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Coinone Exchange Launches Cross-Border Payments App With Ripple Tech

Coinone Exchange Launches Cross-Border Payments App With Ripple Tech South Korea-based crypto exchange Coinone has officially launched Cross – a remittance app utilizing Ripple’s xCurrent product to facilitate speedy cross-border payments. Ripple announced Monday that Coinone’s payments subsidiary, Coinone Transfer, is now formally releasing the app – which has been under …

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Apple Pay finally launches in Germany – TechCrunch

Apple Pay finally launches in Germany – TechCrunch Apple’s mobile payment technology has finally launched in Germany, some four years after it debuted in the U.S. On its newly launched Apple Pay website for Germany, Apple lists partner banks and credit card companies at launch, with customers from the likes …

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State Farm Trials Blockchain Tool for Streamlining Insurance Claims

State Farm Trials Blockchain Tool for Streamlining Insurance Claims U.S. insurance group State Farm is testing blockchain tech as part of a new platform for insurance subrogation. State Farm announced Monday that it was trialing a blockchain solution to streamline the manual process of subrogation. Subrogation is the legal right for …

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Galaxy Digital Leads $30 Million Funding for Social-Crypto Startup Good Money

Galaxy Digital Leads $30 Million Funding for Social-Crypto Startup Good Money Digital banking platform Good Money just raised $30 million in a Series A funding round to continue developing its app. Led by Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital (via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund), participants in the funding round included Breyer …

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Mastercard Patent Filing Outlines Way to Anonymize Crypto Transactions

Mastercard Patent Filing Outlines Way to Anonymize Crypto Transactions Payments giant Mastercard claims to have developed a new way of keeping cryptocurrency transactions private. According to a patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the payments giant has proposed a system of conducting transactions over a blockchain …

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FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping – TechCrunch

FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping – TechCrunch Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers can screenshot something they want to buy and use Messenger to send …

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R3’s New Corda App Supports Payments in XRP Cryptocurrency

R3’s New Corda App Supports Payments in XRP Cryptocurrency Distributed ledger technology provider R3 has launched the Corda Settler, an application aimed to facilitate global cryptocurrency payments within enterprise blockchains – and it’s starting with XRP. R3 said XRP is the first globally recognized cryptocurrency to be supported by Settler, …

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Signature Bank Wins New York Approval for ‘Real-Time’ Blockchain Payments

Signature Bank Wins New York Approval for ‘Real-Time’ Blockchain Payments New York-based Signature Bank is launching a digital payments platform built on a blockchain architecture to streamline real-time payments. Announced Tuesday, the Signet platform will allow the bank’s customers to conduct payments at any time of the day, beginning Jan. …

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Overstock’s Medici Invests $2.5 Million in Grain Tech Firm’s Blockchain Pivot

Overstock’s Medici Invests $2.5 Million in Grain Tech Firm’s Blockchain Pivot Overstock subsidiary Medici Ventures is investing in a software firm looking to store grain transactions on a blockchain. The company announced Tuesday it was purchasing $2.5 million of equity stake in GrainChain, a nearly six-year-old company which develops software …

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Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost – TechCrunch

Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost – TechCrunch Uber Eats has effectively invented its own native ad unit. Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that a test quietly running in markets around India allows restaurants to bundle several food items together and sell them at a discounted price …

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