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NexChange Interview Series: Stefan Rust,
In this installment of the NexChange Interview Series, NexChange’s Olga Yaroshevsky chats with’s head of business development, Stefan Rust. The two talk about peer-to-peer payments, industry challenges, regulations, Roger Ver’s new project, and more. Have a gander:
Healthtech Accelerator BlueChilli Is Now Accepting Applications
Aussie startup accelerator BluChilli is looking for 15 startups for its six-month healthtech program, writes the Singapore Business Review: Venture studio and innovation group BlueChilli opened applications today for its Singapore-based healthtech accelerator, a six-month venture building programme designed for aspiring and early stage founders in Southeast Asia. Developed with Enterprise Singapore, the accelerator programme hopes to tap into the
Recruit Announces Investment In Blockchain Company COTI Through Funding Arm RSP.
In an announcement released through its website, Japan-based Recruit will invest in COTI, the next generation blockchain provider. The investment will be coordinated through Recruit’s RSP funding division. With a $50 billion market cap, the news represents another major investment by Recruit into the blockchain technology field through its Blockchain Tech Fund. Recruit, as a global enterprise and technology leader,
Mobile Payment System Will Soon Replace Credit, Debit Cards In Pakistan
mohamed_hassan / Pixabay Pakistan’s federal minister for science & technology Fawad Chaudhry has set his eyes on introducing a mobile payment system in the country. A day after launching the Islamic calendar and moon-sighting website, Chaudhry said in a tweet that his next big challenge was to bring mobile payment system to the country. Mobile payment system to make transactions
What Could Move the Markets Next?
Markets are not too expensive, or too cheap. As Russ explains, that offers a clue into what could cause the next move. Stock markets have been more wobbly of late. While the proximate cause was an unexpected deterioration (collapse?) in trade talks with China, many investors were getting nervous even before the most recent barrage of tweets. Some were understandably
Saudi Customs Pilots Shipment Movement Via Blockchain
In recent years, blockchain-based use cases have found significant traction within the freight industry. Blockchain's ability to decentralize information and store it in an immutable ledger accessible by every stakeholder in the value chain can drive industry-wide collaboration and increase supply chain efficiency. The customs department of Saudi Arabia is the latest entrant to the blockchain space, as it successfully
2019 SALT Conference: Lubin, Novogratz, Roubini Talk Crypto Winter
Notes from Joseph Lubin, Michael Novogratz and Dr. Nouriel Roubini from their presentation at the 2019 SALT Conference called “Crypto Winter: Ice Age Or Great Thaw?” mohamed_hassan / Pixabay Crypto Winter: Ice Age Or Great Thaw? Joseph Lubin – Co-Founder, Ethereum Michael Novogratz – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Digital Dr. Nouriel Roubini – Professor of Economics, Stern School
Evaluating the Effects of China’s Pork Crisis
African swine fever is ravaging China’s pork supply and having a global impact on protein prices. For equity investors, the crisis serves as a reminder that even amid trade-war uncertainty, research into domestic trends can help investors access the country’s vast stock market. China is a pork-loving nation that produces and consumes about half the world’s pig meat. That’s why
Global Blockchain Has A Big Future According To A Deloitte Survey
Deloitte’s new global blockchain survey results released earlier this week show that more than half of enterprise respondents cited blockchain as a top-five strategic priority, and a further 56% stated that blockchain will disrupt their industry. jaydeep_ / Pixabay Please find below commentary from experts in the blockchain space — including representatives from NEM Ventures, Concordium,, UTRUST, Neutral, Hedera,
Animoca Brands Raises $2.5M for Blockchain Gaming Platform
Hong Kong-based gaming company Animoca Brands recently announced that it has raised $2.5 million to develop one of the world’s first decentralized gaming platforms. The round and token sale were led by Hashed, the largest crypto assets fund and accelerator in South Korea.  Hashed was joined by Helix Accelerator, Mind Fund, Klaytn, Atomico Ventures partner Alexis Bonte, and others. Animoca