Crypto-backed lending has already become a major hit in the market - there's no doubt about that fact. It offers a way for people and businesses that need money to easily get their hands on funds, and it can be a reliable source of passive income for investors as well.
Today, protocols in both the centralized and decentralized crypto space offer access to loans. Decentralized finance (DeFi) is […]
Cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity over the past few years. One of the reasons for this is their increased utility for financial transactions. Today, cryptocurrencies are used for investments and payments, and their compatibility with other financial transactions makes them the perfect innovation for today’s complex business landscape. Interestingly, one of the areas where digital […]
Arf's Perspective: US President Joe Biden puts out an executive order on cryptocurrencies that focus on six key areas: consumer protection, financial stability, illicit activity, U.S. competitiveness, financial inclusion and responsible innovation. This is the answer to the question that every stakeholder in web3 market has been asking for several years: Will the US ban […]
Wherever you look right now, the world is talking about cryptocurrencies - particularly, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). There has been a massive push towards digitizing currencies across the world, although there are still some countries that have managed to hold out for now.
Arf’s Perspective: This fine has been a $100M USD worth of regulatory clarity from the SEC to all crypto lending/yield companies out there. This type of lending is indeed a security product according to the SEC and must be registered as such. However, it seems that these types of products are just getting started to […]
One of the hottest trends in the finance space right now is the central bank digital currency (CBDC). Over the past few years, more central banks have moved to digitize their currencies as they hope to improve areas like trade and cross-border transactions.
Card networks have been the leading players of the payment world since the 1960s. Despite the rapid involvement of new and challenging players, they have maintained their dominance throughout decades and come this far by adding up new offerings with constant innovations.
A multichain stablecoin is available on several blockchain networks rather than a single one. Therefore, it can flexibly operate on various blockchains, which reduces the friction of converting a stablecoin across different ones, and helps users access other businesses and applications using different protocols.
The vast majority of stablecoins today is USD-pegged and expected to be so in the future, as the US dollar continues to be the dominant international reserve currency.
Neobanks and e-wallets are transforming financial services with the enhanced convenience, user experience, and accessibility they provide. In addition, they are firing up the competition within the industry by offering new products and services every passing day, accelerating the much needed change in the finance ecosystem.
An e-wallet, or a digital wallet, is an online service that enables people and businesses to make digital transactions and verify their credentials. Any type of personal data can be loaded into an e-wallet, including debit and credit cards, driver’s license, social security number, loyalty cards, as well as items such as movie tickets and boarding passes.
Neobanks, or digital-only banks, can be defined as fintech companies offering direct banking services to their customers. The term neobank was first coined around 2016 to describe fintech companies that challenge traditional banks.
Remittance flows are lifelines for migrants and their families in need. They are also one of the main sources of income for developing countries and play a crucial role in their economic survival. With the class of global citizens getting crowded and the gig economy passing $340 billion in 2021, the finance industry needs to make sure that remittances safely continue flowing […]
Remittance service providers (RSPs) play a crucial role in the global financial system by helping migrants in the world to send money back home. Considering that remittances are the primary source of income for many emerging markets […]
Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency whose value is pegged to a real and stable asset like fiat currencies or gold, to stabilize its price.
Central bank digital currency (CBDC) is a form of digital money that is issued, backed, and controlled by a country’s central bank. CBDCs have been developed in two main forms.
Cross-border money transfers usually flow through a correspondent banking network that consists of chains of banks, cooperatively working to transfer funds from the payer to the payee. However, this model is problematic, as it adds extra time and cost to money transfers, and demands a lot of operational effort on the banks’ side.