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WeChat mini programs are becoming a lot more important for Tencent

WeChat mini programs are becoming a lot more important for Tencent

WeChat is already China’s most popular social platform, but Tencent seems eager to make even more money from its ubiquitous app. It plans to achieve this with a not-so-secret weapon: Mini programs.

14 JANUARY 2020

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Traditional Payment Processing Companies Are Increasingly Focusing on Crypto

Traditional Payment Processing Companies Are Increasingly Focusing on Crypto

More than two decades after the dot-com bubble ushered in a new era of digital commerce, the payment infrastructure is still very much in flux. That reality is even more prevalent as 2020 approaches, and the cryptocurrency movement is offering a new tool and a unique complication into today’s approach to executing payments.

23 DECEMBER 2019

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Cardano’s Payment Gateway for Merchants Is Now Live

Cardano’s Payment Gateway for Merchants Is Now Live

The Cardano Foundation, the firm behind the 12th biggest cryptocurrency Cardano (ADA), has launched AdaPay, an ADA payment gateway for merchants.

29 NOVEMBER 2019

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Europe aims to set up an instant payment system to taper off US players’ dominance

Europe aims to set up an instant payment system to taper off US players’ dominance

Europe is planning to build an improved instant payment system to taper off U.S. payment giants’ dominance across the continent.

26 NOVEMBER 2019

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RippleNet member NIUM partners with Brazilian foreign exchange to facilitate remittances

RippleNet member NIUM partners with Brazilian foreign exchange to facilitate remittances

RippleNet partner NIUM, formerly called InstaReM, has announced a partnership with Frente Corretora de Câmbio, a leading foreign exchange broker in Brazil. Under this partnership, NIUM will be aiding the foreign exchange’s cross-border payments. This could mean that Ripple’s intention of opening a payment corridor in Brazil could soon be a reality.

19 NOVEMBER 2019

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Ripple-Powered Nium Partners with Visa to Enable Instant Payments to Indonesia

Ripple-Powered Nium Partners with Visa to Enable Instant Payments to Indonesia

Another RippleNet member boosts its global presence – Nium enables remittances to Indonesia via Visa Direct after it has received a license from Bank of Indonesia

14 NOVEMBER 2019

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Google plans to offer checking accounts in partnership with Citi bank

Google plans to offer checking accounts in partnership with Citi bank

Search giant Google is planning to offer checking accounts via a partnership with banking giant Citigroup and lender Stanford Federal Credit Union.

13 NOVEMBER 2019

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Singapore’s central bank, JPMorgan develop a blockchain system for cross-border payments

Singapore’s central bank, JPMorgan develop a blockchain system for cross-border payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, and investment banking giant JPMorgan have developed a blockchain prototype for cross-border payments.

11 NOVEMBER 2019

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From Online Gambling to Pot, Crypto Commerce Takes Off This Year

From Online Gambling to Pot, Crypto Commerce Takes Off This Year

After being given up for dead, cryptocurrency-based commerce - albeit still tiny - has started growing again.

7 NOVEMBER 2019

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Visa CEO: Visa Still Interested in Developing Libra With Facebook

Visa CEO: Visa Still Interested in Developing Libra With Facebook

Alfred F. Kelly, CEO of major payment processor Visa, has said that the company is still in discussions with Facebook on the Libra project.

25 OCTOBER 2019

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Cambodia’s Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross Border Payments

Cambodia’s Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross Border Payments

Cambodia’s Central Bank wants to slash the cost of cross-border payments and is studying how its in-house digital wallet, the Hyperledger Iroha-powered Bakong, might get the job done.

18 OCTOBER 2019

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Redefining Financial Services In 2019

Redefining Financial Services In 2019

When people used to ask me what I did for work, I would typically answer the question by saying I was in the financial services industry.

13 OCTOBER 2019

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Ripple teams up with Finastra to provide payment solutions with cross-border payments

Ripple teams up with Finastra to provide payment solutions with cross-border payments

Ripple has teamed up with Finastra, extending the list of Fintech companies that are using Ripple’s blockchain technology for payment solutions to support faster cross-border payments. This collaboration will enable Finastra’s vast customer base to connect and transact with 200 financial institutions on RippleNet.

9 OCTOBER 2019

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Samsung Pay Teams Up With RippleNet Member Finablr

Samsung Pay Teams Up With RippleNet Member Finablr

Samsung Pay, the mobile payments service of South Korean tech giant Samsung, has partnered with payments platform Finablr, Ripple’s RippleNet member, to offer cross-border payments feature Money Transfer to its app’s users.

7 OCTOBER 2019

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Venezuelan Exchange Rolls Out Crypto Debit Card with Petro Support

Venezuelan Exchange Rolls Out Crypto Debit Card with Petro Support

Two Venezuelan companies have partnered to release a cryptocurrency debit card and point-of-sale (PoS) system.

3 OCTOBER 2019

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Swift Chairman Says Cryptocurrencies Are Causing Extraordinary Change in Financial Industry

Swift Chairman Says Cryptocurrencies Are Causing Extraordinary Change in Financial Industry

In what seems like quite the endorsement for cryptocurrencies, the chairman of the global provider of secure financial messaging services, Swift, said that cryptocurrencies are causing an extraordinary change in the financial industry. He also mentioned Libra, the cryptocurrency created by social media mogul Facebook.

25 SEPTEMBER 2019

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Mastercard and R3 Partner to Develop New Blockchain-Powered Cross-Border Payments Solution

Mastercard and R3 Partner to Develop New Blockchain-Powered Cross-Border Payments Solution

Mastercard and R3, a leading enterprise blockchain software provider, have today announced a strategic partnership to develop and pilot a new blockchain-enabled cross-border payments solution that will initially focus on connecting global faster payments infrastructures, schemes and banks supported by a clearing and settlement network operated by Mastercard.

11 SEPTEMBER 2019

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Facebook’s Libra seeks payment system license from Swiss regulator

Facebook’s Libra seeks payment system license from Swiss regulator

The Libra Association, the non-profit organization behind Facebook-led cryptocurrency project Libra, is looking to get a payment system license from Switzerland’s financial regulator.

11 SEPTEMBER 2019

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Swift to reveal European E2E payments pilot

Swift to reveal European E2E payments pilot

Swift is gearing up to announce its latest end-to-end international payments pilot held across European borders.

10 SEPTEMBER 2019

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Apple exec: 'We're watching cryptocurrency'

Apple exec: 'We're watching cryptocurrency'

Apple may not be fully on the crypto bandwagon like other tech companies, but it is keeping an eye on digital currency.

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

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