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Cuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options

| Leigh Cuen

Cuba highlights the difference between bitcoin and corporate token projects like Facebook's Libra.

Korea’s Biggest Credit Card Firm Wins Patent for Blockchain Credit System

| Daniel Palmer

Shinhan Card has been granted a patent for a blockchain payment system that could reportedly do away with physical credit cards.

Wala Was Africa’s Perfect Crypto Success Story – Until It Collapsed

| Leigh Cuen

Wala went from serving customers in Uganda to shuttering its payments app. Here's what sources say happened.

Facebook Says It Won’t Launch Crypto in India Due to Regulatory Issues

| Daniel Palmer

Facebook reportedly said that current regulatory restrictions mean it has "no plans" to launch its digital wallet service and crypto in India.

Electrum Wallet Is Adding Support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

| Daniel Palmer and Anna Baydakova

The popular wallet service Electrum is soon to add official support for bitcoin's lightning network, its founder has told CoinDesk.

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Bitcoin, Facebook and the End of 20th Century Money

| Michael J Casey

Bitcoin is surging and Libra is shaking up regulators as the globe faces a period of doubt on the economic front.

Opera’s Browser With Built-In Crypto Wallet Launches for iPhones

| Daniel Palmer

Opera's ethereum and dapp-focused wallet is now available in the latest iOS version of its browser app.

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What Indonesia Reveals About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Ambitions

| Leigh Cuen

Facebook’s omnipresence in Indonesia raises questions about how Libra will impact retail users.

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JPMorgan to Start Customer Trials of Its ‘JPM Coin’ Crypto

| Daniel Palmer

JPMorgan Chase is reportedly to start client trials of its "JPM Coin" cryptocurrency for intercompany remittances.

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SWIFT Gives Blockchain Platforms Access to ‘Instant’ GPI Payments Following R3 Trial

| Daniel Palmer

Interbank messaging giant SWIFT will soon allow DLT-based trade platforms to make use of its GPI platform for traceable, near-instant payments.