Daily Archives: January 17, 2018

Colliers Launches Real Estate Technology Accelerator With Techstars

Partnership with Global Technology Investor and Accelerator Leader Highlights Commitment to Real Estate Industry Innovation

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) and (TSX:CIGI), a global leader in commercial real estate services, today announced the launch of the Colliers Proptech Accelerator powered by Techstars.

BnkToTheFuture Raises Initial $30 Million for Tokenized Securities Market and Due Diligence Platform

Largest Online Investment Platform for Fintech, Bitcoin, and Blockchain Ventures to Distribute BnkToTheFuture Token (BFT) for Equity-Backed Token Deals to Accredited Investors

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Financial technology investment platform BnkToTheFuture (www.bnktothefuture.com) has raised an initial $30 million for its tokenized equity market and due diligence platform within the first 24 hours of of its token pre-sale open solely to institutional investors and members of its platform.

A Year of Incredible Growth for the Global Business Aviation Unicorn

VistaJet ideally positioned to seize even larger market share in 2018

  • Flew over 50,000 passengers in one year for the first time
  • Investment from Rhône Capital values company’s equity at over $2.5bn – making VistaJet one of the only companies in the business aviation market to be valued in excess of $1bn and one of Europe’s most valuable “Unicorns”
  • Double digit growth in flight hours in the US and Asia
  • Market outperformance in the Middle East – number of new Program customers grew by 50% year-on-year in the region
  • 45% of US Program customers who joined in 2017 have booked additional hours
  • Increased market share in all markets, including the US and the Middle East
  • Now have 72 long range aircraft, making its fleet one of the largest in the private aviation sector
  • Average flight times increasing, and expected to rise still further in 2018
  • Focused on taking advantage of sector leading position in Middle East and building market share in North America and Asia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan.

Vietnam as Next Global Blockchain Hub – Vietnam Blockchain Week

HO CHI MINH, Vietnam, Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vietnam will host Vietnam Blockchain Week – its first global conference dedicated to blockchain technology and development.

Blockchain’s Explosive Growth in Southeast Asia

Malaysian banks piloting blockchain payment systems, Singaporean incubators investing heavily in 4.0 technology startups, India putting land rights on blockchain and Indonesian regulators developing technology sandboxes – Southeast Asia is quickly establishing itself as a region eager to adopt, explore and innovate blockchain technologies.

EU leaders: The UK can still change mind on Brexit

Before the European parliament on Tuesday, both European Council President Donald Tusk and his European Commission counterpart, Jean-Claude Juncker, said the door remains open to the UK remaining in the EU.…

Top Vietnamese athletes, teams of 2017 honored

Outstanding individual athletes and teams were honored at the 2017 Victory Cup awards ceremony in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Nguyen Hong Minh, former Director of the High-Performance Sports Department, said: The Victory Cup is in recognition of those who contribute most to national sports.…

Iran calls for Islamic unity

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday urged Islamic countries to unite to ensure development congruent with each country’s capacity.

This does not means pursuing isolation, he said, but supporting constructive and fair development.…