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Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims

Media company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), insurance firm NTUC Income (Income), and LumenLab, MetLife’s Asia innovation center, have teamed up to pilot a blockchain platform aimed at automating the life insurance claim process, the companies said on Monday. Using LifeChain, a technology developed by LumenLab, SPH will encrypt and share verification data used for obituary […] The post Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-18

Beaxy Launches Crypto Trading Platform

After 24 months of development, cryptocurrency startup Beaxy Digital, Ltd. has officially launched its trading platform, which is now live to customers in 43 US states and 185 countries, the company said on Tuesday. The platform currently supports trading pairs for 16 of the top digital assets, and comes with advanced features including TradingView charting […] The post Beaxy Launches Crypto Trading Platform appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-11

Mobile Blockchain Voting Platform Voatz Raises US$7M

Voatz, a mobile elections platform powered by blockchain technology, has raised US$7 million in a Series A funding round led by Medici Ventures and Techstars with participation from Urban Innovation Fund and Oakhouse Partners, the company said on Thursday. Voatz will use the new capital to enhance the accessibility and usability of its technology, and […] The post Mobile Blockchain Voting Platform Voatz Raises US$7M appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-10

Austrian Startup Bitpanda Announces New Crypto Exchange for Professional Traders

Vienna-based startup Bitpanda, formerly Coinimal, has announced that it will be launching a new cryptocurrency exchange, the company said on Wednesday. Dubbed the Bitpanda Global Exchange, the platform will allow experienced traders, professionals and institutions to conduct crypto-to-crypto and fiat-to-crypto trades, and is scheduled to launch in August. Founded in 2014, Bitpanda is a brokerage […] The post Austrian Startup Bitpanda Announces New Crypto Exchange for Professional Traders appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-06

Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts

Payment company Xfers has partnered with blockchain startup Zilliqa to explore the use of blockchain and smart contracts to bring greater speed, efficiency and transparency to payment solutions for enterprises, the company said on Tuesday. Xfers, a Singapore-based payment processing gateway offering credit card processing and Internet banking transfers, will leverage Zilliqa’s smart contract functionalities […] The post Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-18

Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties

Crypt-Oink, Japan’s first blockchain game, is expanding its breedable, collectible and tradable racing pigs to English-language markets with an exclusive collaboration with CryptoKitties, the company said on Thursday. Created by Japan-based developer Good Luck 3, Crypt-Oink is a decentralized application (DApp) running on the Ethereum network. The game lets users breed, collect and trade digital […] The post Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-16

Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts

Payment company Xfers has partnered with blockchain startup Zilliqa to explore the use of blockchain and smart contracts to bring greater speed, efficiency and transparency to payment solutions for enterprises, the company said on Tuesday. Xfers, a Singapore-based payment processing gateway offering credit card processing and Internet banking transfers, will leverage Zilliqa’s smart contract functionalities […] The post Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-18

Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties

Crypt-Oink, Japan’s first blockchain game, is expanding its breedable, collectible and tradable racing pigs to English-language markets with an exclusive collaboration with CryptoKitties, the company said on Thursday. Created by Japan-based developer Good Luck 3, Crypt-Oink is a decentralized application (DApp) running on the Ethereum network. The game lets users breed, collect and trade digital […] The post Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-16

Line Pay and Visa Collaborate on Fintech, Blockchain Solutions

Line Pay Corporation, the payments business of Japanese messaging app Line, has extended its partnership with global payments firm Visa to create new fintech solutions, including blockchain-based products. In particular, the two companies will use blockchain to deliver “new experiences” in the areas of business-to-business (B2B) and cross-border payments, as well as “alternative currency” transactions, […] The post Line Pay and Visa Collaborate on Fintech, Blockchain Solutions appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-06

Ausbau von Windrädern stößt an seine Grenzen

Bis 2030 sollte der Anteil erneuerbarer Energien an der Stromversorgung auf mindestens 65 Prozent gesteigert werden. Der Aufholbedarf ist groß. Doch für den Ausbau der Windkraft gibt es viele Beschränkungen.
2019-06-18

EuGH entlarvt, was wirklich hinter der Pkw-Maut steckt

Die Pkw-Maut ist laut EuGH eine schlampige Fehlkonstruktion. Sie verstoße gleich gegen zwei Grundsätze des Unionsrechts. Ob sie je Geld in die Staatskassen gespült hätte, ist unklar. Private Dienstleister können nun vom Bund Schadenersatz fordern.
2019-06-18

EuGH kippt deutsche Pkw-Maut

Gegner der Pkw-Maut prophezeiten früh, dass das CSU-Projekt beim höchsten EU-Gericht landen würde. Nun hat der EuGH endgültig über die Rechtmäßigkeit der geplanten Pkw-Maut entschieden – gegen die deutschen Pläne.
2019-06-18

