Operator of Newly Launched Binance US Appoints Former Ripple Exec as New CEO

The operator of United States-based division of Binance crypto exchange has appointed former Ripple exec as its new CEO, the company officially announced on July 2.BAM Trading Services (BAM), the operator of recently launched Binance US, has hired Catherine Coley, former liquidity management expert at Ripple, to oversee the launch of Binance US and bring BAM’s market to North America.After joining...

eToro Is Adding the First ERC-20 Crypto Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them

The eToro cryptocurrency wallet is adding support for 120 ERC-20 standard tokens. First to be included in the wallet from Tuesday are Maker (MKR), Basic Attention Token (BAT), OmiseGO (OMG), with the others to follow in the “near future,” according to a press release emailed to CoinDesk. ERC-20 is a technical standard that sets rules for tokens launched on ethereum or related blockchains....

ZenGo Demonstrates Proof-Of-Concept of a Keyless Wallet for Facebook’s Libra

The non-custodial crypto wallet solution ZenGo has created an open source project that purportedly provides proof-of-concept (PoC) for its ability to support social media giant Facebook’s virtual currency Libra, according to an official announcement by ZenGo on July 2.According to the announcement, this proof-of-concept project shows that it is possible to perform Libra transactions on the Libra testnet blockchain. However, the...

First Successful Blockchain-tracked Shipment from South Korea to the Netherlands

Samsung SDS, Dutch bank ABN AMRO and the Port of Rotterdam have jointly conducted a proof-of-concept (PoC) shipment from South Korea to the Netherlands in which they tracked a container exclusively using an interoperable blockchain platform, according to a report by The Maritime Executive on July 1.According to the announcement, the container was tracked via the blockchain platform “DELIVER,” which allowed...

UN Looks to Blockchain to Aid Sustainable Urban Development in Afghanistan

The United Nations is working on blockchain solutions for sustainable urban development in Afghanistan, according to a report from tech news site The Sociable, published on July 2.Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General reportedly told The Sociable that the United Nations Office of Communication and Information Technologies (UN-OICT) is developing blockchain solutions for land records and services transparency as part...