Tag: Blockchain

Monetary Authority of Singapore, Abu Dhabi to set up fintech centre in UAE

Singapore: MAS will team up with Abu Dhabi Global Market – a global financial centre in the UAE – to nurture financial technology entrepreneurship and support financial services innovation.

India’s HDFC Bank makes AI play; launches humanoids in branches

India: HDFC Bank, the country’s second-largest private one, will be using robots at its branches, to assist customers.

Microsoft, KPMG Co-Launch Blockchain ‘Nodes’ (Labs) in Singapore & Frankfurt

Singapore: KPMG International and Microsoft Corp. have announced the launch of joint Blockchain Nodes, which are designed to create and demonstrate use cases that apply blockchain technology to business propositions and processes.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has issued a «cryptobond» developed in its Innovation Lab

Australia: Commonwealth Bank of Australia has issued a «cryptobond» for Queensland Treasury Corporation using its capital markets blockchain platform.

$1.5bn fintech fund launched by Chinese state-owned firms

China: Ramping up its efforts to become a dominant Fintech hub in Asia, a 10 billion yuan (approx. $1.5 billion) fund was launched in Beijing, China, focusing mergers and acquisitions in the sector while seeking to nurture enterprises and startups in the industry.

Bosch India launches 18-week startup accelerator program

India: Bosch India has launched its first accelerator program for startups called ‘discover, nurture and align- DNA.’ The 18 week program offers startups the opportunity of gaining access to Bosch’s working environment.

8 startups announced for SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0

Hong Kong: As SuperCharger FinTech accelerator 2.0 kicked off at Hong Kong FinTech Week, eight finalists that were announced included startups in the areas of wealth management, RegTech, artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and blockchain.

CSC Launches Sydney Innovation Center

Australia: CSC launched an Innovation Center in its regional headquarters at Macquarie Park, Sydney, building on the company’s strategy to drive further development of next generation technology solutions.

Mphasis Opens Centre of Excellence for Blockchain in India

India: Mphasis, a leading IT services and solutions provider, today unveiled an industry first Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Blockchain based solutions at its Bangalore headquarters.

IBM to open first blockchain innovation centre in Singapore

Singapore: In the first collaboration of its kind with the EDB and the MAS, IBM researchers will work with government, industries and academia to develop applications and solutions which are based on enterprise blockchain, cyber-security, and cognitive computing technologies.

Axis Bank launches ‘Thought Factory’, a Fintech innovation lab

India: Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank announced the launch of ‘Thought Factory’ an innovation lab facility aimed at accelerating the development of innovative technology solutions for the banking sector.