Northern Ireland

Rakuten blockchain lab to open in Belfast

Rakuten will open its Rakuten Blockchain Lab (RBL) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 22 August to develop applications in the fintech and e-commerce sectors. The establishment of RBL follows the acquisition by Rakuten of the IP assets of Bitnet Technologies, operators of a blockchain-powered digital payments platform. Yasufumi Hirai, group executive vice-president, CIO, CISO and […]

Tullett Prebon opens new tech centre in Belfast

Inter-dealer money broker Tullett Prebon has opened a new tech centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to boost innovation and increase its IT capacity. The centre will serve as a global hub for the group’s IT operations and is also designed to “accelerate the introduction of new products to market”. It is expected to be fully […]