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London stock exchange uses blockchain to track unlisted securities

A subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange has developed a blockchain solution to help SMEs digitize capital structure and securities ownership. Keeping the capital structure of an unlisted business on a blockchain system is intended to simplify the issuance of shares, making it easier for SMEs to access capital and bolstering the confidence of potential… Read More

TfL contactless deal to help London freeze fares

Transport for London (TfL) has signed a £15 million deal with Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), to allow the technology firm to sell its contactless payment system to other cities worldwide. According to an official statement, London mayor Sadiq Khan said that the export deal should allow him to freeze tube and bus prices in the capital… Read More

London selected to trial smart city tech

London has been chosen to join a new European smart city scheme which will involve the testing of innovative technologies aimed at improving the lives of urban residents. As part of the European Union’s Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse project, the UK capital will invest in putting up more solar panels on city roofs, among… Read More

UberPOOL introduces ride-sharing service to London, drivers remain skeptical

Taxi-app giant Uber is launching its ride-sharing scheme UberPOOL in London this week, becoming the second European city to introduce the service after Paris. UberPOOL will allow up to three passengers to share a journey – in theory, cutting ride fares as well as urban congestion. Users can save up to 25%, compared with a… Read More

Lagging broadband services are ‘national embarrassment’ for government’s Tech City campaign

Poor infrastructure in London’s Tech City is putting strain on the government’s Old Street technology initiative as start-ups struggle to grow their businesses. Entrepreneurs, who have recently set up new offices to the London’s flagship tech cluster, have complained that Tech City broadband is ‘not fit for purpose’ due to poor connection, delays in installation… Read More