25Apr/20

BIS Innovation Hub Head: COVID-19 Has Exposed The Value of DLT

Benoît Cœuré, the head of the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub, recently asserted that central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, have been brought “into sharper focus” amid the coronavirus pandemic. SpeakingRead More…

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21Feb/20

New Italian Fintech Startup Bitsa Adds XMR Support to Its Prepaid Card

Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa has just expanded its prepaid card with major privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR). By enabling Monero support on its Bitsa Card, the company unclocks “all types”Read More…

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20Feb/20

Brazilian Central Bank Promises Instant Payment Platform to Compete With Crypto

The Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) has announced a plan to launch a new near-instant payment system during November. The platform, called the Brazilian Instant Payment Scheme (PIX), will facilitate peer-to-peer andRead More…

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30Jan/20

Zap’s New Product Lets Merchants Take Dollars Over Lightning Network

“You get to talk to lightning nodes with dollars.” That’s how Zap CEO Jack Mallers described his lightning wallet’s new U.S. dollar clearing system in a phone interview with CoinDesk. Announced Thursday,Read More…

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