Payments

New Stablecoin Tied to Australian Dollar Is Launching on Stellar’s Blockchain

| Leigh Cuen

A new stablecoin launching on the Stellar network is pegged to the Australian dollar and is being pitched for consumer and business use.

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HTC Opens Pre-Orders for Blockchain Phone, Payable Only in Crypto

| Nikhilesh De

HTC has announced that its first blockchain phone, the Exodus, is available for pre-order – and must be purchased with crypto.

Crypto Payments Startup Uphold Launches Lending Products

| Nikhilesh De

Crypto payments startup Uphold is launching Earn and Borrow in collaboration with lending platform Cred.

What China’s Cashless Revolution Can Teach the West About Crypto

| Michael J Casey

China appears to have achieved the crypto community's dream of a new internet of value, without blockchain. But there's more than meets than eye here.

Gates Foundation Partners With Former Ripple CTO’s Blockchain Project

| Yogita Khatri

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with Coil, a startup founded by Ripple's former CTO, to provide payment services for the unbanked.

F2Pool Founder’s Crypto Wallet Startup Raises $13 Million

| Wolfie Zhao

Cobo, the crypto wallet created by F2Pool's founder, has raised $13 million from NEO and DHVC to expand its staking pool with a cold wallet launch.

Stablecoins All Want to Be $1, But They’re Not Worth the Same

| Nikhilesh De

Buying bitcoin may be cheaper using a stablecoin the market has greater confidence in, like the Gemini dollar, than with an alternative like USDT.

Mastercard Patent Hints at Plan for Multi-Currency Blockchains

| Nikhilesh De

A new Mastercard patent outlines how a permissioned blockchain can store multiple types of transaction info, including with different currencies.

Italian Bank Consortium Trials Interbank Transfers on R3’s Corda

| Aditi Hudli

Fourteen Italian banks say they have successfully completed the first phase of an interbank reconciliation trial utilizing R3's Corda platform.

Another US Indictment Links Bitcoin to Covert Russian Intelligence Activity

| Nikhilesh De

Russian intelligence agents allegedly used cryptocurrencies to help fund an "influence and disinformation" effort, the U.S. government said Thursday.