Philippines’ Banks to Pilot Ethereum-based Blockchain for Retail Payments

Five rural banks in the Philippines will conduct a pilot of a real-time retail payments system on a blockchain developed by Ethereum startup Consensys. In a move to further financial inclusion and bring some 35 unbanked Filipinos into the financial system, the Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has picked five rural banks in Mindanao

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Amazon Launches Blockchain Cloud Partnership With Ethereum Studio ConsenSys’ Kaleido

Amazon has partnered with blockchain incubator ConsenSys to enable its customers to build and manage their own blockchain platforms in an easy-to-use manner with ConsenSys’ Ethereum-based cloud platform called Kaleido. The move is part of an effort to make blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin, more accessible to customers of Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing arm

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