31 July 2015

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Deutsche Bank backs blockchain potential

5 hours ago  | 0 comments | 11 tweets | 11 linkedin

Deutsche Bank is the latest major financial institution to laud the potential of the blockchain, confirming that it is exploring the use of distributed ledger technology for everything from securities clearing and settlement to anti-money laundering registries.

George Galloway proposes 'MayorsChain' to track city finances

30 July 2015  | 0 comments | 8 tweets | 4 linkedin

Radical anti-establishment politician and prospective London mayoral candidate George Galloway is proposing to use the blockchain to track the capital's $17 billion budget in real time.

Commerzbank venture fund invests in iwoca

30 July 2015  | 0 comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin

The venture capital arm of Germany's CommerzBank has joined in a $20m funding round for UK-based SME lending platform iwoca.

David Cameron backs UK fintech manifesto

30 July 2015  | 0 comments | 20 tweets | 18 linkedin

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has lent his support to a fintech manifesto issued by industry think tank Innovate Finance which lays down a bold vision for the country to become a dominant force in financial technology investment and job creation globally.

ING Bank introduces voice-activated mobile payments

29 July 2015  | 0 comments | 26 tweets | 29 linkedin

ING Bank in the Netherlands is introducing voice-activated payments through its mobile app, enabling customers to authorise transactions by conversing with a virtual assistant on their phone.

National Australia Bank launches $50 million venture fund

29 July 2015  | 0 comments | 11 tweets | 10 linkedin

National Australia Bank is to establish a $50 million venture fund to invest in startups with fresh ideas in mobile banking, payments and data and analytics.

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