• Crypto users older than believed
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Crypto users are older than believed, survey finds

    Well over half the participants in a survey by Wirex and the Stellar Development foundation were older than 45, and more than a quarter were over 55

    Three-quarters of the survey participants said they view crypto payments as a viable alternative to traditional money transfer services, according to an announcement.

  • Ripple advisor Michael Barr Comptroller Currency
    Regulation,  Ripple,  XRP

    Ripple advisor Michael Barr to be named Comptroller of the Currency: Report

    The former member of the international payments firm’s advisory board could become the nation’s second ‘fintech comptroller’

    That would mean that the Biden Administration’s Comptroller of the Currency would have an affiliation with Ripple, a company being sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for illegally selling an unregistered security—XRP—for a period of more than seven years.

  • 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.

  • Grayscale liquidating XRP Trust
    Ripple,  XRP

    Citing SEC lawsuit, Grayscale liquidating XRP Trust

    Grayscale Investments said the move was a result of the SEC’s securities lawsuit against Ripple, but cited concerns it would have difficulty selling XRP rather than legal concerns

    “In response to the SEC’s action, certain significant market participants have announced measures, including the delisting of XRP from major digital asset trading platforms,” Grayscale said. As a result, the firm came to the “conclusion that it is likely to be increasingly difficult for U.S. investors, including the Trust, to convert XRP into U.S. dollars, and therefore continue the Trust’s operations.”