• Ripple Malaysia Bangladesh remittances
    Ripple,  XRP

    Ripple wins contract to power Malaysia-Bangladesh remittances

    The partnership between Malaysia’s Mobile Money and Bangladesh’s top remittance service, bKash, comes despite an SEC lawsuit causing Ripple problems in the U.S.

    Malaysian mobile finance firm Mobile Money will connect with Bangladesh’s largest mobile financial services provider bKash—and its 45 million customers—via the RippleNet system. The partnership comes at a good time for Ripple, which is struggling with a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Gemini crypto-back credit card
    Cryptocurrencies

    Gemini to offer a credit card with crypto-back rewards

    The New York-based exchange’s credit card will allow its users to earn up to 3% back in Bitcoin or other crypto assets on every purchase they make

    "The Gemini Credit Card will make it easier for any consumer to invest in Bitcoin and other cryptos without changing their existing behavior,” the New York-based exchange’s CEO Tyler Winklevoss said. “Rather than deciding how and when to buy crypto, customers can do so when making their everyday purchases."

  • Oracle blockchain tables
    Technology

    Oracle adds blockchain to its cloud databases

    The software giant’s new blockchain tables provide customers a simple-to-use but ‘secure audit trail on transactions and processes’

    By offering “immutable insert-only tables whose rows are cryptographically chained together,” the company said blockchain tables makes it easy for customers to “protect against illicit changes by insiders or hackers impersonating administrators or users.”

  • crypto users poor security practices
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Survey sheds light on crypto users’ poor security practices

    A quarter of the people who took part in the study by hardware wallet maker Ngrave are less secure than they expected to be—and only 1% are safer

    While losses were down substantially in 2020, according to CipherTrace, crypto fraud, thefts, and hacks still accounted for $1.8 billion through October. That includes September’s $281 million hack of the KuCoin exchange in September.