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World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Experiment Raises $81 Million

| Nikhilesh De

The World Bank's blockchain bond raised $110 million AUD, and is based on a private ethereum network.

CBP: Our ‘Live Fire’ Blockchain Test Is Entering the Proof-of-Concept Phase

| Anna Baydakova

U. S. Customs and Border Protection will begin its live testing of a shipment tracking system on a blockchain after Labor Day.

Bitcoin Wallet Provider Receives E-Money License From UK Regulator

| Muyao Shen

Wirex, a bitcoin wallet and payment card provider, has become the third crypto company to receive an e-money license from U.K. financial regulators.

Coinbase’s Wallet Service Now Lists Ink Protocol’s New Payments Dapp

| Muyao Shen

Ink Protocol announced Tuesday that its decentralized payments app, Ink Pay, is now available on Coinbase Wallet.

Bakkt CEO: Crypto Trading Platform Won’t Support Margin Trading

| Muyao Shen

Two weeks after ICE introduced Bakkt, a new digital assets platform, the latter's CEO has set out to explain what the service will offer consumers.

Coinbase Wins Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payments System

| Nikhilesh De

Coinbase is looking into creating more secure digital payment platforms to help merchants accept bitcoin, a patent filing reveals.

WeChat Eyes Blockchain for Faster Corporate Expense Refunds

| Wolfie Zhao

WeChat owner Tencent thinks blockchain can speed up reimbursement of expenses for company employees and it's trialing a feature to do just that.

Coinbase Launches Crypto Plugin for Popular E-Commerce Platform

| Daniel Palmer

Coinbase has announced a new service aimed at improving access to cryptocurrency payments for e-commerce businesses.

Northern Trust Is Helping Hedge Funds Invest in Cryptocurrencies

| Nikhilesh De

U.S.-based custody bank Northern Trust is helping traditional "mainstream" hedge funds expand into cryptocurrencies, says Forbes.

Ripple Partners With Madonna to Fundraise for Orphans in Malawi

| Madeline Meng Shi

Cryptocurrency payments startup Ripple is partnering with Madonna to raise funds for orphans in the African nation of Malawi.