Lawmakers Renew Calls for US to Lead on Crypto Innovation – CoinDesk

“Cryptocurrency networks are much more than alternatives to the dollar or payment mechanisms.” That was the message delivered to the heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Wednesday by three lawmakers and members of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus (CBC), a bipartisan group launched last year in a bid … Read more

Ripple Papers Promise New Start for $40 Billion XRP Cryptocurrency – CoinDesk

The startup that oversees development of the world’s third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on which it operates. Announced Wednesday, San Francisco-based startup Ripple is releasing two new white papers for peer review – one describing XRP‘s consensus algorithm in a more formal way and the other outlining a way to … Read more

Ripple Adds 5 New Clients Across 4 Countries – CoinDesk

Distributed ledger startup Ripple has today announced new partnerships with five banking and money transfer institutions across four different countries. Going forward, the two banks – Itaú Unibanco from Brazil and IndusInd from India – along with money remittance companies InstaReM from Singapore, Beetech from Brazil and Zip Remit from Canada will be adopting different … Read more