telecoms

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Want to See the Future of Banks? Look at Telcos
DeFi may allow banks to offer a wide range of services fast and efficiently, but in the end, these organizations will focus on their traditional, core strengths.
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New Crypto Connectivity Startup Eyes Telecom Partnerships
The founder of GIANT says the protocol will essentially tokenize cellular bandwidth.
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cellphone users mobile
Russia's Telecom Giant MTS Invests $11.7M in Blockchain Trade-Finance Service: Report
MTS bought 51% of Factorin, a Russia-based trade-finance service, for $11.7 million.
cellphone users mobile

Bank of Russia
Russian Mobile Operators Eye Payments Services, Wallets for Digital Ruble
Some telcos are looking at developing a digital wallet that would link the digital currency to users' mobile phone numbers.
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singapore, asia
Fidelity's VC Arm Leads $13M Series A for Blockchain-Based B2B Network Clear
Clear claims it can reduce friction in global trade that amounts to $140 billion every year.
singapore, asia

softbank, bank
SoftBank Eyes Blockchain to Solve Issues With Online Authentication
Japanese telco SoftBank is exploring blockchain tech as a way to improve upon current centralized and fragmented ID and authentication services.
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Telefonica spain telecoms
Spanish Telecom Giant to Trial Blockchain Consumer Data Marketplace
Telefonica is set to trial a decentralized data marketplace that lets users sell their personal information.
Telefonica spain telecoms

mobile shopping
LG's Mobile Arm to Trial Blockchain Payments for Overseas Travelers
South Korean telco LG Uplus is to trial a blockchain-based mobile payment service aimed to let travelers save fees when shopping abroad.
mobile shopping

softbank
Softbank Completes Blockchain Test for Cross-Carrier Mobile Payments
Japanese telecoms giant Softbank Corp. has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept that allows P2P mobile payments across different carriers.
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