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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Bitsy, a Medici Ventures portfolio firm, wants to spur crypto adoption with the launch of an ultra-simple, beginner-friendly wallet. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/medici-backed-bitsy-launches-user-friendly-crypto-wallet-to-boost-adoption/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Vault wants to boost crypto adoption with its new iOS wallet that stores non-fungible tokens and other crypto collectibles. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/vault-launches-crypto-collectibles-wallet-on-apples-app-store/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Crypto security startup BitGo has received approval in the U.S. to act as a qualified custodian for digital assets. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bitgo-receives-regulatory-approval-to-custody-crypto-assets/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Japanese telecoms giant Softbank Corp. has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept that allows P2P mobile payments across different carriers. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/softbank-completes-blockchain-poc-for-cross-carrier-mobile-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Crypto exchange Gemini is set to issue a dollar-backed, NYDFS-approved stablecoin – the second to launch in New York today. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/gemini-launches-nydfs-regulated-crypto-pegged-to-the-dollar/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Blockchain startup Paxos is launching a regulated, dollar-backed stablecoin to facilitate instant transaction settlements for crypto investors. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/paxos-unveils-dollar-backed-stablecoin-approved-by-new-york-regulator/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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E-payment startup Wyre has acquired bitcoin smart contract developer Hedgy to broaden the scope of its offerings. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/payments-startup-wyre-acquires-bitcoin-smart-contract-developer/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Despite previously telling the SEC it would not accept cryptocurrencies, High Times is accepting both bitcoin and ethereum for its IPO. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/high-times-now-says-its-accepting-cryptocurrencies-payments-for-its-ipo/. …

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Ripio is driving mainstream adoption among the unbanked of South America, offering crypto loans in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ripio-rolls-out-crypto-powered-loans-across-latin-america/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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IBM is taking its long-in-the-works blockchain-based payment system out of beta, with the launch of a product called Blockchain World Wire. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ibm-debuts-stellar-powered-blockchain-world-wire-payments-system/. …

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Crypto wallet provider Abra is integrating SEPA payments, allowing European customers to directly deposit funds. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-wallet-abra-adds-deposit-support-for-european-bank-accounts/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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Ethereum wallet service MyCrypto has raised $4 million in a Series A round led by Polychain Capital. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/polychain-leads-ether-wallet-mycryptos-4-million-fundraise/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange AirTM has raised $7 million it says it will use to expand in troubled Latin American economies. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-exchange-airtm-looks-to-troubled-markets-with-7-million-fundraise/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Deloitte said in a new report that telecommunication companies can use blockchain to improve a number of services and security functions. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/deloitte-report-outlines-potential-blockchain-use-cases-for-telecom-industry/. …

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore and the national exchange are looking to blockchain for selling tokenized digital assets. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/singapore-taps-blockchain-platform-for-selling-tokenized-securities/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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MetLife Asia affiliate LumenLab has successfully trialed a blockchain-powered insurance product to offer financial protection to pregnant women. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/metlife-asia-affiliate-trials-blockchain-insurance-product/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Ink Protocol announced Tuesday that its decentralized payments app, Ink Pay, is now available on Coinbase Wallet. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbases-wallet-service-now-lists-ink-protocols-new-payments-dapp/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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The Bank of Thailand is developing its own digital currency, aiming to complete a first proof-of-concept by March 2019. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/thailands-central-bank-is-developing-a-digital-currency-based-on-r3-tech/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Coinbase is looking into creating more secure digital payment platforms to help merchants accept bitcoin, a patent filing reveals. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-wins-patent-for-secure-bitcoin-payments-system/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Ripple is recommending three cryptocurrency exchanges as the “preferred partners” for transacting on its xRapid payments platform. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ripple-endorses-preferred-crypto-exchanges-for-xrp-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Bitt is partnering with the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten to look into issuing a central bank-backed digital currency for the two nations. This article is originally written and…

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