Ripple, Mastercard and Barclays Invest in Ripple-Based Remittance Firm SendFriend

Remittance company SendFriend has received a $1.7 million investment from investors including Ripple, Mastercard Foundation, MIT Media Lab and Barclays. Remittance company SendFriend has received investments from Ripple (XRP), the Mastercard Foundation, MIT Media Lab and Barclays in a funding round, according to a press release published on Feb. 11. In the round, the firm […]

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PayPal Originally Aimed to Create Global Currency Similar to Crypto, Co-Founder Admits

PayPal co-founder Luke Nosek admits the company would have created something like cryptocurrencies if the market had permitted. PayPal’s co-founder Luke Nosek has said that his firm initially wanted to create a digital currency that would be independent from banks and governments, similar to crypto. The video of his comments was uploaded to crypto streaming […]

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Top Exchange Binance Adds Support for Credit Card Purchases of Major Cryptos

Leading crypto exchange Binance is adding support for credit card crypto purchases for some cryptos, via its partnership with payment processor Simplex. Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance is adding support for credit card crypto purchases through its partnership with payment processor Simplex, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Jan. 31. Changpeng Zhao, Binance’s CEO, […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 3-Dec.9: US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again, While Nasdaq Confirms 2019 BTC Futures Launch

The United States SEC has delayed their Bitcoin ETF decision yet again, and Venezuela’s Petro is raised 150 percent in value. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much […]

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Celebs and ICOs: The Makings of a Dangerous Duo

The U.S. SEC’s move to fine celebrities for fraudulent ICO advertising tells a cautionary tale to investors and would-be advertisers. Like many different industries, Hollywood’s involvement with cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) has become a reality and a number of celebrities have looked to capitalize on the surge in interest and potential money to […]

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