Web3’s Gavin Wood Launches Kusama Network to Test Polkadot Protocol

Web3’s Gavin Wood Launches Kusama Network to Test Polkadot Protocol

Developers will soon be able to test applications on a live version of blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot. Kusama, an experimental and unaudited version of the $1.2 billion network, was launched on Friday at the tail-end of Berlin Blockchain Week. As highlighted in a blog post by Polkadot creator Gavin Wood, it will be somewhere between one to four weeks […]

Ripple Partnership Provides New Payment Rail for UK Remittance Firm

Ripple Partnership Provides New Payment Rail for UK Remittance Firm

Distributed ledger startup Ripple has added a new client to its to its global settlements platform, RippleNet. UK-based remittance firm, Xendpay, announced a partnership with Ripple that allows the firm to enter new markets like the Philippines, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand. According to a statement published August 21, RippleNet supports currencies that were previously inaccessible to the […]

Miller Lite Teams With Blockchain Firm for Customer Engagement Game

Miller Lite Teams With Blockchain Firm for Customer Engagement Game

Miller Lite, the popular beer brand from U.S. brewer MillerCoors, has teamed up with a blockchain marketing company for the latest iteration of its “Know Your Beer” program. For the ongoing campaign, launched July 1, Vatom Labs built what it calls a mobile”edutainment game,” called Great Taste Trivia, that served a 12-question quiz to cellphones, geo-targeting customers […]

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

Securitize, a provider of technology for issuing blockchain tokens, has registered as a transfer agent with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Administration (SEC), a move it says will boost adoption. Announced Wednesday, the registration means Securitize can now act as the official keeper of records about changes of ownership in securities. While that might sound […]

Binance’s iOS App Returns to Apple Store

Binance’s iOS App Returns to Apple Store

Binance’s iOS app returned to the Apple app store today. The largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance’s iOS app has returned after a month’s hiatus. A company posting announced the return today following an announcement on Twitter Friday by Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao. According to Zhao, listing the exchange’s app was a difficult process: […]

Barclays Is No Longer Banking Coinbase

Barclays Is No Longer Banking Coinbase

The most prestigious banking relationship in crypto has ended. Barclays, the London-based global bank, is no longer working with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, industry sources told CoinDesk. And while Coinbase found a replacement in U.K. upstart Clearbank, according to people familiar with the situation, the change has indirectly inconvenienced the exchange’s users. That’s because, aside from […]

Samsung Quietly Adds Bitcoin to its Blockchain Keystore

Samsung Quietly Adds Bitcoin to its Blockchain Keystore

Korean tech giant Samsung has added Bitcoin support to its Blockchain Keystore SDK. This will eventually allow users to use Bitcoin with applications via the company’s secure storage hardware featured on supported devices. In addition to adding Bitcoin, the Samsung Blockchain Keystore SDK will also support the Klaytn network too. Klaytn is the blockchain effort […]