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Blockchain-based Smart Contracts, Cross-border Payments Top Fintech Uses in Multinational Firms: Survey

“Blockchain-based smart contracts” triggering payments are being utilized by 42% of the multinational business and finance firms included in a recent survey, with more expecting to begin the practice in the near future. So reports PYMNTS.


Ankr, Sacramento Kings Strike Blockbuster Partnership Deal to Marry Blockchain with NBA

The Sacramento Kings and decentralized infrastructure provider Ankr have reached a partnership agreement aimed at further merging sports with blockchain technology. So reports


New DOJ Crypto Crime Team Looking for Blockchain Expert to Take Lead

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has put together a new team specifically tasked with investigating crypto crime. So reports The Verge.


Visa Working On 'Network of Blockchain Networks' Payments Hub

Global payments behemoth Visa launched a new project aimed at allowing blockchains to connect multiple stablecoins, cryptocurrencies and digital bank central currency currencies. So reports Cointelegraph.


Faux-stocks Trading on Blockchain Draw Mixed Reactions

“Synthetic” versions of technology stocks such as Apple, Amazon and Tesla have been trading on blockchains. So reports Apple Insider.


JPMorgan Blockchain Doing $1B/day in Transactions, Welcomes Goldman to the Party

Goldman Sachs is now on the blockchain network built by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Goldman will be utilizing the network for “repurchase agreements that use smart contracts and a digitized version of the U.S. dollar.” So reports Bloomberg.


Blockchain to Be Deployed in Cobalt Sourcing to Combat Conflict Mineral Use

Glencore, a trading and mining company, is teaming up with Umicore, which supplies battery materials, to trace cobalt sources using blockchain technology. So reports Reuters.


Treasury Department Arm Looking To Up Its Blockchain Analytics Game

The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control is looking to improve its “blockchain analytics capabilities,” according to a recent survey of public records. So reports The Block.


Blockcap Founder: Texas is the Place to Be for Blockchain Firms

The founder of Blockcap, a cryptocurrency mining company, said Texas is becoming an alluring place to set up shop thanks to its regulatory environment. So reports Cointelegraph.

Read more... Rapidly Raising Money, Series C Puts Firm At $5.2B Value

Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange company pulled in $300 million in a Series C funding round. So reports TechCrunch.


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