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Xapo Bank and Circle to offer USDC deposits and withdrawals

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Mar 2023

Bitcoin custodian and licensed private bank Xapo Bank has partnered with financial technology company Circle to integrate USD Coin payment rails as an alternative to SWIFT.

SWIFT, digital currency, crypto, crypto asset

Central Bank of UAE reveals a new CBDC strategy

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Mar 2023

The Central Bank of UAE has revealed its plans to complete the first phase of its central bank digital currency project  in mid-2024.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, banks

How FinXP's scalable payment solutions support xMoney's growth

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 16 Mar 2023

Jeffrey Romano, Head of Marketing at FinXP, shares insights on how the crypto payments processor xMoney is benefiting from FinXP’s scalable payment solutions.

cryptocurrency, crypto, partnership, online payments, merchants, fintech, ecommerce, payment methods, settlement, digital currency

National Australia Bank issues Ethereum stablecoin

News | Cryptocurrencies | 15 Mar 2023

National Australia Bank (NAB) has completed its first intra-bank cross-border transaction using its own stablecoin via Ethereum.

blockchain, digital currency, stablecoin, cross-border payments, Ethereum

CurrencyFair partners with Thunes

News | Online Payments | 15 Mar 2023

Cross-border payments platform CurrencyFair has partnered with payments company Thunes to provide money transfer services in 25 new currencies, including the Mexican peso.

partnership, product launch, digital currency, money transfer, payments , cross-border payments, remittances, financial services, digital payments, expansion, online payments, platform, P2P, B2B payments, fintech

CBDC payments to more than double in 7 years

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Mar 2023

A study from Juniper Research found that the value of payments via CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies) will reach USD 213 billion annually by 2030, up from just USD 100 million in 2023.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, study

CBDC: threat or opportunity

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Mar 2023

Dominika Duziak, Head of Product and Strategy at OneStep Financial, a member of The Payments Association, clarifies the most common misconceptions about CBDCs and advocates for enhanced digitalisation with their help.

CBDC, NFT, digitalisation, online payments, payments , mobile payments, mobile money, digital currency, digital wallet, digital euro, digital payments, e-wallet, cryptocurrency

Nigerian government extends electronic transfer tax

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 08 Mar 2023

The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning has issued a new Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL) regulation focused on domiciliary accounts. 

regulation, digital currency, online banking, digital banking, online payments

WeChat adds digital yuan to its payment platform

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Mar 2023

WeChat, China’s major social networking and payment app, has added the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) to its payment services, according to reports in local media.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, digital assets

Reserve Bank of Australia selects 14 CBDC use cases

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Mar 2023

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced on 3 March 2023 that it has selected 14 digital currency proposed use cases from the many submissions obtained from industry participants.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, digital assets, cryptocurrency

CBDCs: how banks and processors can prepare for disruption and seize opportunities

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 02 Mar 2023

Sophocles Ioannou, Regional Director, Business Development Europe and Latin America at OpenWay Group, discusses the importance of CBDCs in a highly digitalised world and its benefits for fintechs and end-users. 

CBDC, digital currency, payment gateway, online payments, central bank, digitalisation, financial inclusion, payments , payment methods, payment institution, digital payments, fintech

Russian search engine Yandex adds crypto to its currency converter

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Feb 2023

The Russia-based Yandex search engine has updated its currency converter and now shows cryptocurrency rates in a number of fiat currencies.

cryptocurrency, product upgrade, digital currency, digital assets

FinTech Alliance partners with Seedrs

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Feb 2023

UK-based digital engagement company FinTech Alliance has announced its partnership with investment platform Seedrs to connect companies with potential investors.

partnership, digital banking, online banking, digital currency, investment

Brazil to launch digital tests of CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Feb 2023

Brazil has announced its plans to launch a real-world suite of digital tests for its CBDC, focusing on protecting the privacy of financial data and transactions.

product launch, fraud prevention, cryptocurrency, digital currency, fraud management, CBDC

Cryptocurrency payment gateways – the interface to the fiat world

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Feb 2023

This article will explore the function of crypto payment gateways in the cryptocurrency market, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

cryptocurrency, payments , transactions , retail, regulation, merchants, banks, digital currency, online payments, mobile payments

Highlights on local and regional regulations impacting cross-border payments and ecommerce

Voice of the Industry | Ecommerce | 03 Feb 2023

Michelle Swiec, Director of Deal Advisory and Strategy Practice at KPMG, elaborates on local and regional regulations with an impact on the cross-border payments and ecommerce space.

cross-border payments, cross-border ecommerce, regulation, ecommerce, cryptocurrency, digital currency, blockchain, AML, CTF, KYC, money laundering, merchant, PSD2, SCA

RBI orders SBM Bank to stop all transactions under the LRS

News | Payments General | 25 Jan 2023

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has ordered SBM Bank India to stop all transactions under Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) till further orders.

central bank, banks, remittance, transactions , digital currency

Universal Digital Payments Network launches in Davos

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Jan 2023

China-based Red Date Technology has partnered Germany-based GFT and Japan-based TOKO to develop and launch the Universal Digital Payments Network.

digital currency, CBDC, partnership, digital payments

Brazil and Argentina prepare to create common currency

News | Online Payments | 23 Jan 2023

Leaders of Brazil and Argentina have made a joint statement announcing their preparatory work on creating a common currency, inviting other Latin American nations to join the process.

partnership, digital currency, payments , payment methods, ecommerce

Five associations ally to form UK Forum for Digital Currencies

News | Payments General | 13 Jan 2023

Five associations have come together to form a new alliance – the UK Forum for Digital Currencies (UK FDC) – which aims to innovate the payments industry.

partnership, digital currency, payments , regulation, investment