored 401(k) plans with Bitcoin
Digital Asset Investment Management (DAiM), the first licensed Registered Investment Advisor for Bitcoin and Digital Assets, has launched the first ERISA compliant employer-sponsored 401(k) plans with Bitcoin. DAiM serves as the plan fiduciary and is responsible for selecting, managing, monitoring, and benchmarking the investment offerings.