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LG to compete with Stellar and Ripple in the remittance payment sector

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When it comes to sending remittances across the globe, we can all agree that the system is pretty much a complete mess. Sending money across borders can take an enormous effort since it usually takes numerous days, incredibly high transactions fees, and of course, the presence of a middleman in each operation.

In this sense, we are very much familiar with names such as Ripple and Stellar, two of the crypto-related companies that are fighting closely to resolve the current issues of the remittance services and spread their solutions around the world. However, is there any other name out there seeking to address the same problem?

As a matter of fact, there was actually not any other firm seeking to implement a solution to the problems that the currently adopted system, SWIFT, possesses.

Nevertheless, a new name has appeared in the landscape, and even though the company plans to use the blockchain, it was not at all involved with the crypto world till the moment. Let’s discover the main details behind this.

LG Uplus joins cross-border remittance service platforms

LG Uplus is the mobile wind of LG; the company has recently announced that it signed an agreement with different partners from Taiwan, Japan, and United States of America to build a service in which subscribers will be able to utilize a blockchain platform for oversea payment services.

With respect to this, it was known on Sunday that the company is planning to launch the service trial in the first quarter of 2019, and for this, it would use the ability of a multip-carrier blockchain platform labeled as cross-carrier payment system (aka CCPS).

Also, once the platform is ready, it will be open for subscribers from different carriers, an advanced and groundbreaking service never seen before in the region. About the partners mentioned above, it was known that EasTone Telecommunications would be the Taiwanese collaborator, while on the other hand, SoftBank would serve as the Japanese one. As for the American partner, TBCSSoft will serve as the plan maker of the business idea.

LG Uplus will give the opportunity to subscribers to make purchases whenever they travel from Taiwan to Jana, or from Taiwan to Korea. Concerning this, the mobile service unit director at LG, Joo Young-Joon, stated that “customers will have the benefit of an overseas payment system based on convenient, economical and secure blockchain technology.” He added we would not stop there, at “LG Uplus we will continue to develop new business opportunities with CBSG blockchain and global telecom leaders.”

Conclusion

It seems now that Ripple has some work to do to avoid staying off the picture. Undoubtedly, the company has made great efforts to develop and implement a solution for the problems of SWIFT, but still, there’s a lot to do in this matter.

On the other side of the equation, as more companies decide to attack the problem, we could be seeing a not-so-distant future in which high costs, slow transaction speeds, and middleman absence would be a reality in remittance service. So the way to go LG.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

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