Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Ripple partners with Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority

Blockchain-based payments solution Ripple has formed an agreement with Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority to support the use of xCurrent. Read more: fintech.global

Regional government in Russia to test blockchain payments

Russian development bank Vnesheconombank has partnered with Kaliningrad's regions government to pilot blockchain-based payment solutions. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Online lender BlockFi collects $1.5m in funding

BlockFi, which is a digital lender for cryptocurrency holders, has collected $1.55m in funding. Read more: fintech.global

Bancor bounce back? A once-doubted ICO is winning adoption

Despite early skepticism on its tech amid a record-setting ICO, millions of dollars is now being traded each week by blockchain project Bancor. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Algorand collects $4m seed to support open-source service launch

Blockchain-based payments platform Algorand has bagged a $4m Seed financing round from Pillar and Union Square Ventures. Read more: fintech.global

AgroTechFarm will launch pre-ICO in less than 24 Hours

ATF is the first token that allows the blockchain community to have easy access to advanced technologies in automated agro cultivation equipment manufacturing. Read more: www.coinspeaker.com

South African president steps down as banks favour Blockchain

South African president resigns under cloud of financial scandal that involved several banks. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Red Lanterns launches pre-ICO on Valentine’s Day

Red Lanterns, the blockchain-based sex education and sexual consent platform, has announced the launch of it's pre-ICO. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Blockchain can help UK ‘stay relevant’ after Brexit,

British MEP Kay Swinburne has called on the U.K. to implement and champion blockchain technology as the country moves to leave the EU. Read more: www.coindesk.com

DC blockchain hearing sees call for congressional commission

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology seemed excited about blockchain's applications after Wednesday's hearing. Read more: www.coindesk.com