Digitec Galaxus Becomes the First Swiss Online Retailer to Accept Cryptocurrencies

Digitec Galaxus Becomes the First Swiss Online Retailer to Accept Cryptocurrencies

The biggest online retailer in Switzerland, Digitec Galaxus, has recently announced that it will now accept cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange, according to a press release published on March 19. According to ecommerceDB, an e-commerce data platform, Digitec Galaxus was first launched in 2010, it is the world’s 100th biggest online retailer, and in 2018 had net sales of over $811 million, which seem only to increase this year. Digitec Galaxus, from now on,…

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Ripple Teams Up with Forte to Establish a $100 Million Blockchain Gaming Fund

Ripple Teams Up with Forte to Establish a $100 Million Blockchain Gaming Fund

Forte, widely known for its game-changing innovations, announced a few days ago that the team is working together with Ripple’s Xpring to change the game – literally. Both partners are set to give a total of $100 million to game developers who operate live gaming and are willing to bolster their growth through blockchain. It is no doubt that the game industry has metamorphosed in stages through the years and still has more stages to…

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Weekly Crypto Market Analysis March 6-13: Stellar Rises, Tron Falters

Weekly Crypto Market Analysis March 6-13: Stellar Rises, Tron Falters

The crypto markets are finally behaving in a very matured manner. After every major increase, there is a round of correction and each of these correction rounds is getting shorter and shorter. Additionally, the correction has not resulted in such a huge decrease in value of cryptocurrencies; thus, hinting an upcoming bullish trend. However, just like every other week, there are a bunch of cryptocurrencies that have gained a lot of value as well as…

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Coinbase Top Executive: We Bought Neutrino for its Technology, Not Talent

Coinbase Top Executive: We Bought Neutrino for its Technology, Not Talent

In recent years, there’s been a big discussion on user privacy protection laws and companies’ behavior in a lot of the public forms. Big companies like Facebook and Google have come under fire for failing to protect or actively seeking to exploit user’s private data acquired through their services. The public appears to be very sensitive to the issue, and understandably so. In the crypto space, the issue has raised its head this week after…

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SendFriend Raises $1.7M and Partners with Ripple to Develop the Next-Generation Blockchain Remittance Service

SendFriend Raises $1.7M and Partners with Ripple to Develop the Next-Generation Blockchain Remittance Service

Every year millions of dollars are being sent by migrants in the United States to different countries across the globe. A recent study showed that the money sent back home are usually sent for food and upkeep of their family back at home. Unfortunately, only a part of the total money sent as remittance actually gets back home; a few percentages, which quickly adds up, are withheld by corporate companies as remittance fee. Banks and…

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Ripple has 11 New University Partners to Fund Blockchain Research and Education

Ripple has 11 New University Partners to Fund Blockchain Research and Education

Ripple is one of the most matured blockchain companies in the crypto space. They are known for their involvement in supporting academic research and development in the field as well. The firm showed its resolve to that commitment back in June 2018 by launching its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). The intention of this program was to accelerate academic research, technical development, and innovation in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments space. Ripple has committed over $50…

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Ripple Q4 2018 Market Report Boasts of Increased Trading Volumes

Ripple Q4 2018 Market Report Boasts of Increased Trading Volumes

As the bear market rages on, it has painted a gloomy picture for the crypto market. However, as proved by several reports, things are not as bad across the board as it seems. The market is still finding its feet but the development of new projects and innovations continues to push the industry into the next generation. A market report by Ripple for Q4 of 2018 confirms this as well. According to the report, despite…

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Research: A Close Look into Ripple Reveals that Market Cap May Be Overstated

Research: A Close Look into Ripple Reveals that Market Cap May Be Overstated

As with the norm in the crypto market, many legitimate crypto firms carry out a quarterly audit to show investors and the general public how much the firm is profitable and how much it is worth at every quarter. This helps experts to estimate their market cap, and such audits also help maintain transparency in the crypto market. Prior to the Ripple’s disclosure of its 4th quarter of 2018 report, the Messari Research team conducted…

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Ripple Partners with Chinese University to Offer Blockchain Research Scholarship Program

Ripple Partners with Chinese University to Offer Blockchain Research Scholarship Program

Ripple (XRP) is collaborating with the Chinese university Tsinghua University to launch a Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP) for graduate students in China in 2019. This is an encouraging step by Ripple, which could have a big ripple effect (ha). Academic research and experimentation paves way for new and exciting developments that can be industrialized and bring progress in the field. Currently, blockchain technology is still in its infancy in many ways. It needs…

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Ripple Reassures It’s Safe in Response to “Biased Nonce Sense” Paper

Ripple Reassures It’s Safe in Response to “Biased Nonce Sense” Paper

A recent viral research paper by Joachim Breitner and Nadia Heninger about the repeated use of insufficiently random ‘nonces’ or ‘k’ values in ECDSA digital signatures was picked up by Ripple. The paper by Breitner and Heninger talks about how the use of imperfect nonces to carry out an attack that has not been seen previously in the crypto world. Security has always been a concern when talking about cryptocurrencies as there have been multiple…

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