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Ripple announces stock buyback, nabs $15 billion valuation

Ripple announces stock buyback, nabs $15 billion valuation

advertisement Distributed ledger tech company Ripple has nabbed a $15 billion valuation after a private stock buy-back, the company said Monday.  The company is repurchasing equity shares from investors in its Series C, which includes Tetragon, a company that unsuccessfully sued Ripple last year. At the time of the previous raise, Ripple’s valuation stood at …

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Bitcoin mining gear hits the market in Kosovo as government announces temporary mining ban

Bitcoin mining gear hits the market in Kosovo as government announces temporary mining ban

From human conflict to energy crunches, a whole host of factors can trigger major panic and sell-offs in the crypto sector. While all eyes were on Kazakhstan’s Bitcoin miners, another country is now putting its crypto miners under the microscope. Don’t say the E-word Kosovo, a Balkan state in Southeast Europe, was in the public …

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Adidas Originals announces partnership with Coinbase

Adidas Originals announces partnership with Coinbase

advertisement Adidas Originals, a brand of the German sportswear clothing firm Adidas, has announced a partnership with the crypto exchange Coinbase. “We partnered with @Coinbase. Probably nothing,” Adidas Originals wrote in a Wednesday tweet.  Coinbase affirmed the partnership with “gm @adidasoriginals. Welcome to the party, partner!” Adidas Originals did not respond to a request for …

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Jack Dorsey announces plan for developer platform focused on bitcoin financial services

Jack Dorsey announces plan for developer platform focused on bitcoin financial services

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, said Thursday that the payments services business is working to create “an open developer platform” focused on bitcoin-tied financial services. Square is creating a new business (joining Seller, Cash App, & Tidal) focused on building an open developer platform with the sole goal of making it easy to create non-custodial, …

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RocketBit announces partnership with Walletix

RocketBit announces partnership with Walletix

Estonian cryptocurrency exchange RocketBit has announced a partnership with wallet provider Walletix.  According to Natalia Sanzarova, Director and Founder of RocketBit, this partnership is a very important step in the development of the company and will allow the company to achieve a new standard of quality in the cryptocurrency service provision domain.  RocketBit is a …

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Spanish security giant Prosegur announces institutional-focused crypto custody service

Spanish security giant Prosegur announces institutional-focused crypto custody service

On Wednesday, Prosegur — a Spanish security company founded in the 1970s — announced a new digital asset custody service focused on institutional clients. “Prosegur Crypto combines the highest standards in physical security, an area in which Prosegur is a world leader, with state-of-the-art cryptographic security technologies,” the firm said in a press statement. “Users’ …

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ETC labs announces partnership with Chainalysis

ETC labs announces partnership with Chainalysis

Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC) announced a partnership with the blockchain analysis company, Chainalysis to offer Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction) that would help cryptocurrency businesses comply with local and global regulations.   With regard to this partnership, Chainalysis said it would also offer the ETC Labs startups, projects, and grantees access to Chainalysis subject matter experts …

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