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Rozenn Le

Japanese digital currency companies launch self-regulation group

Japanese companies in the digital currency business have launched an industry group for self-regulation with the support of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Mobile operator Tigo Tanzania adds over 1m mobile money users

Tigo Tanzania, a mobile phone operator part of Millicom Cellular International, has announced it had gained 1m mobile money service users over the past year, a growth of 41.6%.

Earthport to provide Aktif Bank with international payment services

Earthport, the London-based cross-border payments company, has announced it will start to provide international payments transaction services to Turkish Aktif Bank in the coming months.

Britons are yet to adopt alternative payment solutions

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), in its latest report for 2013, has found that Britons are still favouring cash and cards to other payment methods, such as online and mobile transactions.

American TV company Dish Network to accept Bitcoin payments

US satellite TV provider Dish Network has announced it will accept Bitcoin payments from customers starting in the third quarter of this year.

Member of the European Central Bank speaks out against Bitcoin

Yves Mersch, an executive board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), has spoken out against crypto-currency Bitcoin and defended the Euro as the official currency of many EU countries.

Earthport partners with US State Street over cross-border payments

London-based Earthport, a cross-border payments service provider, has signed an agreement with US financial services and investment manager State Street Corporation.

iZettle to provide mPOS solutions to Nordics’ bank Nordea

Nordea, one of the largest financial services group in Northern Europe, has chosen mobile payments company iZettle to be its provider of mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions.

Dutch regulators warn against Bitcoin

The Dutch central bank, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), has rejected digital currencies such as Bitcoin as “a viable alternative for traditional currency”.

‘eFawateerCom’ allows Jordanians to manage their bills electronically

Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) and Madfoo3atCom for Electronic Payments (MFEP) have launched ‘eFawateerCom’ in Jordan, a service that allows people to receive and pay bills electronically.