The National Bank of Cambodia is teaming up with distributed ledger technology specialist Soramitsu to develop the use of the Hyperledger Iroha software framework for a possible new payment infrastructure.
Plastc, an all-in-one card and mobile app that promised to put an end to bulging wallets and revolutionise the way we pay, has filed for bankruptcy three years after launch without shipping a single product.
BBVA has run its first live cross-border transaction using the Ripple protocol.
Bitcoin exchange and virtual wallet operator Coinbase is bidding to emulate China's hugely popular WeChat through a new unit that will offer a secure messaging app, an Ethereum wallet and a browser for Ethereum apps.
NatWest is launching a new lending platform for small businesses, providing clients with an individual pre-configured financing assessment viewable online and cutting the time taken for approval from 21 days to three minutes.
A new study by the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance reveals that Alipay and WeChat Pay enabled $2.9 trillion in Chinese digital payments in 2016, representing a 20-fold increase in the past four years.
Six Dutch banks are getting behind ING's multi-purpose mobile payments app Payconiq for a Summer roll out in the Netherlands.
Mastercard is preparing to roll out biometric cards combining chip technology with fingerprints after getting the thumbs up from early-stage trials in South Africa.
As it bids to become a coinless society by 2020, South Korea is preparing a pilot that will give shoppers the chance to receive their change in the form of a top-up to prepaid cards.
InterContinental Hotel Group says that it has found malware designed to steal payment card details at around 1200 of its franchise hotels in the US.
© Finextra Research 2017