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Crypto custodian Anchorage to receive national trust charter approval

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jan 2021

Crypto custodian Anchorage has secured conditional approval for a national trust charter from the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Anchorage, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, digital assets, digital banks, banking, crypto custody, bank charters

Accenture's FinTech Innovation Lab London selects Nuggets for SSI adoption

News | Payments General | 14 Jan 2021

Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab London has selected Nuggets, the decentralised, self-sovereign ID, and payments platform to join the cohort of 20 fintechs in its latest accelerator programme.

fintechs, decentralised, self-sovereign ID, payments platform, Accenture, Nuggets, fraud prevention, customer protection, data privacy, blockchain

Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) secures private investment from Pareto Securities

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Jan 2021

Norwegian Block Exchange has received a 60 million NOK investment that was arranged by Pareto Securities, an investment bank in the Nordics, that acted as the sole manager and book-runner.

NBX, crypto, blockchain, Norway, wealth management, funding, investment, Pareto Securities,

Coinbase buys Routefire to boost institutional Bitcoin offering

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Jan 2021

Coinbase, a large US-based crypto exchange, has acquired trade execution startup Routefire.

Coinbase, Bitcoin, Routefire, acquisition, institutional Bitcoin offering, US, crypto exchange, blockchain

Italian Banking Association initiates experimental digital euro project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Jan 2021

The Italian Banking Association (ABI) has been conducting digital euro tests as the European Central Bank is yet to make a clear decision on a central bank's digital currency.

Italian Banking Association, ABI, digital euro, banking, digital coin, payments, Italy, commercial banks, SIA, blockchain

Nisbah Capital joins Tezos blockchain ecosystem

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Jan 2021

Saudi Arabia-based Nisbah Capital, the blockchain subsidiary of Taibah Valley has announced the entrance to the Tezos ecosystem as a corporate baker, according to the official press release.

Nisbah Capital, Tezos, Saudi Arabia, blockchain, ecosystem, Taibah Valley, Exaion, EDF, corporate baker, baker, decentralisation, MENA, MEA

PayPal venture arm invests in crypto tax startup Taxbit

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Jan 2021

PayPal venture arm has invested in US-based tech startup Taxbit, which helps consumers and businesses calculate the taxes owed on cryptocurrency holdings.

PayPal, investment, crypto, blockchain, taxes, Bitcoin, US, Taxbit

Singapore may implement digitised cross-border trade documents

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 07 Jan 2021

The Singapore parliament has proposed an amendment to the current Electronic Transactions Act, which could allow cross-border trade documents to be digitised.

Singapore, e-invoicing, SCF, Electronic Transactions Act, cross-border payments, IMDA, blockchain,

SFOX, UPA to make Universal Carbon globally accessible

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Jan 2021

US-based SFOX and Universal Protocol Alliance (UPA), a coalition of blockchain companies have announced a collaboration to work together to combat global climate change.

SFOX, UPA, partnership, Universal Carbon, blockchain, climate change, cryptocurrency, UPCO2, carbon tokens, REDD+, VCU

Stellar signs deal with Ukraine to work on CBDC, stablecoins, and virtual asset infrastructure

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Jan 2021

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has signed a deal with Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation to work on both a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as well as stablecoin and virtual asset infrastructure.

CBDC, stablecoins, blockchains, digital assets, partnership, Stellar, Ukraine, virtual asset

Blockpass incorporates Chainlink for KYC blockchain services

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Jan 2021

Blockpass has announced the Mainnet launch as a data provider on the Chainlink Network - a widely used decentralised oracle solution in the blockchain ecosystem, according to the official press release.

Blockpass, Chainlink, Mainnet, KYC, blockchain, on-chain, LinkPool, ecosystem, digital identity

US regulator allows blockchains and stablecoins to be used as settlement by banks

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Jan 2021

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has given the green light to national banks and federal savings institutions to use public blockchains and stablecoins for settlement.

US, blockchain, stablecoin, banking, settlement, OCC, compliance, AML, Bank Secrecy Act, blockchain

1Kosmos BlockID now available on Auth0 Marketplace

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 05 Jan 2021

1Kosmos, the contact-free authentication solution, has announced the availability of 1Kosmos BlockID on Auth0 Marketplace, a newly-launched catalogue of trusted technology integrations to extend the functionality of Auth0's identity management platform.

1Kosmos BlockID, Auth0 Marketplace, authentication, compliance, security, blockchain, digital identity, biometrics

Germany to allow blockchain technology in transacting securities

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 23 Dec 2020

Germany’s cabinet has approved legislation that authorises the use of blockchain technology in transacting securities.

Germany, blockchain, security, crypto securities, electronic securities, government

Italian Banking Association rolls out digital euro research project

News | Payments General | 23 Dec 2020

Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI) and its ABI Lab have launched a digital euro research project.

R3, Spunta, Italy, DLT, blockchain, digital euro, programmable money, CBDC, ABI

Russia-based VTB to issue bank guarantees via blockchain

News | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Dec 2020

VTB, the Russia-based bank, has piloted a new blockchain-based system to issue bank guarantees.

VTB, Russia, banking, blockchain banking, bank guarantees, MTS, Masterchain, Ethereum, Russian Fintech Association,

FICO partners with Crystal Blockchain to combat cryptocurrency ML

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 21 Dec 2020

Analytics tools provider FICO has teamed up with Crystal Blockchain to help financial institutions combat money laundering involving cryptocurrencies.

FICO, partnership, digital currency, transactions, cryptocurrency, Crystal Blockchain, money laundering, risk score, miners, darknet

Trade finance bank Euro Exim to use RippleNet for payments

News | Payments General | 18 Dec 2020

Global trade finance bank Euro Exim is working with Ripple to connect banks, payment providers, and digital asset exchanges via RippleNet, ambcrypto.com.

Trade finance, bank, Euro Exim, RippleNet, payments, payment provider, digital asset exchange, xCurrent, On-Demand Liquidity, ODL, blockchain, XRP, cross-border payments

Paxos raises USD 142 mln in series C funding

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Dec 2020

US-based Paxos, a regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, has announced it has closed a USD 142 million Series C round of funding.

Paxos, funding, blockchain, digital assets, payments, infrastructure platform

Multi-asset wallet MATH gets USD 12 mln from Binance Labs

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Dec 2020

MATH, the company behind MathWallet, has raised USD 12 million in a Series B funding round led by Binance Labs, the investment arm of the popular crypto exchange.

MATH, Binance Labs, funding, Bitcoin, crypto, blockchain, crypto wallet