Emirates Islamic is to use a combination of QR codes and blockchain technology to bolster fraud prevention for old-fashioned paper cheques.
Nasdaq has joined a €7M series A funding round in a French startup, Stratumn, which utilises distributed ledger technology and advanced cryptography to streamline and secure the exchange of regulatory reporting data.
A stellar line-up of 27 senior bankers and fintech experts will be onstage at the Finextra SAP Financial Services Forum in London next month to detail winning strategies for banks competing in a digitally-driven business market.
The Brexit cloud may loom large but, for now, the UK remains at the centre of Europe's financial technology scene, home to nearly two thirds of the firms that make it into this year's FinTech50.
Five of the eleven startups graduating from Startupbootcamp's 2017 Indian accelerator programme have secured pilots with bank sponsors RBL and Icici.
Finextra and the Euro Banking Association have selected 15 of Europe's most promising startups to present their ideas to banking delegates attending EBAday 2017, the continent's leading payments and transaction banking event.
We may be living in an era of data breaches and hacking scandals but more than half of financial markets participants working on blockchain see open-source as the best model for the technology.
Singapore is pushing ahead with its investigation into the use of a tokenised dollar on a distributed ledger for inter-bank payments.
Major Spanish banks are backing a multi-sector national project to create a digital identity system based on smart contracts.
A new Spanish blockchain consortium spearheaded by Cecabank and professional services firm Grant Thornton is building tools designed to combat money laundering and boost KYC efforts.
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