Antelop to provide mobile e-wallet for Greek Piraeus Bank

Piraeus Bank, the Greek bank, has selected Antelop Solutions as its e-wallet and digital payments partner. “Antelop’s scheme certifications, its PCI DSS compliance and their unique security expertise, were key factors to choose them as our long-term partner,” says John Raptakis, head, transactional banking systems, remote banking at Piraeus Bank. “The scalability, agility and fast … Read more

Bank of Korea Says Crypto Investment Poses ‘Insignificant’ Risk to Local Financial Market

South Korea’s central bank says local crypto-asset investment is low, with the balance of virtual currency accounts in domestic banks totalling $1.79 bln at the end of 2017. According to South Korean central bank the Bank of Korea (BOK), the outstanding balance of virtual currency accounts in domestic banks totalled $1.79 billion as of Dec. … Read more

Blockgeek’s Ameer Rosic: ‘Everyone Is Smart Enough to Lose or Make Money’ in Crypto

Blockgeek’s Ameer Rosic thinks that everyone should have access to crypto adoption — including his mom — and tells CT why in an exclusive interview. This interview has been edited and condensed. Ameer Rosic, serial entrepreneur and founder of online blockchain hub Blockgeeks, goes into why he thinks investing in crypto should be open to … Read more

Facebook Director of Engineering Moves to Same Position at Company’s Blockchain Team

Facebook’s Evan Cheng has now become Director of Engineering at the social media giant’s blockchain team. Evan Cheng, Facebook’s Director of Engineering of three years, has now moved to the same position at the company’s recently established blockchain team, TechCrunch reported Friday, July 6. The software engineer has updated his LinkedIn profile to reflect the … Read more

From $2.9 Billion in a Month to Hundreds Dead: Trends of the Rollercoaster ICO Market in 18 Months

The ICO market is one of the most interesting and controversial aspects of the cryptocurrency ecosystem — and for good reason, as statistics show. Disclaimer: This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is … Read more

Thai Regulator Confirms July Start Date for Regulated ICOs

Thailand will enact pioneering ICO regulations this month, becoming one of the first countries to do so. In an announcement July 4, Thailand has confirmed its long-awaited ICO regulations will come into effect July 16, cementing the fundraising instrument’s status in the country. In summary comments, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized details … Read more

Thai Regulator Publishes ICO Regulations; 7 Cryptocurrencies Approved

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the country’s capital markets authority, has announced a regulatory framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs) which will go into effect on July 16. Under the new guidelines, ICO issuers are mandated to have a company registered in Thailand approved by the SEC with a minimum registered capital of 5 … Read more

Autosoft and Finja power Allied Bank’s branchless banking

Allied Bank has partnered with Autosoft Dynamics and payments platform Finja to implement a complete branchless banking solution in Pakistan. According to the Pakistan-based trio, the digital solution will provide access to banking services, including instant opening of accounts anywhere, anytime with no requirement to visit a bank branch. Tahir Hassan Qureshi, CEO Allied Bank, … Read more