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Western Union Partners With E-Wallet Coins.ph for Cross-Border Remittances

American financial services company The Western Union Company has partnered with Philippines-based e-wallet provider Coins.ph to enable Filipinos to conduct cross-border money transfers. The development was announced in a press release published on April 3.Within the collaboration, Western Union will purportedly integrate the Coins.ph blockchain-based platform into its cross-border

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105 Organizations Announce Commitment to New Blockchain Association INATBA Created by the European Union

105 organizations representing the full distributed ledger technology (DLT) ecosystem announced their commitment to a new platform, the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), which is created by the European union in support of the DLT technologies and their integration in public and private sectors. INATBA was conceived to bring

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European Union Launches International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications

The European Union announced the launch of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) on its official website on April 3.According to a Cointelegraph representative who attended today’s ceremony at the European Commission in Brussels, the more than 100 members who have signed the charter include IBM, Accenture

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Western Union Joins Stellar Partner Thunes to Use Blockchain to Speed Up Transfers

Western Union, a world leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has teamed up with Thunes,  formally known as TransferTo, a company that previously partnered with Stellar.org to further enhance the way in which money is transferred across borders with its distributed ledger. Facilitating value to move across borders and directly between

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Western Union Partners With Stellar Collaborator Thunes for Mobile Wallet Transfers

Payments giant Western Union (WU) is partnering with Stellar (XLM) collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. The development was announced in an official press release published on March 21.Thunes is the latterly rebranded trading name of TransferTo — a cross-border payments

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Asia Pacific Conservative Union Launches Blockchain Ecosystem to Fight Authoritarianism

Two executives from the Asia Pacific Conservative Union (APCU) have launched the Liberty Ecosystem, a blockchain-based network designed to fight authoritarianism, a press release shared with Cointelegraph reveals on March 2.The co-founders of the project are APCU chairman, Jikido "Jay" Aeba, and CEO and co-founder of the organization, Yasu

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Major Philippines Bank Union Bank Launches Two-Way Crypto ATM: Report

Major Philippines bank Union Bank is launching the country’s first two-way cryptocurrency ATM, local media outlet Philstar reported Feb. 6.The move will reportedly let customers buy and sell cryptocurrencies for cash via the ATM as part of the bank’s “sandbox” — a framework for conducting experiments in a controlled environment.The

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Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Launches into European Union

Coinsquare, one of the world’s leading trading platforms for trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has confirmed launch across 25 countries in the European Union. The move marks the first international expansion for Coinsquare, which to date has only been available to Canadian customers. The exchange unveiled its plans to launch in

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Western Union | Testing Ripple’s Blockchain, Will It Take on Crypto Next?

According to the president of Western Union Global Money Transfer, the company is “ready to adopt any kind of currency.” And interestingly, this includes cryptocurrencies. Western Union Ready to Adopt Odilon Almeida held an interview with Reuters Plus yesterday. Here he stated that there was no big difference between cryptocurrencies and regular digital payments, of

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