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Italian Banks Adopt R3’s Corda Blockchain To Improve Interbank Data Transfers

  • According to the Italian Banking Association, a total of 55 banks have been onboarded on the Corda-based blockchain platform.
  • As the Interbank Agreement was updated last year, more lenders are expected to integrate the standard by October.
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  • According to the Italian Banking Association, a total of 55 banks have been onboarded on the Corda-based blockchain platform.
  • As the Interbank Agreement was updated last year, more lenders are expected to integrate the standard by October.
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Fireblocks Launches New Deposit Acceleration Program On FTX

  • Zero-confirmation asset transfers will now be available to FTX users.
  • Traders using exchanges onboarded to the program will be able to execute immediate transactions to escape the volatility of crypto markets.
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Elliptic To Provide Crypto Surveillance Tools To LocalBitcoins

  • The peer-to-peer exchange will now make use of Elliptic's Navigator risk analysis and Lens wallet screening tools.
  • With these new tools, the exchange is trying to get rid of its reputation as one of the top destinations for dirty Bitcoin.
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Revolut Adds Support For Stellar Lumens

  • XLM is now available for trade on the platform along with six other major cryptocurrencies.
  • Starting July 27, Revolut users will have full legal ownership of their digital assets.

Chainalysis Launches New Data & Insights Portal For Cryptocurrency Markets

  • Market Intel's beta is now live and can be accessed for free, with metrics and insights across some of the major cryptocurrencies.
  • The product is also powered by Chainalysis’ proprietary data, an established and trusted crypto dataset used by many financial institutions.

Brave Brings VPN Services To iOS Browser

  • iOS Brave users can now make use of the new Firewall + VPN feature.
  • Unfortunately, users will be unable to pay for the service using Basic Attention Tokens, as Apple does not allow it yet.

Celsius Closes Equity Funding Round With Over $18.8 Million Raised

  • The blockchain-based financial services company completed their first equity round after previously raising $10 million from Tether.
  • The company has vowed to give back 80% of all earned crypto interest in the future back to the community.

Bitcoin Suisse Completes Series A Funding, Raises $48 Million

  • The swiss crypto operator also added two new members to the Board of Directors.
  • Moreover, the company’s Chief Executive also announced an upcoming Security Token Offering.

Users Can Now Purchase Crypto Directly From Opera

  • Opera users in the U.K. can now purchase cryptocurrencies directly with their bank accounts, or through banking app Revolut.
  • The Norwegian browser company also revealed its crypto wallet usage numbers, claiming it has over 170,000 monthly active users.

Scorechain Launches Risk-AML Solution For Tezos

  • The new 360° AML risk management solution enables Scorechain users to safely track the details of each Tezos transaction.
  • Customers can also benefit from a one-month free trial of Scorechain Tezos Analytics during this summer.

Samsung Adds Support For Decentraland

  • Decentraland has become the biggest blockchain-based game on Samsung.
  • Users of the VR platform can now safely store and trade their non-fungible tokens on Samsung's blockchain.

Elliptic Partners With CoolBitX To Provide Compliance Tools

  • The partnership will see both companies supporting firms wishing to comply with the FATF Travel Rule.
  • Included in the services will be Elliptic's on-chain analytic tools and CoolBitX's Sygna Bridge.

Blocko Becomes Samsung Blockchain Wallet Dapp Sourcing Partner

  • The firm will now provide technical assistance to dapps wishing to integrate with Samsung Blockchain Wallet.
  • Blocko has also signed an agreement with blockchain platform Aergo.

Brave Partners With Code For Everyone To Introduce Support For NPOs

  • Brave launches a new initiative to find innovative ways to support non-profit organizations worldwide.
  • Japan’s Code for Everyone will be the first major NPO to utilize Brave’s crypto-based reward system.