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Ripple Co-Founder Chris Larsen Donates $25M in XRP to San Francisco State University

Chris Larsen, co-founder of cryptocurrency company Ripple, and his wife, Lyna Lam, have donated $25 million worth of Ripple’s cryptocurrency XRP to Larsen’s alma mater, San Francisco State University’s (SFSU) College of Business. Announced earlier today, the donation was made through RippleWorks, a private foundation that supports promising social entrepreneurs. SFSU will use the funds to support students studying global …

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Jamaica Stock Exchange Announces Launch of Live Trading Pilot for BTC and ETH

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will soon launch a limited pilot to Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). This news comes via a press release published earlier today. The JSE had already engaged in a two month-long pilot with Canadian fintech company Blockstation to “demonstrate the complete lifecycle” of the crypto ecosystem. On January 25th, Marlene Street Forrest, MD, JSE said …

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Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Officially Launches XRP Exchange Traded Product

Switzerland’s main stock exchange, SIX, has listed a Ripple-based exchange traded product (ETP). This news comes via a post on SIX’s official website earlier today. As Bitcoin Center NYC previously reported last month, the exchange had already made public that it would be listing the product, which it is calling Amun Ripple (AXRP). In their announcement in March, co-founder and …

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Coinbase Announces New Cross-Border Payments Service

Major American crypto exchange Coinbase has announced it will begin offering cross-border payments. This news comes via a post on the company’s website on March 28th. Coinbase customers are now able to send money to any person in the world with a Coinbase account using either Ripple (XRP) or Coinbase’s own stablecoin USDCoin (USDC) with no fee. Users can then …

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Facebook’s Delve into Blockchain Continues with 5 New Job Postings

Social media giant Facebook has continued its journey towards building a strong blockchain team as it posts five new jobs focused on the technology. This latest development implies that the company is serious about harnessing the power of blockchain tech and deploying it in some aspect or other of its business. Facebook wants to fill five positions in its blockchain …

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CEOs of Mastercard and Wells Fargo Agree on Blockchain’s Long Term Potential

The CEOs of Mastercard and Wells Fargo agree that blockchain has long-term potential that has yet not been realized. This news comes via a CNBC report published earlier today. Mastercard CEO Ajaypal Banga and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan share the opinion that the hype of blockchain has outpaced results to date, but that the potential of blockchain is real. …

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Bitcoin, EOS, and XRP Lead Weiss Annual Crypto Ratings

A new ranking has been published for the cryptocurrency sector, and Bitcoin, EOS, and XRP have been recognized as the best performing cryptocurrencies and those likely to succeed during this year and the next. EOS, BTC, and XRP lead Weiss crypto ratings Weiss Ratings published its annual cryptocurrency market report on Tuesday, March 26, in which it discussed emerging trends …

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CME Still Offering Bitcoin Futures as CBOE Pulls Out

The CME Group has revealed that it would not be changing its Bitcoin futures plans despite rival operator, CBOE Global Markets, recently suspending theirs. While speaking to CoinDesk, a spokesperson for the group revealed that there are no changes to their Bitcoin futures contract. The affirmation of their commitment to BTC futures is an essential piece of news to the …

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New Report: U.S. Blockchain Spending to Hit $41 Billion by 2025

According to a new report published earlier today by research data company Research and Markets, blockchain spending in the United States is sete to increase by about $38 billion over the next six years. The new report, entitled “United States Blockchain Business Opportunities and Outlook Databook Series (2016-2025)” posits that blockchain spending will increase from a current figure of $3.12 …

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India’s Crypto Community Unites to Voice Regulatory Suggestions

The cryptocurrency community in India is uniting to voice regulatory suggestions as the Indian government is currently finding ways to regulate the crypto industry in the country. The recommendations from the community may possibly be included in a report to be submitted to regulators in the country, according to organizers of the event. Crypto enthusiasts take to the road Blockchained …

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