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Decentralized Employment Ecosystem Opolis to Integrate MakerDAO’s Dai Cryptocurrency

| Danny Nelson

Opolis received a grant from MakerDAO to integrate its Dai cryptocurrency into its decentralized employer ecosystem for payroll and benefits.

People With Least Knowledge Most Positive on Crypto’s Future: ING

| Daniel Palmer

People with less knowledge about cryptocurrency are the most likely to be positive on its future, according to research from Dutch bank ING.

Wells Fargo to Pilot Dollar-Linked Stablecoin for Internal Settlement

| Ian Allison and Daniel Palmer

U.S.-based financial giant Wells Fargo is developing a digital dollar that will run on the firm’s first blockchain platform.

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Largest Bitcoin ATM Network Coinme Raises New Funding from Ripple’s Xpring 

| David Pan

Coinme, which provides kiosks and ATMs for digital currencies, raised $1.5 million in a Series A financing round.

Mastercard, R3 to Develop Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Platform

| Daniel Palmer

The card giant is to develop a blockchain-powered cross-border payments platform in partnership with enterprise-focused blockchain firm R3.

Facebook Libra Is Seeking to Register as a Payment System in Switzerland

| Daniel Palmer

The non-profit set up to run Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking to apply for licensing as a payment system in Switzerland.

Cryptocurrency Has ‘Long-Term Potential,’ Says Apple Exec

| Daniel Palmer

Apple is "watching cryptocurrency," according to an executive at Apple Pay.

Crypto Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Raises $23 Million in Fundraise Led by SBI

| Ian Allison

Blockchain forensics firm Elliptic has raised $23 million in Series B round led by Tokyo-based financial institution (and XRP holder) SBI.

$100K Crypto Donation to Amazon Rainforest Charity Blocked By BitPay

| Daniel Palmer

A large donation to a non-profit working to protect the Amazon rainforest has been blocked by compliance hurdles at crypto payments firm BitPay.

Brave Browser Adds Access to New Crypto Wallets

| William Foxley

Prior to the addition, Brave users could only place BATs in Uphold, a wallet Brave partnered with for BAT.