FinTech News
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UAE Firm Taps Ripple Blockchain RippleNet to Launch Cross-Border Payments

Brian Evans - Dec 13, 2018

RippleNet, the blockchain-based global payment network of Ripple, is set to increase its footprint in the Middle East with a United Arab Emirates-based remittance firm set to…

Banking
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Bitcoin-Friendly Revolut Receives European Banking License, Aims to be ‘Amazon of Banking’

Brian Evans - Dec 13, 2018

Revolut, a digital banking alternative that features an in-app bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange, has received a European banking license as it seeks to expand its offerings and…

Faster Payment System
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Hong Kong Activates ‘Faster Payment System’ with 450,000 Public Registrations

Brian Evans - Oct 01, 2018

Hong Kong has become the latest nation to introduce a 24×7, instant payments system as a fintech upgrade for retail payments in the country. Aptly dubbed the…

Bank of Mongolia
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Mongolia Issues First Digital Currency License under New Payment System Law

Brian Evans - Sep 29, 2018

Mongolia has taken a significant step forward toward bolstering its fintech sector, with the East Asian country’s central bank authorizing a local telecom operator to issue a…

Blockchain News
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Google-Backed Fintech Startup Uses Bitcoin for Cross-Border Settlement

Brian Evans - Sep 28, 2018

Veem, a cross-border payments platform that uses bitcoin to move funds among businesses without the need of banks, has raised $25 million in a round led by Goldman…

Blockchain News
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JPMorgan’s Ethereum-Based Blockchain Payments Trial Adds 75 Banks

Brian Evans - Sep 26, 2018

A blockchain payments trial jointly launched by a trio of banks led by JPMorgan has roped in 75 new banks globally for seamless and faster interbank settlements.…

Altcoin News
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Japanese Giant SBI Plans Crypto Token ‘S Coin’ for Mobile Retail Payments

Brian Evans - Sep 26, 2018

Japanese banking giant SBI Holdings has unveiled plans to launch “S Coin”, a cryptocurrency token for mobile retail payments. Announcing the news in a statement on Tuesday,…

Bitcoin Technology
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This Off-Grid, Solar-Powered System Sends Crypto Through Radio Waves

Brian Evans - Sep 23, 2018

To many, cryptocurrency is a way of securing financial independence from banks and governments. Those interested in going off-grid, distancing themselves from authority, and even “preppers” who…

BitPesa
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BitPesa, SBI Remit Partner for Blockchain Payments Between Japan And Africa

Brian Evans - Sep 23, 2018

BitPesa, a digital treasury management solution that leverages blockchain settlement to lower the cost and improve the speed of payments to and from frontier markets, has teamed…

Blockchain News
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Coinsquare Lists Blockchain ETF On Toronto Stock Exchange

Brian Evans - Sep 22, 2018

Coin Capital Investment Management Inc. (Coincapital), the portfolio management division of the Coinsquare digital asset trading platform, has listed a blockchain exchange traded fund (ETF), the STOXX…