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LG’s Mobile Arm to Trial Blockchain Payments for Overseas Travelers

LG’s Mobile Arm to Trial Blockchain Payments for Overseas Travelers LG Uplus – a South Korean cellular carrier owned by the nation’s fourth largest conglomerate, LG Corporation – is launching a blockchain-based overseas payment service. Announced Sunday, the trial effort will see the company working with partners in Japan, Taiwan …

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Softbank Completes Blockchain PoC for Cross-Carrier Mobile Payments

Softbank Completes Blockchain PoC for Cross-Carrier Mobile Payments Japanese telecoms giant Softbank Corp. has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) that allows P2P mobile payments across different carriers. Softbank said on Wednesday the technology was developed in partnership with blockchain startup TBCASoft, as well as Synchronoss, a Nasdaq-listed firm that delivered …

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GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch

GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch GreyOrange, a Singapore-headquartered firm that develops robots for warehouses, has pulled in a $140 million Series C funding round as it targets more expansion and growth. The company was started in 2011. Today it has five regional offices across the world — …

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Chat app Line to raise $1.33BN via convertible bonds to double down on financial services – TechCrunch

Chat app Line to raise $1.33BN via convertible bonds to double down on financial services – TechCrunch Move over stickers and games: Japanese messaging app firm Line has announced it’s raising around 148.1 billion yen ($1.33BN) through convertible bonds to fund aggressive expansion into the financial services business, Reuters reports.  Line …

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