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OpenWay's Way4 enables the first CBDC card transaction in Eurasia

Voice of the Industry | Online & Mobile Banking | 16 May 2024

Rudy Gunawan, Managing Director of OpenWay Asia, and Lana Konakova, Global Product Marketing Manager at OpenWay Group, discuss the first CBDC cards in Eurasia and Way4’s role in the fast launch of Kazakhstan’s Digital Tenge infrastructure.

CBDC, digital payments, banking, ecommerce, DeFi, wholesale CBDC, cross-border payments, digital assets, stablecoin, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, fintech, digital currency, payments , blockchain, P2P, POS

Gallant Capital acquires Fime and UL Solutions' testing business

News | Payments General | 13 May 2024

US-based Gallant Capital has announced the acquisition of Fime and UL Solutions’ payment testing business, which merges the technical capabilities and knowledge of both companies. 

acquisition, digital payments, Open Banking, CBDC, digital wallet, digital identity

South Africa Central Bank reveals digital payments roadmap

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Apr 2024

South Africa’s central bank (SARB) has revealed a roadmap that would improve the country’s adoption of digital payment technologies.

digital payments, report, cryptocurrency, CBDC

Shaping the future of the payments industry: key insights from MPE 2024

Voice of the Industry | Ecommerce | 12 Apr 2024

We highlight key topics discussed at MPE 2024, such as the evolving trends in payment optimisation, marketplaces and online platforms, real-time payments, GenAI, and cross-border payments.

payments , account-to-account payment, marketplace, online platform, PSP, merchants, Issuer, Acquirer, real-time payments, generative AI, cross-border payments, ecommerce, payments orchestration, Open Banking, Open Finance, PSD3, payment methods, API, CBDC, artificial intelligence, KYC

Innovation in payments: what role do policy and regulation play?

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 09 Apr 2024

Paul Worthington, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Innovate Finance, speaks about the role policy and regulation play when it comes to payment innovation.

stablecoin, central bank, policy, regulators, CBDC, Open Banking, payments

IDEMIA collaborates with Qualcomm Technologies

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Mar 2024

France-based IDEMIA has entered into a partnership with Qualcomm Technologies to support secure offline CBDC payment adoption.

CBDC, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, partnership

Navigating stablecoin evolution: outlook and opportunities for 2024

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Mar 2024

Evgeny Filichkin, Investment Advisor at neobank Keytom, shares major stablecoin trends to watch out for in 2024.

stablecoin, DeFi, digital currency, ecommerce, CBDC

Retail CBDC trends

Voice of the Industry | Online & Mobile Banking | 15 Mar 2024

Steve Pannifer, Consult Hyperion: Central banks, including the ECB, cautiously move towards retail CBDCs. The ECB is preparing for a digital euro, emphasising offline support, programmability, and cross-border efficiency.

banking, fintech, CBDC, retail CBDCs, digital currency, payments , paytech, cross-border payments, digital euro, payment methods, DeFi, IOT, ISO 20022, financial inclusion

Why accounts do not solve double-spending

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Mar 2024

To make a CBDC secure, Lars Hupel from Giesecke+Devrient outlines the approach necessary to achieve a high degree of resilience while allowing the CBDC to cater to plenty of use cases.

CBDC, cryptocurrency, digital assets, online security, digital wallet, double-spending, encryption

Payment orchestration – the current state and emerging trends

Interviews | Online Payments | 08 Mar 2024

We interviewed Thomas Tittelbach, Founder and Managing Partner at aye4fin, about the current state of payment orchestration and the future opportunities emerging from it.

cross-border payments, ecommerce, payments orchestration, marketplace, merchants, PSP, payment methods, POS, KYC, digital payments, PSD3, CBDC

HKMA reveals a wholesale central bank digital currency project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Mar 2024

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed a new wholesale central bank digital currency (wCBDC) project.

tokenization, CBDC, digital assets, cryptocurrency

Beyond borders – a deep dive into cross-border payments

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 07 Mar 2024

Diana Lupuleac, Content Editor at The Paypers, shares insights into the history of cross-border payments, how they are made today, and current initiatives aimed to tackle their pain points.

cross-border payments, ecommerce, online shopping, shopping, money transfer, blockchain, real-time payments, CBDC, Open Banking, marketplace, B2B payments, B2B2B2C, ACH, SWIFT

The convergence between crypto and traditional financial markets

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Feb 2024

Bruno Diniz, Managing Partner at Spiralem, discusses the rapid global adoption of blockchain solutions, bridging the gap between traditional finance and crypto-assets.

blockchain, CBDC, crypto asset, digital assets, digitalisation

Ripple partners with Commercial International Bank (CIB)

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Feb 2024

Egypt-based Commercial International Bank has partnered with Ripple to implement blockchain technology aiming to enhance the efficiency of cross-border payments. 

CBDC, central bank, cross-border payments, digital assets, partnership

Philippines announces non-blockchain CBDC plans

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Feb 2024

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has revealed the intention to launch a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) by 2026.

CBDC, central bank, digital assets, wholesale CBDC, retail

RBI explores offline solutions to improve CBDC adoption

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Feb 2024

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revealed its intention to explore offline solutions to improve CBDC adoption in India’s remote areas.

cryptocurrency, CBDC, digital assets, banks

The Global Payments and Fintech Trends Report 2024

Report | Payments General | 09 Feb 2024

The inaugural edition of the Global Payments and Fintech Trends Report offers a comprehensive overview of the key trends in fintech and payments for the year 2024 and beyond.

report, fintech, payments , instant payments, cross-border payments, B2B payments, ecommerce, digitalisation, payment methods, artificial intelligence, FX , Open Banking, embedded finance, Open Finance, CBDC, cryptocurrency, BaaS, fraud prevention, regulation, regtech

Secure wallets for CBDC: how do they work?

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 06 Feb 2024

Lars Hupel from Giesecke+Devrient reveals the secret technical ingredients that make CBDC wallets achieve their goals, in a safe manner.

digital currency, digital wallet, CBDC, encryption, security token

BitPay report: XRP's 42% rise in payments

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Jan 2024

A BitPay report released in 2023, has shown that XRP saw a notable increase in usage for payment transactions on BitPay, with a 42% rise in transaction volume.

cryptocurrency, crypto asset, blockchain, CBDC, digital currency

BoA and HM Treasury respond to CBDC consultation

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Jan 2024

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have issued an official response to a consultation concerning the digital pound.

cryptocurrency, CBDC, digital assets, financial institutions