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Ripple Donates $10M to Mercy Corps for Increasing Financial Inclusion

Ripple Donates $10M to Mercy Corps for Increasing Financial Inclusion

Oct 16, 2020 at 19:35 UTC Ripple, the U.S.-based currency exchange and remittance network, is donating $10 million to Mercy Corps, a humanitarian aid non-profit, to “expand financial inclusion and increase economic empowerment globally.”   Ripple, through a non-profit unit, works with non-government organizations, universities and industry partners to “bring the 1.7 billion unbanked adults into […]

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Decentralized Data Storage’s Only Competition Is the Public Cloud

Decentralized Data Storage’s Only Competition Is the Public Cloud

Oct 16, 2020 at 19:25 UTC (frank mckenna/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk) Decentralized Data Storage’s Only Competition Is the Public Cloud This week, the Filecoin mainnet finally went live. This is huge news, not only because of the anticipation following Filecoin’s large token offering in 2017, but because creating a vibrant ecosystem of decentralized cloud offerings […]

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Huobi Guarantees Normal Operations During OKEx’s Suspension of Crypto Withdrawals

Huobi Guarantees Normal Operations During OKEx’s Suspension of Crypto Withdrawals

Oct 16, 2020 at 19:03 UTC The Huobi cryptocurrency exchange assured users its trading platform is “currently operating normally” after one of its biggest competitors, OKEx, announced it suspended all cryptocurrency withdrawals indefinitely. “Huobi’s cold wallet uses multi-signature and threshold signature technology to ensure the security of the private key signature process,” Ciara Sun, vice […]

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Bank of Spain to Weigh Digital Currency Design Proposals, ‘Implications’ Through 2021

Bank of Spain to Weigh Digital Currency Design Proposals, ‘Implications’ Through 2021

Oct 16, 2020 at 18:26 UTCUpdated Oct 16, 2020 at 19:39 UTC Bank of Spain to Weigh Digital Currency Design Proposals, ‘Implications’ Through 2021 Spain’s central bank is fast-tracking research on digital currency ‘s design and the economic implications of central bank digital currency (CBDC) introduction as per a four-year strategic plan released Friday. CBDC […]

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