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Papua New Guinea’s Central Bank Investigate Into Blockchain to Improve Financial Inclusion

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Papua New Guinea’s Central Bank Investigate Into Blockchain to Improve Financial Inclusion

Australian financial experts and institutions are collaborating with the Bank of Papua New Guinea to utilize Bitcoin’s blockchain technology to improve financial inclusion within the country. The Australian government and its financial contractors have allocated $200,000 for the development of blockchain technology to develop an alternative banking system for Papua New Guinea. Considering that only around 15 percent of the…

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Blockchain Startup To Service The Unbanked In Papua New Guinea

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Blockchain Startup To Service The Unbanked In Papua New Guinea

25-year-old Papua New Guinean entrepreneur Shane Ninai has partnered with American venture capitalist Tim Draper to create the blockchain startup Day One Investments, which aims to foster financial inclusion in Papua New Guinea where it is estimated only 20 percent of the population has bank accounts, and alternative currencies such as shell money are still recognized. Day One Investments is…

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The Philippines Moves to Regulate Virtual Currencies

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

The Philippines Moves to Regulate Virtual Currencies

According to a new circular from the central bank of the Philippines, BSP Circular 944, new rules and regulations have been approved about the oversight and governance of “Virtual Currency” exchanges, signed on February 6. BSP Recognizes Advantages as well as Risks of Bitcoin The Philippines has always ranked high when it comes to the amount of money remitted, to…

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Ripio Raises $1.9 Million for Financial Inclusion in South America

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Ripio Raises $1.9 Million for Financial Inclusion in South America

Buenos Aires-based Bitcoin payments service Ripio, formerly known as BitPagos, has secured $1.9 million in Series A funding. The South American startup plans to broaden its user base in its home country Argentina and neighboring Brazil, as well expand its digital payment services into Mexico. Ripio users can buy and sell Bitcoin in exchange for local currencies. They are also…

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