Ripple’s Repeated Citing of 6% Error Rate on SWIFT is Erroneous, Researcher Claims

Martin Walker, director of banking and finance at the Center for Evidence-Based Management, says Ripple officials’ repeated claims that SWIFT has a a 6% error rate are false. “In May 2019, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of a San Francisco based (but Delaware registered) fintech firm called… Read More

Free Bitcoin: Lolli Partners with Alibaba on Singles Day to Provide Bitcoin Back on Purchases

Alibaba’s annual Singles Day has turned into a huge event in China. Headlines today indicate that singles day has delivered a record-setting amount of transactions as sales top a whopping $38 billion. According to Alibaba, $1 billion was settled via Alibaba’s Fintech platform Alipay within… Read More

Wirex to Introduce New Visa Travelcard at the Singapore Fintech Festival

Wirex, a borderless payment platform, announced on November 11 that it will be introducing a new Visa Travelcard at the Singapore Fintech Festival. According to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “The multi-currency travel card will empower customers across the APAC region to seamlessly spend… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore Partners with JP Morgan, Temasek on Blockchain based Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is partnering with JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and Temasek on a blockchain-based payments platform that is capable of handling different currencies. JP Morgan has previously announced the development of an in-house crypto labeled JPM Coin. The eventual goal is… Read More

Jiro Olcott: Power Transition CTO Discusses How His Company’s Hedera Hashgraph-based Platform Uses Energy More Efficiently

Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, consumes more energy than entire countries such as Ireland and Switzerland. A newly developed decentralized application (dApp), called Power Transition, based on Hedera Hashgraph (a DLT-based platform that claims to be “faster, fairer, and more secure” than existing blockchain networks),… Read More

Bakkt Warehouse Provides Enterprise Level Bitcoin Custody for All Institutions

Digital asset exchange Bakkt has announced Bakkt Warehouse, a Bitcoin custody solution for institutions regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Bakkt describes the new service as the critical link for institutional adoption of Bitcoin. In a blog post, Bakkt said that… Read More

Bank for International Settlement Opens Innovation Hub and Selects Benoît Cœuré to Lead the Charge, Expect a Deep Probe into Digital Currencies

Benoît Cœuré, the outgoing European Central Bank Executive Board Member and an individual some thought best equipped to become the President of the ECB, has been appointed to lead the newly created Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub. According to BIS, Cœuré will commence… Read More

Pundi X Signs MoU With Borghese Ventures to Enable Blockchain Tech Rollout in Cyprus

Singapore-based Pundi X announced this weekend it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with artificial intelligence firm Borghese Ventures to explore the implementation of blockchain technology for private and public sectors based in Cyprus. Pundi X reported that with the MoU it and Borghese Ventures will… Read More

End to End Digital Securities Facilitator Propine Accepted into Monetary Authority of Singapore Fintech Sandbox

Propine, described as a comprehensive securities services provider for digital securities, has been accepted into the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Fintech Regulatory Sandbox.  Singapore is a prominent Fintech hub and has pushed forward on the emerging digital security sector powered by distributed ledger technology. … Read More

San Francisco-based Fintech Ripple Says It Has Surpassed 300 Global Customers

San Francisco-based Fintech firm Ripple announced recently that it has surpassed 300 customers. The company stated: “We have seen 10x year-over-year growth in transactions on RippleNet, our global network of banks, financial institutions and payment providers that sends money globally, instantly and reliably for fractions… Read More

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