„In Deutschland habe ich es nicht mehr ausgehalten“

Mauritius, Bali oder Portugal: Tausende Digitalnomaden haben ihr Büro in Deutschland gegen einen Laptop am Strand eingetauscht. Ihre Arbeitsverträge nehmen sie mit – und auch eine Beförderung ist „remote“ möglich. Ist das die Zukunft der Arbeit?
2019-06-18

„Die Klimapolitik ist teuer, bringt aber überhaupt nichts“

Langfristig raubt die deutsche Klimapolitik der Wirtschaft ihre Wettbewerbsfähigkeit. Das befürchtet der Ökonom Gabriel Felbermayr. Ein Gespräch über unbequeme Wahrheiten in der Klimadebatte, verschwendete Milliarden für erneuerbare Energien und Emissionspreise für Kühe.
2019-06-18

Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims

Media company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), insurance firm NTUC Income (Income), and LumenLab, MetLife’s Asia innovation center, have teamed up to pilot a blockchain platform aimed at automating the life insurance claim process, the companies said on Monday. Using LifeChain, a technology developed by LumenLab, SPH will encrypt and share verification data used for obituary […] The post Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-18

Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties

Crypt-Oink, Japan’s first blockchain game, is expanding its breedable, collectible and tradable racing pigs to English-language markets with an exclusive collaboration with CryptoKitties, the company said on Thursday. Created by Japan-based developer Good Luck 3, Crypt-Oink is a decentralized application (DApp) running on the Ethereum network. The game lets users breed, collect and trade digital […] The post Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-16

Mobile Blockchain Voting Platform Voatz Raises US$7M

Voatz, a mobile elections platform powered by blockchain technology, has raised US$7 million in a Series A funding round led by Medici Ventures and Techstars with participation from Urban Innovation Fund and Oakhouse Partners, the company said on Thursday. Voatz will use the new capital to enhance the accessibility and usability of its technology, and […] The post Mobile Blockchain Voting Platform Voatz Raises US$7M appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-10

Instagram one-ups TikTok with karaoke lyrics

Lip-syncing jumpstarted TikTok’s rise to the center of teen culture, arguably displacing Instagram . Now the Facebook-owned app is striking back with a new feature that lets you displays lyrics on your video Story synced to a soundtrack you’ve added with the Music sticker. Lyrics could help creators and their fans sing along, and the […]
2019-06-06

Changes to Facebook Graph Search leaves online investigators in a lurch

When Facebook Graph Search launched six years ago, it was meant to help users discover content across public posts on the platform. Since then, the feature stayed relatively low-profile for many users (its last major announcement was in 2014 when a mobile version was rolled out), but became a valuable tool for many online investigators […]
2019-06-11

Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers, Amazon in 2017 launched its own take on Instagram with a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members. The experiment known as Amazon Spark has now come […]
2019-06-15

Siemens streicht 1400 Stellen in Deutschland

Der Industriekonzern Siemens streicht in seiner Kraftwerksparte weltweit 2700 Stellen, darunter 1400 in Deutschland. Die Maßnahmen sollten „sozialverträglich umgesetzt“ werden.
2019-06-18

„In Deutschland habe ich es nicht mehr ausgehalten“

Mauritius, Bali oder Portugal: Tausende Digitalnomaden haben ihr Büro in Deutschland gegen einen Laptop am Strand eingetauscht. Ihre Arbeitsverträge nehmen sie mit – und auch eine Beförderung ist „remote“ möglich. Ist das die Zukunft der Arbeit?
2019-06-18

Wie Politik und Verwaltung die Integration blockieren

Flüchtlinge haben bei der Integration in den Arbeitsmarkt mit vielen Problemen zu kämpfen. Das liegt zum Teil an ihrer Qualifikation und sprachlichen Hürden, aber auch an einer „balkanisierten“ Verwaltung, wie Forscher herausgefunden haben.
2019-06-18

Verkehrsminister Scheuer: „Die Pkw-Maut ist vom Tisch“

Gegner der Pkw-Maut prophezeiten früh, dass das CSU-Projekt beim höchsten EU-Gericht landen würde. Nun hat der EuGH endgültig gegen die deutschen Pläne entschieden, und so reagiert Verkehrsminister Scheuer auf das Urteil.
2019-06-18

Mit dem 11-Uhr-Test riskiert McDonald‘s seinen Kultstatus

Für das Frühstück bei McDonald’s gab es jahrelang feste Regeln: Bis 10.30 Uhr gibt es nur Croissants, Bacon & Co. – und danach ausschließlich das reguläre Fast-Food-Sortiment. Doch die Briten rütteln nun an dieser Tradition. Der Aufruhr ist groß.
2019-06-18

Die CSU hat sich ihr Maut-Debakel redlich verdient

Die bayerische Volkspartei hat die Bundesregierung zu einer Nutzungsgebühr getrieben, die Ausländer diskriminiert. Da ist es erfreulich, dass der Europäische Gerichtshof das Projekt noch vor dem Start kassiert hat.
2019-06-18