Xendpay Joins RippleNet to Expand Global Money Transfer Services

Money transfer service Xendpay has joined Ripple’s global transaction network RippleNet to support international transactions. Going beyond the U.S. dollar Ripple announced the news on Aug. 20. Per the announcement, RippleNet will allow Xendpay to provide money transfer services beyond the United States dollar. Xendpay will use Ripple’s pre-existing network of banks and other financial …

Bitcoin Price Struggling at $10K as Analysts Warn of 2018-Style Dump

Bitcoin (BTC) price was testing support at $10,000 Aug. 22 as the largest cryptocurrency fluctuated between four and five figures. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Difficulty must touch floor before Bitcoin price moons Data from Coin360 showed BTC/USD crossing the $10,000 mark multiple times over the past 24 hours.  Currently, the pair is hovering around the …

Bitcoin Price Back Under $10K Closer to ‘Ideal Buy Zone,’ Says Trader

After failing to reclaim the $11,000 threshold yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) price has dropped again to four figures. After the biggest cryptocurrency rapidly dropped $700 in minutes earlier today, the bearish movement continued as Bitcoin dipped below $10,000 price mark. Market visualization | Source: Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is trading at $9,983, down 6.5% over …

Bitcoin Lightning Network Implementation C-Lightning Gets an Upgrade

Blockchain development company Blockstream announced the release of version 0.7.2 of its scalability software c-lightning. On Aug. 20, Christian Decker, a blockchain researcher at Blockstream, announced the new release on Twitter. According to the post, the latest version of c-lightning supports dynamic plugin management as well as “the upcoming signet.” This version is also named …

Japan’s Largest Gift Card Marketplace Launching Blockchain Gift Cards

Japan’s largest gift card platform Amaten will issue tokenized gift cards in partnership with blockchain network provider Aelf. United Kingdom news outlet Verdict reported on Aug. 20 that Amaten partnered with Aelf — one of the 30 blockchain providers certified by the China Electronics Technology Standardization Institute — to issue gift cards on the blockchain. Amaten …

Crypto Custodian BitGo Hires Former Xapo Vice-President as CRO

Digital asset trust and security company BitGo has appointed wallet provider Xapo’s former senior vice-president Pete Najarian as its new chief revenue officer (CRO). As finance-focused media outlet Finance Magnates reported on Aug. 19, Najarian will now serve as BitGo’s CRO, reporting to the company’s chief executive officer Mike Belshe. Commenting on the appointment, Belshe …