Crypto Daily: Western Union partners with Thunes/Stellar; UPS And Inxeption Collaborates; Japan SBI Group Enters Crypto Mining.
Dan Berkovitz: CFTC Is Working Hard on the Bakkt Application
[ccn] U.S. CFTC commissioner Dan Berkovitz says the futures and options markets regulator is working hard on the Bakkt proposal. While he’s refused to provide an approval deadline, he did say that the agency is not anti-crypto or anti-blockchain.
In a fireside chat with BLOCKTV, Berkovitz reassured the crypto community that the body is committed to freeing the market from fraud and manipulation rather than shooting down new technology. He states:
The CFTC is pro-innovation. We do not have an anti-crypto or an anti-blockchain attitude. We are not out to get new technology. We are out to get the bad guys.
He suggested that were the body to be a node on “the blockchain,” it would help them interact with the marketplace, as it would know the integrity of the records of players involved in the market. Being more closely involved with the technology would allow the body to understand what was happening and have enhanced insight into what various actors were doing.
Stellar Lumens [XLM]: Western Union partners with Thunes to explore cross-border payment solutions
[ambcrypto] After Ripple, Western Union has partnered with Thunes, a cross-border payment network, to improve its network, and provide more value in emerging markets.
Thunes, previously known as TransferTo, partnered with Stellar.org to further enhance the way in which money is transferred across borders. The partnership between Thunes and Stellar will leverage Stellar’s distributed ledger to obtain instant clearing, settling, and execution, enabling value to move across borders and directly between banks and payment gateways.
Speaking to Fintech Magazine, the CEO of Thunes, Steve Vickers, said,
“Our payments platform seamlessly interconnects payment providers globally and enables interoperability between diverse payment systems, and by utilizing our vast network Western Union Customers will now have more flexibility when sending money across borders.”
UPS And Inxeption Collaborate To Make B2B E-Commerce Easier For Merchants
- Platform streamlines transactions and logistics from a secure dashboard
- Merchants can manage all aspects of selling and shipping from one place
- Customers receive reliable shipping and tracking services from UPS
SBI Group Enters Crypto Mining Sector, will Make Mining Hardware
[Finance Magnates]Japanese conglomerate SBI Holdings has jumped into the cryptocurrency mining industry after its involvement in an array of other crypto-related businesses.
The Tokyo-headquartered firm on March 22nd announced the formation of SBI Mining Chip Co., Ltd. under which the company will manufacture crypto mining hardware.
DigiFinex Announces the 3rd Round of OTC Dealers Recruitment
In order to further enhance the user’s deposit and withdrawal experience, and provide more high-quality business OTC transaction services to meet the trading needs of more users, DigiFinex has opened its 3 round of OTC dealer recruitment from March 21 to April 21, 2019.
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