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Ditto Music to Launch App Offering Speedy Blockchain Solution

News Ditto Music will launch Bluebox, a blockchain recording technology that could be a boon to musicians and distributors alike. What it’s all aboutThe problem, says Ditto Music CEO Lee Parsons, is that misplaced metadata can end up eating away at the bottom line. Recently Ditto made a royalty ..

Payments Startup Raises $80M From SBI Group, Visa Invest and Others

News Cross-border payments platform Currencycloud has raised $80 million in funding from SBI Group, Visa and other investors. Per a Jan. 27 press release, London-based Currencycloud secured $80 million from SBI Group, Visa, International Finance Corporation, BNP Paribas and Siam Commercial Bank. F..

Blockchain and 5G: Greatest Promise Is to Transform the Developing World

Opinion The biggest topic in the mobile industry over the last few years has been 5G. In an industry that has been starved for innovation in this interregnum between the launch of the iPhone and the full-scale integration of next-generation technologies like augmented reality, artificial intellige..

UK’s Lancashire Cricket Club Now Uses Blockchain Platform to Sell Tickets

News The United Kingdom’s legendary Lancashire Cricket Club will sell tickets for all domestic and international fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford in 2020 through a blockchain-based platform. In a news release on Jan. 24, the club revealed that it will use a blockchain-powered mobile tickets platf..

Travel Platform Travala Expands Payment Options With XEM

News Travala, a service that lets its users pay for hotel stays with digital currency, has expanded its crypto payment options by adding support of NEM (XEM) tokens. The NEM Foundation and Travala.com announced the integration of XEM with the travel company’s platform, according to a blog post pub..

Bitcoin Payments: Bakkt Reveals More App Details & Square Bags Patent

Bitcoin, when it was first launched, was marketed (or proposed, rather) as a “peer-to-peer electronic cash” for the world. While many other cryptocurrencies have followed Bitcoin down this path, no digital asset has become a widely-used form of digital payment, even in places where traditional paym..

Pornhub Adds Tether Stablecoin as New Crypto Payment Option

News Adult entertainment website Pornhub has added a new cryptocurrency payment option after PayPal had abruptly stopped servicing its models in late 2019. According to a Jan. 23 blog post, Pornhub now supports Tether (USDT) — a major United States dollar-pegged stablecoin — to allow instant and z..

Jack Dorsey’s Square Awarded Patent for Real-Time Crypto-to-Fiat Swaps

News Financial services and mobile payment company Square thinks it has found a way to turn fiat into crypto in real-time point-of-sale transactions. How it works On Jan. 21, the United States Patent Office awarded Square a patent for a technology that the team argues cracks a present barrier in ..

Is Samsung About To Partner With This Crypto Startup?

News It’s funny what business leaders can and can’t tell the press. Cointelegraph caught up with Alexander Drummond, co-founder of crypto-enabled payments company GatePay, at the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week. Drummond was one of several crypto entreprene..

Hong Kong and Thailand Pilot DLT-Based Project for Cross-Border Payments

News Hong Kong and Thailand’s central banks have stepped closer to implementing a joint central bank digital currency (CBDC) for cross-border payments. On Jan. 22, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) officially announced the outcomes of a joint CBDC research proj..

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