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Private Blockchain’s Biggest Startups Integrate in Unprecedented Tie-Up

| Ian Allison

A historic change in strategy is taking place at R3 and Digital Asset (DA), who are now collaborating to maximize their respective blockchain…

Circle and Coinbase Open CENTRE Stablecoin Network to New Members

| Daniel Palmer

Circle and Coinbase are a launching a bold effort to make money as easy to move around the world as internet data and content.

Korea’s Biggest Bank Is Preparing to Custody Digital Assets

| Daniel Palmer

KB Kookmin, the largest bank in South Korea, is partnering with a blockchain startup to launch a digital asset custody offering.

Crypto Exchange Bits Of Gold Wins Supreme Court Battle Over Bank Block

| Benedict Alibasa

Cryptocurrency exchange Bits of Gold has won a notable legal victory over an Israeli bank in its bid to keep access to banking services.

SBI Plans Launch of In-Store Payments With Ripple-Powered ‘Money Tap’ App

| Daniel Palmer

SBI Ripple Asia is live testing in-store payments using its Ripple xCurrent-powered Money Tap app before a full launch "this year."

U.K. Exchange Coinfloor Is Getting Paid to Help Crypto Firms Access Banking

| Ian Allison

Coinfloor will collect a fee for referring reputable crypto startups to electronic money institution Enumis for bank-like current accounts.

IBM Blockchain Finance Lead Jesse Lund Is Leaving the Firm

| Ian Allison

Jesse Lund, IBM’s global head of blockchain for financial services, is no longer working for the company.

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Turns to Blockchain to Speed Up Loan Issuance

| Yogita Khatri

Shinhan, one of the oldest and largest banks in South Korea, is using blockchain technology to speed up the approval process for loan products. 

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JPMorgan Adds Privacy Features to Ethereum-Based Quorum Blockchain

| Ian Allison

JPMorgan has developed a new privacy feature for ethereum-based blockchains that hides both the sender and the amount in a transaction.

Ethereum Investment Vehicle Approved for Small Investors

| John Biggs

FINRA has approved Grayscale Investments' ethereum trust shares for sale to mom-and-pop investors.