Santander Launches First End-to-End Blockchain Bond on Ethereum

Spanish bank, Banco Santander, has issued the first public end-to-end blockchain bond utilizing Ethereum.

France to Block Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency in Europe

French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire stated the nation will block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, after recent concerns regarding the threat to the sovereignty of national currencies in the EU.

Mastercard, R3 Partner to Develop New Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Solution

Mastercard and R3 have announced a strategic partnership to develop and pilot a new blockchain-enabled cross-border payments solution that will initially focus on connecting global faster payments infrastructures, schemes and banks supported by a clearing and settlement network operated by Mastercard.

Catalonia to Utilize Blockchain Technology for New ID Platform

The government of Catalonia announced it will develop a blockchain-based identity platform in an effort to give citizens control of their digital data.

Binance Partners with Paxos to Launch USD-Backed Stablecoin ‘BUSD’

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has partnered with Paxos Trust Company to launch a USD-denominated stablecoin, Binance USD (BUSD), which has received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).

Van Eck, SolidX Begin Bitcoin ETF-Like Product to Institutional Investors

Van Eck Securities Corp. and SolidX Management LLC will begin selling shares in a limited version of a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Cryptocurrency Courses at Top Colleges, Universities is Increasing

Driven by rising awareness of cryptocurrencies and increasing demand from students, colleges and universities around the world are increasing the number of blockchain- and cryptocurrency-related courses they offer, according to the 2nd Annual Coinbase Report on Higher Education, released today.

Facebook’s Libra Offering $10,000 in Bug Bounty Project

Facebook is offering up to $10,000 for any bugs found in their cryptocurrency project Libra.

Binance Launches Cryptocurrency Lending Products

Binance has launched a new service called Binance Lending, allowing customers to utilize the crypto they hold for lending.

Ripple Partners with Remittance Firm Xendpay to Enter Asian Markets

Remittance firm Xendpay has announced a partnership with Ripple to enter new markets, including the Philippines, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Blockchain Startup Allows Users to Earn Crypto by Leaving Reviews

Blockchain startup SynchroLife has partnered with 488 restaurants to create the world's first social restaurant review platform that offers blockchain based crypto rewards to users for high quality restaurant review content.

Blockchain Startup Blocko Raises $7.4 Million From S. Korean Banks

South Korean blockchain startup Blocko has raised $7.44 million from Korea’s oldest bank, Shinhan, as well as KEB Hana Bank, LB Investment, and Dadam Investment in a Series B+ round.

Mike Pompeo: Traditional Framework Should Regulate Cryptocurrency

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo stated cryptocurrencies should utilize the framework used to regulate traditional electronic financial transactions.

U.S. SEC Charges Russian ICO Rating Company Over Alleged Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Russian entity ICO Rating has agreed to pay $268,998 to settle charges that it failed to disclose payments received from issuers for publicizing their digital asset securities offerings.

Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt ‘Cleared to Launch’

NEW YORK – Bakkt, Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin (BTC) futures trading platform, has been "cleared for launch."

Ripple’s Xpring Makes 1 Billion XRP Grant to Blockchain Startup Coil

Coil, a platform dedicated to reimagining monetization on the web for creators and their fans, today announced a 1 billion XRP grant from Ripple's Xpring.

Former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, Head of Stanford Cryptography Joins Findora

Former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan and Professor Dan Boneh, Head of Stanford Cryptography, will join Blockchain startup Findora as strategic advisors.

U.S. SEC Delays Three Bitcoin ETF Decisions

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision regarding three bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals.

Seoul to Offer Blockchain-Backed Administrative Services

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will authorize a blockchain-backed administrative services beginning in November.

Binance Releases Statement Regarding False KYC Leaks

Binance has released a statement regarding a recent threat relating to KYC data, stating they are investigating the case for legitimacy and relevancy.

VeChain Releases Blockchain-Encrypted Wine

SHANGHAI – Enterprise blockchain platform VeChain has partnered with winemaker Penfolds to utilize the technology as...

Coinbase to Add Eight New Cryptocurrencies

Coinbase is exploring the possibility of adding eight new cryptocurrencies, according to a recent press release.

Access Your Cash Without Selling With Blockchain Startup Nexo

Blockchain startup Nexo will be the first company in the world to allow customers to spend the value of their cryptocurrency without spending it.

Crypto Asset Manager Grayscale Selects Coinbase Custody as Custodian

Cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments will partner with Coinbase Custody to serve as Custodian for the underlying assets for each of its products.

Blockchain Firm R3 Doubles Down on London as Post-Brexit Technology Hub

R3, the enterprise blockchain software firm, has reaffirmed its commitment to London, doubling the size of its London Wall hub to accommodate its rapidly growing engineering team.