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    Exclusive: WhatsApp in talks to launch mobile payments in Indonesia

    Exclusive: WhatsApp in talks to launch mobile payments in Indonesia

    Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) messaging service WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to offer their mobile transaction services, in a bid to tap the nation’s fast growing e-commerce sector, people familiar with the matter said.

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    South Korea’s Woori Financial Teams up with Kakao’s Crypto Payments Group

    South Korea’s Woori Financial Teams up with Kakao’s Crypto Payments Group

    Woori Financial Group, one of South Korea’s largest banking companies, has agreed to work with Ground X in developing blockchain financial services.

    21 AUGUST 2019

    Over 5 Million Merchants Throughout Thailand Now Accept Zcoin Payments

    Over 5 Million Merchants Throughout Thailand Now Accept Zcoin Payments

    Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcoin is now available for spending in Thailand at any merchant registered with the Thai QR code system through Satang App.

    17 AUGUST 2019

    UK Pension and Welfare Agency Examining Blockchain and DLT

    UK Pension and Welfare Agency Examining Blockchain and DLT

    The United Kingdom pension and welfare agency has identified blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) as technologies that could disrupt the payments industry.

    13 AUGUST 2019

    Andrew Yang Super PAC Will Accept Lightning-Powered Bitcoin Donations

    Andrew Yang Super PAC Will Accept Lightning-Powered Bitcoin Donations

    This could be the first time the Lightning Network, a bitcoin scaling solution, officially impacts the U.S. presidential election.

    25 JULY 2019

    Expert talked about the role of cryptocurrencies in payment systems
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    Expert talked about the role of cryptocurrencies in payment systems

    Today, the role of cryptocurrencies in payment systems is absolutely negative and criminal. That’s what said the chairman of the association “Association of Blockchain developers of St. Petersburg" Dmitry Plakhov in an interview for LetKnow.News.

    23 JULY 2019

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    Major Australian Supermarket Chain Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Major Australian Supermarket Chain Now Accepts Bitcoin

    IGA is a network of independent retailers comprising over 1400 stores spread all over Australia. Now, these stores are accepting payments in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

    13 JULY 2019

    Identification on blockchain: what you need to know about Digital ID

    Identification on blockchain: what you need to know about Digital ID

    Digital ID on blockchain is the future of state and financial services. Distributed ID allows people to manage their own personal data. Besides preferences, however, that opportunity brings a number of threats.

    9 JULY 2019

    Goldman Sachs CEO Hints Bank Might Launch ‘JPM Coin’-Like Crypto

    Goldman Sachs CEO Hints Bank Might Launch ‘JPM Coin’-Like Crypto

    Goldman Sachs may ultimately take part in the crypto disruption of finance, according to its CEO, David Solomon.

    29 JUNE 2019

    Facebook crypto plans turn up heat on EU banks over real-time payments

    Facebook crypto plans turn up heat on EU banks over real-time payments

    The euro zone could have an instant payments system shared by all banks in the bloc by the end of 2020, finance industry officials said, as lenders face more competition from the likes of Facebook and other tech firms.

    28 JUNE 2019

    BitPay CCO Believes Big Business Will Push Bitcoin’s Price Even Higher

    BitPay CCO Believes Big Business Will Push Bitcoin’s Price Even Higher

    A senior executive at cryptocurrency payments processor BitPay told Bloomberg on May 29 that bitcoin (BTC) will only expand higher from its current price.

    30 MAY 2019

    Pyrofex Launches Cryptocurrency Payments Solution

    Pyrofex Launches Cryptocurrency Payments Solution

    Currently in beta mode, Numifex allows merchants to accept payments in ethereum, with plans to add bitcoin.

    17 MAY 2019

    Payments Startup Uphold to Use Ledger Vault

    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.

    14 MAY 2019

    Singapore Regulator Recognizes Potential of Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments

    Singapore Regulator Recognizes Potential of Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments

    Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), said that blockchain has potential for cross-border payments but the agency “does not see much” in retail bank digital currencies. Mohanty delivered his comments at the Blockchain in Business event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on May 2.

    4 MAY 2019

    Ripple Partners With One of the World’s Largest Money Transfer Providers

    Ripple Partners With One of the World’s Largest Money Transfer Providers

    Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide and one of the largest money transfer businesses in the world, has joined RippleNet. Ria will leverage xCurrent to connect and transact with Ripple’s global blockchain payments network of 200+ financial institutions.

    3 MAY 2019

    Blockchain Payments Firm Bitspark Releases Stablecoin Pegged to Philippine Peso

    Blockchain Payments Firm Bitspark Releases Stablecoin Pegged to Philippine Peso

    Payments services firm Bitspark is releasing a cryptocurrency pegged to the Philippine peso (PHP). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on April 25.

    26 APRIL 2019

    British Virgin Islands Bolsters Emergency Plan with Crypto Wallet

    British Virgin Islands Bolsters Emergency Plan with Crypto Wallet

    The partnership mainly regards the facilitation of emergency funding for the British Virgin Islands as well as payments between islands.

    22 APRIL 2019

    Lightning Labs Releases ‘Loop’ Feature for Bitcoin Payments Channels

    Lightning Labs Releases ‘Loop’ Feature for Bitcoin Payments Channels

    Lightning Labs has released a new feature aimed at improving the usability of the lightning network, a bitcoin payment channel technology aimed at scaling the cryptocurrency.

    21 MARCH 2019

    U.S. Weighs Curbs on Venezuela Transaction Processing

    U.S. Weighs Curbs on Venezuela Transaction Processing

    The U.S. is considering sanctions that would effectively prohibit Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and other financial institutions from processing transactions in Venezuela, an administration official said, a step aimed at cutting off funds to Nicolas Maduro’s regime.

    17 MARCH 2019

    Top 7 Reasons Why Freelancers Should Prefer Receiving Payments Via Cryptocurrency

    Top 7 Reasons Why Freelancers Should Prefer Receiving Payments Via Cryptocurrency

    Freelancers always face challenges while receiving payments. The most important one is not getting the exact amount from the clients in case of direct payments.

    10 MARCH 2019

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