Reliance Industries – owned by India’s richest person, Mukesh Ambani – has used blockchain to conduct its first trade finance transaction. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/firm-owned-by-indias-richest-man-turns-to-blockchain-for-trade-finance/. …

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Nine Japanese banks are teaming up to trial a blockchain-based inter-bank settlement system using Fujitsu technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/nine-japanese-banks-to-trial-blockchain-settlement-using-fujitsu-tech/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has told the Senate that there is better technology for every use of blockchain considered today. The agency received AU$700,000 from the Australian 2018-19 Budget…

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HTC has announced that its first blockchain phone, the Exodus, is available for pre-order – and must be purchased with crypto. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/htc-will-start-shipping-the-exodus-blockchain-phone-in-december/. …

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Crypto payments startup Uphold is launching Earn and Borrow in collaboration with lending platform Cred. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-payments-startup-uphold-launches-lending-products/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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A new Mastercard patent outlines how a permissioned blockchain can store multiple types of transaction info, including with different currencies. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/mastercard-wins-patent-for-blockchain-to-store-multiple-transaction-types/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Fourteen Italian banks say they have successfully completed the first phase of an interbank reconciliation trial utilizing R3’s Corda platform. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/italian-banks-complete-blockchain-trial-for-interbank-payments-application/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Russian intelligence agents allegedly used cryptocurrencies to help fund an “influence and disinformation” effort, the U.S. government said Thursday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/another-us-indictment-links-bitcoin-to-covert-russian-intelligence-activity/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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MoneyTap, a blockchain money transfer app built by SBI Holdings and Ripple, has just launched in Japan. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/sbi-ripple-asias-moneytap-app-has-launched-in-japan/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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Ripple’s “800-pound gorilla” in the room is whether financial institutions will actually use cryptocurrencies in cross-border payments. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ripple-grapples-with-its-21-billion-gorilla-crypto-asset-adoption/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Bitmain has acquired Telescope, an open-source, browser-based wallet for bitcoin cash. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/mining-giant-bitmain-acquires-bitcoin-cash-wallet-startup/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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During Ripple’s annual Swell conference, CEO Brad Garlinghouse announced three firms that will use XRP in commercial cross-border payments. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ripple-event-reveal-3-companies-are-now-using-xrp-for-real-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Blockchain payments startup Veem has closed a $25 million funding round led by Goldman Sachs, it announced Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/goldman-sachs-leads-25-million-funding-for-blockchain-startup-veem/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Crypto finance firm Circle has officially released its dollar-pegged stablecoin for limited trading, the company announced Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/usd-coin-arrives-circles-crypto-stablecoin-is-now-trading/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Blockchain startup Bitwala has raised €4 million in new funding that will help develop a planned blockchain bank account offering. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-payments-startup-bitwala-raises-e4-million-in-new-funding/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Privacy-focused internet browser Brave will use Civic’s identity verification services to ensure that publishers are paid for their content. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/brave-browser-is-using-civics-blockchain-platform-to-verify-publishers/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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A Bitfury-led engineering team has created a coffee vending machine capable of accepting bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/quick-brew-bitfurys-coffee-machine-accepts-bitcoin-via-lightning-network/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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PNC Bank’s Treasury Management division is to begin accepting cross-border transactions using Ripple’s xCurrent product. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/us-banking-giant-pnc-becomes-latest-to-adopt-ripples-xcurrent/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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High Times has removed bitcoin as a payment option for its IPO, just days after admitting it was accepting the cryptocurrency. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/high-times-quietly-removes-crypto-payment-option-from-ipo-website/. …

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South Korean telco LG Uplus is to trial a blockchain-based mobile payment service aimed to let travelers save fees when shopping abroad. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/lgs-mobile-arm-to-trial-blockchain-payments-for-overseas-travelers/. …

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A group of Mastercard patent applications outline how blockchain technology can be used to securely record transaction information. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/mastercard-patent-filings-tout-blockchain-for-immutable-data-records/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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