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Wyre Integrates with Crypto-to-Cash Service Supported by MoneyGram, Stellar

Wyre, a crypto infrastructure provider, announced an integration with the global on/off-ramp service for digital wallets launched last month by MoneyGram, a key player in the evolution of digital P2P payments, on the Stellar network. This service was introduced with support from the Stellar Development… Read More

Stellar Foundation: Far From Perfect But MiCA Leads the World

MiCA, Markets in Crypto Assets legislation, is still being digested by industry insiders. The goal is to provide a regulated path for digital asset innovation – sufficient protections to guard against abuse but still empowering industry participants to create new products and services within a… Read More

Payments Platform Nium Partners with Stellar

Nium has partnered with the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit that supports the growth of public blockchain Stellar, to enable payouts to 190 countries. According to Nium by leveraging Stellar the payments and transfers improve upon the traditional correspondent banking system. Joaquin Auyso, Head… Read More

Coinme Announces USDC-powered Digital Cash and P2P Payments

Coinme, a cryptocurrency cash exchange in the U.S., and Circle, a global internet finance firm and the issuer of USD Coin (USDC), recently announced at Consensus 2022 a strategic collaboration “to integrate USDC into Coinme’s global cash onramp and offramp ecosystem.” The integration “promotes financial… Read More

MoneyGram Introduces Crypto-to-Cash Service on the Stellar Network

MoneyGram, which claims to be an international “leader” in the evolution of digital P2P payments, and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source public blockchain that allows money to be tokenized and transferred globally,… Read More

Stellar, MoneyGram and Techstars Announce Partnership to Support Innovation in Payments, Blockchain in Latam

Stellar Development Foundation, MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), and Techstars, have announced a partnership to recruit founders globally who are focused on tech innovation in areas such as blockchain and digital payments to further streamline cross-border payments and support financial inclusion. The partnership builds on the… Read More

Stellar Secures $7M to Address Issues with US Credit System

Stellar, which claims to be on a mission to offer “unprecedented” access to credit-building and financial tools to underserved communities, has reportedly attracted several investors to finalize an oversubscribed $7 million round. Stellar Founder and CEO, Lamine Zarrad, stated: “We created Stellar to provide credit… Read More

Wyre, Stellar Integration to Improve Digital Asset Access for Brazil, Argentina

Cryptocurrency infrastructure provider Wyre has integrated with the Stellar network to effectively onboard local Brazilian and Argentinian currencies into digital assets. Through the integration, Wyre is growing functionality in Latin America and allowing developers and businesses looking to leverage cryptocurrency transactions to expand into new… Read More

Digital Assets: Anchor Protocol, Arweave, Stellar USDC Stablecoin Now Tradable via Okcoin

Digital assets platform Okcoin is the first US regulated crypto-asset exchange to provide stablecoin USDC on top of Stellar. You may now deposit, withdraw, and trade Stellar USDC against US dollars via Okcoin. This offer is for all Okcoin clients “except for residents of the… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Digital Assets Provides Insight into Regulatory Needs of Crypto Industry

Earlier today (December 8, 2021), the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on digital assets. As was previously reported, the witnesses included top crypto executives and thus provided the opportunity for a unique discussion between House members and crypto entrepreneurs. Chairwoman of the Committee,… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing to Include Top Crypto Names Testifying on Behalf of Industry

The House Financial Services Committee has announced the list of witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing entitled “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.”  The witnesses include many of the biggest names… Read More

Stripe Remains Non-Committal on Cryptocurrency Payments 42 months After Stopping the Practice

While Stripe does not currently accept cryptocurrencies as payment, the are monitoring the space and could change that policy in the future, its co-founder and president said today. Speaking at the Fintech Abu Dhabi Festival, John Collison noted his company and cryptocurrencies were founded within… Read More

Automated Market Maker Functionality Is Now Live on Stellar, a Blockchain based Platform for Cross-Border Payments

On November 3, 2021 (at 15:00 UTC), Stellar validators had reportedly voted to upgrade the network to Protocol 18, which adds Automated Market Maker (AMM) functionality to the Stellar protocol. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this makes Stellar one of the earliest… Read More

Stellar Development Foundation Reveals that Flutterwave has Introduced New Remittance Corridors

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) reveals that Flutterwave, an international payments tech firm, has introduced new remittance corridors between Europe and the MENA region on the Stellar network. Working with TEMPO, Flutterwave is focused on leveraging the Stellar network and Stellar USDC to simplify the… Read More

Global Financial Services Provider Tala Secures $145M via Series E led by Upstart

Tala, the international tech firm creating an accessible financial services platform, announced a $145 million Series E round that has been led by Upstart along with contributions from the Stellar Development Foundation. New investors Kindred Ventures and the J. Safra Group, along with existing investors… Read More

Financial Services Platform Evrynet Welcomes Three New Advisors Following $7M Private Round

Evrynet, a financial service platform, is pleased to confirm several additions to its list of project advisors. The team at Evrynet attracts talent from within the blockchain and crypto space and MIT to further expand its reach in the financial industry. More collaborations are “expected… Read More

Vottun to Create Payment Service via Spanish Regulatory Sandbox with Assistance from PwC, Stellar Development Foundation

Earlier this year, the Central Bank of Spain (BdE), the Monetary Authority of Spain (Comisión Nacional de Mercados y Valores – CNMV), and Directorate-General for Insurance and Pension Funds (DGSFP) had revealed that that Spanish firm Vottun had been chosen to take part in the… Read More

SIX Swiss Stock Exchange Reports CHF 108.2M Net Profit in H1 2021, Launches 40 Crypto-related ETPs

SIX, the Swiss Stock Exchange which is Europe’s 3rd-largest stock exchange and one the industry’s most-respected post-trade providers, is reporting a “solid” set of results for the first half of 2021. The SIX Swiss Exchange, based in Zurich and serving as Switzerland’s principal stock exchange,… Read More

European Digital Asset Manager CoinShares Reports Another Quiet Week with Minimal Net Inflows of $2.9M

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (July 19) that for the week ending July 19,… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Liquid Group and Stellar Development Foundation Offering Stellar USDC to Liquid’s Clients

Digital currency exchange platform Liquid Group, Inc. and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) have revealed that Stellar USDC, a major stablecoin, is now available to Liquid’s exchange clients. Liquid is adding multi-chain support for USDC by expanding its products into a Stellar-enabled version. By bringing… Read More

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