Blockchain payments company Ripple has launched in Brazil as the first stage of its planned expansion across South America.
Ripple has added Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings' president and CEO Yoshitaka Kitao to its board.
Ria Money Transfer, one of the world's biggest remittance firms, has joined Ripple's blockchain-based payments network.
The Coil blogging platform offers tipping via XRP and in future plans to work with a variety of assets.
Blockchain payments startup Ripple has reported a 31 percent quarter-to-quarter increase in sales of XRP.
Resona, one of three Japanese banks working with SBI Holdings and Ripple on their blockchain app Money Tap, is pulling out of the project.
Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen, his wife Lyna Lam and the Rippleworks nonprofit have donated $25 million in XRP to San Francisco State University.
Over 100 firms including SWIFT, IBM and Ripple have joined a blockchain association officially launched by the European Commission on Wednesday.
Xpring, Ripple's grant network for developers, has partnered with gaming startup Forte to create a $100 million fund to support game devs.
Ripple's CEO gave JPMorgan qualified praise for developing its own cryptocurrency before dismissing the product's usefulness.