Dallas-Based MoneyGram Plans to Launch Non-Custodial Digital Wallet

by | Sep 26, 2023
When the digital wallet debuts in Q1 2024, MoneyGram says it will enable consumers around the world to leverage stablecoin technology to seamlessly move from fiat currency to cryptocurrency, to fiat again. The company, led by CEO Alex Holmes, said this will "redefine" cross-border payments and enable its customers to send and receive money in new ways.
Pursuant Adds to its GivingDNA Platform, Helping Nonprofits Access Crypto Donors and ‘Philanthropic Non-Donors’
by | Oct 18, 2022
New features to the donor engagement platform GivingDNA allow nonprofits to predict which potential new donors to approach—while unlocking access to a “new generation” of donors using cryptocurrency. “Crypto cannot be ignored anymore, and we want to make it easier for marketers to target and serve those with this asset,” says Rebecca Gregory Segovia, GM of GivingDNA.
The Last Word: Mark Cuban on the Real Estate Value of the Metaverse
Mark Cuban has some hot takes on the metaverse, and he doesn't stop there. He made a recent virtual appearance on the YouTube channel Altcoin Daily to share his thoughts on Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Cardano, cryptocurrency in general, and more.
Studio Created by Words With Friends Co‑Founder Raises $46M for Web3 Battle Arena Game
by | Jun 14, 2022
McKinney-based Playful Studios and its Wildcard Alliance subsidiary—led by Words With Friends co-founder Paul Bettner—raised the funding for Wildcard, which combines arena-style battles with a collectible card game. “With Wildcard, we're focused on fun first, building a next-generation 'spectator sport' to welcome the entire community of competitors, collectors, sponsors, and fans to play together," Better says.

Bitcoin Mining Company Investing $333M for New Facility South of Dallas

by | Apr 28, 2022
Colorado-based Riot Blockchain, one of the world's largest publicly traded bitcoin mining companies, announced plans to develop a 265-acre site in Corsicana—about an hour south of Dallas—adding to its growing presence in the Lone Star State. At full capacity, the development is expected to have one gigawatt of capacity—enough energy to power around 750,000 households.
Fort Worth Becomes First U.S. City to Mine Bitcoin, Right From City Hall
by | Apr 26, 2022
Fort Worth is positioning itself to be the capital of crypto mining. Bitcoin mining machines donated by the Texas Blockchain Council began running 24/7 today, following a city council vote that authorized the six-month pilot program.

Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker plugged in the machines herself live on Twitter this afternoon at 2:35 p.m. “These small but powerful machines mark Fort Worth’s larger commitment to becoming a leading hub for technology and innovation," she said.
Dallas Crypto Infrastructure Firm Eyes Uplisting to Nasdaq
by | Apr 11, 2022
Applied Blockchain, an owner and operator of data center facilities used for mining crypto assets, filed plans with the SEC to uplist from the OTC Pink market to the Nasdaq Global Select Market in a move that could raise up to around $63 million.
State of Entrepreneurship 2022: More Than $2 Billion Invested in North Texas Entrepreneurs Last Year
by | Mar 14, 2022
It's the second year in a row to surpass $1 billion, said Trey Bowles at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center's annual State of Entrepreneurship event.

Hedera Hashgraph Eyes ‘Next‑Generation Gaming’ with Ubisoft Partnership

by | Feb 3, 2022
The HBAR Foundation, an independent organization funded and established by the Richardson-based distributed ledger technology company, is partnering with French videogame developer Ubisoft in an effort to support gaming and entertainment innovators worldwide.
South Korean Bank Tests Stablecoins on North Texas-Based Hedera Network
by | Dec 2, 2021
The solution developed by Shinhan Bank and a global megabank outside of Korea enables cross-border funds to be sent and received in a locally denominated stablecoin with "remarkably low fees." The solution is built using the Hedera Token Service and Hedera Consensus Service.
Applied Blockchain Signs Deal for Large-Scale Ethereum, Altcoin Mining Operation
Through a purchase agreement with Sparkpool, the largest Ethereum mining pool in the world, Dallas-based Applied Blockchain is rapidly working to scale its crypto-mining operations.

The goal? To be the leading publicly listed pure-play Ethereum/Altcoin miner in the next 6 to 12 months.
Dallas-Based Zabo Is Bringing Cryptocurrency International Through a New Partnership
by | Feb 25, 2021
By integrating with Money Dashboard, a free personal financial management application based in the UK, Zabo will allow users to view their cryptocurrency balances and transaction history in a single location that includes information on any existing bank accounts.
Dallas’ Zabo Raises $2.5M to Bring Crypto into Mainstream Financial Services
by | Mar 5, 2020
Zabo was founded to solve what it calls one of the most critical, missing pieces of infrastructure: an API that connects to the landscape of cryptocurrency accounts and wallets.
Open Access: Hedera Hashgraph’s Blockchain Alternative Network Now Available to the Public
by | Sep 17, 2019
Hedera knows that for its distributed ledger technology platform to become mainstream, it has to be easy to integrate. Local companies Zabo and Hashing Systems—along with 24 others—are on board to help with that.
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Hedera Hashgraph Announces Date for Open Access to Its Main Public Network
by | Aug 29, 2019
The Dallas-based distributed ledger platform also announced it has open-sourced its mirror nodes and will begin a strategic 15-year coin distribution.