Cryptocurrency sees payments boost in 2021
December 22nd, 2021
2021 was the year that many payments companies began to seriously enter the cryptocurrency space.
Money20/20 US big takeaways
November 1st, 2021
The main themes from Money20/20 US were a little different to its counterpart event in Europe.
Stripe gives vote of confidence to crypto
October 26th, 2021
Almost four years after it dropped support for Bitcoin, payments major Stripe has announced that it is re-entering the space with a dedicated team.
Can cryptocurrency tap into the $700bn remittance industry?
October 11th, 2021
Global adoption of cryptocurrency has soared in recent years, and while it’s often considered an asset, it is seeing increasing use in remittances.
CBDCs’ cross-border payments potential
July 7th, 2021
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are gaining growing attention for their potential in cross-border payments and beyond.
Visa’s digital currency play
June 7th, 2021
How Visa is approaching the opportunities presented by digital currency, as payments companies increasingly embrace cryptocurrency.
Can crypto flourish in global payments?
April 28th, 2021
Growing numbers of companies are beginning to launch partnerships or services focused on using crypto for payments – including in cross-border payments.
Embedded payments come to social media and messaging apps
April 19th, 2021
Embedded payments are becoming increasingly prevalent on social media and messaging apps. Here's some of key announcements in recent months.
The future of crypto payment enablement
April 7th, 2021
How many of the leading payment processors and card networks are introducing support for payments in cryptocurrency?
Is cryptocurrency driving innovation in B2B payments?
March 15th, 2021
Cryptocurrencies are increasingly entering the B2B payments space – but how far could the development go?
Ripple in hot water over SEC suit
January 12th, 2021
Once the darling of the industry, Ripple is now being distanced by key players following a suit filed by the SEC.
The latest industry blockchain initiatives
June 10th, 2020
Off the back of Calibra rebranding as Novi, we look at the latest developments of blockchain in cross-border payments.
Ripple valuation analysis of $10bn raise
January 9th, 2020
Ripple's valuation grows to $10bn after a $200m mega-raise, AlphaFX revenue grows for the fifth consecutive year in 2019 and Travelex is ransomed.
Will Facebook’s Libra crush Western Union and TransferWise?
June 20th, 2019
Facebook announced Libra its crypto-currency blockchain project, squarely targeting the underbanked and remittances as its first use cases.
What JPMorgan’s new coin means for cross-border, Ripple & Swift
February 22nd, 2019
JP Morgan goes all in on blockchain. What impact will it have on cross border payments, currencies, Ripple and Swift
Does blockchain solve International Payments?
October 11th, 2018
Since Bitcoin's introduction to the market in 2009, the debate as to how blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrency ("blockchain") can change the payments world has been raging on.