‘Clicks and Bricks’ Strategy to Drive Korean Users to Terra’s Blockchain

A South Korean mobile payments dapp is rolling out a back-to-basics “clicks and bricks” growth strategy to boost retail adoption. Rather than an advertising blitz or sending an army of bots to make their case on social media, Terra Blockchain’s CHAI dapp is focusing on where customers actually transact to buy stuff. Founder David Shin […]

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Libra Could Drop ‘Basket’ and Issue Individual Fiat Stablecoins

The Facebook-led Libra project may consider a fundamental change to the way its planned global payments system will operate, according to its chief. Speaking at a banking seminar, according to a Reuters report on Sunday, co-creator of Libra David Marcus said that the firm could consider dropping the currently planned “synthetic” stablecoin – which is […]

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US Lawmakers Call on Payment Giants to Exit ‘Chilling’ Libra Project

Two U.S. Senators have publicly asked Visa, Stripe, and Mastercard to remove themselves from the Facebook-led cryptocurrency payment network, Libra. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent three separate letters Tuesday to Visa CEO Alfred F. Kelly Jr., Stripe CEO Patrick Collinson and Mastercard CEO and president Ajaypal Singh Banga over the firms’ participation in […]

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Largest Bitcoin ATM Network Coinme Raises New Funding from Ripple’s Xpring 

Coinme, which provides kiosks and ATMs for digital currencies, raised $1.5 million in a Series A-1 financing round that included Ripple’s subsidiary Xpring and Blockchain Finance Fund, the company said. Proceeds from the funding will be used for additional licensing to expand its U.S. and international coverage. Co-founder and CEO Neil Bergquist told CoinDesk that […]

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Crypto Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Raises $23 Million in Fundraise Led by SBI

Blockchain forensics firm Elliptic has raised $23 million in a Series B funding round led by Tokyo-based financial institution SBI Holdings. Announced Wednesday, the funding will help drive Elliptic’s Asia expansion, which includes a recently opened Singapore office and one in Japan that will open this week. Tomoyuki Nii, executive officer for overseas investment at […]

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