Bitcoin-Backed ‘Cryptodollar’ to Combat Hyperinflation in Venezuela

Colombian startup Valiu has launched its ‘cryptodollar’ — Bitcoin-backed synthetic USD that Venezuelans can use for payments and remittances. Colombian-based cross-border remittance start-up Valiu has launched Bitcoin-backed synthetic U.S. dollars as a means for Venezuelans to access stable assets and bypass the hyperinflation plaguing their national economy. It’s still in Alpha, but Valiu has partnered […]

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Ripple Cements Asian Presence Through Partnership With Thai Fintech DeeMoney

Thai fintech DeeMoney has deepened its integration with blockchain-based financial services network RippleNet, further consolidating Ripple’s presence in Asia. Thai fintech DeeMoney has deepened its integration with blockchain-based financial services network RippleNet, further consolidating Ripple’s presence in Asia. As the first non-bank institution in Thailand to sign on to RippleNet, DeeMoney already processes inbound transfers […]

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Ripple Says Stablecoins Could be Created on XRP Ledger

In an interview on Ripple’s YouTube channel, CTO David Schwartz discussed features to broaden the ledger’s functionality. Blockchain-based financial services network RippleNet provides a safe, convenient, and easy-to-use wallet for holders of the cryptocurrency XRP, and the features to their system’s ledger may be expanding.  RippleNet has been developed significantly since it was created in […]

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MoneyGram Reveals Real-Time Remittance Tech, Based on Visa not Ripple

MoneyGram launched a real-time remittance service, but firm’s COO told Cointelegraph its blockchain partner Ripple is not involved. Remittances giant MoneyGram announced a new service allowing real-time money sending, but the solutions of its blockchain partner Ripple are not involved. MoneyGram recently announced FastSend, a new service that allows its customers to send money in […]

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Bangladesh Bank with $4 Billion in Assets Now Employs RippleNet

Bangladesh-based Bank Asia has joined Ripple’s RippleNet blockchain-based financial services network. Bangladesh-based Bank Asia has joined Ripple’s RippleNet blockchain-based financial services network. The partnership was only recently discovered after a Twitter user pointed out the Bank Asia logo in an official Ripple document on Feb. 10. Still, the partnership must be well over a month […]

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