Crypto Payments: The Path To Becoming an Everyday Reality

Cryptocurrencies have gained attention in recent years, especially due to the pandemic. More and more people, institutions, and even governments are joining in the conversation as time goes by. In this article, Konstantin Anissimov, Executive Director at CEX.IO, delves a little deeper into the world of crypto payments and asks just when we might see them as an everyday reality.

UN Migration Agency Will Use Blockchain Technology in Effort to Stamp out Illegal Fees Charged to Migrant Workers in Hong Kong

Diginex, a blockchain financial services and technology company, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the United Nations Migration Agency – today announced the launch of a blockchain-based tool developed to prevent the exploitation of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong SAR, China.

Diginex joins Microsoft’s ScaleUp Program 2019 to Deliver Enterprise Value to Clients

Diginex, a blockchain financial services and technology company, has been selected as part of the Microsoft ScaleUp program. This exclusive 2-year program is designed for high-growth companies to leverage Microsoft’s expertise, scale their businesses and further deliver enterprise value to their clients.

CULedger Showcases Successful Cross-Border Payment Solution, Supported by Partners R3 and Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company

CULedger, a credit union service organization (CUSO) that focuses on delivering the world’s premier network of one-to-one financial exchange for credit unions, unveiled a viable proof-of-concept version of CUPay, a highly secure electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment solution that is built on R3’s Corda blockchain platform.

Deutsche Bank Predicts Cryptocurrency Could Replace Fiat by 2030

The 'Imagine 2030' report highlights the dangers of the forces holding the fiat money system unravelling in the next decade, in turn fuelling the demand for crypto. Deutsche Bank describes cryptocurrencies as "additions rather than substitutions", but believes this may change by 2030.

Are you Prepared for the Disruption that Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Presenting as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)?

Since inception, Bitcoin Events have cut through the hype and challenged the critics to educate, upskill and drive long-term thinking on the strategic benefits of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for businesses, governments, citizens and society.

PayPal Invests in Cryptocurrency Compliance Startup TRM

PayPal has joined a $4.2 million funding round for cryptocurrency compliance and risk management platform TRM Labs.

Diginex Launches Digivault to Provide Institutional-grade Custody for Digital Assets

Diginex, a blockchain financial services and technology company, today announced the launch of Digivault, offering digital asset custody services to meet the rigorous requirements of institutions.

How Can Click-Fraud be Prevented with Blockchain?

Synthetic fraud and clean fraud tactics employ stolen cardholder information to complete purchases. Account takeover attacks have the same goal, but target consumers’ account credentials instead of payment details. Click fraud, however, can prove to be a much more difficult threat source to identify.

ING Introduce Zero Knowledge Proof Notary

ING’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) team introduced its zero knowledge proof notary service, a blockchain breakthrough that improves the privacy and security of transactions on Corda, an open source blockchain platform.

ING joined Dutch AI taskforce

ING has joined a taskforce to promote the development and acceptance of artificial intelligence technology in the Netherlands, part of a national initiative to halt a brain drain of talent to AI powerhouses like the US and China.

Ripple Introduces Blockchain Tech to Finastra Banking Customers

Ripple has struck a deal to offer its blockchain technology for cross-border payments to Finastra's banking customers.

UNICEF Launches Cryptocurrency Fund Supported by Ethereum Foundation

UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, has launched a cryptocurrency fund to support open source technology “benefiting children and young people around the world.”

OKEx Launches Initiative to Develop Global Compliance Standards for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

OKEx to engage exchanges and market participants to develop a Global Self-Regulated Organization (SRO) aimed at standardizing practices and policies

PayPal close to quitting Facebook's Libra project, Visa and Mastercard could follow

Facebook's Libra plans continue to stumble as PayPal reportedly gets ready to quit the digital currency project, with Visa and Mastercard also reconsidering their involvement.

HOLD to Launch a Zero-Fee Crypto Exchange With Free Debit Card

HOLD has announced that its forthcoming crypto and cash exchange app with free Debit card is now available. This follows the conclusion of its successful beta program with a number of early supporters in August.

Detroit FinTech Bay Announces Detroit Blockchain Center to join location at TechTown

Eight individuals representing mortgage tech, auto tech and blockchain come together to advise on growth and strategy for global organisation based in Detroit

In Canada, Spend Visa® Card Allows Users to Spend Cryptocurrency Like a Debit Card

Effective immediately, Canadian Spend users will begin receiving their Spend Visa® Cards to facilitate transactions at over 40 million merchants worldwide.

Mastercard announces collaboration with R3 on blockchain-powered cross-border payments

Mastercard has joined forces with R3 to develop a blockchain-powered cross-border payments system connecting global faster payments infrastructures, schemes and banks supported by a clearing and settlement network operated by the card giant.

Facebook's Libra could undercut ECB's powers: Mersch

Facebook's proposed Libra currency could undermine the European Central Bank's ability to set monetary policy and Europe should ignore its siren call of "treacherous promises"


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