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Game Changer for Trade Finance

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has recently introduced changes to its messaging standards that could significantly impact trade finance. SWIFT’s updates to its guarantees messaging service aim to support the use of digital guarantees instead of traditional paper-based guarantees. This has the potential to increase automation and efficiency in trade finance processes […]

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From Niche Token to Global Force

The evolving world of finance, cryptocurrency stands out as a revolutionary force. However, amidst the numerous digital assets vying for attention, XRP, the native token of the RippleNet network, has carved a unique niche. Its focus on facilitating efficient and cost-effective cross-border payments has garnered partnerships with renowned financial institutions and sparked conversations with regulatory

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TradFi vs. DeFi: A Tale of Two Financial Systems

The way we manage money has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. No longer are we confined to the archaic systems of traditional finance (TradFi), with its towering brick-and-mortar banks and gatekeeping institutions. Instead, a revolutionary force has emerged: decentralized finance (DeFi). But how did we get here, and what makes DeFi such a

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Bridging the Divide: Cryptocurrencies and the ISO 20022 Revolution

The cryptocurrency ecosystem has long held the promise of revolutionizing finance, but its integration with the existing financial world has often been hampered by communication barriers. Traditional financial institutions operate under a standardized protocol for information exchange known as ISO 20022, while most cryptocurrencies utilize their own unique data structures and messaging formats. This creates

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Nigeria Takes a Leap: From Crypto Crackdown to Cautious Regulation

In what can be described as a seismic shift, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reversed its two-year-long ban on cryptocurrency transactions. This policy U-turn, marked by the December 22nd circular titled “Guidelines on Operations of Bank Accounts for Virtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs),” reflects a recognition of the global embrace of cryptocurrencies and

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