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MoneyTap, a consumer-focused blockchain money transfer app built by SBI Holdings and Ripple, has now gone live. Announced by Ripple in a tweet Thursday, the remittance app is the product of SBI Ripple Asia and several participating banks. A new website for the product has also been launched indicating that the app is able to make bank-to-bank …

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A joint venture between SBI Holdings and Ripple has moved a step closer to launching its blockchain-based payments app for consumers. SBI Ripple Asia announced Wednesday it has completed registration with the Kantou bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Finance as a licensed agent for handling electronic payments. The move clears the regulatory path for SBI Ripple Asia …

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Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings is soon to launch a payments application for iOS and Android devices powered by Ripple’s distributed ledger technology. Takashi Okita, chief executive of SBI Ripple Asia – a joint venture between SBI Holdings and the San Francisco-based Ripple – revealed the website of the application, named MoneyTap, on Wednesday. While …

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The Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA as it’s more commonly known, has just announced the completion of a “successful” trial of a mobile ticketing app built with blockchain. Aimed to make ticket sales for soccer matches “more simple and safe,” the effort saw the organization test the app at this week’s UEFA Super Cup …

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West Virginia is rolling out a blockchain-based mobile voting app to all of the state’s 55 counties so that military personnel stationed abroad can more easily cast their ballots in the midterm elections. CoinDesk previously reported that the state piloted the blockchain app in May for deployed military staff and their dependents from Harrison and Monongalia …

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Google has now joined Apple in banning cryptocurrency mining applications from its mobile app store. According to a report from a industry media outlet Android Police on Thursday, the internet giant revealed its shift in stance in a recent policy update for Google Play developers. “We don’t allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices. We …

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U.S.-based mobile stock trading app Robinhood has added two new cryptocurrencies to its no-fee trading service. The company said in an announcement on Thursday that litecoin and bitcoin cash have been added for Robinhood Crypto users following strong demand from customers for crypto assets beyond the current options of bitcoin and ethereum. As part of …

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CryptoKitties, the virtual cat breeding game that became so popular it clogged the ethereum network, is to roll out a version for mobile devices through a partnership with Taiwanese phone maker HTC. CryptoKitties announced the partnership in a release on Tuesday, indicating that the mobile app will first be available on HTC’s flagship phone, the U12+, …

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Cheetah Mobile, a Beijing-based app developer, announced on Thursday that it’s releasing an app aimed to make it simpler for investors to monitor their cryptocurrency portfolios. Dubbed Coin Master, the mobile app – available for both iOS and Android – will track the real-time prices of cryptocurrencies on over 100 exchanges and automatically calculate overall losses …

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A popular Chinese mobile stock trading app appears to have removed its cryptocurrency price tracking feature just two weeks after the new service went live – possibly due to regulatory rumblings in the country. Reports first emerged on May 17 that the app – called Tong Huashun (or “Straight Flush” in literal translation) – had …

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U.S.-based mobile stock trading app Robinhood has announced a $363 million series D funding round that it says will allow the firm to expand its cryptocurrency trading service nationwide by end of 2018. According to a statement published on Thursday, the funding round values the firm at $5.6 billion and was led by DST Global, with …

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An Australian startup is launching a blockchain application in Indonesia that could eventually allow citizens to vote in elections. The pilot project from Horizon State is expected to launch on the island of Sumatra in July, with the roll-out expected to continue till December, the platform’s co-founder, Nimo Naamani, told CoinDesk via email. The blockchain-based platform will …

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