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CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades

| Leigh Cuen

Flipside Crypto aims to make its Fundamental Crypto Asset Score as widespread as price-to-earnings ratios for stocks.

IBM Signs 6 Banks to Issue Stablecoins and Use Stellar’s XLM Cryptocurrency

| Ian Allison

Six banks have signed up to issue stablecoins through World Wire, an IBM network built on the Stellar blockchain.

A Lightning API for Bitcoin Futures Data Has Launched

| Alyssa Hertig

An experimental service that allows users to pay for futures data from exchanges Kraken and BitMEX via the lightning network is now live.

Colorado Lawmakers Seek Exploration of Blockchain Use in Agriculture

| Yogita Khatri

Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Colorado are eyeing a role for blockchain technology in the agricultural industry.

Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos

| Yogita Khatri

Banking startup 2gether is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows eurozone-based users to spend cryptocurrencies.

Australian Government to Help Fund Trade Mission to CoinDesk Consensus

| Yogita Khatri

Australia’s government has committed AU$100,000 to support blockchain firms joining Austrade's mission to CoinDesk Consensus in May.

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Citi Has Scrapped Its Plan for a JPM Coin-Like Bank-Backed Cryptocurrency

| Ian Allison

Several years back Citi tested a bank-backed cryptocurrency similar to JPMCoin. The lesson it learned? It's easier to rely on SWIFT.

When Bakkt? Bitcoin Futures Market’s Approval Appears Stuck in Limbo

| Nikhilesh De

More than six months since ICE revealed its vision for Bakkt, the bitcoin futures market is still awaiting regulatory approval.

Crypto Investment App Donut Raises $1.8 Million in Seed Funding

| Yogita Khatri

Crypto investment app startup Donut has raised $1.8 million in a seed funding round as the firm prepares to take its beta product live.

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Riot Blockchain to Launch Regulated Crypto Exchange in the US

| Diana Aguilar

Riot Blockchain is planning to launch a regulated exchange in the U.S. to offer crypto banking and trading services.