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Western Union Inks Deal with Philippines-Based Crypto Wallet

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Western Union continues to make strides in entering the crypto space. Its most recent move entails a partnership with a Philippines-based e-wallet provider. The lucky partner is Coins.ph, a blockchain-based financial services outfit whose mission includes helping people who do not have bank accounts. In addition to providing a means for crypto purchases, Coins.ph provides mobile wallets and...

Philippines, Korea, and Thailand Move to Create the Next Crypto Valley

The Philippines, Thailand, and South Korea are moving towards creating the next crypto valley, after recognizing the success of Malta and Zug, Switzerland in creating crypto and blockchain friendly environments. Most countries in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam and Thailand, have cracked down on crypto trading and blockchain-related developments over the past year. A few months ago, Thailand...

Philippines' Bitcoin Exchanges Outperform Traditional Finance Platforms

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Bitcoin exchanges and cryptocurrency businesses in the Philippines have been outperforming traditional financial platforms in popularity and user activity throughout 2018. Practical Policies On July 2, CCN reported that the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), an economic zone in the northern part of the Philippines supported by the government, will embrace up to 25 cryptocurrency exchanges...

Philippine Bitcoin Wallet App Coins.ph Reaches 5 Million Customers

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Coins.ph, a mobile payment app that offers a cryptocurrency wallet in the Philippines, now has more than 5 million customers, the company announced on its website. Founded four years ago, Coins.ph operates a variety of financial services, including a cryptocurrency exchange. Ron Hose, founder and CEO, credited the company’s rapid growth to its focus on creating financial inclusion to Filipinos...

Overseas Remittance is a $400 Billion Market, Can Bitcoin Dominate?

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FastCompany’s report revealed that overseas remittance totaled $429 billion in 2016. Some of the largest Remittance markets include China and the Philippines. Already, bitcoin startups have begun to dominate the remittance markets in the two countries, with the Philippines leading bitcoin remittance innovation. Both domestic and international remittance is a massive market within the Philippines...

Stellar Partners ICICI Bank, Enables Blockchain Money Transfers in India, Africa and Philippines

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Stellar, the open blockchain platform and non-profit payment protocol has unveiled a slew of new partners including, notably, India’s largest private bank by consolidated assets ICICI, to bring low-cost, near instantaneous remittance solutions in India, the Philippines, Africa and Europe. Announced yesterday, Stellar revealed four new partners in some of the largest remittance markets in the...

Bitcoiners Assess the Filipino E-Peso Bill of 2014

Just a week ago, Filipino congresswoman Kimi Cojuangco introduced a bill in the Filipino House of Representatives that would create a government-backed digital currency that would serve as an official medium of exchange for domestic online payments. This digital currency, known as the “e-peso,” was proposed as part of the E-Peso Act of 2014. The e-peso that would be at par with the country’s...

Coins.ph partners with MetroDeal and CashCashPinoy

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The coins.ph bitcoin exchange has partnered with MetroDeal and CashCashPinoy which are two companies based in the Philippines. This effects an area where 95 million people do not have access to a credit card to purchase goods online. The addition of MetroDeal and CashCashPinoy will allow these people to shop with thousands of brick and mortar stores and have access to goods that were previously...

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