Foreign exchange brokerage Currencies Direct successfully completed several international transfers using Ripple’s xRapid product. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/fx-firm-tests-xrp-payments-in-ripple-xrapid-pilot-program/"British FX Firm Currencies Direct Pilots Ripple Tech"
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the company behind an initial coin offering (ICO) and its president with securities fraud. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/sec-charges-ico-founder-with-fraud-in-latest-lawsuit/"No Disney, No PayPal? SEC Charges ICO Founder Over False Statements"
BitGo has announced it hired Bloomberg Tradebook head Josh Schwartz as its new vice president of sales. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/bitgo-taps-new-sales-exec-crypto-custody-push/"BitGo Taps New Sales Exec During Crypto Custody Push"
The ethereum classic difficulty bomb has been successfully removed, at least, according to the developers backing the 17th largest blockchain. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-classic-claims-successful-blockchain-fork/"Ethereum Classic Claims Successful Blockchain Fork"
Bangkok Bank has joined the Marco Polo trade finance initiative developed by blockchain startup R3 and trade finance technology firm TradeIX. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/bangkok-bank-joins-r3s-trade-finance-blockchain-initiative/"Bangkok Bank Joins R3’s Trade Finance Blockchain Initiative"
A new blockchain industrial park in China aims to attract talented individuals and startups by offering millions of dollars-worth of subsidies. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/chinese-blockchain-complex-offers-startups-millions-subsidies/"Chinese Blockchain Complex Offers Startups Millions in Subsidies"
Adult actress Stormy Daniels has partnered with Vice Industry Token to add cryptocurrency incentives for website users. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/porn-star-stormy-daniels-adds-crypto-rewards-to-official-website/"Porn Star Stormy Daniels Adds Crypto Rewards to Official Website"
Shadowing the losses in bitcoin, the top-25 cryptocurrencies have all fallen over the last seven days – all bar one, that is. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/just-one-cryptocurrency-bucked-the-market-downtrend-this-week/"Just One Top Crypto Bucked This Week’s Market Downturn"
Blockchain security startup BitGo has decided to build its own asset custodian, and will no longer proceed with its acquisition of Kingdom Trust. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/bitgo-is-building-its-own-digital-asset-custodian/"BitGo Is Building Its Own Digital Asset Custodian"
Bella’s Kitty Den, a CryptoKitties marketplace, raised over $15,000 by auctioning donated collectible kitties for the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Original source: https://www.coindesk.com/cryptokitties-charity-auction-raises-15k-for-childrens-hospital/"CryptoKitties Charity Auction Raises $15K for Children’s Hospital"