Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Crypto Payments Network

JPMorgan’s blockchain-based payments initiative has added Deutsche Bank as its latest member. The addition brings the total number of banks signed up for the Interbank Information Network (IIN) to 320, according to a report from the Financial Times on Sunday. Announced in October 2017, IIN is built on Quorum, the ethereum-based blockchain network developed by the banking […]

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Mastercard, R3 to Develop a Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Platform

Payments giant Mastercard is to develop a blockchain-powered cross-border payments platform in partnership with enterprise-focused blockchain firm R3. In an announcement on Wednesday, Mastercard said the two firms have inked a deal to “develop and pilot” the payments solution. It will initially be aimed at connecting faster payments schemes and banks backed by Mastercard’s clearing and […]

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‘Big 4’ Auditor PwC’s Luxembourg Office to Accept Crypto Payments

“Big Four” auditing firm PwC’s Luxembourg branch will accept cryptocurrency payments from clients starting next month. The move, announced Monday, is a response to client demand and demonstrates PwC Luxembourg’s belief in blockchain technology’s “medium to long-term” role in the economy, the firm said. PwC Luxembourg said it partnered with a local exchange to facilitate the […]

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South Korea’s Woori Financial Teams up with Kakao’s Crypto Payments Group

Woori Financial Group, one of South Korea’s largest banking companies, has agreed to work with Ground X in developing blockchain financial services. Group Chairman Chairman Son Tae-seung made the announcement on the 21st at the company’s headquarters in central Seoul, some reports said. Further detail appeared in Shin-A Ilbo, CoinDesk Korea, and other publications. Under the agreement, […]

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Brave Browser Adds Access to New Crypto Wallets

More wallet features are on their way to the Brave browser. Support for native cryptocurrency wallets was added to Brave Nightly per a posting yesterday in the official Brave subreddit, r/BATProject. Brave Nightly is a test and development version of the Brave browser. Brave’s tri-part marketing system rewards content creators, advertisers, and viewers through its […]

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