Distributed Ledger Technology

ROI, investment

Ripple: Distributed Ledger Tech Can Save Banks 42% on Payments

| Daniel Palmer

A new Ripple Labs report claims banks using XRP as a bridge currency could save up to 42% on costs today.

Agreement

Ripple Settles $1 Million Lawsuit With Former Executive and Founder

| Stan Higgins

A months-long legal dispute involving distributed ledger tech startup Ripple and its co-founder Jed McCaleb has come to an end.

Inside Earthport’s Bid to Push Banks Past Blockchain R&D

| Pete Rizzo

CoinDesk looks at how Earthport is adding blockchain technology to existing product lines through its Distributed Ledger Payments Hub.

Japan’s SBI Holdings Teams With Ripple to Launch New Company

| Pete Rizzo

SBI Holdings, the financial services business division of Japan’s SBI Group, has announced it is creating a new company with Ripple.

Microsoft Store

Microsoft Explores Adding Ripple Tech to Blockchain Toolkit

| Pete Rizzo

Microsoft has issued an update to its blockchain toolkit offering, revealing it is exploring how to add Ripple's Interledger protocol.

microsoft

Ethereum Swaps Tool Added to Microsoft’s Blockchain Sandbox

| Pete Rizzo

Microsoft has added a new decentralized application to its Ethereum blockchain-as-a-service toolkit introduced in October.

quarters, coins

Wanxiang Blockchain Labs Launches $300k Annual Grant Program

| Pete Rizzo

A $50m venture fund backed by Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang has announced a new blockchain-focused grant program.

infringement

Ripple Sues Social App for $2 Million Over Trademark Infringement

| Pete Rizzo

Ripple has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Kefi Labs, the makers of a social photo-sharing app called Ripple.

network, connections

Ripple Releases Interledger to Connect Banks and Blockchains

| Pete Rizzo

CoinDesk speaks to Ripple about Interledger, its new protocol aimed at connecting bank and blockchain ledgers.

santander

Santander InnoVentures Adds $4 Million to Ripple’s Series A Round

| Yessi Bello Perez

Ripple has received an estimated $4m in funding from Santander InnoVentures, bringing its Series A total to $32m.