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Blockchains and Bagels Daily Market Roundup – 06.05.2018

Coinbase, Ripple, StreamLabs

Blockchains and Bagels: the morning market update to get you ready for the day ahead. Today, Coinbase will expand its operations into Japan and work closely with the regulator. Ripple has formed and donated a blockchain research initiative.

Coinbase is looking to expand operations into Japan and will work with the FSA

The US-based exchange will enter the Japanese digital asset market. The company will work closely with the country’s regulator to ensure compliance with all relevant laws. Coinbase had previously raised financing from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

Ripple donates US$50 million to research institutions including University of Waterloo

Ripple has given US$50 million across 17 research institutions to further research in blockchain technology. The University Blockchain Research Initiative lists membership from schools across the globe. The University of Waterloo was the only Canadian school to be included.

StreamLabs will offer digital asset tipping through Coinbase

The Twitch streaming app has added digital asset tipping to its platform. Viewers will now have the ability to send digital assets to their favorite streamers using Coinbase. The service incurs no fees for the streamer until they convert their digital assets to fiat.

Litecoin adds additional vendors including TapJets and Surf Air

Litecoin continues its ascent into mainstream use with the addition of Tapjets and Surf Air to its payments network. The two companies operate private jet for hire services with Surf Air operating an all-you-can-fly membership.

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