Libra Shows Central Banks’ Failure on Cross-Border Payments: Riksbank

Facebook’s Libra has been a wake-up call for central bankers. Now one such official – Gabriel Soderberg of Sweden’s Riksbank – says cross-border payments are where policymakers need to play catch-up. “Libra showed there is a demand for something that central banks have not yet delivered, which is cheap, efficient cross-border payments,” Soderberg told CoinDesk, […]

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Ford Test Driving Blockchain for Energy-Efficient Vehicles

Ford is giving a little more road to a blockchain pilot program aimed at improving fuel efficiency. On Tuesday, the auto-giant said it will use blockchain to monitor and automatically implement fuel efficient driving modes for a fleet of vehicles in Cologne, Germany. This is part of a wider pilot program also happening in London and […]

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This $23,000 Debit Card Is Your Solid-Gold Ticket to ‘Limitless Spending’

This week Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Accomplish Financial, and the Royal Mint have come together to bring social climbers everywhere an exclusive card that’s accessible to anyone who can scrape the cash together. The card is made of 18 karat gold and costs £18,000 (~$23,000) when you open a Raris account. According to Raris’ Instagram page, only […]

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Samsung-Backed Blocko Launches in UAE After Dubai Blockchain Push

Blocko, the South Korean enterprise blockchain provider backed by Samsung, has launched in the UAE after raising funding in Asia Pacific and Europe, the company said. In April 2018, the Dubai government announced the Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021, where the UAE government will migrate 50 percent of its transactions – such as visa applications and bill […]

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Stitch Fix (SFIX) Had a Bad Quarter and Insiders Are Dumping Unicorn Shares

Custom-clothing online retailer Stitch Fix released its third-quarter earnings yesterday after the markets closed. The company’s stock declined by almost ten percent as the company missed the consensus revenue estimate. The decline came at a time when investors are looking closely at unicorn companies that are valued at more than a billion dollars. Quarterly Review […]

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Spencer Dinwiddie Could Decentralize Pro Sports – If Accredited Investors Want In

Accredited investors can soon indulge their hoop dreams. In partnership with crypto firm Paxos, NBA guard Spencer Dinwiddie is looking to raise $13.5 million by tokenizing the first year of his three-year, $34.5 million contract. Dubbed the DREAM Fan Shares platform, investors in the securities offering will earn interest through Dinwiddie’s bi-monthly paycheck. The minimum […]

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Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Launches Digital Assets Exchange Prototype

Swiss stock exchange SIX has launched a pilot version of its exchange and central securities depository (CSD) for digital assets. The prototype platform, launched under its digital assets subsidiary SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), is expected to see more functionality added as it approaches a full launch slated for Q4 2020, according to an announcement emailed to […]

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Microsoft Stock Blows Away Critics With Huge Buyback Plan – CCN.com

Quick, guess the world’s most valuable company? Apple, Facebook, Google? It’s none of those. Instead, Microsoft has claimed the title. The software giant is now worth $1.1 trillion, narrowly edging out Apple for the top spot. And Microsoft’s lead is likely to grow in the coming days. That’s because the company just announced a huge […]

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Wells Fargo to Pilot Dollar-Linked Crypto for Internal Settlement

U.S.-based financial giant Wells Fargo is developing a U.S. dollar-linked cryptocurrency that will run on the firm’s first blockchain platform. Dubbed Wells Fargo Digital Cash, the stablecoin will be used in a pilot initially for internal settlement across the company’s business. The firm said in a press release on Tuesday that the digital token will […]

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Largest Bitcoin ATM Network Coinme Raises New Funding from Ripple’s Xpring 

Coinme, which provides kiosks and ATMs for digital currencies, raised $1.5 million in a Series A-1 financing round that included Ripple’s subsidiary Xpring and Blockchain Finance Fund, the company said. Proceeds from the funding will be used for additional licensing to expand its U.S. and international coverage. Co-founder and CEO Neil Bergquist told CoinDesk that […]

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