New Zealand’s ASB Bank Takes Stake in Trade Finance Blockchain Startup

ABS has invested a "significant" amount in TradeWindow, a startup working to put trade finance on a blockchain.

60 Latin American Banks Can Now Use Bitcoin for Cross-Border Payments

Crypto exchange Bitex wants to decrease costs associated with cross-border banking using the bitcoin blockchain.

Goldman Sachs Analysts’ Note Says Now’s a Good Time to Buy Bitcoin

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has recommended that investors should capitalize on the current price dip and buy bitcoin.

This Tiny Bank Gave Bitcoin to Its Entire Staff. Now It‘s Taking Crypto Clients

Quontic, a small bank in New York, has started working with crypto firms, joining the very short list of institutions to embrace the sector.

Investors Can Now Trade Ether and British Pounds on the Same Blockchain

LAB577, a team of ex-Royal Bank of Scotland engineers, has built a system for settling crypto and fiat trades on R3's Corda Network.

Marijuana-Focused Stablecoin Issuer Added to Arizona Fintech Sandbox

Arizona's fintech program has added a controversial startup using stablecoins to evade federal regulations

Sony Co-Leads €13 Million Raise for Crypto Banking Startup Bitwala

Bitwala raised almost $14.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Sony Financial Ventures and NKB Group.

Philippines’ UnionBank Launches Stablecoin, Conducts the Country’s First Bank Blockchain Transaction

The group ran its first transaction between three rural banks in an effort to improve its remittance offerings.

MIT Fellow Accuses Facebook of ‘Lifting’ His Ideas for Libra Cryptocurrency

MIT fellow Alex Lipton claims Facebook borrowed the guts of its Libra project from a paper he co-authored last year.

R3 Taps Software Sales Vet to ‘Evangelize’ Paid Version of Corda

R3 has hired software sales pro Cathy Minter as chief revenue officer to grow the user base for its paid DLT product, Corda Enterprise.