Coinbase announced it’s acquiring financial firm Keystone Capital, in a move that could clear the way for the crypto company to trade securities. Currently, Coinbase trades some of the top cryptocurrencies, but by teaming up with Keystone, it could eventually move into trading securities or other stocks. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed yet. Ripple is launching a new fund to finance the study of crypto at universities across the globe. Initially, Ripple is teaming up with 17 colleges including Princeton, MIT, University College London, and others. The schools will be able to apply to Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative fund for money to study the emerging market.
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