Remittance fintech app Minit Money launches money sending to Zambia

Blockchain remittance app Minit Money has opened its first Southern Africa remittance corridor, enabling Zambians living in South Africa to easily and affordably send money home.

Minit Money co-founder and CEO, Angus Brown, said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of Minit Money’s ability to serve the Zambian diaspora community in South Africa. We have experienced significant growth in our existing corridors of Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Senegal, Benin, Ivory...

Half of procurement and supplier management processes have yet to be digitised

More than half (53%) of procurement and supplier management processes have yet to be digitised, according to research from Ivalua, a provider of procurement, spend and supplier management Software.

This is creating inefficiencies, with procurement teams estimating they are wasting more than a fifth (22%) of their time each year dealing with paper-based or manual processes.

The study reveals that half of procurement leaders (50%) think that the rate of digitisation within...

Zumo teams up with Block Dojo incubator and launches support for companies using BSV Blockchain 

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Zumo, the UK-based digital-asset-as-a-service platform, has partnered with the Block Dojo incubator and the launch of new platform features designed to support companies building on BSV Blockchain. 

Through this new partnership, Block Dojo will offer its cohort companies access to Zumo's APIs, which will help to facilitate their development processes.

Block Dojo, which launched in 2021, has become one of the fastest-growing and most successful incubators in the UK,...

Blockchain Expo Europe: Unearthing the catalysts for institutional crypto adoption

In a fireside chat at Blockchain Expo Europe, James Morek, Co-Head of Institutional Sales EMEA & APAC at Coinbase, and Nick Philpott, CEO of Zodia Markets, shared their insights on what is needed for institutional crypto adoption.

The conversation delved into critical topics such as regulatory collaboration, the role of decentralised technology, and the impact of blockchain and stablecoins on financial transactions.

Regulatory collaboration and frameworks

The...

Metacask and BitPay make investor-grade spirits available to wider crypto audience 

Metacask, the online marketplace which allows users to buy, sell and collect investor-grade spirits using the blockchain, has teamed up with crypto payment processor  BitPay in a partnership that will allow spirits collectors to buy and store premium casks and bottles more easily using cryptocurrency.

The partnership with BitPay, the world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency payment services, makes it simple and secure to use crypto currencies on the Metacask marketplace when...

Kayak makes blockchain push with new enterprise corporate travel offering

Travel search engine Kayak is dipping its toe into the water for corporate travel for large companies – and is looking to eliminate expense reporting for flights with a solution built on blockchain technology.

The company launched its free Kayak for Business tool in 2020 for small- and medium-sized organisations, with a full launch coming a year later. Yet the enterprise-focused solution – which understandably carries a much bigger prize – has come about through a...

Web 3.0, the metaverse and NFTs are capturing UK consumer interest

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Toluna, a global insights technology and panel provider, today revealed key UK insights from its worldwide consumer study, 'A new age of the internet: Web3, the metaverse, and NFTs'. 

With blockchain technology ushering in a new digital era in the form of Web 3.0, the research study explores consumer perceptions of emerging Web 3.0 concepts – such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse. Toluna’s research aims to decipher how consumers view and interact with these...

Coinbase’s CEO shares his top 10 most exciting Web3 ideas

Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong is basking in the glow of a successful week as the value of his company's stocks soared, riding on the rising hopes for a Bitcoin spot Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF).

Armstrong kept the good vibes going by sharing the 10 ideas he’s “most excited about” in the Web3 space.

"We're actively developing numerous projects at Coinbase, but considering the vast landscape, it's not possible to tackle everything. Therefore, I thought...

OKX DEX Integrates with Linea Bridge and Orbiter

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OKX has integrated Linea Bridge and Orbiter to provide better cross-chain trading for users.

By automatically finding the best trading route and cross-chain bridge, this integration allows OKX to provide industry-leading low prices and ease of use when swapping ETH to Linea.

Linea is a network that scales the experience of Ethereum. Its out-of-the-box compatibility with the Ethereum Virtual Machine enables the deployment of already-existing applications, as well as the...

LBank launches global first unlimited crypto credit card

LBank, a cryptocurrency exchange, is soon to launch what it says is the world’s first unlimited cryptocurrency credit card, aiming to break down the barriers of cryptocurrency payments.

The card, available in both virtual and physical forms, allows users to make any consumer payments directly with cryptocurrency through LBank’s credit, and also supports local cash withdrawals. 

LBank’s nearly 9 million users are expected to begin using this card in Q3 2023,...