Payments

UAE Remittance Firm Launching Ripple-Based Payments in Q1 2019

| Yogita Khatri

Abu Dhabi-based money transmitter UAE Exchange is working with Ripple to launch blockchain remittances to Asia early next year.

A Built-In Ethereum Wallet Just Got Added to Opera’s Browser

| Daniel Palmer

Opera has announced the public release of its "Web 3-ready" Android web browser featuring an ethereum wallet.

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Coinone Exchange Launches Cross-Border Payments App With Ripple Tech

| Nikhilesh De

South Korean crypto exchange Coinone has launched Cross, an app providing cross-border remittances using Ripple's xCurrent product.

State Farm Trials Blockchain Tool for Streamlining Insurance Claims

| Nikhilesh De

State Farm is trialing a blockchain solution to streamline a currently-manual aspect of insurance claims.

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Galaxy Digital Leads $30 Million Funding for Social-Crypto Startup Good Money

| Nikhilesh De

Good Money, a crypto banking platform, raised $30 million for future development work.

Mastercard Patent Filing Outlines Way to Anonymize Crypto Transactions

| Nikhilesh De

Payments giant Mastercard claims to have developed a new way of keeping cryptocurrency transactions private using intermediary addresses.

R3’s New Corda App Supports Payments in XRP Cryptocurrency

| Ian Allison

R3 has launched the Corda Settler, an app aimed to facilitate global crypto payments within enterprise blockchains – and it's starting with XRP.

Overstock’s Medici Invests $2.5 Million in Grain Tech Firm’s Blockchain Pivot

| Nikhilesh De

Medici Ventures has bought a $2.5 million equity stake in GrainChain, a software firm launching its own blockchain and stablecoin.

Canadian Jewelry Retailer Birks Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

| Yogita Khatri

Birks Group, one of the oldest luxury jewelry retailers in Canada, is now accepting bitcoin payments at eight of its stores.

SpankChain Has Paid Camgirls $70,000 Worth of Crypto in 6 Months

| Leigh Cuen

Since raising $6 million in a 2017 ICO, porn startup SpankChain has differentiated itself by actually delivering a crypto-powered platform with users.