Remittances

Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies

Higher prices since the start of the year have been restoring popular interest in cryptocurrencies. Google searches for “bitcoin” have…

Egyptian National Bank Turns to Blockchain to Boost Remittance Business

Another major financial institution has partnered with blockchain-based payments firm Ripple. The National Bank of Egypt has signed a cooperation…

Intermex Partners With Ripple for XRP-Based Remittance Corridor

Ripple's technology will form the basis of a new XRP-based remittance service from International Money Express (Intermex). Ripple announced Tuesday…

Bitspark Shuts Down Amid Restructuring, Coronavirus and Protests

Hong Kong-based blockchain remittance startup Bitspark has abruptly announced its closure, citing internal restructuring issues. On Feb. 3, Bitspark co-founder…

Bitspark Fades Out Following COO Maxine Ryan’s Departure

Hong Kong-based remittance startup Bitspark is shutting down next month. CEO and co-founder George Harrap announced Monday that the company,…

Watch Civic’s CEO Talk About His New Cross-Border Payment System

Civic's Vinny Lingham joined us at the Digital Money Forum last week to talk about his new money transfer platform…

Thai Stellar-Based Startup Lightnet Raises $31M to Replace SWIFT

Thai Stellar-based blockchain startup Lightnet has raised $31.2 million to boost cross-border payments in Southeast Asian countries. The Bangkok-headquartered firm…

Thai Bank Launches App For Instant Cross-Border Payments Powered By Ripple

Thailand’s oldest bank Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has partnered with Ripple to create a mobile application powered by blockchain to…

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