Payments Startup Uphold to Use Ledger Vault

French crypto hardware firm Ledger will provide its technology to American payments startup Uphold to improve security, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 13.Formerly known as Bitreserve, Uphold will reportedly incorporate Ledger’s institutional custody platform Ledger Vault to boost its anti-hack protection by adding an additional layer of security.J. P. Thieriot,…

Bittrex-Backed Euro Stablecoin Can Be Staked for 8% Interest

news A group of six blockchain firms called Universal Protocol Alliance is launching a euro-pegged stablecoin next month. The alliance announced the news Thursday, saying that its “universal euro” (UPEUR) token is aimed at users looking for a low volatility cryptocurrency. The stablecoin can also potentially offer holders an annual rate of return of 8 percent,…