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.

Ripple CEO Remains Unfazed by JP Morgan’s New Proprietary Crypto

Garlinghouse was quick to scrutinize how JPMorgan’s whole crypto project “misses the point,” explaining that "introducing a closed network today is like launching AOL after Netscape’s IPO.”

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.