IBM looks to further European cloud expansion with new customers and availability zones

IBM is looking to build upon recent cloud momentum – and the company is expanding in Europe after securing several new customers in healthcare, logistics, energy and more. The announcements showcase how many prospective IBM clients are utilising the company’s cloud for its artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain capabilities. Credit Mutuel, a French bank, … Read more

US, UK Lead 5-Nation Alliance to Combat Cryptocurrency Tax Crimes

The tax authorities of the United States and the United Kingdom have signed on to lead an international alliance designed to combat transnational financial crimes, including those involving cryptocurrency. J5 Aims to Combat Cryptocurrency Financial Crimes Announced on Tuesday, the five-member Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) is a partnership between the Australian Criminal … Read more

Philippines’ Bitcoin Exchanges Outperform Traditional Finance Platforms

Bitcoin exchanges and cryptocurrency businesses in the Philippines have been outperforming traditional financial platforms in popularity and user activity throughout 2018. Practical Policies On July 2, CCN reported that the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), an economic zone in the northern part of the Philippines supported by the government, will embrace up to 25 cryptocurrency … Read more

Corporates Complete First Transactions On we.trade’s Blockchain Platform

Blockchain firm we.trade announced today (July 2) that it has facilitated its first real-time trade transactions on its blockchain platform. A press release issued by we.trade to PYMNTS said 10 companies executed trades using four banks, all facilitated by we.trade’s infrastructure, which uses IBM‘s Blockchain Platform and Hyperledger Fabric technology. The solution uses smart contracts … Read more