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On FinDEVr.com

  • SimplyTapp Launches New Payments and E-Commerce App, Gane.

Alumni updates

  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Marcin Truszel, Founder & CEO of Kontomatik.
  • StockTwits Partners with TradeIt to Expand Beyond Robinhood’s Brokerage.
  • Xignite adds senior sales, business development talent; unveils new offices in New York financial district.
  • Arxan Technologies partners with Cisco as to protect connected medical devices.
  • CurrencyCloud Taps Former Misys Executive Ed Addario as New CTO.
  • Quicken to Leverage PayNearMe’s Prism API.
  • The Banker interviews Avoka European GM, Richard Austen.
  • Persia International Bank chooses core banking technology from Temenos.
  • WISeKey and Stratumn partner to provide enterprise-grade process security software based on blockchain technologies.
  • EVO Payments acquires Sterling Payment Technologies.
  • Rabobank to deploy UP Immediate Payments from ACI Worldwide.

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Stratumn’s LenderBot is a Micro-Insurance Solution for the Sharing Economy

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Blockchain-powered workflow solutions company Stratumn recently launched a micro-insurance proof-of-concept for the sharing economy. It’s called LenderBot, and it was developed in a partnership with Deloitte and LemonWay.

The aim of LenderBot is to facilitate the borrowing and lending of high-value items while offering a way for lenders to insure those items. The entire workflow takes place through a chat bot on Facebook Messenger. Once the borrower and lender agree to the loan terms they interact with the bot to digitally sign the agreement. The bitcoin blockchain serves as a trusted third party to the loan contract.

Richard Caetano, CEO of Stratumn said, “Here we rely on the identification provided by Facebook and LemonWay to create a three-way contract between insured parties and the insurer. This transfer of confidence is reinforced by the use of cryptography and timestamped data in the blockchain. This guarantees data protection and traceability of every step in the subscription of the insurance contract.”

Stratumn provides the Trusted Workflow tools, LemonWay supplies the payment solution, and Deloitte brings its knowledge of the financial industry and relationships across the globe.

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Earlier this year, Stratumn’s CEO Richard Caetano gave a presentation titled Building and Securing Smart Workflow Using Chainscript and the Stratumn Blockchain Development Platform at FinDEVr New York 2016. Established in 2015, Stratumn released three small libraries earlier this month to help developers use Stratumn beta and Chainscript. The company is based in Paris and has raised $670k in seed funding.

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Alumni updates

  • Thomson Reuters unveils its KYC due diligence solution, Org ID.
  • Personal Capital Offering Digital Wealth Management for BancAlliance’s Member Banks.
  • Trulioo extends its identity verification platform, Global Gateway, to the Middle East and North Africa.

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On FinDEVr.com:

  • Envestnet | Yodlee Unveils its Risk Insight API.
  • Google’s Guide: New Book Explains How Google Manages its Cloud Infrastructure.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters:

  • OutsideIQ joins fintech accelerator, Bank Innovation INV, as an API partner. See OutsideIQ at FinovateSpring in San Jose next month.
  • Vix Verify opens new offices in Atlanta, Georgia’s Transaction Alley as part of American expansion.
  • Chase launches OnDeck-powered SMB Loan platform.
  • Praesidio ranks Top 10 Most Promising Cloud Banking Solution Providers of 2015.
  • API report covers Streamdata.io.
  • CryptoCoinNews takes a look at the recent funding for blockchain development platform, Stratumn.

Alumni updates:

  • CardFlight and Miura Systems Partner to Offer EMV and NFC Mobile POS Solution to the U.S Market.
  • PayNearMe facilitates users to pay for their taxes in cash.
  • BehavioSec, Nationwide, Unisys Team Up on Biometrics.
  • Crowdfund Insider interviews Cloud Lending CEO  Snehal Fulzele.

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FinDEVrSV16-LogoV2(wdate)Our FinDEVr New York developer showcase last week was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held October 18 & 19 in Santa Clara. Register today and save.

Developer news:

On FinDEVr.com:

  • Blockchain Dev Platform Stratumn Lands $670,000 in Seed Investment.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems Raises $6 Million in Growth Equity Financing.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters:

  • OutsideIQ Chosen To Participate In Brazilian Innovation Summit.
  • Investment News looks at how Betterment has added data aggregation, and considers Vanguard’s partnership with Envestnet|Yodlee.
  • PayPal’s Braintree Auth launches to bring its payments platform to more merchants, service providers.
  • Avoka and eSignLive partner to enable 100% digital customer acquisition.
  • Markit unveils new Common Reporting Standard (CRS) solution for tax residency identification and due diligence.

Alumni updates:

  • New strategic partnership connects Klarna’s checkout solution with Modo’s digital payments hub.
  • Santander and Kabbage Partner to Bring Same-Day Funding to U.K. SMEs.
  • Barlow Names Xero TaxTouch Most Innovative At 2016 Banking Technology Awards.

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Blockchain Dev Platform Stratumn Lands $670,000 in Seed Investment

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France-based blockchain development platform, Stratumn followed its FinDEVr New York debut last month with news of a £600,000 ($670,000 USD) investment. Led by Otium Venture, the seed round also featured participation from Ledger CEO, Eric Larchevêque, who said Stratumn’s platform would “open up many opportunities for enterprise business process management.”

The fresh capital will be used to increase headcount to 12 employees, as well as finish work on its open standard technology, Chainscript, that builds audit chains for workflows. The funds will also help the company complete its blockchain notary solution, “Fossilizer.” The investment also represents the first successful French fundraising for a bitcoin company.

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Pictured: Stratumn CEO Richard Caetano presenting his Chainscript technology and the Stratumn Blockchain Development Platform at FinDEVr New York.

Stratum’s platform enables developers to write, execute, and test complex workflows and business processes using the blockchain, and then provides them with the infrastructure and tools they need to deploy and run these applications. Stratum uses Chainscript, an open JSON specification, to describe each step of the process and provide cryptographically verification. The platform also provides “proof-of-existence” of critical data, notarizing it in the blockchain.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Paris, Stratumn made its FinDEVr debut at our New York conference in March. CEO Richard Caetano discussed “Building and Securing Smart Workflow Using Chainscript and the Stratumn Blockchain Development Platform.”

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FinDEVrNY16-V2(wdate)We’re taking our FinDEVr developer showcase to New York on March 29 & 30, 2016. Register today.

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters:

  • In the U.K., PayPal Here SDK reveals first eight business partners.
  • Quartz asks, “Should Venmo Buy a Bank?”

Alumni updates:

  • MX inks multi-year data-aggregation deal with USAA.
  • NAB Asset Servicing selects Thomson Reuters as its preferred data partner.
  • HuffPost Business features SimplyTapp and Kontomatik in its list of the five most useful APIs in the financial world.
  • Mitek elects CEO James B. DeBello as Chairman of the Board.

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FinDEVr New York Preview: Stratumn

FinDEVr2016NY_stackdateA look at the companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr New York, March 29 & 30.

Stratumn will show off its development platform which provides developers with the infrastructure and tools to get their blockchain apps off the ground fast. The company helps developers leverage the power of the Bitcoin blockchain to write, execute and verify any workflow or business process.

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Why it’s a must-see: 
In 15 minutes, Stratumn will show developers how easy it is to build, deploy and run blockchain enabled apps using its platform. Using its open standard Chainscript, developers can start writing their smart contract logic in Javascript.


Check out the rest of today’s FinDEVr New York Previews: