Top 3 Australian banks join IBM and Scentre Group to test blockchain technology

Blockchain technology is steadily gaining traction in the financial world. Australia’s top 3 banks aim to use blockchain to reduce the risk of fraud as well as digitize bank guarantees. On Thursday, in a significant development, the top 3 banks in Australia stated, they have agreed to partner with IBM and with the Scentre Group…

Axel Springer acquires 85% stake in U.S. tech company Appcast for around $79 million

The deal is aimed at expanding Axel Springer’s growth strategy through targeted online job recruitment advertisements. Axel Springer, a German publisher stated, Stepstone, its jobs portal, had acquired a 85% stake in Appcast for around $79 million. Appcast is a U.S. tech company that specializes in programmatic advertising. Programmatic advertising uses automation to serve job…

HSBC Holdings Plc backs Hong Kong-based tech startup Serai

Serai aims to be the LinkedIn for global trade which links manufacturers to component suppliers. In a significant development, HSBC Holdings Plc is backing the launch of Serai, a Hong Kong-based technology startup that aims to “connect small-and-medium-sized manufacturers with component suppliers in different parts of the world as part of its trade banking push”.…