Roundup 27/09/2018 – new Bitcoin ATM line ‘Sintar’, Circle’s new USD-stablecoin & more

Lamassu presented new Bitcoin ATM line ‘Sintar’

The Bitcoin ATM producer Lamassu presented their new ATMs. The new line with the name Sintar focuses more than before on user-friendliness. The machines can be configurated by their operators to accept almost any fiat currency and the fees are adjustable. Users of the ATM can convert their fiat to Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Zcash and Dash. Currently, BitPay, Bitstamp, Kraken, and Coinbase are connected to Lamassu’s software. Lamassu produces in Portugal and the price for the different models ranges from €5200 to €8900 EUR ($6100 – $10400 USD).

West Virginians Using a Blockchain Voting Mobile Application

West Virginians are using a blockchain voting mobile application for casting absentee ballots in the upcoming midterm elections as reported by Coin Telegraph. Several news outlets have already reported that registered voters from West Virginia who currently reside are using the blockchain-powered app.

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75+ Banks Adopt The JPMorgan Banking Blockchain

In October 2017, JPMorgan signed a partnership with the New Zealand Banking Group Limited and the Royal Bank of Canada and Australia. The two use to Interbank Information Network (IIN) as a strategy for minimizing friction in processing global payments. As it continues its growth pattern towards being the global banking leader, JPMorgan Bank has rolled out its Interbank Information Network (IIN) to more than 75 banks. The IIN is a live Blockchain service that connects multinational banks to facilitate cheaper and timely inter-bank payment solutions.

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Circle introduces new USD-stablecoin

Tether’s notoriously bad reputation has already led to a number of alternative stablecoins. Besides many stablecoins that rely on other assets such as gold, a number of stablecoins have come up that rely on other fiat currencies. Earlier this year, we reported about TrueUSD that entered the Top 100 on coinmarketcap.com in August. Many exchanges have their own stablecoins like Gemini. Now Circle, the company behind the popular trading app, is creating another stablecoin with the simple name “USD coin”. Several exchanges have already confirmed that the ERC-20-based coin will have trading pairs on their exchanges such as Poloniex Huobi, OKCoin and Kucoin.

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