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  • Santander Adds Several Available Regions For App in Partnership With Ripple
    Santander Adds Several Available Regions For App in Partnership With Ripple
    Massive retail bank Santander recently broadened compatible regions for its One Pay FX app in collaboration with Ripple.
  • BitFlyer Partners With Brave to Develop New Crypto Wallet
    BitFlyer Partners With Brave to Develop New Crypto Wallet
    Brave has found a major partner in Japan to explore the growing Japanese market with. BitFlyer, the biggest crypto exchange in Japan in terms of trading volume, has announced a partnership with Brave, the privacy-protecting browser.  According to the announcement, BitFlyer and Brave will develop “a crypto asset wallet for Brave browser users”.  No further details about the new crypto wallet have been made available.
  • Chinese Province to Use Quarkchain for Construction Resource Management
    Chinese Province to Use Quarkchain for Construction Resource Management
    Blockchain firm Quarkchain announced a partnership with the ecological department of Northeastern Chinese province Shanxi. Blockchain firm Quarkchain has announced a partnership with the ecological department of Northeastern Chinese province Shanxi. Quarkchain and the Shanxi province will jointly develop an environmental governance platform on blockchain (EGPB).
  • Binance Expands Fiat Gateway to Support 15 New National Currencies
    Binance Expands Fiat Gateway to Support 15 New National Currencies
    Binance added support for the new currencies through a partnership with crypto asset and fiat money institutional custodian Etana Custody. Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added support for deposits in 15 additional fiat currencies to its platform. According to a July 7 announcement, Binance added support for the United Arab Emirates dirham, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Swiss franc, Czech koruna, euro, British pound, Hong Kong dollar, Danish krone, Hungarian forint, Mexican peso, Norwegian krone, New Zealand dollar, Polish złoty and Swedish krona. Binance added the new currencies through a partnership with crypto asset and fiat money institutional custodian Etana Custody. Binance CFO Wei Zhou told Cointelegraph that users can transfer the funds via SWIFT wire transfer, adding, "After linking Binance accounts to Etana accounts, Binance users can wire funds directly from their bank accounts to Etana, and then have their Etana fiat balance credited to the corresponding Binance accounts instantly and free of charge by initiating a fiat deposit request on Binance." A more accessible fiat onramp for Binance users Etana’s onboarding process includes Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering checks compliant with the Bank Secrecy Act.
  • Travala’s token up 30% on partnership with hotel booking giant Expedia
    Travala’s token up 30% on partnership with hotel booking giant Expedia
    Travala.com customers can now book over 700,000 hotels and accommodations on Expedia using Bitcoin and other cryptos.
  • New Partnership Lets Travelers Book Expedia Hotels with Bitcoin
    New Partnership Lets Travelers Book Expedia Hotels with Bitcoin
    Crypto payments for travel bookings just got another option as the crypto-friendly travel booking service Travala.com integrated hotels offered by booking giant Expedia on its site.
  • Travala.com Lets Travelers Once Again Book Expedia Hotels in Crypto
    Travala.com Lets Travelers Once Again Book Expedia Hotels in Crypto
    The blockchain-based travel agency's partnership comes as booking rates surge from their COVID-19 lows.
  • Expedia Partners With Crypto Service Travala.com for Crypto Bookings
    Expedia Partners With Crypto Service Travala.com for Crypto Bookings
    Expedia now allows its over 700,000 accommodations to be booked with cryptocurrency through crypto travel platform Travala.com. Expedia now allows its over 700,000 accommodations to be booked with cryptocurrency through crypto travel platform Travala.com. According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph by Travala.com on July 6, the firm added over 700,000 accommodations to its crypto-powered travel platform’s already over 2 million options available in 230 countries. Senior Vice President at Expedia Group Alfonso Paredes said that the company aims to scale up Travala.com’s business faster than it did expand so far.
  • Cardano Reveals Coinbase Staking Partnership – Will Leading Exchange Support Cryptocurrency ADA?
    Cardano Reveals Coinbase Staking Partnership – Will Leading Exchange Support Cryptocurrency ADA?
    IOHK, Cardano’s development company, says Coinbase will allow holders of the cryptocurrency ADA to stake their coins through Coinbase Custody.
  • OKEx Now Features Latin American Fiat Gateway with Latamex
    OKEx Now Features Latin American Fiat Gateway with Latamex
    OKEx partners with major LATAM digital settlement network to unlock crypto purchases with three local currencies. OKEx, a major global cryptocurrency exchange, is embracing the Latin American crypto market by launching a fiat gateway for three local currencies. According to a July 3 announcement, OKEx users can now buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) in exchange for the Argentine peso (ARS), the Brazilian real (BRL), and the Mexican peso (MXN) via a direct bank transfer. OKEx implements Settle Network’s Latamex tool OKEx’s partnership with a company called Settle Network allowed them to enable these features.
