Use Cases & Verticals

R3’s Former Chief Sales Officer Joins Blockchain Startup AlphaPoint

| Anna Baydakova

Scott Grayson, former chief sales officer at R3, has joined blockchain services provider AlphaPoint as SVP for institutional sales.

ING Bank, R3 Ink Deal for ‘Unlimited’ Corda Blockchain Deployment

| Yogita Khatri

Dutch banking group ING has inked a five-year licensing deal with blockchain consortium startup R3 to use its Corda Enterprise platform.

Coinbase Adds Cross-Border Wire Transfers for Whales in Europe and Asia

| Nikhilesh De

Coinbase has launched cross-border wire transfers and expanded custody services for institutional customers in Asia, the U.K. and Europe.

Japan’s SBI Invests $15 Million In Crypto Card Wallet Maker Tangem

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese financial services giant SBI Group has invested $15 million in slimline cold wallet provider Tangem.

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Overstock’s Patrick Byrne Says tZERO Will Launch Next Week

| Anna Baydakova

The tZERO security token trading platfrom will go live next week, says Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne.

Thai Stock Exchange Plans to Launch a Token Trading Platform

| Yogita Khatri

The Stock Exchange of Thailand is looking to capitalize on investor interest in cryptos by offering a new digital assets exchange.

This Malware Has a Worrying Trick to Mine Monero on Cloud Servers

| Yogita Khatri

In an apparent first, a relatively new form of malware uninstalls security programs to avoid detection and mine crypto on cloud servers.

OKCoin Founder Star Xu Seeks to Acquire Public Firm for $60 Million

| Daniel Palmer

OKCoin founder Star Xu may be seeking a possible backdoor IPO by buying a majority stake in a Hong Kong-listed company.

BitPay Says It Processed Over $1 Billion in Crypto Payments Last Year

| Yogita Khatri

U.S.-based crypto payments processor BitPay says it processed over $1 billion-worth of transactions last year.

Circle’s USDC Stablecoin Fully Dollar Backed, Says Latest Auditor’s Report

| Yogita Khatri

Crypto finance startup Circle’s USDC stablecoin was fully backed with fiat reserves at the close of 2018, according to auditing firm Grant Thornton.