Western Union Partners With Stellar Collaborator Thunes for Mobile Wallet Transfers

Financial services provider Western Union is partnering with Stellar collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. Payments giant Western Union (WU) is partnering with Stellar (XLM) collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. The development was announced in an official press […]

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Major Crypto Exchanges Huobi Global and OKEx Launch Support for Tron-Based USDT

Two major crypto exchanges — Singapore-headquartered Huobi Global and Malta-based OKEx — have announced their support for the Tron-based version of stablecoin USDT. Two major crypto exchanges — Singapore-headquartered Huobi Global and Malta-based OKEx — have announced their support for the Tron-based version of stablecoin Tether. The developments were announced in two official announcements, both […]

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Blockchain in Biometrics Could be Used in Travel Security, US Customs Rep Says

Using blockchain for biometric tracking would be the technology’s killer app in the travel security sector, a representative from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has said. Using blockchain for biometric tracking would be the technology’s killer app in the travel security sector, according to a representative from the United States Customs and Border Protection […]

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Bakkt Gets $740 Million Valuation But Investors Have Questions, Sources Reveal

The significant valuation was leaked to the media following Bakkt’s 2018 Series A funding activities. Intercontinental Exchange’s to-be-launched institutional trading platform Bakkt has earned a $740 million valuation after it raised over $180 million in funding last year, anonymous sources told cryptocurrency industry news outlet The Block on March 21. Bakkt, which has yet to […]

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Report: Bitmain Plans to Set Up 200,000 Crypto Mining Machines in China

Leading crypto mining hardware producer Bitmain is reportedly planning to install 200,000 units of mining equipment in China to benefit from cheap hydroelectric power. Cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain is reportedly planning to set up 200,000 units of mining equipment in China to benefit from low-cost hydroelectric power in the country, crypto media outlet CoinDesk reported […]

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