  • Cardano Breaks Correlation with Bitcoin Price with Recent Partnership with Coinbase and Shelley Mainnet Launch
    Cardano Breaks Correlation with Bitcoin Price with Recent Partnership with Coinbase and Shelley Mainnet Launch
    Cardano recently partnered with Coinbase Custody to allow ADA holders to stake and store their funds in a secure cold wallet.
  • OKEx Adds 10 New Charts to its skewAnalytics Dashboard, Increases Transparency
    OKEx Adds 10 New Charts to its skewAnalytics Dashboard, Increases Transparency
    The global crypto spot exchange and derivatives trading platform, OKEx has taken its partnership with one of the trusted crypto derivatives market data platform Skew to the next level.
  • Cardano and Coinbase Enter Custody Partnership
    Cardano and Coinbase Enter Custody Partnership
    Source: Adobe/Skórzewiak Cardano has entered a custody agreement with major crypto exchange Coinbase, stating that near the end of the year, holders will be able to store their ADA in Coinbase’s cold storage, as well as stake their funds. Charles Hoskinson, CEO of Cardano's developer IOHK, has announced the news today, during the second day of the Cardano Virtual Summit: Shelley Addition.
  • $5.3b Asset Manager Invests in US-Hosted Antminer S19s
    $5.3b Asset Manager Invests in US-Hosted Antminer S19s
    Two weeks after announcing it had purchased a record 17,595 Antminer S19 ASICs, Core Scientific has announced an expanded partnership with a multi-billion hedge fund. United States-based crypto mining host Core Scientific has announced that the $5.3 billion asset manager and hedge fund Horizon Kinetics has upgraded its investment to access Bitmain’s news Antminer S19 and S19 Pro models. The July 2 announcement comes less than two weeks after Core Scientific announced a record purchase of 17,595 units of latest mining machines — comprising the largest sum of Antminer S19s purchased by a single mining hosting company.so far. US mining firm buys 17,595 Antminers Since first partnering last more than one year ago, Core Scientific reports that Horizon Kinetics has tripled the number of miners its hosts with the firm. Hugh Ross, Horizon Kinetics’ COO indicated that the hedge fund’s decision to partner with Core Scientific came following several years of probing North America ASIC hosting providers.  On Horizon's decision to expand its partnership, Ross emphasized the advantage of being able to access “a steady flow of the latest Malaysian-manufactured equipment from Bitmain.” The recently purchased miners will be deployed across 665,000 square feet of data centers operated by Core Scientific in the United States over the next four months.
  • Data Startup Wants to Rank Every Cryptocurrency Product From Media to Wallets
    Data Startup Wants to Rank Every Cryptocurrency Product From Media to Wallets
    Nomics wants to provide an algorithmic ranking for every cryptocurrency product category from wallets to crypto media outlets. Cryptocurrency data startup Nomics, in partnership with Nexo, is introducing algorithmic rankings of crypto wallets, lenders, custodians, tax services and over-the-counter desks.
  • Brazil Eases WhatsApp Ban — But It’s Still Suspended
    Brazil Eases WhatsApp Ban — But It’s Still Suspended
    Despite Brazilian regulators lifting a suspension on WhatsApp’s payments, the country’s central bank is still blocking the launch. The payments feature of the popular messaging platform WhatsApp remains suspended in Brazil, despite local regulators easing restrictions placed on its owner, Facebook. On June 24, Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense, known locally by its Portuguese acronym ‘CADE’ suspended an agreement between Facebook and Brazilian payment firm Cielo to process payments for WhatsApp. On June 30, it reversed the decision, however WhatsApp payments remain suspended as a result of parallel action taken by Brazil’s central bank. New information CADE reversed its sanctions on Facebook and Cielo after receiving information from the firms evidencing a substantial reduction in the risks initially identified by the watchdog. The firms sought to assure CADE that their deal would not compromise the competitive landscape of Brazil’s payments sector, with the documents asserting that Facebook and WhatsApp will merely “offer an additional channel for payments transaction between consumers and merchants.” CADE now accepts that the firms’ partnership “does not translate a closed payment system” noting that the deal allows “the possibility of aggregating other agents active in the payment instruments chain”. “There is evidence that the grounds that supported the decision to impose a precautionary measure do not exist, therefore it is necessary to revoke [it],” CADE concluded. Despite warming to the deal, CADE will continue to investigate the partnership, with the regulator emphasizing that any anti-competitive behavior will result in the reimposition of sanctions against the firms. Brazil’s central bank yet to budge In an announcement, Cielo’s president of finance Gustavo Sousa noted that the firm’s “operation[s] remains under the analysis of the Central Bank of Brazil and that transactions v
  • SBI Invests $30M in B2C2, Largest Proclaimed Market Maker in XRP
    SBI Invests $30M in B2C2, Largest Proclaimed Market Maker in XRP
    SBI invests $30 million in major crypto liquidity startup soon after revealing Japan’s first digital fund comprising 50% XRP. SBI Financial Services, a subsidiary of Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, has bought a $30 million minority stake in British crypto liquidity startup, B2C2. The investment marks the beginning of a strategic partnership between the firms as B2C2 is set to become SBI’s main liquidity provider.
