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First Stablecoins in Brazil and Argentina Launched on Stellar

Settle Network has launched two new stablecoins on in Argentina (ARST) and the other in Brazil (BRLT). Both issued using Stellar, these are the first stablecoins in each country. Stellar is a decentralized network that has focused on financial products and services. According to a… Read More

Prime Trust Now Supports Stellar

Prime Trust has added Stellar (Stellar Lumens – XLM) to its list of supported cryptocurrencies. Prime Trust said addition has been made in response to the overwhelming demand from customers. Stellar is one of a few blockchains that have been favored by digital securities issuers…. Read More

CBDCs: Ukraine’s Reserve Bank Official Claims Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Private Sector to be Successful

Ukraine’s reserve bank claims that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) may work well when the private sector is involved. The country’s central banking institution had launched a pilot program back in 2018 that had focused on developing a digital version of Ukraine’s national currency (the… Read More

Global Payment Sector to Reach $2.7 Trillion in Value by 2023, with Blockchain or DLT Increasingly Being Used by Cross-Border Payment Solutions: Report

The global payment industry and ecosystem has been growing steadily. The sector is projected to be valued at $2.7 trillion by 2023. Some of the challenges faced by the payment industry include high transaction fees, inefficient cross-border transactions, poor or lack of interoperability between different… Read More

Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Stellar (XLM) to be Delisted by Liquid Exchange so it can Prepare to Acquire Payment Services License in Singapore

The Electric Coin Company (ECC), which supports the development of Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, recently revealed that Liquid will be delisting ZEC along with 28 other digital currencies or tokens because the Japanese crypto trading platform is planning to apply for a license to… Read More

Samsung Added Support for Stellar (XLM) Cryptocurrency to its Blockchain Keystore, Allows Millions of Users to Access the Digital Asset

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit entity established in 2014 to support the development and growth of the open-source Stellar (XLM) protocol, recently announced that Samsung added support for the XLM digital currency to its Samsung Blockchain Keystore. XLM (or “lumens”) is now available… Read More

Here’s Why Ethereum, Tezos, Stellar, Chainlink are Not Yet Legitimate Bitcoin (BTC) Investment Alternatives

Feyyaz Alingan, the Founder of Blue Alpine Research, a Switzerland-based research firm focused on digital assets, has pointed out several “alternatives” to Bitcoin (BTC). Alingan, an electrical engineering graduate from ETH Zürich, says that Ethereum (ETH) may be considered a Bitcoin alternative. He notes that Ethereum’s… Read More

Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin Project, Ethereum (ETH), Near, Bitcoin Cash are Currently Most Active Development Projects: Report

  The controversial Facebook-led Libra project is reportedly the most active project in terms of developer activity, according to CoinCodeCap data. There are 41 active developers working on Libra, meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform, has 36 active developers, the data site… Read More

Crypto Rating Council Argues that XRP, Tron (TRX), and Polkadot’s DOT Token Might Potentially be Classified as Securities

The Crypto Rating Council (CRC) has previously noted that Tron’s TRX, Nervos’ CKB token, and Polkadot’s DOT token might potentially be classified as financial securities, or at least there’s a fair chance they could. The CRC’s initial report on these digital assets was released in… Read More

London’s Micropayments Fintech SatoshiPay Acquires $550,000 Investment in XLM Cryptocurrency from Stellar Development Foundation

London-based SatoshiPay, a Fintech firm that aims to provide fast and affordable payment solutions, has teamed up with the San Francisco-headquartered Stellar Development Foundation (SDF). According to a release, SatoshiPay has received a $550,000 investment from SDF’s Enterprise Fund. The funds will be used to… Read More

Kapilendo CEO Christopher Grätz Discusses First Digital Security Offering, Digital Banking Services for SMEs

Kapilendo is a Germany based Fintech that started life as a more traditional debt-based crowdfunding platform but has recently issued its first digital security. While moving into the blockchain sector Kapilendo has also added digital banking services catering to SMEs. Launched in 2015, Kapilendo went… Read More

Bangkok-based Lightnet, a Stellar Blockchain-enabled Platform, Secures $31.2 Million via Series A Round

Thailand-based Lightnet, a Stellar blockchain-enabled platform, has reportedly secured $31.2 million in funding in order to further develop its international payments service in the Southeast Asia region. The Bangkok-based company has finalized a Series A investment round that was led by established Asian financial conglomerates,… Read More

Smartlands and Sotheby’s Partner on Tokenized Real Estate Offering in the UK

Digital asset platform Smartlands and UK Sotheby’s International Realty have agreed to experiment on the tokenization of luxury properties, according to a note from Smartlands. The tokenization platform said that blockchain technology can facilitate access to exclusive opportunities for a new generation of investors worldwide…. Read More

Bitbond Leverages Digital Asset Experience to Expand into Real Estate in Partnership with KlickOwn

Bitbond, a Berlin-based online lender and trailblazer in the digital asset sector, is leveraging its experience in issuing blockchain-based bonds to move into real estate. According to a note from Bitbond, the investment platform has formed a partnership with KlickOwn, a property investment platform. Bitbond… Read More

Franklin Templeton Experimenting with “US Money Fund” Shares on Stellar Blockchain

Multibillion-dollar American investment firm Franklin Templeton has filed a prospectus with the SEC detailing a plan to use the Stellar Lumens blockchain for automated settlement of shares in a “US government money fund.” The shares resemble “stablecoins” in that, “The Fund uses the amortized cost… Read More

Security Token Platform Smartlands Joins European Crowdfunding Network

UK based Smartlands has joined the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN). Smartlands is a blockchain based crowdfunding platform that tokenizes real estate investments. Earlier this month, Smartlands announced their first tokenized property investment while staking claim to being the first platform in the UK to accomplish… Read More

FCA Licensed e-Money Institution Paysend Plans Stablecoin on Stellar

Paysend Group, an FCA licensed e-Money institution, is planning to issue a stablecoin in June. Paysend is using Stellar to provide the crypto that will allow its users to send instant global payments without the traditional cross-border fees. Paysend notes that Stellar was designed expressly… Read More

Digital Investment Bank wevest Goes with Stellar Blockchain for Security Tokens

Digital investment bank wevest has announced it has selected Stellar as its preferred iteration of blockchain for issuance of security tokens. In a blog post, the Berlin-based Fintech stated: “After extensive diligence and testing, wevest has identified Stellar as the most suitable platform for its… Read More

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Lists Stellar for Trading

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) continues to add new digital assets for trading on its regulated and insured token sale platform. Today GBX has announced the addition of Stellar Lumens (XLM) to its Digital Asset Exchange (GBX-DAX). GBX is part of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange… Read More

DSTOQ Builds Team & Increases Outreach; David Holtzman Promoted to New CSO

David Holtzman has assumed his new role of Chief Security Officer at DSTOQ, a licensed stock exchange without borders allowing for P2P trading of tokenized securities; he previously held the position of Technical Advisor at DSTOQ. “I am thrilled to be a part of the… Read More

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