Author: Traderman

Blockchain Expert Leaves Barclays for FinTech-Focused VC Fund

Barclays executive Simon Taylor will be leaving his position at the bank to join 11:FS, a new FinTech-focused venture capital fund, as a co-founder. According to a Business Insider report, Taylor served as a VP of Entrepreneurial Partnerships at Barclays for the past three years, where he lead the bank’s R&D efforts into the applications of blockchains in the financial industry. Taylor will be leaving Barclays for the 11:FS venture …
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Intel Launches New Fintech Lab In Israel

Semiconductor giant Intel has launched its new FinTech lab in Israel. The new venture will focus on various technologies like blockchains, IoT, cloud computing and biometrics. Intel’s new innovation lab is being formed in collaboration with The Floor, an Israeli FinTech hub situated at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, which recently raised $2 million from Pando Group, a $250 million Chinese-Israeli VC firm. According to report by The Jerusalem Post, …
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Microsoft Collaborates with Blockchain Firms on ID Verification Platform

Microsoft has announced a blockchain identity initiative in collaboration with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys, a New York-based blockchain developer studio that specializes in Ethereum-based apps. According to Yorke Rhodes, who joined the Azure BaaS platform at the beginning of this month, Microsoft is looking to develop a cross-chain identity framework that can seamlessly integrate with a variety of cloud and blockchain-based systems, “We are working with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys …
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Bitcoin Micropayments Platform SatoshiPay Announces New API

London-based bitcoin micropayments firm SatoshiPay has released their new API (Application Programming Interface). SatoshiPay’s previous implementation only allowed WordPress integration, however, the new API will allow content authors on any platform to start receiving small digital currency payments for their works. Meinhard Benn, Co-founder and CEO of SatoshiPay, explained in one of his blog posts: “Using our API, developers of content management systems can write their own plugins and publishers …
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