With bitcoin volatility sinking, lightning payments to your bank account and real world accountability on the blockchain, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your BTC news roundup!

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Today's News:

Bitcoin Rises in Line With Stocks After Dip Below $9K

Bitcoin’s positive correlation with stocks continues Monday, with the cryptocurrency drawing bids alongside gains in global equities. 

Bitcoin Startup Zap Is Working With Visa

Lightning Network startup Zap, Inc. is partnering with Visa to offer the most user-friendly bitcoin services since Cash App.

Irish Charity Receives $1.1M Grant to Build Blockchain Platform for Aid Distribution

The grant will also allow Oxfam to scale the project across the Pacific region and explore its potential in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

Afghanistan Approves Blockchain Project to Help Tackle Scourge of Counterfeit Meds

Fantom is launching a pilot to help combat Afghanistan’s counterfeit drugs problem using its blockchain to trace products along the supply chain.

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