JCB, IDEMIA and Soft Space launch “JCBDC” Phase 2 pilot to trial CBDC offline P2P payments

Tokyo, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Japan's only international payment brand JCB Co., Ltd. ("JCB") has launched the “JCBDC” (JCB Digital Currency) Phase 2 pilot project with IDEMIA, a global leader in identity technologies, and the world’s leading fintech company Soft Space Sdn Bhd. ("Soft Space"). In Phase 1 of the JCBDC project, JCB, IDEMIA, and Soft Space developed a CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) payment solution, enabling merchants to accept CBDC without the need to modify their POS (point of sale) terminals and payment

Bridging Real and Virtual Economies

In an era where decentralized finance (DeFi) promises revolutionary, permissionless, and credit-check-free access to financial services, the limitations to its application lie in the narrow range of digital assets it encompasses. But industry pioneers are working to widen its scope by introducing real-world assets (RWAs) to the digital realm. For instance, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Ripple is embarking on a research project to try and tokenize real estate. This venture was made public about seven weeks ago as part of a broader initiative, the digital

Paribus. Trust Less.

One month ago, Jerome Powell, head of the Federal Reserve in the US, announced that the banking system was sound and robust despite the collapse of several large banks. After raising rates a further 0.25%, he said, “We’re committed to learning the lessons from this episode and to work to prevent events like this from happening again.” As we prepare for another potential 0.25% rate hike on May 3rd, another major bank in the US, First Republic Bank, has collapsed. Its collapse is part of a larger trend of consolidation

Gaming Industry Luminary, Scott Butera, Joins The SCCG Management Board of Advisors

Stephen Crystal, Founder and CEO of SCCG Management announced today that senior gaming and entertainment executive, Scott Butera, has joined the SCCG Board of Advisors. Butera brings an impeccable resume to the SCCG team with his decades of executive experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, serving as CEO and President of some of the largest casinos in the world. This list includes, Former President, CEO and Executive Vice President at Trump Entertainment Resorts, Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, CEO at Tropicana Entertainment and CEO at Foxwoods Resort

ROSA OCHOA Joins SCCG Management Mexico / LATAM Team

STEPHEN CRYSTAL ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF IGAMING AND LOTTERY VETERAN ROSA OCHOA TO THEIR MEXICO AND LATAM TEAM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Las Vegas, NV - SCCG Management Founder and CEO, Stephen Crystal, announced that Rosa Ochoa has joined the SCCG Management leadership team for Mexico and Latin American Countries. Rosa Ochoa has more than 20 years of experience developing business plans and client relationships, managing project execution and leading local operations for the most prominent international gaming and lottery companies. Throughout her professional career she has created strategies to position diverse


SCCG VENTURE FUND 1 MAKES INVESTMENT IN PLAYCALLER Stephen Crystal announced today one of the first gaming opportunity investments in PLAYCALLER, a Client Partner of SCCG Management, offering strategic support and business development. The SCCG Venture Fund (“SCCG VF”), managed by Stephen Crystal, David Hanlon, Pierre Cadena and Dave Antony, is an alternative investment fund that focuses on increasing value and distributing profit through investing in gaming opportunities, targeting the best opportunities for Seed / Series A funding. The fund specializes in identifying the most innovative companies and founders that

Symplify and Jada Gaming sign strategic partnership with SCCG to spearhead North American expansion

LAS VEGAS, NV, USA, February 2, 2022/Plato Data Intelligence/ -- Symplify, a Scandinavian SaaS CRM and CRO supplier to iGaming, have signed a strategic partnership with SCCG Management to spearhead its North America expansion as part of the launch of its latest acquisition Jada Gaming. The joint deal will see SCCG Management provide and execute business strategies designed to open new distribution networks through licensed and qualified channels. Another element, that Symplify and its subsidiaries will greatly benefit from, is advisory support on securing US state licences and authorisations. “SCCG

Team Secret signs former Bren Esports roster

Jim “BORKUM” Timbreza, Kevin “dispenser” Te, Jessie “JessieVash” Cuyco, Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan, Riley “Witz” Go, and head coach Gilbert “Gibo” Sales Jr have signed a contract to play for Team Secret following their departure from Bren Esports yesterday. The decision to part ways with Bren Esports came after the all-Filipino team qualified for VCT Masters Three Berlin as the No. 1 seeded SEA VALORANT squad, but were unable to attend the international tournament due to not securing visas in time. Riot said it tried to work out a solution with relevant governmental

Bren Esports Unable to Attend VCT Stage 3: Masters Berlin Due to Visa Issues

ValorantBren Esports, SEA's No. 1 seed for VCT Stage 3: Masters Berlin, has been officially ruled out from attending the tournament due to visa issues. / Photo courtesy of Bren EsportsBren Esports, the No. 1 seed from the Southeast Asia (SEA) region representing the Philippines, will not be competing in VCT Stage 3: Masters Berlin due to visa issues, Riot Games announced Friday.According to Valorant Esports Head of Competitive Operations Alex Francois, Bren Esports will be awarded 175 VCT points and the associated prize for qualifying for the tournament, while

Kujou Sara Genshin Impact: Everything You Need to Know

Top Gamescourtesy of miHoYoKujou Sara is a character in Genshin Impact who is suspected as a playable character.Kujou Sara was first mentioned with the release of Kaedehara Kazuha. Only her suspected silhouette has been released by miHoYo, but fans are asking for more information about her.⚡️ Kujou Sara: Vision is War ⚡️Made with love for @abc64real ?#GenshinImpact #KujouSara #Spoiler #Spoilers— アノニマス れいじん (@anonsbelle) June 14, 2021Make note that the photo in the tweet is not an official design by miHoYo. It is a creative piece based on a suspected