Bank of Japan kicks off feasibility study on issuing its own digital currency

In a significant development sees cryptocurrencies increasingly gaining traction, on Monday the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has started feasibility study of issuing its own digital currency, joining efforts by other central banks that are aiming to match the innovation in the field achieved by the private sector. In a statement the BOJ said, during the…

U.S.-Israeli mobility technology company Optibus raises $40 million in private funding round

The funding round saw the Alibaba Group making an undisclosed strategic investment in the startup. Optibus, a U.S.-Israeli mobility technology company stated, it has secured $40 million in a private funding round that was led by Insight Venture Partners and which saw a strategic investment from the Alibaba Group. Its existing investors, including Sir Ronald…