Tagged: digital wallets

ICON Foundation Introduces 50,000 ICX Token or Over $1 Million Smart Contract Auditing Fund for Blockchain Platforms

The ICON Foundation has confirmed that blockchain-enabled platform ICON, one of the largest DLT initiatives in South Korea, has introduced a dedicated audit fund. The initiative has been launched in order to support the secure development for ICON’s evolving ecosystem. The ICON Foundation noted that… Read More

Singapore Insurtech CXA Group to Sell Brokerage Division, will Focus on SaaS Platform and Global Expansion

Singapore-headquartered Insurtech firm CXA Group has reportedly decided to restructure its operations by selling off its brokerage division so that it can focus on the development and global expansion of its enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. CXA stated that it will be selling its brokerage business… Read More

New Money Market Mutual Fund Is Being Offered via Indonesia’s OVO Mobile App through Partnership with Local Firms

Indonesian digital wallet provider OVO has teamed up with Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia (MAMI) and its partner Bareksa in order to introduce an instant redemption mutual fund. OVO stated that the new offering is the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian country. The… Read More

Ant Group and CIMB Owned Online Wallet Provider TNG Digital Is Reportedly Planning to Secure $150M to Support Expansion Efforts

TNG Digital, the digital wallet provider that was launched via a joint initiative between CIMB Bank and China’s Ant Financial (now Ant Group), is reportedly planning to secure $150 million in capital according to a recent report from Reuters. The Malaysian digital wallet operator, owned… Read More

Crypto OTC Markets See Up to 3x as Much Volume as Regular Exchanges, “Anecdotal Evidence” Suggests, Fintech Circle Claims

Global Fintech firm Circle notes that in the cryptocurrency over-the-counter (OTC) market, professional market participants are able to carry out large trades in a private manner and with “minimal price slippage,” which is why institutional clients are now “flocking” towards crypto OTC trading desks. Although… Read More

Digital Wallets Holding Over 100 Bitcoin (BTC) has Grown Significantly Following COVID Outbreak: Report

The team at Kraken, a leading US-based digital asset exchange, notes that cryptocurrency prices have been soaring, and related innovation is “breaking ground,” while key opportunities are flourishing. According to Kraken, crypto adoption is “relentless.” The Kraken team writes that as they begin a new… Read More

TNG Digital in Malaysia Is Reportedly one of the First Digital Wallet Providers to be Approved as a Recognized Market Operator

Touch ‘n Go (TNG) Group’s subsidiary TNG Digital Sdn Bhd (TNGD) is reportedly one of the first digital wallet providers to be given conditional approval to serve as a Recognized Market Operator (RMO) by the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC). TNG’s management noted that they’re… Read More

Digital Payments Wallet GCash Chosen by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Philippines to Distribute Training Subsidies

Mobile payments wallet provider GCash has reportedly been chosen by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the Philippines to distribute funding for training to local residents. TESDA has joined many other businesses and organizations that are using the GCash platform to carry… Read More

Fintech JazzyPay Partners Digital Wallet Provider GCash to Offer Cashless Payments Options to Essential Businesses in the Philippines

Fintech firm JazzyPay, which is based in the Philippines, has teamed up with digital wallet provider GCash in order to offer cashless payment options to essential service providers in the country. The GCash payments platform has been integrated into JazzyPay’s PCI DSS Level 1 compliant… Read More

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

European Mobile Wallet Stocard Introduces New Pay Feature for Customers in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands

Stocard, a European mobile wallet, has introduced its payment feature Stocard Pay in four other countries including France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. Stocard had initially launched its platform in the UK markets in June 2020. Stocard aims to become the leading “on-the-go” financial services… 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

Ride Hailing Firm Grab, a Diversified Business that Includes Financial Services, Leads $100 Million Round for Indonesia’s LinkAja

Ride-hailing service Grab, which has diversified its business and includes Grab Financial Services, has reportedly led a $100 million Series B investment round in Indonesia-based e-money institution LinkAja. LinkAja’s digital wallet and merchant services businesses are notably the flagship product of PT Fintek Karya Nusantara… 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

Southeast Asian Countries are Increasingly Adopting Digital Payments, but Regulatory Issues May Slow Adoption, Fintech Exec Argues

Fady Abdel-Nour, Head of Global M&A and Investments at PayU, a Fintech firm that provides payment technology to online merchants, has noted that regulators in Southeast Asia are working hard to ensure that digital payments are adopted by consumers. Abdel-Nour has pointed out that UPI,… Read More

Sheila Warren from the World Economic Forum Explains Why She’s “Quite Bullish” about Blockchain and Its Future Impact

Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain, Data, and Digital Assets at the World Economic Forum (WEF), an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business leaders of society to shape global agendas, says that she’s “quite bullish” about blockchain and… Read More

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