Blockchain 

Blockchain Wallet Adds Support for Crypto Payments Processor BitPay

Crypto wallet service Blockchain Wallet has integrated cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay. Payments conducted through Blockchain Wallet Blockchain announced the news on Aug. 23, stating that it now allows its users to copy or scan invoices, allowing them to make a Bitcoin (BTC) payment entirely through its wallet app.  The new functionality reportedly allows users to purchase products and services available via BitPay’s online network while retaining ownership of their private keys through Blockchain Wallet.  BitPay is one of the largest crypto payments processors and is offered in a multitude of…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Firm TZero Adds Ravencoin to Supported Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain company tZero added Ravencoin (RVN) to the list of cryptocurrencies supported by its tZero Crypto cryptocurrency wallet and trading app. Ravencoin now supported on the tZero app TZero announced in a press release published on Aug. 20 that Ravencoin will be joining Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) among the cryptocurrencies supported by its trading and wallet tZero Crypto app, available for iOS and Android devices. Per the release, the company submitted the updated iOS app supporting the crypto asset to the store yesterday, while the update for the Android…

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Blockchain 

Terra Stablecoin Alliance Adds South Korean Music Streaming Platform

Blockchain payment system and stablecoin issuer Terra has added South Korean music streaming platform Bugs to its e-commerce alliance.  As CoinDesk reported Aug. 14, there are now 25 partners in the Singapore-based company’s South Korea-focused payment ecosystem. The Terra Alliance uses payment solutions provider CHAI as its front-end. CHAI incorporates a mobile payments app which connects to 15 major local banks. Terra’s blockchain-based platform then sits in the background, linking payments to e-commerce sites. Terra co-founder Daniel Shin said that the platform is smoother than the legacy payment systems in…

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Blockchain 

Samsung Discreetly Adds Bitcoin Support to Blockchain Keystore

South Korean tech conglomerate Samsung has quietly added Bitcoin (BTC) support to its decentralized app store, Blockchain Keystore. According to updated information on the Samsung Developers website, the Keystore now supports Bitcoin as well as Klaytn, the cryptocurrency released by Korean internet giant Kakao. Select devices and jurisdictions As the site outlines, Samsung’s Blockchain Keystore is supported by six of its devices — Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G, Note10 and Note10+ — and across six jurisdictions: Canada, Germany, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom.…

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Blockchain 

Coinbase Custody Adds New York Banking Regulatory Experts to Its Board

Coinbase Custody Trust Company has appointed two new members, previously of the New York State Banking Department and the New York Department of Financial Services, to its Board of Directors. Welcoming banking regulatory veterans Per a blog post published on Aug. 8, New York banking regulatory experts Richard Neiman and Robert Easton will now be a part of Coinbase Custody’s Board of Directors. The company claims Neiman and Easton to be particularly important for its further development as Coinbase Custody is regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services…

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Blockchain 

US Security Token Platform Adds New Policies to Comply with FinCEN

Security tokens platform TokenSoft has officially added Know Your Business (KYB) services following a successful alpha test in 2018. The San Francisco-based token issuance platform said in a press release on July 31 that the KYB feature was added in order to enhance customer due diligence (CDD) requirements in compliance with an amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act. Per the press release, the KYB test launched on the eve of the effective date of the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) CDD final rule. The CDD rule amended the…

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Blockchain 

Newegg Adds Bitcoin Payment Option to 73 More Countries

California-based online retail store Newegg expanded Bitcoin (BTC) payment options to customers in 73 more countries. Bitcoin payment remains unavailable in six out of over 80 Newegg-served countries Following the announcement, Newegg customers can now purchase its products with Bitcoin (BTC) in almost all of the countries under Newegg’s coverage, according to a press release on July 24. While Newegg reportedly serves over 80 countries worldwide, BTC payment will remain unavailable for customers residing in six countries: Algeria, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco and Vietnam, the company noted on its website.…

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Ethereum 

Binance Unknowingly Earns Staking Rewards of Stellar, Adds Support

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has earned staking rewards on Stellar (XLM) following a change of some parameters on cold and hot wallets. In a blog post published on July 18, Binance said that it unknowingly earned staking rewards of 9,500,000 XLM ($775,000 at press time) in extra XLM tokens in the wake of specific parameter changes on cold and hot wallets made a year ago. The exchange subsequently decided both to immediately add staking support for XLM and to share the gained XLM rewards with the entire community. The post…

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Ethereum 

Major Chinese Financial News Provider Quietly Adds Crypto Index

Sina Finance, a finance-focused website owned by China’s major tech company Sina Corp, has added crypto index into its mobile app, China-focused online Twitter resource Cnledger reported on July 3. The new index on China’s major financial news channel provides data on prices and performance of major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), litecoin (LTC), XRP, and ether (ETH), according to a mobile app screenshot provided by Cnledger. Screenshot of Sina Finance’s Crypto Index on Mobile. Source: Cnledger The new crypto index is only available on the Sina…

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Ethereum 

Facebook Adds Senior Job Vacancy for Calibra Wallet on Careers Site

Facebook has started advertising for a head of data science to work on its Calibra wallet, a recent job posting shows. According to the tech giant’s vacancy, it is looking for an “experienced analytics leader” who can use data to drive insights, shape the wallet’s future direction, and measure product success. Understanding how users interact with the product and identifying opportunities is listed among the responsibilities. Leadership experience features among the minimum qualifications, along with at least eight years’ experience of quantitative analysis. Describing the perfect candidate, Facebook said they would be…

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