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JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network to Launch in Japan in Early 2020: Report
JPMorgan’s blockchain payments network will reportedly launch in Japan in 2020, with Japanese banks making up the majority of participating financial institutions
Dutch Bank ING Reportedly Working on Crypto Custody Tech - CoinDesk
Netherlands-based banking multinational ING is developing technology for the custody of crypto assets, according to Reuters sources.
TikTok Owner Reportedly Working With Chinese State Media on Blockchain
Owner of popular social media app TikTok has launched a joint venture with a state-owned Chinese media group to develop business lines for blockchain and AI
This Year Proved Asia Is Ahead in Crypto-Blockchain Adoption - CoinDesk
From mobile payments to regulation, Asia was quicker to take advantage of fintech technology.
US Health Insurance Giant Piloting Blockchain to Secure Medical Data
Anthem, the second-largest health insurance company in the U.S., plans to use blockchain technology to secure medical data for its 40 million members
Stablecoin Startup Terra Expands to Mongolia With Taxi Payment Service - CoinDesk
Terra is partnering with a Mongolian taxi company to let residents pay for rides using a stablecoin.
Accenture Picked to Build Sweden’s E-Krona Digital Currency Pilot - CoinDesk
Sweden has picked Accenture to handle its e-krona digital currency pilot.