Author: Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

Santander Bank Taps Ripple Technology for a new xCurrent-Based Payment Corridor 

Santander Bank, a leading Spanish financial institution established in 1857, now facilitates cross-border payments between the United Kingdom and Poland free of charge, through its Pay FX digital banking app which is powered by Ripple’s xCurrent, according to reports on July 14, 2019. Santander doing More with xCurrent  Per sources […]

Ex-Hollywood Exec Indicted for Stealing and Pumping $22 Million into Bitcoin  

Dennis Blieden, a former executive at StyleHaul Inc., a marketing services, media, and technology firm that represents influencers on YouTube and Instagram, has been arrested for embezzling $22 million from the company. Blieden allegedly invested the money in bitcoin and other personal expenses, according to a press release on July […]

Binance 2.0 Goes Live with Margin Trading Support 

Leading crypto exchange and distributed ledger technology (DLT) project, Binance has announced the launch of its margin trading service on the Binance 2.0 platform. The firm says the new product is part of its larger plans to foster financial freedom and push the crypto industry forward, according to a blog […]

Bitcoin Payments Platform Foldapp Adds Lightning Support 

Foldapp, a platform that enables users to spend their bitcoin (BTC) at various retail stores in the United States, including Starbucks, has added support for the Lightning Network, Bitcoin’s Layer-two scaling solution. With this, it is now to possible for users to pay with bitcoin in a super fast and […]

Russia May Postpone Implementation of Cryptocurrency Law 

Anatoly Aksakov, head of the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market revealed that Russia’s digital financial assets law has been practically agreed upon but it may be postponed to autumn because the authorities have been unable to reach a concrete agreement on how bitcoin and altcoins should be handled […]