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Ripple, Barclays Accelerator Back $1.7 Million Round for SendFriend

Ripple, together with Barclay’s tech accelerator and other investors, have backed a $1.7 million round for a new remittance startup, SendFriend.

Ripple’s Former Exec Cory Johnson Steps Down as Chief Marketing Strategist

California-based distributed ledger startup Ripple has recently discharged former Chief Marketing Strategist Cory Johnson.

Two Firms Go Live with Cross-Border Remittances Using Ripple Tech

Two remittance firms have gone live with blockchain-based payments utilizing Ripple technology.

Ripple Partners with 10 Top Universities for Blockchain Research Program

Ripple has teamed up with 10 top universities for its blockchain research initiative.

Ripple Appoints Banking Veteran Stuart Alderoty as New General Counsel

As the firm’s new general counsel, Alderoty will be supervising Ripple’s legal work as well as lead the company’s global legal, policy and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance teams.

Litecoin to Enable Confidential Transactions “Sometime in 2019”

Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has stated that their focus would be making the virtual currency more fungible by allowing confidential transactions “sometime in 2019.”

Messari CEO Receives Threats After Saying that Ripple’s Market Cap is Inflated

The research published by Messari says that Ripple XRP's market cap, as well as the circulating supply, is inflated up to 47%.

Ripple Partners with China’s Tsinghua University for Blockchain Scholarship Program

Ripple has entered a partnership with a top university in China for a blockchain research program.

Ripple Announces 200 Client Milestone Amid Market Dip

Crypto startup Ripple has announced that its payment network RippleNet surpassed 200 clients worldwide.

Euro Exim Bank Signs Up xRapid for Cross-Border Payments

Ripple says that Euro Exim Bank, together with payment startups JNFX, SendFriend, Transpaygo, and FTCS, stand to leverage on XRP for cross-border transactions.

Litecoin: First Crypto to Sponsor the UFC

Litecoin Foundation has announced that Litecoin (LTC) is slated to be the “Official Cryptocurrency Partner of UFC 232.”

Coinbase Unveils New Feature, Allowing Direct Crypto-to-Crypto Conversion

California-based digital currency exchange Coinbase has rolled out a new feature that allows users to convert directly between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

UAE Exchange to Launch Blockchain-Based Remittance Payments in Q1 2019

Abu Dhabi-based remittance firm UAE Exchange is collaborating with Ripple to introduce blockchain-based payments across Asia, set to go live in the first quarter of 2019.

SK’s Coinone Initiates Cross-Border Payments App with Ripple’s xCurrent

South Korea’s Coinone has formally kicked off a remittance app that uses Ripple’s xCurrent product to expedite cross-border payments, dubbed as the Cross.

Coinbase Explores Support for 31 Additional Crypto Assets, Including Ripple

Coinbase has revealed that it is now examining 29 more digital currencies including Ripple, on top of the previously disclosed Cardano and Stellar.
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