Finance

Visa Surpasses One Billion Tokens in Asia-Pacific, Boosting Digital Payment Security
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Visa Surpasses One Billion Tokens in Asia-Pacific, Boosting Digital Payment Security

Visa has announced a major achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, with its Visa Token Service (VST) generating over one billion tokens. This milestone underscores significant progress in enhancing the security and efficiency of digital payments. Launched in 2014, VST improves the safety of online transactions by substituting traditional 16-digit credit and debit card numbers with...

Bank of England Braces for Widespread Use of Tokenization
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Bank of England Braces for Widespread Use of Tokenization

The Bank of England (BoE) is preparing for groundbreaking innovations in finance, spearheaded by the rise of stablecoin, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and tokenized bank deposits. BoE Deputy Governor Sir John Cunliffe shared the central bank’s position at the Innovative Finance Global Summit on Monday during his keynote address. Cunliffe said the central bank...

Bitfinex Becomes First Licensed DASP in El Salvador
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Bitfinex Becomes First Licensed DASP in El Salvador

The license permits Bitfinex Securities El Salvador to facilitate tokenized assets. El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as ledger tender in 2021. Bitfinex Securities El Salvador, a newly-established entity belonging to cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, has emerged as the first licensed digital asset service provider (DASP) in El Salvador. The licensing comes three...

Cryptocurrency Regulations Around The World
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Cryptocurrency Regulations Around The World

Financial market regulators around the world hardly know what to make of cryptocurrency. This asset class doesn’t fit neatly into existing categories, while the collapse of FTX in 2022 made the need for smarter regulations painfully obvious. National governments want to assert their regulatory oversight of crypto because controlling currencies is how they manage their...