• That XRP logo is moving very fast (via Shutterstock).
    Ripple,  Technology

    Ripple, Intermex pen Mexican remittances deal

    International Money Express will use the blockchain payments company’s XRP-powered On-Demand Liquidity service to cut costs and reduce wait times

    In an announcement Tuesday, Ripple said that its technology will be used for a new XRP-based remittance service from Intermex, a money remittance services company focused primarily on the Latin America and Caribbean corridor.

  • PlanetWatch and Algorand put air quality test results on a blockchain (Photo: Flickr)
    Technology

    Algorand puts air quality test results on a blockchain

    The DeFi-focused blockchain firm is teaming up with PlanetWatch to create an immutable record of global air quality test results

    In addition to using Algorand’s open-source, permissionless blockchain to quickly disseminate and permanently record pollution readings, PlanetWatch plans to use it to reward volunteers who maintain pollution sensors with Planet utility tokens.

  • A MoneyGram neon sign in New York (via Wiki commons).
    XRP

    MoneyGram confirms massive XRP use in Mexican peso transactions

    The money transfer service’s partnership with liquidity provider RippleNet now accounts for 10% of its Mexican business, and is set to go global

    The head of MoneyGram confirmed today that the global money transfer company has been using XRP cryptocurrency to exchange U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos extensively since July.

  • Not a photo of PayPal potentially leaving its partnership with Facebook's Libra. Instead, this is the PayPal float at the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade, June 29, 2019 (photo by William Murphy via Wiki commons).
    Libra

    Libra Association won’t deny reports PayPal pulling out

    Facebook’s crypto project partnerships show signs of buckling with increased government pressure

    The Libra Association would not quite deny reports that digital payment service PayPal is withdrawing from the group, designed to oversee Facebook’s highly controversial, proposed cryptocurrency.