  • Japanese Giant SBI To Acquire A $30M Stake In Crypto Liquidity Provider B2C2
    Japanese Giant SBI To Acquire A $30M Stake In Crypto Liquidity Provider B2C2
    A strategic partnership between the two companies is to begin soon.
  • Crypto Trading Firm B2C2 Eyes Prime Brokerage Space With $30M Stake Sale to SBI
    Crypto Trading Firm B2C2 Eyes Prime Brokerage Space With $30M Stake Sale to SBI
    B2C2 is eyeing its new partnership with SBI Holdings as a route to becoming a crypto prime broker.
  • CoinGecko Adds Crypto Exchanges' Cybersecurity Ratings to Trust Score
    CoinGecko Adds Crypto Exchanges' Cybersecurity Ratings to Trust Score
    Crypto data platform CoinGecko has partnered with cybersecurity firm Hacken to incorporate the security of crypto exchanges into its Trust Score metric. Cryptocurrency market data aggregator CoinGecko has updated its Trust Score algorithm to consider the cybersecurity standards of the more than 400 cryptocurrency exchanges listed on its platform. From July 1, 20% of CoinGecko’s Trust Score will be determined according to a cybersecurity rating provided by security technology company Hacken.  According to an announcement, the algorithm update will provide “a more holistic overview of cryptocurrency exchanges.” Speaking to Cointelegraph, CoinGecko co-founder and COO Bobby Ong stated that the firm has “wanted to work closely with a cybersecurity company to incorporate exchanges' cybersecurity score since [introducing] Trust Score in May 2019,” but that CoinGecko “did not manage to find any suitable partner to help us with this endeavor until now.” CoinGecko scores exchanges on security Hacken’s cybersecurity score seeks to measure “the ability of an exchange to maintain a secure operating environment for both the platform and its users.” The score grades exchanges from one to 10 based on analysis of “server [and] user security, bug bounty of crowdsourced preventive measures, as well as historical hack cases.” Ong stated that the integration followed several months of discussions between the two firms, with the partnership also slated to see collaboration to “educate the crypto community on improving personal cybersecurity practices.” Dyma Budorin, CEO of Hacken, described cryptocurrency exchanges as among “the most complex and financial platforms,” that have become the “main targets of the growing black hat hackers community." CoinGecko to expand derivatives metrics Ong noted that CoinGecko plans to further develop its Trust Score over 2020, stating, “There are several other metrics which we are researching for
  • 60 Hong Kong-Based Vending Machines Support McAfee’s Ghost Token for Payments
    60 Hong Kong-Based Vending Machines Support McAfee’s Ghost Token for Payments
    On June 28, 2020, the team behind Ghost Coin revealed a partnership with the digital currency payment processor Ivendpay.
  • LCX and LunarCRUSH Partner to Provide Crypto Market Insights
    LCX and LunarCRUSH Partner to Provide Crypto Market Insights
    The announcement from LCX and LunarCRUSH states the partnership will provide data for better crypto trading and investment decisions. The Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) and social analytics platform LunarCRUSH will be working together to provide crypto market insights on security tokens. According to a June 29 press release available to Cointelegraph, the two firms have taken the first steps to form a partnership which will provide crypto market insights for security tokens and other compliant digital assets.  LCX and LunarCRUSH will be combining their talents “to deliver community insights, research, background information, historical and real-time market data to crypto investors and traders.” The announcement stated the partnership will help provide data for better crypto trading and investment decisions. Among the metrics LCX says will be available to its users are price, social media data, volume, engagement and quantitative sentiment analysis.
  • SIA and Quant Network Successfully Test Blockchain Interoperability
    SIA and Quant Network Successfully Test Blockchain Interoperability
    European payments platform SIA partners with Quant Network to establish blockchain interoperability solutions for financial institutions. SIA, a European payment services business, and UK-based technology company Quant Network successfully tested cross-blockchain interoperability between different protocols, SIA said. SIA and Quant Network first announced their partnership on June 5.