SWIFT Is Open To Using DLT – Will It Use Ripple & XRP? Global Payments Network Finally Comes Clean

The issue involving Ripple and SWIFT is present in the crypto space for quite a while. There have been a lot of rumors during 2018, claiming that the two entities will end up working together, but Ripple has denied this all the time, saying that they are rivals. It seems […]

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How Italy Uses Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency

Blockchain technology is the phenomenon behind the most popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, as it was apprehended by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is an effective communication and data exchange protocol designed in a series and chains of blocks. Italy is the fourth country […]

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Twitter CEO Loves Lightning on Bitcoin: is it the Future of Fast, Instant Payments?

On Tuesday, Jack Dorsey, one of the most well-known characters in Silicon Valley, just exposed his four million followers to Bitcoin (BTC) in a surprising turn of events. To the surprise of many, Dorsey, the incumbent chief executive of both Twitter and crypto-friendly Square, two technology upstarts valued at $54 […]

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Controversial Content Creators Shift to Crypto After Censorship

A number of online crowdfunding sites and wallet providers have been embroiled in controversy  after a series of high-profile account cancellations associated with alt- and far-right views. Although the move to “deplatform” those seen to be allegedly promoting hate speech has received popular support, several high-profile political commentators and libertarian […]

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Saudi Arabia and UAE to Pilot Cryptocurrency for Cross-Border Payments

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have launched a cryptocurrency aimed at facilitating cross-border payments. The new digital asset was unveiled during the first meeting of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council held on January 19, 2019, in Abu Dhabi, according to a WAM report. National Crypto As stated in the WAM press […]

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Bitfury & BTCBIT Partner, Launch Lightning Network Payments

A team of Bitfury’s Lightning Peach engineers on January 15, 2019, announced its collaboration with BTCBIT, a Poland-based cryptocurrency exchange to launch a Lightning Network payment channel allowing for a safer, faster, and more cost-efficient transfer of digital assets on the exchange. Stoking Adoption Per Lightning Peach’s Medium blog, the […]

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Indian Companies Testing Crypto For B2B Payments

Top corporates and banks in India are reportedly testing out the use of cryptocurrency to pay vendors and move money between subsidiaries, said the The Economic Times. Unnamed sources told the publication that Hindustan Unilever, Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank and ABG Shipyard are among the conglomerates experimenting with cryptocurrency for intra-company transactions with subsidiaries, as well as […]

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Why We Will See An Increase In Crypto Payments This Year

The fact is, there are several cryptocurrencies which are versatile and can be utilised as whole private bank accounts and payment cards for nearly every occasion. There is a growing number of fiat-based payment processors, sure, but cryptocurrency payments provide the consumers and merchants with almost unlimited benefits. Worldwide There […]

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Ripple partner National Bank of Kuwait ties up with SWIFT’s global payments innovation

On January 3, the National Bank of Kuwait [NBK] announced the launch of SWIFT’s global payments innovation [gpi] using the integration capabilities of ACI Worldwide’s payment engine. NBK is the same bank that had launched the National Direct Transfer Service using RippleNet wherein customers will have access to the payment […]

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