Crypto Payments Firm Circle Closes Acquisition of Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest

Circle announced that it closed the acquisition of the joint crowdfunding platform and registered operator of a broker-dealer. Goldman Sachs-backed cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced that it closed the acquisition of SeedInvest, a crowdfunding platform and registered operator of a broker-dealer. The news was reported via a post on Coinbase’s official blog published March 4. […]

Tron and Tether Partner to Issue USDT on the Tron Network by Q2 2019

Blockchain protocol Tron and USDT stablecoin issuer Tether have announced a partnership. Blockchain protocol Tron (TRX) and Tether, issuer of stablecoin USDT, have announced a partnership to introduce USDT to the Tron network by the second quarter of 2019. The news was shared with Cointelegraph in an email on March 4. The forthcoming TRC20-based USDT […]

Major US Retailer Kroger Drops Visa, Morgan Creek Digital Suggests Lightning Network

Morgan Creek’s Anthony Pompliano has suggested that Kroger’s use the Lightning Network to replace Visa cards as a payment method. Morgan Creek Digital founder Anthony Pompliano has suggested that major United States retailer Kroger should deploy the Lightning Network in its stores, following the brand’s decision to stop accepting Visa at some locations. According to […]

Bahamas Central Bank Announces Key Tech Providers for Upcoming Digital Currency Pilot

The Bahamas central bank will work with NZIA.io and Singapore-based Zynesis to develop the digital fiat currency project. The Central Bank of the Bahamas has announced its key collaborators for the development of a digital fiat currency system in the island country, according to an official document released on March 1. Called “Project Sand Dollar,” […]

Taiwan’s Financial Watchdog to Establish STO-Related Fundraising Mechanism This Year

The Taiwanese finance regulator plans to introduce a new STO-related fundraising mechanism, scheduled for release in June 2019. Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) will establish a new fundraising mechanism based on security token offerings (STOs), according to an article published by financial news outlet Taiwan Economic Daily on Monday, March 4. The FSC, an independent […]

Russian Railways to Consider Blockchain Use for Users of Discounted Transport Services

The blockchain use agreement between the national Russian pension fund and Russian Railways is set to be sealed later this year. Russia’s national pension fund is settling an agreement with Russian Railways to use blockchain for tracking transport passengers that qualify for discounted services, Moscow-based news agency Rambler News Service (RNS) reports on March 1. […]