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BitGo Acquires Harbor in Surprise Expansion Beyond Crypto Custody

The crypto custodian announced Tuesday the acquisition of Harbor, a security token platform best known for a failed bid to offer tokenized shares of a South Carolina apartment building. Harbor’s subsidiaries, which include a broker-dealer regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a transfer agent supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission, are included in the acquisition, the companies said. The move allows BitGo to expand its services from custody, becoming what CEO Mike Belshe said is the first “full-stack” service provider in the digital securities space. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Continue reading BitGo Acquires Harbor in Surprise Expansion Beyond Crypto Custody

Visa Acquires Ripple Partner Earthport For $250 Million

Credit card giant Visa Inc. is acquiring British payments firm Earthport for $250.6 million. Earthport — which provides cross-border payment services to banks and businesses — has been partners with Ripple, the blockchain-based payment network, since 2015. Continue reading Visa Acquires Ripple Partner Earthport For $250 Million