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What China’s Cashless Revolution Can Teach the West About Crypto

| Michael J Casey

China appears to have achieved the crypto community's dream of a new internet of value, without blockchain. But there's more than meets than eye here.

Quick Brew? Bitfury’s Coffee Machine Accepts Bitcoin Via Lightning Network

| Nikhilesh De

A Bitfury-led engineering team has created a coffee vending machine capable of accepting bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network.

New York AG Report Faults Crypto Exchanges for Manipulation Risks

| Nikhilesh De

The NY Attorney General's Office stated that many crypto exchanges cannot monitor abusive trading activity, and referred 3 for potential violations.

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Mastercard Patent Filings Tout Blockchain for Immutable Data Records

| Nikhilesh De

A group of Mastercard patent applications outline how blockchain technology can be used to securely record transaction information.

Indian Government Approves Bank’s Blockchain Research

| Nikhilesh De

India's top executive body has granted approval for the Exim Bank to conduct research into how blockchain technology may benefit the financial sector.

Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Is Moving Away From Its No-Account Model

| Nikhilesh De

Crypto exchange ShapeShift is launching a membership program for its users. While voluntary at first, it will soon become a mandatory feature.

British Maritime Society Builds Blockchain Tool for Ship Registration

| Nikhilesh De

Lloyd's Register is demoing a blockchain tool for recording information about ships for underwriters and merchants at this year's SMM fair.

Crypto Wallet Abra Opens Door to More European Users

| Nikhilesh De

Crypto wallet provider Abra is integrating SEPA payments, allowing European customers to directly deposit funds.

Crypto Exchange AirTM Targets Troubled Markets With $7 Million Raise

| Nikhilesh De

Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange AirTM has raised $7 million it says it will use to expand in troubled Latin American economies.

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Crypto Isn’t Just Money – It’s a Defense Against Discrimination

| Sonya Mann

Financial discrimination shows just how precarious Americans' rights are in practice. Cryptocurrency is the solution — if an imperfect one at…