ovo-electron-031319.jpg UK-based OVO Energy acquired a minority stake in blockchain-powered energy firm Electron through its unit Kaluza. This comes close on the heels of a 200 million-pound investment by Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. in OVO. The investment is a first for the recently the established division Kaluza.

ripplesxpring-march13.jpg Xpring, Ripple's developer ecosystem initiative, has teamed with Forte, a blockchain platform technology provider for the games industry, to form a $100 million fund to support game developers.

paxosgoldbacked-march13.jpg New York-based fintech firm Paxos Technology Solutions LLC plans to introduce cryptocurrencies backed by precious metals and publicly traded stocks sometime this year, Fortune reported quoting its CEO Chad Cascarilla. In an interview with Fortune's Balancing the Ledger, Cascarilla said, "it is something we will see definitely this year."

crypto-march12.jpg Here is a summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.

swisscom-sygnum-031219.jpg Deutsche Börse, Swisscom and Sygnum are partnering to jointly build a trusted and regulatory compliant financial market ecosystem for digital assets by leveraging blockchain's DLT. It will combine Singapore-based fintech firm Sygnum's banking expertise with Germany's Deutsche Börse and Switzerland-based Swisscom's experience in building and operating scalable financial services infrastructure.

culedgerdevelopblockchain-march12.jpg CULedger, a credit union service organization or CUSO, announced a collaboration with Tech giant IBM to provide blockchain services for financial cooperatives and credit unions around the world.

bitcoincryptocurrencies-nov15_11mar19.jpg A summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.

binancelabs-argentina-031119.jpg Binance Labs, the venture arm of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, will invest in blockchain and cryptocurrency related projects in Argentina, with the Argentine government partnering it in investments made in blockchain-related projects in the country over four years. Binance Labs invests in early-stage blockchain developer teams through incubation, direct investments and limited partnerships.

bumblebeefoods-march11.jpg Shelf-stable seafood company Bumble Bee Foods LLC is teaming with German software giant SAP SE to create blockchain-based system to track fresh fish as more and more consumers demand to know their food is safe and sustainably sourced. In a statement, SAP said San Diego-based Bumble Bee Foods is using the SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service to trace the journey of yellowfin tuna.

rttnewspaper-march08.jpg A summary of select stories from the cryptocurrency and blockchain world during this week.

commerzbank-deutsche-blockchain-030819.jpg Germany's Commerzbank and Deutsche Börse successfully executed a legally binding settlement of a repo transaction using blockchain. The pilot transaction was part of a joint proof-of-concept (PoC) to examine the possibility of using blockchain technology in securities settlement.

russiasrulingparty-march08.jpg United Russia, the ruling party of Russia, launched a blockchain-based platform for electronic voting, according to local news agency TASS. The new system is expected to improve election transparency and eliminate intermediates in the electoral process. The party has updated its website with the added function of e-voting for its primaries.

six-r3-corda-030819.jpg SIX Digital Exchange selected New York-based blockchain consortium R3's Corda Enterprise platform for running its fully integrated end to end trading, listing, settlement and custody service for digital assets such as Bitcoin. The first services will be rolled out in mid-2019. The use of Blockchain's Distributed Ledger Technology allows trading parties to transact on a peer-to-peer basis.

crypto-march07.jpg A summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.

swiftsgx-march07.jpg The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication or SWIFT is teaming with major financial institutions to conduct a proof-of-concept or PoC on shareholder e-Voting, using blockchain technology. SWIFT, a financial messaging network, said the PoC will be conducted in the Asia Pacific region. It will be done along with SLIB, the Singapore Exchange as well as major banks.

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