Blockchain 

Cardano Partners With Blockchain Venture Studio to Accelerate Adoption

The Cardano Foundation has partnered with Berlin blockchain venture studio Konfidio to accelerate Cardano adoption. A strategic partnership An announcement published by the Cardano Foundation on Aug. 15 reveals that the foundation has partnered with Konfidio. The partnership will aim to enable real-world business cases on the Cardano blockchain. Per the announcement, the initial focus of the collaboration will be on use cases in banking, logistics, pharmaceutical industries and trade finance, with government and public service use cases to follow. Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, Nathan Kaiser, pointed out that…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Jersey Partners with Crypto Platform Caspian for Faster Trades

Binance’s fiat-to-crypto conversion branch for euros and British pounds, Binance Jersey, has entered into a partnership with the crypto investment service Caspian, which provides trading, portfolio and risk management on its platform. Caspian shared news of the partnership with Cointelegraph on Aug. 14. The partnership will purportedly result in improved security for crypto investors, as well as a lower barrier to entry for the crypto market. The managing director of Caspian Chris Jenkins elaborated: “I am delighted for us to partner with Binance Jersey, a  substantial step forward in helping…

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Bitcoin 

Bitex Partners With Bantotal For More Cross-Border Payments in Latin America

Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Bitex has partnered with Uruguay-based financial software company Bantotal in order to expand it cross-border payments system on the Bitcoin blockchain to Latin America. CoinDesk announced the companies’ new partnership in a report on Aug. 13. According to the report, the upshot of this partnership is that Bantotal’s clients will have access to Bitex’s exchange services via a marketplace that hosts traditional financial services in its BDevelopers program. Per the report, Bitex will act as a middleman service for cross-border payments. The exchange’s role is to convert…

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Blockchain 

Google Cloud Partners With Enterprise Blockchain Platform Cypherium

Ubiquitous tech behemoth Google cloud wing is entering into another partnership with a blockchain platform, Cypherium.  Cypherium announced the new partnership in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 13. Cypherium describes its product, Cypherium Enterprise, as an enterprise-focused blockchain platform with a focus on scalability and decentralization. As a result of this partnership, Google Cloud customers will have access to Cypherium’s blockchain solutions, as per the announcement. As per the press release, Cypherium purports to offer an enterprise blockchain that supports thousands of transactions per second, in addition…

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Bitcoin 

Coinsquare Partners with FlexaHQ to Bring Crypto Payments to Canada

One of Canada’s top crypto exchanges, Coinsquare, has partnered with United States cryptocurrency payments startup Flexa to bring in-store digital currency payments to Canada. In-store crypto payments in Canada The official Twitter account of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare announced on August 13 that the firm partnered with U.S.-based crypto payments startup Flexa. The partnership will reportedly allow the latter company to expand its in-store crypto payment processing services to Canada. Coinsquare noted: “One of the biggest hurdles in mass adoption for crypto is finding a way to let users spend…

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Blockchain 

Coinone Exchange Partners With Two Firms for Improved Safety Measures

Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinone has partnered with cybersecurity audit company CertiK and disclosures company Xangle to provide more safety and transparency for their crypto investors. Coinone shared news of the recent partnerships in an announcement on Aug. 7. According to their announcement, CertiK and Xangle will provide public disclosure information as well as smart contract audit information, respectively. For Xangle, the report states that their disclosures will provide protection for crypto investors as well as making projects more transparent. These disclosures could include information about new tokens, changes…

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Blockchain 

NBA Partners With Firm Behind CryptoKitties for Crypto Collectible Game

The United States National Basketball Association (NBA) and its affiliated union — the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) — have partnered with Dapper Labs of CryptoKitties-fame to release a new crypto collectibles game. According to an official announcement on the NBPA website, the upcoming game is scheduled to launch in early 2020. The game, called NBA Top Shot, will be a roster-building competitive game that is based on crypto collectibles. According to the announcement, fans will be able to gather live footage of NBA games that can then be used…

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Blockchain 

Ripple Partners With Kyoto University, University of Tokyo for Blockchain Research

Cryptocurrency giant Ripple has partnered with Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo as part of its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). Ripple announced its new Japanese partnerships in a press release on July 30. Emi Yoshikawa, senior director of global operations at Ripple, noted that there is high interest in blockchain within Japanese academia: “Japan is quickly becoming a leading force in crypto assets and blockchain. The region has always been forward thinking and exploring ways to improve the current financial system […] We have seen high levels of…

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Blockchain 

EU Exchange Bitstamp Partners with UK Firm to Offer Pound Sterling Onramp

Major European crypto exchange Bitstamp has partnered with digital asset brokerage BCB Group to enable direct transfers in British pounds sterling (GBP). A press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 29 revealed that following the new partnership, by the end of this year United Kingdom-based investors will be able to make GBP withdrawals and deposits directly to and from their Bitstamp accounts. In a statement, BCB Group founder and CEO Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie said that the partnership aligns with the company’s broader aim of providing robust and frictionless services infrastructure…

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