Star Wars NFTs to Be Released by QANplatform on May 4th

QANplatform shares the details of its upcoming Star Wars-themed release. To memorialize the legendary franchise, the team mints a series of digital collectibles QANplatform, a one-of-a-kind hybrid quantum-resistant blockchain, tokenizes the legendary characters from the Star Wars franchise in its new series of non-fungible tokens. May the fourth be with NFTs Global Star Wars Day (May 4th) has […]

40% intend to use crypto for payments in the next year: Mastercard survey

Millennials are big on crypto with 77% wanting to learn more. A survey by credit card giant Mastercard has revealed that four in ten people plan to use cryptocurrency for payments within the next year. The survey, published on May 4 and titled ‘Consumer Appetite for Digital Payments Takes Off’, polled more than 15,500 people […]

Mastercard adds 6 startups to accelerator, including blockchain payments provider

The “fintech innovators” will receive direct support from Mastercard as they bring their products and services to market. Mastercard Start Path, an accelerator program for fintech startups, has welcomed six new companies innovating in the fields of software-as-a-service, transactions and blockchain-based payments.  Asante Financial Services, Cledara, Jifti, Moeda Seeds, SpendDebt and Tippy were selected for […]

The 5 Most Highly Anticipated Blockchain Mainnets in 2021

In years to come, the early days of 2021 will be remembered for the success of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and for the institutional FOMO that propelled their native assets to fresh all-time highs. Less than a year after the Covid-19 pandemic first made headlines, the market is breaking new ground as billionaires expand their balance […]

China’s SWIFT joint venture shows Beijing eyeing global digital currency use, to internationalize RMB

A joint venture between the world’s largest electronic payment messaging system and the department responsible for China’s proposed central bank digital currency is being viewed as a sign that Beijing is exploring the global use of its planned sovereign digital currency and aiding its desire to internationalize the RMB, reported the South China Morning Post. […]

Malta’s Leading Crypto And Blockchain Experts React To Bitcoin’s Skyrocketing Past $41,000

Bitcoin reached an all-time high of $41,000 this week, the latest milestone in what has been a highly successful month for the leading cryptocurrency. But what does this mean for Malta – a country that has positioned itself at the forefront of the blockchain and cryptocurrency fields? Lovin Malta spoke to some industry experts in blockchain […]

Vietnamese bank issues its first letters of credit on the blockchain

HDBank has processed its first L/C transactions since joining the Contour platform for international trade. Major Vietnamese bank HDBank has now become the first bank in the country to issue letters of credit, or L/C, using blockchain technology. According to a Wednesday report by local media outlet Viet Nam News, the issuance, document presentation and successful […]

Ukraine’s CBDC, the Digital Hryvina, Will Run on Stellar’s Blockchain

Besides working on a central bank digital currency, Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) will also help with the development of digital assets and regulation of stablecoins in the country. The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) on Dec. 28. SDF announced on Monday, this […]

BSN architect firm eyes CBDC with two new projects

The company behind China’s Blockchain Services Network revealed two projects to build infrastructure for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins, promising a BSN payments layer, and a public chain in which “gas fees” can be paid without buying cryptocurrency. He Yifan, CEO of Red Date Tech, spoke at a TechNode-sponsored webinar recorded Dec. 21.  […]

Ghanaian Startup Bitsika Africa Processed $40 Million in Crypto Remittances in 2020, up 3,900% Year-on-Year

Bitsika Africa, a crypto startup operating out of Ghana and Nigeria, said Monday that it processed almost $40 million in remittances in 2020, up from just under $1 million the previous year. Founder and chief executive officer Atsu Davoh said that deposits accounted for $18.87 million of the total volume, with payouts making up $17.89 […]

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