Markets News 

Ripple Price Surges After Japan and Korean Banks – Viral Docks

“Ripple price pushed up to 71% within 24 hours by the South Korean market as a result of Ripple blockchain-based payment test conducted by major South Korean and Japanese banks” writes Beth Pattinson for viraldocks.com. If the test results are positive, cross-border payments between Japanese and South Korean banks will kick off on 31st January.RippleLab, along with its partner banks in South Korea and Japan, aims to implement the blockchain tech at a larger scale by early 2018.Cryptocurrencies in the South Korean market including Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and Monero…

Read More
Crypto Markets News 

South Korea Pushes Ripple Price Up 71%, as Japanese Banks Conduct Payment Trials

“The South Korean cryptocurrency market has pushed the Ripple price up 71 percent over the past 24 hours, triggered by the Ripple blockchain-based payment trial conducted by Japanese and South Korean banks” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. Cross-border payments between South Korean and Japanese banks will be begin on January 31, if pilot tests throughout December are successfully conducted.Since the beginning of 2017, Ripple Labs have made significant process in assisting major banks and financial institutions to adopt the Ripple blockchain technology.Bithumb, Korbit, and Coinone, three of the largest cryptocurrency…

Read More
News 

American helicopter window falls on Japanese school sports ground

“A window fell out of a United States helicopter and landed in a school sports ground in southern Japan in an incident likely to fuel tensions between military and residents” writes Danielle Demetriou for telegraph.co.uk. This is a regrettable incident and we apologize for any anxiety it has caused the community.”.  Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

Read More
Crypto News 

SMBC, Mitsui & Co, IBM Japan, JRI to test blockchain tech for cross-border trade operations

“Regarding its possible commercialization, the technology will be evaluated for its viability in cross-border trade business operations” reports financefeeds.com. By comparing against current operations, the test aims to verify the effectiveness of blockchain technology for boosting security and cutting the time required to settle cross-border trade transactions, discrepancies among related documents and administrative costs.A number of Japanese financial and technology majors, including Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (TYO:8316), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the Japan Research Institute (JRI), Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031), Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (TYO:9104), Mitsui Sumitomo…

Read More
News 

How Apple finally made your wrist talk to your treadmill

“Apple announced GymKit earlier in the year, to allow an Apple Watch to exchange data with gym equipment like treadmills, bikes, stair steppers and elliptical trainers” writes David Phelan for independent.co.uk. In practice, using Apple Watch with Technogym, and the other equipment partners who will be coming onstream shortly, is seamless, utterly simple and works perfectly.The idea was that though the Apple Watch was good at evaluating much of your active exercise, extra data that a treadmill, say, could glean would add to the Watch’s accuracy. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

Read More
Crypto Futures News 

Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

“Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading On their first day of trading, bitcoin futures surged past $18,000, adding to a streak for the digital currency that began the year at just $1,000 and has nearly tripled in value over the past month alone” writes Scott Neuman for npr.org. The surge in bitcoin futures, the first of which expire in January, adds to the frenzy for the digital currency that was introduced in 2009 and has seen its value skyrocket in recent months.According to The Financial Times, in Japan,…

Read More
News 

Japan, US, South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

“North Korea’s missile test last month prompted a U.S. warning that North Korea’s leadership would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out” writes Kcna Reuters for cnbc.com. The United States and South Korea conducted large-scale military drills last week, which the North said made the outbreak of war “an established fact.”.  Source: cnbc.com Share This:

Read More
GBP News 

76 years ago today, Britain and America began a great journey to victory

“In his third volume of The Second World War, Churchill notes his relief that America would join the fight against Axis fascism: “United we could subdue everybody else in the world” writes Tom Rogan for washingtonexaminer.com. Eighteen months later, U.S. and British forces found victory in their first ground offensive of the war, driving Axis forces out of North Africa.Congress had declared war on Japan and the defense of America was underway. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

Read More
News 

EU, Japan reach free-trade agreement after 4 years of talks

“The European Union and Japan said Friday they have finalized a free trade agreement that will cover about 30% of the world’s economy, with the deal concluding negotiations that began in 2013” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The Economic Partnership Agreement will create an economic zone with 600 million people and spur job creation, European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a joint statement. The EU and Japan “are committed to keeping the world economy working on the basis of free, open and fair markets…

Read More
Futures GBP News 

Brexit progress, upbeat China, Japan data lift global shares

“S&P 500 futures rose 0.2 percent and Dow futures were up 0.1 percent, pointing to gains on Wall Street” reports foxbusiness.com. JAPAN DATA: Government data showed Asia’s second-largest economy expanded at an annualized 2.5 percent in the third quarter.Global share indexes advanced Friday, lifted by progress toward a deal on Britain’s exit from the EU and robust economic data from Japan and China.CHINA TRADE: China reported strong growth in both exports and imports in November in a reassuring sign for the world’s second-biggest economy. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

Read More