Ripple Teams With SBI Holdings To Meet Rising Asian Demand For Cross-Border Payments

Ripple, a provider of financial settlement solutions, and SBI Holdings, Inc., a financial services company, have partnered in launching a new company, SBI Ripple Asia, to serve China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and ASEAN countries. SBI Ripple Asia will establish a sales and engineering group to sell and install its enterprise solutions for cross-border payments at banks. […]

First Bitcoin Capital Corp. Signs Evaluation Pact With Emercoin, Will Promote Its Technology

First Bitcoin Capital Corp., which bills itself as the first vertically-integrated, publicly-traded bitcoin entity, has signed an evaluation agreement with Emercoin International Development Group to provide distributed blockchain services for business and personal use. First Bitcoin Capital Corp. is a Vancouver, Canada-based mining company holding concessions in gold in Venezuela and is working on a […]

BIP 9: Enabling Easier Changes and Upgrades to Bitcoin

Consensus and governance have been two main topics of conversation in the Bitcoin community over the past year. While making changes to Bitcoin Core may seem trivial to some, the politics associated with certain proposals have caused major issues for the development process. Bitcoin Developer and Ciphrex CEO Eric Lombrozo gave a talk that mainly […]

Breadwallet CEO Aaron Voisine: SegWit Soft Fork First, Block Size Hard Fork Later

The ongoing block size dispute has catapulted to the center of attention again. One of the most talked-about developments is Segregated Witness, of which a public testnet iteration was launched last week. The innovation as recently proposed by Blockstream co-founder and Bitcoin Core developer Dr. Pieter Wuille is the centerpiece of a scalability “roadmap” set […]

Blockchain Capital Seals Second Startup Fund after Raising $13 Million

Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital has announced the closure of its second fund used for investments in bitcoin- and blockchain-companies after fundraising $13 million in total. Blockchain Capital, a venture capital firm that set the precedent as the first investment fund for the digital currency industry has sealed its second startup fund for $13 million. […]