News Update: 20/04/19

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     1. Coinbase Expands Crypto-to-Crypto Trading to 11 More Countries of Latin america and southeast asia.

     2. Forbes Releases List of Billion Dollar Companies working on Blockchain


1.Coinbase Expands Crypto-to-Crypto Trading to 11 More Countries of Latin america and southeast asia.

Major American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase  is expanding crypto-to-crypto exchange and trading services to 11 more countries from Latin America and South east Asia.


Coinbase Expands Crypto-to-Crypto Trading to 11 More Countries of Latin america and southeast asia


 The firm announced the news in a blog post on Wednesday, saying that customers in Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and New Zealand can now access crypto-to-crypto trading services. It  allow customers to store, trade, send, and receive cryptocurrencies on Coinbase Pro and


According to the announcement Coinbase now has a total of 53 countries across four continents, from earlier 32 countries in two continents, Millions of potential Coinbase customers can now securely and quickly trade between different crypto and send crypto off-platform at their convenience.


Coinbase’s “verified” trading volume figures, crypto-to-crypto trades formed 51 percent of the total in February 2019 as compared to 41 percent in August 2018:




Fiat-to-crypto trading at coinbase is on decline, with rise in Crypto-to-crypto and crypto-to-Stablecoin trades gaining more market. With fiat trading falling below 1/4th or 25%, Crypto-to-crypto and crypto-to-Stablecoin trading can expand to more countries soon at coinbase.


2.Forbes Releases List of Billion Dollar Companies working on Blockchain

Forbes a worldwide media company  known for Financial news has released a list of 50 billion dollar companies using blockchain technology and the results reveal some fascinating trends According to  press release in site.


The list includes companies in the cryptocurrency, blockchain development spaces, in addition to traditional financial firms like banks and clearing houses, food companies, supply chain management firms and others.


Forbes Releases List of Billion Dollar Companies working on Blockchain


“With help from industry advisors and other experts, Forbes‘ group of reporters and editors identified more than 100 big companies actively exploring blockchain through industry consortiums and other proprietary projects,” reads the article. “Our new list features 50—with minimum revenues or valuations of $1 billion, and U.S. activities—that are as of now leading the way in adjusting decentralized ledgers to their operating needs.”


Here is the full list of companies in the Forbes Blockchain 50, including the blockchain platform(s) they presently use or are planning to use:


  • Allianz: Hyperledger Fabric, Corda
  • Amazon : Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum (later in 2019)
  • Anheuser-Busch : Ethereum, Corda
  • Ant Financial: Ant Blockchain
  • BBVA: Hyperledger Fabric, Corda,  Ethereum
  • Bitfury: Exonum, Bitcoin
  • BNP Paribas: Corda, Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum
  • BP PLC: Ethereum, Cardano, Quorum
  • Broadridge : Hyperledger Fabric, DAML, Quorum
  • Bumble Bee Foods: Multichain
  • Cargill: Hyperledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Grid
  • Ciox Health: Ethereum
  • Citigroup : Ethereum
  • Coinbase: Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Lumen
  • Comcast : Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Quorum
  • CVS Health : IBM Blockchain, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Sawtooth
  • DTCC: AxCore
  • Facebook : Unknown
  • Fidelity: Bitcoin, Ethereum
  • Foxconn: Ethereum
  • Golden State Foods: IBM Blockchain
  • Google : Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Zcash, Dogecoin, Dash
  • HPE : Corda, Ethereum, Quorum, Sia, Hyperledger Fabric
    HTC: Bitcoin, Ethereum
  • IBM : IBM Blockchain, Stellar, Hyperledger Burrow, Sovrin
  • ING: Quorum, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Indy
    Intel : Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth
  • JPMorgan : Quorum
  • Maersk: IBM Blockchain, Corda
  • Mastercard : Its own platform, built from scratch.
  • Metlife : InsureChain built on Ethereum
  • Microsoft : Ethereum, Parity, Quorum, Corda, Hyperledger Fabric
  • Nasdaq : Symbiont, Corda, Hyperledger Fabric
  • Nestle: IBM Blockchain
  • Northern Trust : Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum (later in 2019)
  • Oracle : Oracle Blockchain Platform
  • Overstock : Bitcoin, Ethereum, RVN, Florin
  • PNC : Hyperledger Fabric, DAML, Corda, Ripple
  • Ripple: XRP Ledger
  • Samsung: Nexledger, Ethereum
  • Santander: RippleNet, Hyperledger Fabric
  • SAP : Hyperledger Fabric, MultiChain, Quorum
  • Seagate Technology : Hyperledger Fabric
  • Siemens: Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Corda
  • Signature Bank : A private, Ethereum-based blockchain
  • State Farm: Hyperledger Fabric, Corda, Quorum
  • UBS : Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum, Quorum, Corda
  • Visa: Hyperledger Fabric
  • VMware: Project Concord, a new blockchain, which supports multiple frameworks such as Ethereum
  • Walmart : Hyperledger Fabric


Interestingly, 24 of the companies on the list are using Hyperledger in some limit, with Ethereum coming in in second.

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