JPMorgan Chase & Co is in talks to merge its marquee blockchain unit Quorum with Brooklyn-based startup ConsenSys, according to people familiar with the plans, according to sources.
Telegram has been locked in a fierce legal battle with the US SEC, which wants to block the company’s initial coin offering and halt the launch of its Telegram Open Network, or TON, blockchain. But that hasn’t stopped the social network from pushing ahead with the technical details of its project. On Feb. 3, Telegram issued the latest version of its whitepaper for its TON blockchain.
Hedera Hashgraph chose Google Cloud Platform as its preferred cloud provider for deploying its public networks. Google commends Hedera for the choice, while revealing that it is taking an active stake in the project’s governance.
Ghana has the highest mobile penetration in West Africa and already outperforms many of its regional peers. By the end of 2019, mobile adoption stood at 55 per cent, higher than the regional average which is at 44.8 per cent. This means a huge number of people can be served through digital services, positively impacting the growth of the digital economy.
Built on the Ethereum blockchain, the QCAD stablecoin is the work of Canada Stablecorp, a joint venture between Canada’s largest cryptoasset manager 3iQ and blockchain player Mavennet Systems.
Australia’s competition watchdog has finalised the rules governing Consumer Data Right regulations, paving the way for the introduction of Open Banking in the country.
BaFin, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, has received more than 40 applications from German banks seeking permission to become Bitcoin custodians.
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