Distributed Ledger Technology

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Australian Banks Westpac and ANZ Experiment With Ripple

| Grace Caffyn

Two of Australia’s ‘big four’ banks, Westpac Banking Corporation and the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, are experimenting…

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Stellar Enters Legal Dispute With Bitstamp, Ripple and Jed McCaleb

| Stan Higgins

Stellar has entered a legal battle over roughly $1m in disputed funds that continues between Ripple Labs and former exec Jed McCaleb.

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Ripple Appoints DTCC’s Former CEO as Advisor

| Yessi Bello Perez

Digital currency startup Ripple Labs has appointed Donald Donahue, former CEO of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) as an advisor…

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Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Latest to Experiment With Ripple

| Jon Southurst

Australia's Commonwealth Bank announced it would use Ripple technology at its subsidiaries, with a view to incorporating digital currencies in future.

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Seagate: Ripple Funding Shows We’re Serious About Blockchain Tech

| Pete Rizzo

Following an investment in Ripple Labs, Seagate's senior vice president Dave Morton discusses why his firm is excited about blockchain technology.

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Ripple Labs Raises $28 Million in Series A Round

| Stan Higgins

Digital currency startup Ripple Labs announced today that it has closed a new $28m Series A funding round.

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Factom Partners With Honduras Government on Blockchain Tech Trial

| Stan Higgins

Bitcoin 2.0 startup Factom is reportedly working with the government of Honduras on a new land title registry initiative.

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FinCEN Fines Ripple Labs for Bank Secrecy Act Violations

| Stan Higgins

FinCEN has fined digital currency startup Ripple Labs as part of its first civil enforcement action against an industry firm.

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Review: GetGems iOS App Glitters But It’s Still Seeking Gold

| Pete Rizzo

GetGems' bitcoin-powered messaging service is a striking and entertaining app, even if its most useful features feel secondary in current form.

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Western Union: ‘Too Early’ to Discuss Ripple Labs Pilot Project

| Pete Rizzo

Global payments giant Western Union is keeping quiet about its rumored plans to tap distributed ledger technology.