Mastercard Patent Filings Tout Blockchain for Immutable Data Records

| Nikhilesh De

A group of Mastercard patent applications outline how blockchain technology can be used to securely record transaction information.

Medici-Backed Bitsy Launches User-Friendly Crypto Wallet

| Nikhilesh De

Bitsy, a Medici Ventures portfolio firm, wants to spur crypto adoption with the launch of an ultra-simple, beginner-friendly wallet.

SBI to Roll Out Ripple DLT-Based Payments App on iOS, Android

| Wolfie Zhao

Having revealed the plan in March, Japan's SBI Holdings says it will roll out a Ripple DLT-based payments app for iOS and Android this autumn.

Vault Launches Crypto Collectibles Wallet on Apple’s App Store

| Nikhilesh De

Vault wants to boost crypto adoption with its new iOS wallet that stores non-fungible tokens and other crypto collectibles.

BitGo Receives Regulatory Approval to Custody Crypto Assets

| Nikhilesh De

Crypto security startup BitGo has received approval in the U.S. to act as a qualified custodian for digital assets.

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10 Years After Lehman: Bitcoin and Wall Street Are Closer Than Ever

| David Floyd

Bitcoin, born into the flames of the credit crisis, seemed like a rebellion against a broken financial system. Ten years later, is that still true?

Indian Government Approves Bank’s Blockchain Research

| Nikhilesh De

India's top executive body has granted approval for the Exim Bank to conduct research into how blockchain technology may benefit the financial sector.

Softbank Completes Blockchain Test for Cross-Carrier Mobile Payments

| Wolfie Zhao

Japanese telecoms giant Softbank Corp. has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept that allows P2P mobile payments across different carriers.

R3, Ripple Settle Legal Dispute Over XRP Purchase Option

| Daniel Palmer

Blockchain startups Ripple and R3 have resolved a legal battle that saw both firms filing suits in the U.S. over a contract dispute.

Ripple’s Former Legal Chief Joins Crypto Payments Startup

| Nikhilesh De

Just days after leaving her role as Ripple's top legal officer, Brynly Llyr is taking on the role of general counsel at crypto payments startup Celo.