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Does NOVI Matter? Facebook Rolls Out Pilot Program for Payments Feature, Digital Wallet

Formerly known as Libra and then Diem, Facebook’s (NASD:FB) scaled-back entrance into the digital currency sector has announced the firm’s Novi digital wallet pilot program is rolling out – starting with Guatemala and the United States. The pilot is designed to confirm operational readiness as… Read More

GCash Introduces Online Shopping Protection with Southeast Asian Insurtech Firm Igloo

Philippines’ digital wallet provider GCash has introduced an online shopping insurance option – underwritten by PGA Sompo – with Singapore-based Insurtech Igloo, in order to protect its growing online client base. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, this launch and partnership come at… Read More

Malaysia based Telecom Service U Mobile’s Digital Wallet GoPayz and ACE Capital Growth to Offer Digital Gold Purchase Options

Malaysia-based telecommunications service provider U Mobile’s standalone digital wallet GoPayz has teamed up with gold bullion trader ACE Capital Growth (ACE), which operates as a subsidiary of Ace Innovate Asia. Through their partnership, the companies are introducing  GoGold. As noted on its official website, GoPayz… Read More

Digital Money Firm Merchantrade Asia Partners LintraMax to Offer Digitized Payroll to Malaysian Plantation Workers

Earlier this week, Merchantrade Asia, a digital money services business operator and e-money issuer, teamed up with palm plantation management services provider LintraMax in order to digitize the payroll system for underserved plantations workers in Malaysia. Through the partnership, Merchantrade Asia and LintraMax plan to… Read More

Jack Dorsey Says Square Crypto Wallet May Be on the Way

Jack Dorsey, CEO of both Square (NYSE:SQ) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), has tweeted out that a digital wallet may be forthcoming from Square. The tweet was shared in advance of a presentation at the enormous Bitcoin conference taking place in Miami.   Square is considering making… Read More

MoneyGram Announces Mobile Wallet Capabilities Expansion in Africa Through New Strategic Partnerships

  Digital money transfer service MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) announced on Monday new four mobile wallet and fintech partnerships that give the company access to mobile wallets in 28 markets in Africa. The company reported that the new partnerships are with Airtel, Thunes, InTouch and MFS… Read More

CoolBitX Introduces Advanced Crypto Wallet with Expansive Digital Asset Staking Features

CoolBitX, the blockchain security firm and developers of CoolWallet, the very first bluetooth-powered hardware wallet, recently announced the release of CoolWallet Pro— which is described as an “all-in-one” crypto wallet that will provide “advanced” users increased coin support as well as “expansive” staking features. As… Read More

Dubai Fintech Mamo Secures $8M via Pre-Series A Round, Will Expand Operations into UAE, Saudi Arabia

Dubai-headquartered Fintech firm Mamo has reportedly secured $8 million through a pre-Series A funding round. Mamo offers a digital wallet and payments platform and has previously raised $1.5 million in order to launch a peer to peer payments app. As mentioned in a release shared… Read More

CBDCs: Chinese Banks Introduce Central Bank Digital Currency Hardware Prototypes for Multiple Applications

Chinese banking institutions have introduced central bank digital currency (CBDC) hardware prototypes for several different use cases. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have introduced prototype hardware devices that aim to offer support… Read More

Kuwait Finance House Introduces Digital Wallet Service, Supported via Smartphones with Assistance from Samsung, FitBit, Garmin

Kuwait Finance House (KFH), the nation’s first banking institution operating in accordance with the Islamic Shari’a, has introduced a digital wallet service that is being supported through smartphones (and even smart watches). KFH, which is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, with a market cap… Read More

Philippines based Mobile Wallet PayMaya Becomes First Fintech to Use QR Ph for Transactions

PayMaya, a mobile wallet that’s operating under the purview of PLDT, has reportedly become the first Fintech firm to start using QR Ph for merchants. QR Ph was introduced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the nation’s central bank, with assistance from BancNet and… Read More

Blockchain.com Explains Difference between its Non-Custodial and Trading Digital Asset Wallets

The team at UK-based Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet, trading platform, and block explorer service, notes that as the crypto community grows and digital currency adoption also gains speed, educational resources like the ones prepared by 99 Bitcoins will be “key to help usher in… Read More

Malaysian Fintech MyMy Given Conditional Approval from Bank Negara as Company Prepares for Digital Wallet Launch

MyMy revealed on Monday (April 26, 2021) that it has obtained conditional approval for a large scheme E-money license from Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s central bank. The Fintech firm is now planning to launch its digital wallet services in the coming year. Until all… Read More

Bakkt App allows Users to Pay with Crypto: Digital Wallet Can be Used at Starbucks, Best Buy, Choice Hotels and More

Bakkt Holdings, LLC, a U.S.-based digital asset marketplace, announced on Tuesday the launch of its new Bakkt App. According to Bakkt, the Bakkt App is a digital wallet that brings Bitcoin and other forms of digital assets into one platform. “The Bakkt App gives consumers the power to use… Read More

Insurance Digital Wallet & Loyalty Startup Marble Opens Platform For Any U.S. Policyholder

  Marble, a U.S.-based digital wallet and loyalty platform for insurance, announced on Tuesday it is dropping its waitlist and opening its platform to any U.S. policyholder. The launch comes less than two months after Marble raises $2.5 million through its seed financing round.  Founded… Read More

Malaysian Digital Wallet Provider Boost Joins PayNet Real-Time Retail Payment Platform

Digital wallet provider Boost recently revealed that it’s now a part of the PayNet Real Time Retail Payment Platform (RPP). Boost confirmed that it will be adopting DuitNow QR (beginning on March 26, 2021). DuitNow QR is the national QR code standard used in Malaysia…. Read More

Indonesian Online Wallet Platform LinkAja Selects Indian Software Firm PureSoftware’s Arttha Digital Payments Suite

Indonesia’s digital wallet platform LinkAja has chosen Indian software firm PureSoftware’s Arttha digital payments suite which will be powering the wallet provider’s core systems. The move is said to be consistent with LinkAja’s goal to further expand and strengthen its market presence as a payment… Read More

MicroWorkers Integrates with Ontology’s ONTO Digital Wallet to Facilitate Additional Payment Options for Workers

MicroWorkers has integrated Ontology’s ONTO wallet in order to facilitate additional payment options for workers. MicroWorkers’ integration of ONTO wallet completes the latest phase in their joint venture with the Ontology development team. Through the partnership, MicroWorkers plans to continue to promote users’ access to… Read More

Cash App from Square, Venmo from PayPal are Benefiting from Increased Use of Digital Wallets by Millennials, Analysts Explains

Catherine Wood, Founder, CEO, and CIO of ARK Investment Management LLC, an investment management company that managed the largest actively-managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) last year, recently commented on Fintech industry developments and shared her views regarding future growth opportunities. Wood, who previously worked at Jennison… Read More

Insurance Digital Wallet & Loyalty Platform Marble Scores $2.5 Million Through Latest Seed Financing Round

Marble, a U.S.-based digital wallet and loyalty platform for insurance, announced on Wednesday it raised $2.5 million through its seed financing round. The company’s investors include IA Capital Group, MS&AD Ventures, Reciprocal Ventures, Fintech Ventures Fund, The Takoma Group, and HU Investments. Founded and launched in… Read More

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