Articles with tag: currencies

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bitFlyer Europe launches PayPal integration

24 Sep 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced an integration with global payments platform PayPal.

bitFlyer, PayPal, cryptocurrencies, payments

Payments platform Wirex rolls out GBP 1 mln crowdfunding

22 Sep 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

UK-based payments platform aimed at fintechs and cryptos, Wirex, has announced their first crowdfunding. 

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Ziglu opens crowdfunding round

21 Sep 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Challenger and FCA-authorised Electronic Money Institution Ziglu have opened a crowdfunding round to the public. 

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US-based Flywire, Mastercard partner for cross-border tuition payments

17 Sep 2020 | Payments General

Vertical payments company Flywire has partnered with Mastercard to provide students with discounted foreign exchange rates on cross-border tuition payments made with Mastercard. 

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Skubana adds payments service solution for customers with Currencycloud

16 Sep 2020 | Online Payments

US-based ecommerce operations company Skubana has partnered with Currencycloud to enable their customers to convert payments into currencies of their choice.

Skubana, ecommerce, US, Currencycloud, currencies, flexible conversion options

SEBA Bank, Lightnet Group partner for joint venture

25 Aug 2020 | Payments General

Switzerland-based FINMA licensed SEBA Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lightnet, a Singapore-based fintech company.

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Interview with Cypherium about blockchains and Central Bank Digital Currencies trials

24 Aug 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain, or ‘distributed ledger’ technology that underpins Bitcoin, has emerged as an object of intense interest in the financial services industry and beyond

financial services, blockchain, central bank digital currency, CBDC, central banks, Sky Guo, Cypherium, digital currencies, DLT, China

Finverity teams up with Ebury

20 Aug 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Cross-border finance platform Finverity has partnered with Ebury, a payments provider specialising in FX hedging, to boost supply chain finance offerings in emerging markets.

Finverity, partnership, Ebury, cross-border, supply chain finance, SCF, FX, application programming interfaces, APIs, currencies

US-based remote working fintech Deel launches in Europe

13 Aug 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Fintech startup Deel has launched in Europe in hopes to streamline the work from home process through its online platform.

US, Europe, remote working, fintech, Deel, work from home, online platform, remote workers, currencies, legal fees, due diligence, local law, tax system, international payroll process, WeTransfer

Alta by Helium 10 allows Amazon sellers to benefit from a suite of financial solutions

07 Aug 2020 | Online Payments

Helium 10 has launched its Alta programme that allows Amazon sellers to use features such as digital wallets, rapid approval of credit lines, and international direct payments.

Helium 10, launch, Alta, Amazon, sellers, digital wallets, approval of credit lines, international direct payments, marketplace, ecommerce, multiple currencies

Sberbank considers introducing stablecoin after new crypto law

06 Aug 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Russia-based Sberbank has announced plans regarding stablecoin, which are digital currencies backed by real-world assets, major fiat currencies, or commodities such as gold.

Sberbank, stablecoin, crypto law, crypto, Russia, digital currencies, fiat currencies, commodities, gold, cryptocurrency, On Digital Financial Assets, DFA, crypto-to-crypto trading platform, loans, digital securities

OKEx rolls out P2P trading platform in India

05 Aug 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Crypto exchange OKEx has announced the launch of a peer-to-peer trading platform in India, allowing users to buy cryptocurrencies with INR without fees.

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Cambodia-based fintech Clik secures USD 3.7 mln funding for financial inclusion

05 Aug 2020 | Payments General

Fintech startup Clik has completed the final close of its USD 3.7 million seed round for mobile payments, loyalty programmes, data visualisation, business intelligence, and cloud data services. 

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Binance launches trading platform in Australia

29 Jul 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Binance, a blockchain company, has launched Binance Australia, a fiat-to-crypto trading platform.

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Visa to offer Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple payments

27 Jul 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Payments provider Visa has announced plans to incorporate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) into its payments network.

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EU's proposed framework for crypto assets market

23 Jul 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The European Commission has concluded a public consultation on crypto assets in March 2020 which follows detailed due diligence, according to Forbes.

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Bank of Japan sets up new team to explore Central Bank Digital Currency

22 Jul 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has set up a new team to explore the implications of central bank digital currencies.

Bank of Japan, banks, Central Bank Digital Currency, BOJ, CBDC, digital currencies, Japan

South Korea-based digital asset investors to pay 20% in taxes from crypto trading

15 Jul 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

South Korea’s private sector members have revealed that the nation’s citizens may have to pay as much as 20% of their cryptocurrency earnings in taxes. 

South Korea, digital assets, taxes, crypto trading, private sector, cryptocurrency, earnings, virtual currencies, electronic certificates, digital certificates, financial assets, capital gains, Financial Services Commission, financial regulator

MAS completes Project Ubin for Central Bank Digital Currency

14 Jul 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Temasek have released a report to mark the successful conclusion phase of Project Ubin.

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Samsung Pay adds TransferWise to its list of issuers in UK

09 Jul 2020 | Cards

Samsung has announced that its digital wallet, Samsung Pay, is now available to TransferWise cardholders in the UK.

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