Thai Stellar-Based Startup Lightnet Raises $31M to Replace SWIFT

Thai Stellar-based blockchain startup Lightnet raised $31.2 million in a Series A funding round led by major financial conglomerates in South East Asia. Thai Stellar-based blockchain startup Lightnet has raised $31.2 million to boost cross-border payments in Southeast Asian countries. The Bangkok-headquartered firm has completed a Series A funding round led by major financial conglomerates […]

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Electra Pilots Blockchain-Based Financial Management System – Can It Compete?

Electra project to beta-test ElectraPay, a cryptocurrency system for merchants that purports to be free of service providers, banks or credit card companies. Electra (ECA), the open-source Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain project focused on digital payments, will begin beta testing its flagship product this month.  Known as “ElectraPay,” the product functions as a financial management system […]

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Wall St. to Washington: Bakkt Launches New Products, CEO Joins Senate

Bakkt launches first U.S.-regulated BTC options and cash-settled futures, while CEO is set to become a senator. What does it mean for crypto? Earlier this week, institutional Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform Bakkt launched two new financial products: the first United States-regulated BTC options and cash-settled futures. The announcement came just three months after the project […]

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