The CFPB is launching a regulatory sandbox to encourage innovation in new tech such as blockchain, acting head Mick Mulvaney announced Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on…

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Mastercard is looking to improve crypto by designing a payments system that will link accounts holding both fiat currency and cryptocurrencies. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/mastercard-wins-patent-for-speeding-up-crypto-payments/. …

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Credit card giant American Express may be looking into developing a new proof-of-payment (PoP) system based on blockchain technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/american-express-thinks-blockchains-could-help-prove-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Twelve Russian officials indicted for hacking into Democratic National Committee email accounts allegedly used cryptocurrencies, the DOJ announced. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/russian-dnc-hackers-used-cryptocurrency-to-fund-their-operations/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Crypto exchange Gemini has hired former NYSE chief information officer Robert Cornish to serve as its first chief technology officer. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-exchange-gemini-hires-former-nyse-tech-chief/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain developers are building “parallel financial networks,” according to a new report by Alliance Bernstein. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/new-report-says-crypto-is-building-parallel-financial-networks/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Bittrex and invest.com announced that they will partner to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform under the invest.com brand name. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bittrex-partners-with-invest-com-to-launch-new-crypto-trading-platform/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Romania has drafted an emergency ordinance to regulate cryptocurrency issuing. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/romania-drafts-bill-to-regulate-cryptocurrencies/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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Blockstream unveiled a new feature that allows users to create custom tokenized assets secured on its Liquid sidechain. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/blockstream-to-let-users-issue-tokenized-assets-on-liquid-sidechain/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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A built-from-scratch blockchain aiming to enable private contracts between users has officially entered testing.  This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/secret-contracts-developer-engima-launches-blockchain-testnet/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and…

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CoinText.io,a blockchain startup developing a way of conducting offline bitcoin cash transactions, closed a $600,000 seed funding round. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/startup-raises-600k-to-build-bitcoin-cash-mobile-wallet/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong wants to help the unbanked access financial services with a new charity, GiveCrypto.org. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-ceo-unveils-crypto-charity-for-the-unbanked/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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DarkTower director Scott Dueweke said cryptocurrencies are “tailor made” for foreign powers hoping to influence American elections. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/senator-cryptos-pose-host-challenges-congress/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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The payment affiliate of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched a blockchain-based remittance service between Hong Kong and the Philippines. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/alipayhk-opens-blockchain-remittance-corridor-to-the-philippines/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport has launched an ATM that allows departing travelers to exchange their remaining euros for bitcoin or ethereum. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/amsterdams-airport-lets-travelers-swap-leftover-euros-for-cryptos/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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More than a million people signed up to trade cryptocurrencies after Robinhood first announced the feature, co-CEO Vlad Tenev said Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/robinhood-ceo-cryptocurrencies-have-significant-staying-power/. …

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Retail giant Walmart is exploring a way to let households manage their electricity bills with prepayments in cryptocurrency. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/walmart-patent-eyes-crypto-payments-for-power-supply-precision/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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The partnership between American Express, Ripple and Santander Bank that began back in November of last year is reaching new heights. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/amex-hiring-help-sell-ripple-powered-blockchain-product/. …

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Wala is using microraiden for high volume, low-value transactions off-chain. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/african-startup-ethereums-scaling-issues/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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Several leading institutions are working towards producing tokenized digital central bank money, a more viable approach than unbacked crypto-assets. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-can-finally-fulfill-promise-global-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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A patent filing from Mastercard explores how to use public blockchains to securely verify card credentials at the point of sale. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/mastercard-patent-would-put-credit-cards-on-a-public-blockchain/. …

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Blockchain technology isn’t yet a beneficial addition to the payment system in the Netherlands, according to the country’s central bank. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/dutch-central-bank-blockchain-promising-but-inefficient-in-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Thailand’s central bank is examining how a blockchain-based digital currency could make interbank settlement both faster and cheaper. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/thailand-trials-central-bank-digital-currency-for-interbank-settlement/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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South Africa Reserve Bank indicates that tests of a blockchain-based system for interbank clearance and settlement produced astonishing results. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/south-africas-central-bank-claims-success-in-blockchain-payment-trial/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Foreign exchange brokerage Currencies Direct successfully completed several international transfers using Ripple’s xRapid product. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/fx-firm-tests-xrp-payments-in-ripple-xrapid-pilot-program/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and…

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Thyssenkrupp successfully conducted a foreign exchange transaction using R3’s Corda blockchain in partnership with Germany’s Commerzebank. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/commerzbank-conducts-e500k-fx-transaction-using-r3s-corda/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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American Express announced a blockchain-based loyalty rewards program using Hyperledger’s technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/american-express-upgrades-rewards-program-hyperledger-blockchain/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya successfully piloted a cross-border transaction using its own blockchain interledger, it announced Tuesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/thai-bank-pilots-cross-border-transaction-using-blockchain/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Rural banks in the Philippines are looking to adopt ConsenSys’ Kaleido blockchain platform in bid to boost financial inclusion. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/rural-banks-tap-kaleido-blockchain-for-faster-transactions-in-the-philippines/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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