Cuallix offers Ripple (XRP) Cross-Border Payments between US and Mexico

First, when Bittrex initiates a payment between the US and Mexico in xRapid. Second, it sends the payment through Ripple’s XRP Ledger to Bitso. Third, Bitso converts the XRP into Mexican Pesos in its Mexican Peso liquidity Pool. Fourth, it settles the payment into a Mexican bank account.

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Diving into the NEO (NEO) Smart Economy

Therefore, the NEO (NEO) Smart Economy is really a smart contract economy. To work, a smart contract economy will need a method of verifying and protecting digital identities.

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Taking a social media bath with the Steem (STEEM) tokens

Plus Steems claims it has processed 1.169 million payments as of 2 January 2019. Thus, Steem has supposedly processed more payments than Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC). For the record, Steem estimates Ethereum has processed 545,244 transactions and Bitcoin had processed 530,125 transactions as of January 2, 2019.

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Cheaper and Faster: Which Altcoins to Buy?

Although Bitcoin (BTC) is still an undisputed leader in the market, there are many altcoins that offer the same functionality (or even broader) but can be bought at a more favourable price. Let’s look into three of them.

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A Dive into the DAOs with Wings (WINGS) and Aragon (ANT)

I have to wonder why Wings (WINGS) and Aragon (ANT) are offering cryptocurrencies.
To clarify, these organizations are really selling services; DAO building and maintenance. I have to wonder why they do not sell the services directly for Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC), EOS (EOS), or fiat currency.
If the services are good, people will pay for them. Moreover, not having a cryptocurrency will simplify payments and administration. Plus, Wings and Aragon could redirect the resources used to build and maintain the altcoins to improving their core businesses.

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Apple Pay in Germany and Shipping to Different Addresses with Apple Pay

Thus, Apple Pay is more widely accepted in Germany than in the United States. For example, America’s largest retailer Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and largest standalone grocer Kroger (NYSE: KR) refuse to accept Apple Pay.

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Plunging into Payments with Plutus Tap & Pay and Pluton (PLU)

For instance, attorneys at Plutus’s law firm Bird & Bird wrote an interesting legal opinion on Pluton (PLU)’s legal status that could have far-reaching implications for cryptocurrency. Notably, Bird & Bird concludes cryptocurrency is not money.

“In summary, PLU are loyalty points similar to cash-back points from your grocery store, or air-miles when you travel. In this sense, they qualify as utility tokens in every category,” Bird & Bird concludes.
Instead of a currency, a Pluton (PLU) is a “non-monetary reward token” similar to frequent flier miles. Therefore, Plutus regards Plutons as rewards tokens and not cash.

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The Visa (NYSE: V) Global Payments Empire expands

The best way to think of Visa (NYSE: V) is not as a credit card brand but as a global

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