Japanese Messaging giants Line developing CBDC platform

Social messaging platform LINE is set to develop a blockchain platform for Central Banks Digital Currencies (CBDC). Korean paper Chosun reported on Monday that LINE is in discussion with several Asian banks regarding the new development. The blockchain platform would enable the Central bank to launch CBDCs in a safe and scalable environment. Central Banks would also be able to add customizable features on the platform using different economic parameters. LINE has been proactive in its use of blockchain technology.…

Why Payment Giants Like VISA and MasterCard Finally Embrace Cryptocurrencies

Since its early days, the cryptocurrency market has been looking towards national governments to facilitate global adoption. However, they may have been barking at the wrong tree all along. New state regulations for crypto use and blockchain implementation are necessary. But, their application is tediously slow. Global payment processors like Mastercard and Visa can accelerate the process. Their latest projects show that they are finally ready to embrace cryptocurrency. Why now? Well, that’s what we’re trying to find out today!…

WIREX to Receive Principal Membership with MasterCard Partners

Wirex announced a partnership with Mastercard taking place in record books as the first crypto native platform to receive principal membership from Mastercard, enabling them to issue payment cards to users. The trading platform expressed in their tweet the possibilities that this collaboration has opened doors to. It has been vigilant to facilitate mainstream adoption as the ultimate payment solution for users worldwide. They further mentioned it as a gateway to exploring new spaces in cryptocurrencies and Fintech. Overview of the…

SWIFT Mulls The Development of A Frictionless Payments System For SMEs

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)could soon find it easy to conclude their transactions. This follows global payments giant SWIFT's announcement that would make instant payments available to SMEs.  SWIFT, says it intends to be at the fore of global A2A and B2B transactions. The firm is taking on Visa, MasterCard, and emerging fintech ventures, for example, Ripple.  The decision to venture into space was arrived at in a last month's meeting of the firm’s Board and Executive. The decision is…

Ajay Banga, Mastercard CEO, Talks about Why the Firm Abandoned the Libra Association

The CEO of Mastercard, Ajay Banga, recently talked about why the firm left the Libra association in an interview with the Financial Times.  Facebook also added Mastercard, Visa, Paypal, and Stripe, as members of the Libra association. However, they abandoned the association in October last year without any appropriate explanation. There were, nevertheless, rumors that they feared running afoul of regulators. Reasons Why Mastercard Left Libra Association According to Banga, Libra lacks transparency, and compliance is also a significant reason.…

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