Quant makes blockchain free to all businesses with new pricing plans

Quant, a specialist in blockchain for finance, has launched new pricing plans and functionality aimed at enterprise IT users and developers tasked by their business lines with implementing blockchain technology as part of their organisation’s wider digital asset strategy.

The Overledger blockchain platform updates are designed to empower enterprise project teams, architects and developers from any sector or size to test, build and deploy on the same interoperable distributed...

Panini offers WWE digital assets on its blockchain platform

The Superstars of WWE are joining Panini Blockchain with the release of Blockchain Donruss Elite WWE. The product introduces the Panini digital card debuts of WWE Superstars, including John Cena, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, Roman Reigns, Finn Bálor, Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley and Lyra Valkyria.

The platform is a secure environment to purchase and virtually rip digital packs of Panini’s unique brands. In addition, collectors can participate in exciting collection challenges, to...

Blockchain Expo: Modernising banking with blockchain and DLTs

Sabih Behzad, Head of Digital Assets and Currencies Transformation at Deutsche Bank, shared his views on blockchain and DLT innovation during a session at this year’s Blockchain Expo Global.

Behzad shed light on the complexities that traditional banks face, particularly in terms of moving money globally. He highlighted the limitations of current infrastructure, operating on a non-stop, 24/7 basis due to overlapping business hours across different regions.

Additionally,...

Blockchain Expo Europe: Unearthing the catalysts for institutional crypto adoption

In a fireside chat at Blockchain Expo Europe, James Morek, Co-Head of Institutional Sales EMEA & APAC at Coinbase, and Nick Philpott, CEO of Zodia Markets, shared their insights on what is needed for institutional crypto adoption.

The conversation delved into critical topics such as regulatory collaboration, the role of decentralised technology, and the impact of blockchain and stablecoins on financial transactions.

Regulatory collaboration and frameworks

The...

Renee Francis, Take3: The transformative potential of Web3

The Block caught up with Renee Francis, Founder and Director of Take3, to discuss the transformative potential of Web3.

With a background in marketing and extensive experience with platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google, Francis offers a unique perspective on the issues that Web3 aims to address.

In this interview, she shares insights into the benefits of Web3, the challenges it faces, and her excitement for various projects in the space.

Data...

Avantgarde launches world’s first institutional grade digital assets platform

Avantgarde Finance Group is partnering with Agio Digital, a digital assets and fund services platform, to offer the first ever institutional-grade on-chain crypto products.

Using the platform, it is now possible to set up fully regulated and compliant on-chain funds in a matter of weeks, reducing total expense ratios by more than 80%.

Avantgarde is a provider of tech-enabled investment solutions which facilitate the secure management of digital assets, and embeds...

House of Lords approve UK crypto bill

UK parliamentarians have taken a significant step towards recognising cryptocurrencies as a regulated activity with the approval of the Financial Services and Markets Bill (FSMB) by the House of Lords.

The move brings the bill closer to becoming law, marking an important development in the country's approach to digital assets.

Anto Paroian, CEO at ARK36, said:

"At ARK36, we feel the news that the UK parliament has just voted through a new bill which could...

CoFund tokenises luxury Bali hotel using Tokeny

Bali Hotel

Tokeny, a tokenisation infrastructure provider, has partnered with CoFund, an Ethereum real-estate tokenisation marketplace, to tokenise a luxury hotel in Indonesia.

The $10 million hotel sits on the island resort of Bali, and will be tokenised using ERC-3643 security tokens on the Polygon network.

Luxembourg-based Tokeny said that investors will be able to buy a piece of the hotel through a minimum investment of $1,000.

Luc Falempin, CEO of Tokeny, said:...

Coincover raises $30m to bolster digital asset security

Security

London-based digital asset protection firm Coincover has secured $30 million (£25m) in a funding round led by Foundation Capital with additional investment from CMT Digital.

The company plans to use the funds to scale its operations, increase recruitment, and develop new products that strengthen the security of the cryptocurrency space.

Coincover launched in 2019 with the goal of improving trust within the digital asset sector. It already works with more than 300...

Official Dalai Lama NFT collection launches for charity

The Dalai Lama

The first official NFT (Non-Fungible Token) collection of the Dalai Lama is launching today to raise money for charity.

The series of 10 NFTs of His Holiness – created by artist Alex Echo and authorised by the office of the Dalai Lama, The Gaden Phodrang Foundation – each has 108 limited editions and will be released over the next 10 weeks exclusively on Hyprr, a new digital art platform.

NFTs are one-of-a-kind assets in the digital world (e.g. images or video) that...