Visa to Purchase Ripple Cross-Border Payments Partner Earthport

American payment services giant Visa Inc. is acquiring Ripple partner Earthport Plc, a payment network for cross-border transactions, Reuters U.K. reported Dec. 27. Founded in 1997, London-based Earthport is a financial services firm that offers cross-border payments service to banks…

Big Four Auditor EY Launches Zero-Knowledge System for Private Transactions on Ethereum

“Big Four” auditor Ernst and Young has launched the prototype of a system that enables secure and private transactions to take place on the Ethereum (ETH) public network, according to a press release Oct. 30. The system, dubbed EY Ops…