After few months of preparatory work, the company enters a beta testing phase. As soon as the legal requirements are met, Bitmari will launch its services in Zimbabwe, and possibly expand to other African countries.
Swiss banking giant UBS has joined efforts with Microsoft, Intel, and the UK financial regulator FCA in a project raising money for research and preventing of HIV with smart securities technology.
Kazan-based Tatfondbank and Moscow-based Life.SREDA Venture fund are creating a lab for blockchain and Islamic banking in Tatarstan, Russia. First start-ups may enter the lab as early as April 2016.
A global provider of travel internet technology Ypsilon.net has integrated bitcoin into its payment platform using BitPay API.
The CEO of Xapo Wences Casares has joined the board of directors of the global online payment company PayPal.
21 Inc promised to turn every iron into a bitcoin miner. It will not only mine bitcoins but also run bitcoin applications. To help developers, 21 Inc published “a bitcoin library” for their computers.
Clément Francomme, founder of Utocat, told CoinFox about his company, a young bitcoin startup based in Northern France.