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Bank of America starts Ripple and Stellar alike service for cross-bank operations

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Do you hold a Bank of America account? Merril Lynch, Merill Edge or US Trust? Well, if you do, blockchain technology has good news for you. Bank of America is deploying a new app to enable people to move the money among all those banks without the need for re-authentication.

This is a part of Bank of America’s new strategy to integrate fintech into traditional financial services. They are updating their services so they can provide “new, interactive ways” to use their Merrill Edge and Merrill Lynch accounts without cutting through any red tape. It’s all about giving their clients the ability to “investing on the go.”

Bank of America is serious about this. It even created a chief of digital banking who had this to say about the new development,

“We’re pleased to offer our nearly 26 million mobile users a new suite of innovative features.”

In Bank of America’s mind, its clients favor a full service that can manage their wealth without red tape. So much so, that most of those clients of theirs who own a million or more in assets wish to be able to transact between banks without cutting through red tape or paying fees. This app can do just that, and the ideal means is a mobile app. This mobile app.

Merrill Edge’s head, Mr. Aron Lvine said,

“Our research continues to underscore the growing importance of mobile technologies and financial planning across generations”

He added that,

“This is especially true for today’s millennials, as three-quarters believe that all financial decisions will be made with the help of technology in their lifetime, and approximately two in three are already turning to finance apps for guidance.”

The new app includes features such as personalized clash flow, biometric authentication, shopping cart, Zelle’s enhancements in P2P transactions, the Bank of America’s Digital Mortage Experience update, customizable alert configuration, redesign of statements and documents and rewards. It’s very complete.

And that’s just the beginning. Further features are about to come about, such as Bill Pay’s experience which will be available a little later this month.

All those features were available for online banking clients. Now, all you need to get them is precisely to have a mobile phone and an account.

And how is this relevant for the cryptosphere, we hear you ask? This is exactly the kind of platform that could be facilitated by either Ripple or Stellar. And, chances are, that’s exactly what will happen, given a little time.

Ripple’s and Stellar’s objective is, precisely, to make transactions among financial institutions very smooth, very cheap, and very safe. So Bank of America’s new initiative opens up a new window of opportunity for both projects that are just tailored for their systems.

Wall Street has been very reluctant to allow cryptocurrencies to enter into their world. Now they’re slowly realizing that they need the advantages they can get by adopting the blockchain.

They’re moving in that direction, and, sooner or later, they will realize that Ripple and Stellar have already done the work they need. They just need to accept it.

Keep an eye on the interaction between Ripple, Stellar, and Wall Street. Something will click soon, and then you’ll see how the token’s price will soar.

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Dignitas Joins Zytara Lineup, a Step Towards Uniting Esports and Blockchain

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Esports icon Dignitas has come together with fintech company Zytara to tackle payments and value transfer within esports using the DigitalBits blockchain.  

Dignitas’ partnership with Zytara is the first major alliance between esports and blockchain, a combination set to overhaul the esports’ financial mechanisms.  Zytara, a fintech launching a digital banking platform and payment network for gamers and esports enthusiasts, will leverage the DigitalBits blockchain to power the use of stablecoins and other digital assets.  

Despite their global scope, esports organizations still struggle with traditional payment rails.  Notably, Epic Games experienced difficulties distributing some of their $100 million prize pool for Fornite tournaments.  With esports growing rapidly, this is something that must be addressed, and it appears that Dignitas and Zytara are coming together to lead the charge.   

Dignitas has championed many firsts for the industry, being the first ever esports team to be acquired by an ownership group of a North American sports franchise, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE).  Dignitas would later go on to sign a first-of-its-kind sponsorship deal with Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG), one of the world’s largest proprietary trading firms.    

Zytara will issue a series of Dignitas-branded debit cards and app skins, featuring the…

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XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub (https://xno.live) will provide a crypto-powered digital items and collectables trading platform allowing users to create, buy, and sell NFTs. Additionally it will support auction based listings, governance and voting mechanisms, trade history tracking, user rating and other advanced features.

As a first step towards its fully comprehensive service, XENO NFT Hub launched a recent VIP service to select users and early adopters in December 2020 with plans for a full Public Beta to open in June 2021. 

“NFTs are extremely flexible in their usage, from digital event tickets to artwork, and while NFTs have a very wide spectrum of uses and categories XENO will initially focus its partnership efforts and its own item curation on three primary areas: gaming, sports & entertainment, and collectibles.”, said XENO NFT Hub president Anthony Di Franco.

He also added “This does not mean we will prohibit other types of NFTs from our ecosystem However, it simply means that XENO’s efforts as a company will be targeted into these verticals initially as a cohesive business approach.”

Development and Procurement Lead, Gabby Dizon explained, “Despite our initial focus, we found ourselves with a unique opportunity to host some of the works of Mr. Hiro Yamagata. We are collaborating with Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata to enshrine some of his artwork into NFTs.”

Mr. Yamagata has been…

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Sylo launches game-changing solution Oya and announces integration with Tezos

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Software development company Sylo has officially launched Oya today – a complete reimagining of its backend architecture. The company said the new product “leads the way for mainstream decentralization.” Sylo’s goal is to democratize access to communication and financial capabilities, without sacrificing privacy, personal data and user experience. Additionally, Sylo has deployed wallet support for public blockchain Tezos in their multi-chain wallet-messenger decentralized app, the Sylo Smart Wallet, which currently has over 250,000 users around the world.  

“We’ve solved the hard issues of scalability, performance and fair-reward in a decentralised setting, allowing developers to build apps with a real competitive advantage. The launch of Oya brings our vision of a future worth looking forward to, a whole lot closer and we’re really excited about what can be built on this new decentralised foundation,” said Ben Jordan, Sylo Co-Founder and Product Director, in a statement.

“The Oya Launch opens the door to a plethora of new features and business opportunities, many of which we will be unveiling over the next two quarters,” said Dorian Johannink, Sylo Co-Founder and Business Director.

The Tezos blockchain supporting firm TZ APAC is advising Sylo on technical integration of Tezos, to improve developer experience and increase adoption of the Sylo wallet in…

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