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Crypto custodian Anchorage to receive national trust charter approval

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jan 2021

Crypto custodian Anchorage has secured conditional approval for a national trust charter from the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Anchorage, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, digital assets, digital banks, banking, crypto custody, bank charters

Central Bank Digital Currencies for Dummies – A Quick Guide into CBDCs

News | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Dec 2020

The Paypers releases the Central Bank Digital Currencies for Dummies, an ebook which is a quick reference guide into CBDCs that aims to inform readers about what CBDCs are, the innovation they promise, the implications, and risks they pose.

Central Bank Digital Currencies, CBDC, Digital dollar, Digital euro, Chinese yuan, Facebook Libra, Stablecoins, Central banks, Commercial banks, Fintech, Technology providers, Monetary policies, Financial systems, COVID-19, Payments digitalisation, Mobile wallets, Smartphones, Financial inclusion, Customer data, Digital identity, Data privacy, Security

Central Bank Digital Currencies for Dummies – A Quick Guide into CBDCs

Report | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Dec 2020

Central Bank Digital Currencies for Dummies is a quick reference guide into CBDCs that aims to inform readers about what CBDCs are, the innovation they promise, and the implications and risks they pose

Central Bank Digital Currencies, CBDC, Digital dollar, Digital euro, Chinese yuan, Facebook Libra, Stablecoins, Central banks, Commercial banks, Fintech, Technology providers, Monetary policies, Financial systems, COVID-19, Payments digitalisation, Mobile wallets, Smartphones, Financial inclusion, Customer data, Digital identity, Data privacy, Security

Sylo deploys wallet support for public blockchain Tezos

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Dec 2020

New Zealand-based software development firm Sylo has deployed wallet support for public blockchain Tezos in their multichain wallet-messenger decentralized app, the Sylo Smart Wallet, which currently boasts over 250,000 users around the world.

blockchain, cryptocurrencies, Tezos, Sylo, crypto wallet

Razorpay, PayPal offer new payment options to MSMEs

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 03 Dec 2020

India-based fintech unicorn Razorpay has partnered with PayPal to enable international payments for Indian MSMEs and freelancers.

Razorpay, PayPal, partnership, MSMEs, international payments, currencies, online banking, online payments, fintech

Nuvei, Unikrn partner to support transactions in 24 countries

News | Online Payments | 26 Nov 2020

Canada-based PSP Nuvei has announced a partnership with Unikrn, a US-based esports betting company, to support transactions in 24 countries.

Nuvei, Unikrn, partnership, online payments, local payment methods, esports, card acquiring, alternative payment methods, APM, currencies

Lanistar launches app, registrations for world-first polymorphic payment card

News | Cards | 16 Nov 2020

Lanistar has revealed its world-first polymorphic payment card, known as the Volt card, and begun to accept user registrations and app downloads ahead of its product launch in January 2021.

Lanistar, launch, polymorphic payment card, card, cards, Volt card, multiple currencies, split payments, Generation Z, millennials

Singapore-based Fincy partners with Accuity

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Nov 2020

Singapore-based app for crypto and fiat currencies transactions Fincy has partnered with global payment and compliance company Accuity, according to the official press release. 

Singapore, Fincy, Accuity, partnership, crypto, fiat, currencies, digital, payment, compliance, Southeast Asia, SMEs, KYC, API, AI, DLT, crypto payment gateway, mobile payment provider, custody wallet, token

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) – building together the future of money (and humanity)

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 02 Nov 2020

We can do better than build back the pre-pandemic world – we can build forward to a world that is more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive. We must seize this new Bretton Woods momentKristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director, Washington, DC on 15th October 2020

central bank digital currency, CBDC, Covid-19, payments digitalisation, Libra, cross-border payment, cryptocurrencies, tokens, stablecoins, reserve currency, SWIFT, fiscal stimulus, FED, interest rates, central banks, commercial banks, BIS, IMF

Deputy Treasury Secretary discusses US CBDC plans

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Oct 2020

The US Treasury Department has said the administration is studying a potential central bank digital currency (CBDC) tied to the dollar, alongside the Federal Reserve, the US’ central bank.

cryptocurrencies, AML, regulation, crypto, CBDC, payments, US, technology, Federal Reserve

Chainstack, Digital Asset partner for deploying blockchain tech

News | Cryptocurrencies | 02 Oct 2020

Chainstack and Digital Asset have partnered to simplify blockchain deployments for SMBs, corporations, and software developers, according to FinTech Magazine.

Chainstack, Digital Asset, blockchain, SMBs, corporations, software developers, Fintech magazine, DAML, smart contract language, multi-protocol ecosystem, cryptocurrencies, data silos, trust boundaries, application logic, cloud, database technologies, platform

ECB should plan digital euro issuance, board member says

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 02 Oct 2020

A board member of the European Central Bank has declared that the bank should prepare to issue a digital euro to complement banknotes, according to Reuters.

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bitFlyer Europe launches PayPal integration

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Sep 2020

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

News | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Sep 2020

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

Wirex, payments platform, crowdfunding, fintech, cryptocurrency, crypto, investment, Crowdcube, crowdfunding platform, crypto payments, payments, traditional currencies, Wirex payment card, Wirex app

Ziglu opens crowdfunding round

News | Cryptocurrencies | 21 Sep 2020

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

Ziglu, crowdfunding, challenger, FCA, authorisation, Electronic Money Institution, product development, global challenger, investors, crypto exchange, cryptocurrency, p2p payments, digital payments, UK account, digital assets, cyber-attacks, fiat currencies, 5th money laundering directive, crypto assets

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

News | Payments General | 17 Sep 2020

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

Flywire, Mastercard, cross border payments, tuition payments, foreign exchange, FX, vertical payments, international payments, international students, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Kenya, Ghana, preferred payment method, international tuition, local currencies, credit cards, debit cards

Skubana adds payments service solution for customers with Currencycloud

News | Online Payments | 16 Sep 2020

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

News | Payments General | 25 Aug 2020

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

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Aug 2020

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

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

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