An actor that shares responsibility for maintaining the identity and integrity of the ledger.

MoneyTap Expands in Japan with Three New Bank Integrations
MoneyTap, the Ripple-based payment system, has expanded in Japan with three new local bank integrations through SBI Remit. This enables the banks to offer peer-to-peer remittance services to their customers via the MoneyTap mobile application, which features high-security measures.
Nigerian Crypto Community Affected by Paxful Shutdown
The closure of Paxful, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, has left the Nigerian crypto community searching for alternatives. Nigeria, ranked eighth in crypto adoption, was significantly impacted by Paxful's pioneering use of peer-to-peer technology. Members of the community expressed concern over the future of crypto marketplaces and the fate of their funds.
TBD's Block Launches c= to Enhance Bitcoin Lightning Network
TBD, a division of Block, has launched c=, a venture aimed at improving the Bitcoin Lightning Network by providing added liquidity and routing services. The Lightning Network is a layer 2 payment network designed to make Bitcoin more accessible through faster, cheaper, and more reliable transactions.
Peer Acquires Elite Team of Engineer's Behind Zenlys Popular 3D Maps
Peer today announced the hiring of a specialist team of engineers from Zenly to develop its AI-powered 3D maps. The team, known in tech circles by its codename “Wonka,” developed Zenly’s innovative 3D social maps platform that grew to more than 160 million downloads worldwide and 35 million daily active users in 2022.
LocalBitcoins Hits New Milestone, Reaching 200,000 Mobile App Downloads
LocalBitcoins, the world’s leading P2P Bitcoin marketplace, is scaling the heights because its mobile app available on iOS and Android surpassed 200,000 downloads, with 5 more languages incorporated.
Africa Records the Largest Bitcoin P2P Volume Growth
Africa continues to stamp its authority in the crypto space based on the significant Bitcoin peer-to-peer volume growth witnessed in the continent.
Paxful Exits Venezuela’s P2P Crypto Bitcoin Market Following US Sanctions
Paxful has withdrawn its crypto trading services from Venezuela after the country was classified as high-risk by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Paxful Crypto Peer-to-Peer Marketplace Expands Beyond Bitcoin with Tether USDT Stablecoin
Paxful, the leading peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform, announced that it will be adding stablecoin Tether to its crypto payment options.
BitMEX Invests in South Africa’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange
In a bold financial move, the parent company of BitMEX cryptocurrency exchange has decided to invest in a South Africa’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, VALR.
Paxful CEO: COVID Economic Measures Add Fuel to Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Renaissance in India
As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to steer Central banks and monetary policy into new and creative directions, the market outlook has been drastically altered to view alternative assets such as Bitcoin as legitimate safe haven assets. Recent developments with the Reserve Bank of India lifting its crypto ban has also triggered a wave of cryptocurrency buying in the emerging economic superpower, and Paxful has been right at its centre.

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