Tagged: digital wallet

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces that Non-Bank Financial Institutitions May Access Retail Payments Infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s reserve bank and financial regulator, has revealed that eligible non-bank financial institutions (NFIs) will be able to gain direct access to the banking system’s retail payments infrastructure starting from February of next year. NFIs that are authorized to… Read More

Coinbase CEO Expresses Concerns About Potential New Regulations for Self-Hosted Crypto Wallets

Brian Armstrong, Co-founder and CEO at Coinbase, the leading US-based digital asset exchange, notes that this past week, the company heard rumors that the U.S. Treasury and Secretary Mnuchin had been planning to “rush out” some new regulations for self-hosted cryptocurrency wallets  – which would… Read More

Chainalysis Explains Why Authorities Must Look Beyond Direct Counterparties to Understand Risks Associated with Crypto Addresses

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain research firm, says that the best way to assess or determine the risk of a virtual currency address or group of associated addresses (e.g., like a wallet) is to analyze all the other addresses with which it has conducted transactions. According… Read More

Viva Wallet Bring Google Pay to Customers in 18 Countries

European fintech Viva Wallet recently announced it has bought Google Pay to customers in 18 countries. The company previously announced the service was being offered for customers in 11 countries. On October 27th, the service became available in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,… Read More

Tel Aviv based Fintech Fuse.io Partners with Ramp to Make it Easier to Buy Cryptocurrencies using Fiat Directly Via Fuse Wallet

The development team at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” recently partnered with Ramp in order to “ease the onboarding process” of… Read More

Founder of LoopPay, now Samsung Pay, Introduces Fintech Solution for Contactless Payments

Will Graylin, an experienced tech entrepreneur and Founder of LoopPay (now Samsung Pay), has introduced a Fintech solution, called OV Valet – which is a secure Superkey and companion digital wallet app that supports touchless or contactless payments “at 94% of POS terminals.” As mentioned… Read More

Viva Wallet Brings Google Pay to Customers in 11 Countries

European fintech Viva Wallet announced on Tuesday it is bringing Google Pay to its customers in 11 countries. According to Viva Wallet, customers who use Android smartphones can now simply download the Google Pay app and add their Viva Wallet Mastercard card. “Once they have… Read More

Digital Wallets are Being Added at an Exponential Rate with PayPal’s Venmo and Square’s Cash App Onboarding Millions of Consumers: Report

Digital or online wallets are adding new users at an exponential rate, according to a recent report from ARK Invest. The report revealed that PayPal’s Venmo and Square’s Cash App have managed to onboard around 60 million users organically in the past 10 and 7… Read More

Two-Thirds or 68% of Indian Consumers are Now Using Digital or Mobile Banking Platforms to Settle Transactions, Instead of Cash: Report

Over two-thirds or 68% of Indian consumers are currently using digital or mobile banking platforms to settle transactions, according to a new report. The use of online banking services and contactless payments has increased significantly due to the COVID-19 crisis – which had led to… Read More

UAE’s Ministry of Finance Partners with Local Banks to Offer Digital and Contactless Payments for Settling Government Service Fees

The UAE’s Ministry of Finance will be working with the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) in order to launch electronic or digital Dirham contactless payments cards for settling governmental service charges. The eDirham has been set up as a system of digital channels that are… Read More

Bitcoin.com, a Leading Crypto Wallet Provider, Partners with Cred to Allow Users to Earn Interest on Digital Asset Deposits

Bitcoin.com, a website that encourages people to use Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and claims that more than 11 million cryptocurrency wallets have been opened via its platform, reveals that it will be working with Cred. San Francisco-based Cred is a blockchain-powered licensed lender that was founded… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Argentina Gets a Boost as Local Banks to Launch P2P Money Transfer App, Dimo

Banks in Argentina have reportedly launched a new peer to peer (P2P) money transfer app, called Dimo. There are around 20 local banks that have now registered with the joint venture firm Pay Digital, which will be developing and deploying Dimo, according to an update… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Pakistan on the Rise with Japan Communications and Saffran Group Committing to Investing in Local Financial Tech Initiatives

Japan Communications Inc., a company that engages in the provision of wireless data communication services via in-house software solutions, has partnered with Pakistan‘s Saffran Group, a multinational technology development company. Through the partnership, the companies will invest in financial technology projects in Pakistan via the… Read More

FInD, a Government of Maharashtra Initiative for Matching Indian Investors and Startups, Confirms that Yes Bank has Launched Fintech App Yuva Pay

FInD, a government of Maharashtra initiative that aims to match suitable investors and startups in India, confirmed on July 2, 2020, that Yuva Pay, which is part of FInD’s curated Fintech cohort, has teamed up with Yes Bank to introduce an integrated digital wallet platform…. Read More

Supply Chains in Qatar are Being Digitized to Support Globalization and Fintech Adoption in the “New Normal” after COVID-19, Dr. Deep Dattay Ray Explains

Dr. Deep Datta Ray, a  Visiting Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, writes that Qatar’s opportunity creation in the “new normal” (following the COVID-19 outbreak) is in Fintech, aviation, and digitization. He notes that Qatar’s… Read More

Blockchain-Powered Identity & Payment Solutions Civic Launches Digital Wallet Out of Private Beta

Civic Technologies, the premier blockchain-powered identity and payment solution provider, announced on Wednesday its  Civic Wallet, previously only available in private beta, is now generally available. Civic claims that Civic Wallet offers a safer way to store and transact with digital identity and currency. Civic… Read More

Kakao’s Blockchain Affiliate Ground X Launches Digital Asset Wallet “Klip”

Ground X, the blockchain subsidiary of the leading South Korean mobile platform, Kakao, announced on Wednesday the launch of its digital asset wallet, Klip. According to Ground X, Klip offers users the opportunity to experience digital asset on their mobile devices. The wallet is available… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Ohana to Launch Digital Wallet to Help Locals Pay for Daily Services via QR Codes, Send Money, Settle Taxes

Argentina-based Fintech firm Ohana (which means “family” in Hawaiian) has revealed that its digital wallet will allow users to pay for everyday goods and services, and taxes. The company’s electronic wallet may also be used to send money to friends and family members. There’s an… Read More

Swipe Launches Samsung Pay For Swipe Visa Cardholders

Swipe, a UK-based multi-asset digital wallet and Visa debit card platform designed to let users buy, sell and spend their cryptocurrencies, announced on Friday that Swipe Android users can now add their Swipe Visa Debit cards directly to their Samsung Pay Wallets. Founded in 2018,… Read More

Pakistani Fintech Firm SadaPay Receives “In-Principle” Approval from Nation’s Central Bank to Faciltate Digital Payments

SadaPay, an Islamabad-based Fintech firm, has reportedly been given in-principle approval by the State Bank of Pakistan, or SBP (the nation’s central bank). for an electronic money institution (EMI) license. SadaPay confirmed that the approval will allow it to provide certain financial services through its… Read More

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