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Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Is Bringing Blockchain to Zurich

| Danny Nelson

The Crypto Valley Association and Zurich Tourism are working to bring blockchain awareness, tourism and business to Zurich.

Zcash Will Get a Gateway Into Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

| Leigh Cuen

The theme of Devcon 5 was clear: For smaller assets like zcash, all roads lead to ethereum.

calibra, current

Facebook’s Calibra Sued by Mobile Banking App Over Similar Logos

| Danny Nelson

The complaint alleges the Calibra logo is too similar to Current’s, which the fintech firm has been using since August 2016.

TRON, Stellar Join Mousebelt’s Blockchain Education Alliance to Train Student Developers

| Danny Nelson

The 13-firm alliance will tackle crypto recruiters' quandary with a raft of tools to train students.

Polychain and a Chinese Bank Are Betting Millions on This Token Sale

| Leigh Cuen

Investing in a token offering for the Nervos Network could help China Merchants Bank International tap into the DeFi ecosystem.

Microsoft, Intel Back Ethereum-Based Token to Reward Consortium Efforts

| Ian Allison

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has created a token to incentivize firms to participate in consortiums. The system is backed by Microsoft and Intel.…

Binance and Polychain Are Funding a Crypto-Friendly Bank in Malta

| Leigh Cuen

Paula Pandolfino is raising more than $10 million to launch a crypto-centric bank in Malta in 2020.

Ripple Expands Into Iceland With Acquisition of Crypto Trading Firm

| Nathan DiCamillo

Ripple is acquiring its way into Iceland, adding a team of six engineers to focus on integrations with partner crypto exchanges.

Ripple’s Xpring Looks to Build XRP DeFi Products With New Acquisition

| Nathan DiCamillo

Nine Logos engineers are joining Xpring to develop DeFi products based on XRP.

Lightning Sucks, But It Could Help Build a Bitcoin Economy

| Leigh Cuen

At least a dozen startups are now betting on the profitability of bitcoin birthing a "Lightning Economy." Is it too soon?