There Are Now Over 10,000 Bitcoin ATMs Throughout the World

The number of bitcoin ATMs installed throughout the world has exceeded 10,000, and the United States continue to lead the rest of the world in crypto ATMs with 76% of machines installed. According to CoinATMRadar, the first Bitcoin ATM was installed back in 2013 and in seven years the industry grew to over 10,000 machines…

Indian Crypto Exchange WazirX to Enter DeFi Amid Uncertain Regulations

One of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in India, WazirX, today said they are gearing up to develop and launch their first decentralized finance product in partnership with the Matic network. In an announcement shared with Cointelegraph, the company said they will launch an automated market maker (AMM) protocol. Nischal Shetty, the CEO of WazirX, shared…

PayPal and Venmo to Roll Out Crypto Trading

Fintech giant PayPal plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users, according to three people familiar with the matter. Currently, PayPal can be used as an alternative means for withdrawing funds from exchanges such as Coinbase, but this would be a first in terms of offering direct sales of crypto. “My understanding is that they are going to allow buys and sells of crypto directly from PayPal and Venmo,” a well-placed industry source told CoinDesk. “They are going to have some sort of a built-in wallet functionality so you can store it there.”

Wave Financial Launches Wave Kentucky Whiskey 2020 Digital Fund

Digital asset manager Wave Financial is tokenizing a whole year’s production of Kentucky bourbon so global investors can gain exposure to the growing U.S. whiskey market. Wave announced Wednesday it had finalized an agreement with the Danville, Kentucky-based Wilderness Trail Distillery to tokenize between 10,000 and 20,000 barrels of bourbon whiskey, worth up to $20…

2019 – A Recap

And i get the year end ritual going as i have been doing for almost past 10 years. It was a terrible year in terms of losing loved ones. 2 in the family and 2 very close friends. It wasnt an easy year. Most of the time was spent watching my daughter grow up. That…

Steve Wozniak Joins an Energy Focused Blockchain EFFORCE Startup in Malta

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined a Malta-based blockchain enterprise targeting more efficient use of energy. Speaking at an event on the island Thursday, Wozniak said he has invested in the EFFORCE project – which enables investors to back energy efficient projects around the world – and become a co-founder. According to the Malta Independent,…

Litecoin The Best Performing Crypto Coin This Year Is Up 340%

Despite many investor’s laser-like focus on Bitcoin’s breathtaking rally, one currency that’s far outpacing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is Litecoin, up about 340% this year as of today with a market value of $8.3 billion. The digital coin has grown at far more than double the pace of Bitcoin in 2019, and is now the…

Thailand Is Opening Up to Crypto – Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum and Stellar Lumens

Since July, Thailand and its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have voiced their intent to legalize the local initial coin offering (ICO) market and open it to startups. On Dec. 1, 2018, however, Cointelegraph reported that the Thai SEC declared Thai-related security token offerings (STOs) in international markets to be illegal and said that it…

India’s Federal Bank Teams Up With Ripple For International Payments

As of early January 2019, Ripple had announced that it surpassed 200 partners as it adds 13 financial institutions as customers for its payment network, RippleNet. Ripple consolidating traditional financial markets is an interesting use case for blockchain for the real world. Federal Bank in India has partnered with blockchain payments company Ripple to facilitate…

Dragonchain Awarded Patent for Blockchain Powered Loyalty System

Dragonchain, an enterprise blockchain-as-a-service provider originally developed out of a Disney technology incubator, was awarded a patent for a loyalty system that tracks and monetizes time on the blockchain, according to documents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent, titled security systems and methods based on cryptographic utility token inventory tenure,…

UK-Based Global Funds Network Calastone Switches Entire System to Blockchain

London-based global funds network Calastone announced that it switched its entire system for fund trade clearing services to its blockchain Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI) in a press release published on May 20. Per the release, the migration of the company’s over 1,800 customers over 41 markets “represents the largest community of global financial services organisations…