NCR Buys Cryptocurrency ATM Firm LibertyX To Offer Complete Crypto Solution

NCR Corp, a leading enterprise technology provider, announced Monday “a definitive agreement to acquire Libertyx, a leading cryptocurrency software provider.” Libertyx claims to be “America’s first and largest network of bitcoin ATMs, cashiers, and kiosks.” Its software runs on ATMs, kiosks, and point-of-sale (POS) systems, allowing customers to buy BTC at more than 20K retail…

Cryptocurrency Is Booming in Nigeria Despite The Banking Ban

Nigeria’s regulators tried to crack down on cryptocurrency. Now, a few months later, it’s clear their efforts haven’t worked. The nation is a prime example of how people will turn to crypto to cope with a struggling economy despite the prohibitive stance of the state. In February, the Central Bank of Nigeria ordered banks to…

Ethereum’s London Hard Fork Expected to Launch on August 4

Ethereum’s long-awaited London hard fork is likely to launch on Aug. 4 between 13:00 UTC (9 a.m. ET) and 17:00 UTC, with block 12,965,000. Many Ethereum enthusiasts are excited for the delayed release, while some are watching on with “cautious optimism.” As a part of a roadmap designed to lead up to the release of…

Blockchain Project Of The Week – EOS

EOS is a blockchain protocol based on the cryptocurrency EOS. The smart contract platform claims to eliminate transaction fees and also conduct millions of transactions per second. Its a platform that’s designed to allow developers to build decentralized apps (otherwise known as DApps for short.) The project’s goal is relatively simple: to make it as…

AllianceBlock to Integrate With Avalanche

According to an Avalanche announcement published on 7 April, users will be able to access AllianceBlock’s DeFi Investment Terminal, compliant P2P financial services, NFT capabilities, trustless KYC and identity verification solutions, and derivative pricing engine and analytics on Avalanche. AllianceBlock, a globally compliant decentralized capital market, will also collaborate with Ava Labs, the company behind…

PayPal Acquires Curv To Further Its Push Into Cryptocurrencies

PayPal Holdings Inc. said it will acquire the cryptocurrency firm Curv as it seeks to beef up its talent pool for handling digital currencies. PayPal, which didn’t disclose financial terms of the deal, has been building out a new unit dedicated to furthering its efforts in cryptocurrencies after it began allowing consumers to buy, sell…

Visa backed Anchorage gets a federal bank charter

A startup called Anchorage announced on Wednesday that it has become the first cryptocurrency company to receive a federal charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Wonky and technical as it sounds, the news is a significant milestone for the burgeoning crypto industry, since it provides a legal green light for big…

Swiss Arm of Russian Largest Bank Gazprombank To Offer Bitcoin Custody And Trading

The Swiss arm of one of Russia’s largest banks yesterday announced that it would offer crypto custodian and Bitcoin exchange services to the businesses and institutions it counts as customers. The Swiss subsidiary of Gazprombank, Russia’s third-largest bank, has received authorization from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to offer “the safe custody of…

Australia Taps Ethereum for Digital Dollar (AUD) Project

The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country’s central bank, is exploring the use of a central bank digital currency, a digital form of fiat currency issued by the state. The central bank is partnering with Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, and Perpetual and ConsenSys Software on the project. Central bank digital currencies have been dominating…

JPMorgan Sets Up Dedicated Crypto Unit, Launches JPM Coin

After JPMorgan analysts praised bitcoin, saying that the price of the cryptocurrency could triple, JPMorgan reveals that it has set up a dedicated crypto unit and its own cryptocurrency is now being used commercially by a large tech company for the first time.Global investment bank and financial services company JPMorgan Chase has set up a…

DBS Plans For A New Crypto Currency Exchange

A DIGITAL currency exchange backed by Singapore‘s largest lender DBS is in the works, although the bank is still in the process of seeking regulatory approval. Industry observers say that if approved, the DBS Digital Exchange could be one of the world’s first crypto exchanges backed by a traditional bank. A version of the exchange’s…