Interbank Blockchain Stellar Receives Boost as Lightyear Buys Chain

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Competition and consolidation are heating up in the interbank blockchain space. Chain, a startup that raised more than $40 million from the likes of Fiserv and Citigroup, has been acquired by, a company that works on the Stellar interbank blockchain, the companies announced today. Chain and Lightyear will combine to form a company called Interstellar. ...Read More

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