Fujitsu and JBA are using blockhain in financial service

Japanese Bankers Association and Fujisu are developing blockchain-based financial service testbed
18 September 2017   616

The largest IT equipment and services provideer Fujitsu together with the Japan Association of Bankers (JBA) are developing a blockchain based platform for the financial services industry. This is reported on the official website of Fujitsu.

As noted, with the help of a new banks will be able to effectively develop applications for new financial services and test them quickly. Fujitsu's open source platform is based on Hyperledger Fabric technology.

JBA will provide its Collaborative Blockchain Platform to its member banks and other institutions as a testbed environment for applications employing blockchain technology, such as for settlement and funds transfer services, and identity and time-of-transaction authentication. JBA will support efforts toward practical implementation of these applications.

Fujitsu press release

 In October, member banks will begin to develope their own applications for the platform, testing various ideas to determine the most viable of them. It is reported that the JBA intends to help financial institutions in the practical implementation of these applications.

Vinnik Extradtion to France to be Supported by SCoG

Alexander is holding the hunger strike for 24 days and lost around 9 kilos
19 December 2018   22

Following the trial court of the city of Thessaloniki, the Greek Areopagus decided to extradite Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, to France. Thus, the appeal of Russian lawyers was rejected, reports TASS referring to the chairman of the court Angelique Aliferopoul.

After the announcement of the verdict, Alexander Vinnik declared that he would continue the hunger strike against the arbitrary rule of the Greek authorities, which began in mid-November.

I have been starving for 24 days. Yesterday I was weighed; according to the documents, I lost 8 kg. But they did not immediately begin to weigh me, only on the third day. So I lost 9 kg. If I'll be extradited to Moscow, I will stop starving.

Alexander Vinnik


Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece at the request of the American authorities on July 25, 2017. In June 2018, Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber fraud on a large scale.

At the moment, there have been several court decisions on the extradition of Vinnik - at the request of the United States, at the request of France and two decisions at the request of Russia. The final decision on the case will take the Minister of Justice of Greece.