Agoric Raises $4M in Funding Backed by Ripple’s Xpring, Outlier Ventures

The startup aims to increase the size of its team with the new funding.

SBI President Joins Ripple’s Board of Directors

The current president, representative director, and CEO of Japanese financial tycoon SBI Holdings has joined blockchain payments startup Ripple’s board of directors.

Content Creators Earn XRP on New Blogging Platform, Now in Open Beta

Dollar, more cash-out options in the works for

Recent Dash Theft Risks Cryptocurrency’s Reputation

The newest Dash theft incident places cryptocurrency’s reputation on the line.

Ripple Reports 31% Increase in XRP Sales in Q1

The company said that it sold a total of $169.42 million in XRP in the first quarter of 2019.

Japanese Bank Pulls Out Project with SBI Ripple’s “Money Tap” App

Resona, one of the three Japanese banks collaborating with SBI Holdings and Ripple on their cash transfer app Money Tap, is abandoning the project.

Dash Sets Its Footprints Across Latin America and Australia

Since the launch of Dash back in 2015, the privacy-centric digital currency has been making inroads across the globe, particularly in Latin America and Australia.  

Litecoin Products Make Headway in European Market

In the last couple of weeks, Litecoin has been gaining massive traction, as the 6th largest cryptocurrency recently broke its $80 mark, hitting $87 and $100 over the last two days, and has since become the first altcoin to break above major resistance.    

Grayscale Adjusts Crypto Holdings After Recent Market Surge

Grayscale has reduced its XRP and Ethereum holdings in favor of Litecoin, Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Cash.

Dash Gains Massive Traction Among Venezuelan Merchants

Despite the prevailing socioeconomic and political crisis that has plagued Venezuela for years, multiple merchants using digital currency have been increasingly pivoting to the Latin American country, as more people now begin considering other alternatives to bolívar.

Ripple Joins EU’s Global Blockchain Association as Founding Member

The European Union’s International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) has officially launched on April 3, with Ripple as one of the organization’s founding member.

Ripple Co-Founder Donates $25 Million to San Francisco State University

California’s San Francisco State University (SFSU) has recently received a $25 million donation in XRP from Ripple co-founder & entrepreneur Chris Larsen and his spouse Lyna Lam.

Ripple and Forte Establish $100M Fund to Promote Blockchain Adoption in the Gaming Industry

The initiative was spearheaded to support the large-scale adoption of blockchain technology within the gaming industry by promoting engagement and monetization with players.

Ripple CEO Comments on JPM Coin, Says Other Banks Won’t Use it

Brad Garlinghouse offered praise to JP Morgan Chase for developing its own stablecoin, before questioning its usefulness and doubting the product’s possibility of adoption by other banks.

Dash to Reduce Staff in Cost-Cutting Effort Brought by “Crypto Winter”

The firm behind the cryptocurrency project Dash is laying off some of its staff in a “crypto winter” cost-cutting effort.