Gemini Joins Silvergate Exchange Network for 24/7 Fiat Money Transfers

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, is joining crypto-friendly bank Silvergate’s Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN) to speed fiat transfers. Real-time fiat money transfers Gemini announced the move in an official blog post on Aug. 27. According to the announcement, the main benefit of the exchange’s partnership with Silvergate is that Gemini’s institutional…

Xendpay Joins RippleNet to Expand Global Money Transfer Services

Money transfer service Xendpay has joined Ripple’s global network RippleNet to support international transactions. Going beyond the U.S. dollar Ripple announced the news on Aug. 20. Per the news release, RippleNet will allow Xendpay to provide money transfer services beyond the United States dollar. Xendpay will use Ripple’s pre-existing network of banks and other financial…

7,000+ Sign Petition Against Drafted Cash Restrictions in Australia

More than 7,000 people have signed a new petition against drafted cash restrictions in Australia, different drafts of which include and exclude digital currencies from proposed limits. Earlier this week, Robert Barwick, director at the Citizens Electoral Council of Australia, initiated a petition against the proposed “Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019”…

Samsung-Backed Blockchain Startup Raises $7.5M from Shinhan Bank

South Korean blockchain startup Blockco has secured 9 billion Korean won ($7.5 million) in a recent Series B+ funding round participated by major local banks. Banks continue interest in blockchain Backed by South Korea’s tech giant Samsung, Blockco announced the investment in a blog post on Aug. 22. The funding round involved South Korea’s oldest…

Korea’s Oldest Bank Is Building a Blockchain-Based Security System

South Korea’s oldest bank, Shinhan Bank, partnered with two other companies to develop a blockchain-based security solution. Korea’s Shinhan bank to enhance security with blockchain According to a report published on Aug. 14 by local news outlet The Korea Times, Shinhan Bank signed a memorandum of understanding with financial technology startup Ground X and blockchain…