Orchid’s new oracle integration is all about sharing secrets

Picking Chainlink over its competitors was an easy decision for Waterhouse. Decentralized VPN Orchid is adding a Chainlink oracle that, like a “secret shopper,” samples bandwidth pricing from all the providers in the network.  Orchid co-founder Steven Waterhouse explained the importance of this feature, stating, “The basic idea is in decentralized services like Orchid, where […]

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JD.com’s fintech wing partners with PBoC on digital currency projects

China’s e-commerce giant will reportedly help develop apps that support the forthcoming digital renminbi. The tech and payments-focused subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has entered into a partnership with the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People’s Bank of China. Local media reported on Sept. 21 that JD Digital Technology and the Digital Currency […]

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PayPal integration bridges fiat-crypto gap for bitFlyer Europe users

bitFlyer Europe has added one more fiat deposit option. The European subsidiary of bitFlyer, one of the largest Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges,has integrated PayPal deposits to their platforms. The official announcement calls bitFlyer’s integration with the internet payment giant a significant move in bridging the gap between the fiat and cryptocurrency world for European users. While […]

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Wisconsin Assembly candidate is accepting Bitcoin donations again

“Cryptocurrency is money,” argues a Wisconsin State Assembly candidate. A candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly is challenging a state regulator by accepting donations in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC). Phil Anderson, a real estate broker and entrepreneur, now accepts cryptocurrency donations for his Assembly campaign. According to an official statement by Anderson, crypto donations are available […]

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FinCEN leak suggests new AML measures may not go far enough… for banks

The leaked documents show many banks ‘enabling’ money laundering. Leaked documents from the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) imply that the agency’s revamped efforts to identify illicit transactions and money laundering may not be sufficient. But on this occasion, the institutions described as being at fault are not crypto exchanges, but some of the […]

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