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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.

Ripple Is Making It Easier for Customers to Integrate XRP. So Far, They Aren’t

| David Floyd

Ripple's new version of xCurrent offers easier integration with xRapid, the product that leverages XRP. But so far, clients aren't taking the plunge.

Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

| David Floyd

Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, is building a privacy-focused cryptographic payments system, but says it's not a…

Lightning-Powered Blog Sees 20,000 Bitcoin Micropayments in 7 Months

| Leigh Cuen

The Lightning Network is already powering a real blogging platform with bitcoin micropayments.

Malaysian Banking Group CIMB Taps Ripple for Blockchain Remittances

| Yogita Khatri

Malaysian banking group CIMB has joined Ripple’s blockchain-based payments network, RippleNet, seeking faster cross-border payments.