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According to the announcement, the stock exchange Nasdaq has introduced the new XRP index,  XRP Liquid Index (XRRLX), to its global data service. According to the report, the development is part of Nasdaq’s collaboration with cryptocurrency analytics company Brave New Coin.

It is reported, that UK soccer team West Ham United, which plays in English Premier League, is collaborating with blockchain platform in order to launch a fan token ecosystem. According to the report, a club-branded Official Fan Token will be launched at the start of the 2019/2020 soccer season. As reported, the token will be a digital asset that grants voting rights on West Ham United fans, and will also allow users to participate in tokenized votes on the Socios mobile app. Tokens will also give users an access to merchandise, rewards, games, and the press release notes.

It is reported, that the energy regulator of the Canadian province of Quebec, Régie de l’énergie, has introduced new regulations for cryptocurrency miners. According to the new regulations, power producer Hydro-Quebec will allocate additional 300 MW to the 158 MW already provided to existing customers approved by Hydro-Quebec, and to the 210 MW provided to existing customers approved by municipal distributors. As reported, the companies will have to pass a selection process, if they are aiming to receive the specially allocated power.

It is reported, that Ledger plans to provide the regulated Canadian crypto exchange National Digital Asset Exchange (NDAX) with its secure crypto infrastructure solution – Ledger Vault. According to the report, the solution’s governance framework allows users to store their private keys in isolation to lower custodial risk. The solution will also offer separated crypto asset accounts protected with multi-signature technology.

It is reported, that UK car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has collaborated with IOTA in order to use blockchain network that will allow reward drivers in cryptocurrency for sharing data. According to the report, Jaguar will distribute IOTA tokens to Smart Wallets tied to involved drivers, it will help to collect more information on road conditions and vehicle performance.


It is reported, that the CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, Yoshitaka Kitao, will now become an executive of Ripple Labs Inc. According to the report, SBI Holdings collaborating with Ripple through their joint venture, “SBI Ripple Asia,” which was established in 2016 to promote the use of XRP in Asian financial markets.

It is reported, that Saudi British Bank (SABB) has launched an instant cross-border transfer service powered by Ripple. According to the report, the bank claims that the technology is a part of its “strategic plan towards digital transformation and enriching customer experience.”

According to the press release, the Samsung SDS, which is the IT subsidiary of multinational conglomerate company Samsung Group, has launched next version of the enterprise blockchain platform, named Nexledger Universal. It is reported, that Nexledger Universal offers an API that can be applied to the firm’s own Nexledger Consensus Algorithm and also to the general blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum. According to the press release, users will be able to develop applications for authentication, payment settlement, and proof of originality using only 1 of 3 technologies and also are able to apply to other technologies.

It is reported, that multinational conglomerate Samsung invested $2.9 million into hardware crypto wallet manufacturer Ledger. According to the report, the investment was confirmed by the Ledger spokesperson, but besides the investment amount no other details were disclosed.

It is reported, blockchain-based bankless money transfer solution company Bitspark will launch a cryptocurrency pegged to the Philippine peso (PHP), named “peg.PHP.”  According to the report, the technology start-up Okra Solar, which provides off-grid solar solutions for remote regions, is going to be the 1st company to use peg.PHP.