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Ripple’s xRapid-powered to integrate with UnionBank of Philippines to launch crypto ATM




Ripple's-xRapid powered to integrate with UnionBank of Phillipines to launch crypto ATM
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UnionBank of Philippines has announced its plans to launch cryptocurrency automated teller machines [ATM] wherein users can trade the digital assets for Philippine Pesos. To execute the launch, the bank will partner with xRapid powered e-wallet and financial services firm,

Justo A. Ortiz, Chairmen of UnionBank, about the deployment of digital currency ATMs, stated:

“We’re going to put up a Bitcoin ATM in our Ayala Ave. ARK [branch]. The machine is here already,” has made use of cross-border payment solutions such as cost and time efficiency, scalability, and transparency rendered by xRapid’s platform. Apart from XRP, the other major digital assets supported by the it are Bitcoin [BTC], Bitcoin Cash [BCH] and Ethereum [ETH] so far. This Southeast Asian tech firm is a leading name in the cryptocurrency trading space of the country.

With a customer base of around 5 million, has strived for mass adoption of its app to make banking services accessible even for the natives in remote places leveraging Ripple-xRapid’s blockchain tech at its core.

Ron Hose, CEO and founder of while elaborating about the tie-up with Ripple earlier in August last year, stated:

“We are excited to be partnering with Ripple to bring the benefits of blockchain technology to cross-border payments, making sending money home more affordable for 10M+ overseas Filipino workers.”

This development unfolded days after the cryptocurrency regulatory framework was issued in the country through Cagayan Economic Authority Zone. The rules named – Digital Asset Token Offering (DATO) were created with the fundamental aim to bolster innovation in the crypto space and catapult mainstream adoption of the digital asset, all while safeguarding the interest of investors.

In a country where more than 70 percent of the adults don’t hold any bank accounts, striding into the world of crypto by integrating the traditional banking establishment and digital assets, is indeed a big step.

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Chayanika holds a Journalism degree and is currently working with AMBCrypto. She is inquisitive about everything that the Blockchain Technology has to offer.


John McAfee says he will reveal Nakamoto’s identity, Coinbase expands to 11 countries, and more





John McAfee says he will reveal Nakamoto's identity, Coinbase expands to 11 countries, and more
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Daily Crypto News – April 18

1. John McAfee on Satoshi Nakamoto: The Founder of McAfee Associates stated that he would narrow down on the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto until he reveals Satoshi himself, otherwise he would reveal his identity to the crypto community. He also spoke about how he knows about Satoshi, to read about it, click here!

2. Coinbase expands its services to more countries: The leading exchange platform announced that it expanding its services to 11 more countries, which includes India, South Korea, and New Zealand. People in these countries can avail services provided on, Coinbase Pro and its app on iOS and Android.

To know more about the countries Coinbase has expanded to, click here!

3. Craig Wright says the crypto-community want to silence him: Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, stated that the majority of the community was against him as they “desire to silence” him because they see someone who would bring an end to scams and pumps and dumps.

He also spoke about the next steps he would be taking in terms of the legal action concerning his defamation case. To read about it, click here!

4. Binance “marks the birth of a new genesis block”: The largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trade volume announced the launch of its Decentralized Exchange, and also stated that the mainnet swap would take place on 23 April 2019.

To read more about Binance DEX, click here!

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