Tag Archives: Alipay

Pakistan’s First Blockchain-Based Remittance Service Launched Using Alipay’s Technology

A Pakistani financial institution has rolled out a cross-border remittance service based on blockchain technology developed by Alibaba affiliate, Alipay. Telenor Microfinance Bank and Malaysian fintech firm Valyou have partnered to offer the service to that will operate between Malaysia and Pakistan. The service is expected to enhance the efficiency and speed of remittances from the former to… Read More »

Pakistan Taps Blockchain Developed by $150B Alipay, But Forbids Bitcoin

The government of Pakistan is reportedly using a blockchain platform developed by Alibaba’s Alipay. But, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin remain banned in the country for payments. The initiative of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of Pakistan to utilize a blockchain application to combat money laundering demonstrates the typical “blockchain not Bitcoin” narrative pushed by central banks and large… Read More »

Pakistani Bank Teams With Alipay for Blockchain Remittances

Pakistan-based Telenor Microfinance Bank, a subsidiary of Norwegian telecoms multinational Telenor Group, has launched cross-border payments using blockchain technology from payments firm Alipay. Claiming it as Pakistan’s first blockchain-based international remittance service, the bank announced Tuesday that the effort is a joint effort between Telenor Group’s Malaysian fintech subsidiary Valyou and its Pakistani mobile banking arm Easypaisa, offering real-time… Read More »

Chinese Internet Court Uses Blockchain To Combat Online Plagiarism

Advertisement An Internet Court launched in Eastern Chinese City Hangzhou will now use blockchain to fight plagiarism for online writers, local Chinese news outlet China.org.cn reported. China launched its first internet court in the city of Hangzhou to deal with internet related cases, save time and reduce overhead costs of getting justice out of the system. At the time… Read More »

Oxfam Formally Launches Blockchain Platform for Rice Farmers in Cambodia

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Oxfam has launched a blockchain project for farmers dubbed BloCRice, which seeks to increase the bargaining power of farmers by digitally connecting every player in the supply chain on one platform, local Cambodian news outlet reports. Based on the report, the new platform will leverage on smart contracts to build digital agreements between organic… Read More »

What China’s Cashless Revolution Can Teach the West About Crypto

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Cash appears to be disappearing from China’s teeming cities. Foreign tourists talk of struggling to buy things because… Read More »

Alibaba’s Jack Ma believes Bitcoin and Blockchain to be key contributors to a Cashless Society

The Chinese regulatory crackdown on blockchain and cryptocurrencies hasn’t been able to fade away the interest of key people and companies in the country. One can easily say that as Jack Ma, the chairman of Alibaba and $150 billion China-based financial conglomerates Ant Financial, was quoted saying in his recent speech that he pays “special attention” to Bitcoin… Read More »

Alibaba Accounted for 10% of Blockchain-Related Patents in 2017

Alibaba Group Holding is worth keeping an eye on for those who believe blockchain technology is the future.The multinational technology conglomerate, led by 53-year-old Jack Ma, has filed over 10 percent of the world’s patent applications for blockchain, contributing to China’s dominance in distributed ledger technology on a global level.China Leads the Race for Blockchain with 56% of… Read More »

China Extends Crypto-Related Promotion Ban Beyond the Capital

China’s anti-crypto onslaught continues, as a prohibition against commercial venues from hosting crypto-related events has been extended to Guangzhou Development District, local media outlet Jiemian reports August 29. Guangzhou Development District is a special economic zone in southern China, close to Hong Kong. The district’s Financial Development Bureau reportedly issued a notice of the new ban August 24,… Read More »