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Ripple-Backed MoneyGram and Walmart Building Cash Transfer Service for Nearly 5,000 Stores

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Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:21
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Yuri Molchan
The food retail giant Walmart has been working with MoneyGram and Ria wiring systems to improve its current Walmart2World payment platform
Ripple-Backed MoneyGram and Walmart Building Cash Transfer Service for Nearly 5,000 Stores
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Walmart is collaborating with Ripple-backed Ria and MoneyGram to improve its existing system for transferring money.

Chances are high that since MoneyGram utilizes Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity and Ria runs on Ripple too, the current Walmart’s system Walmart2World will do likewise, thus becoming much faster and cheaper.

Walmart is building a new system with MoneyGram and Ria

A few years ago, Walmart created a special money transfer service with a low fee for its customers – Walmart2Walmart. In 2018, the retail giant expanded the use of this system and created Walmart2World to be utilized globally between the 4,700 stores.

Besides, earlier this year, there were numerous reports about Walmart planning to create its own digital currency, sometimes referred to as ‘Walmart Coin’.

Now, the company teams up with Ripple-backed MoneyGram, as well as Ripple-supported Ria, to set up an instant and cheap system to let its customers transfer money globally between all of its multiple stores.

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A choice between MoneyGram and Ria

The MoneyGram CEO, Alex Holmes, says:

“MoneyGram and Walmart have worked closely together for over two decades and have innovated to provide the world’s leading money transfer service for consumers in the United States. Walmart’s vision of creating a marketplace for financial services will benefit consumers through pricing and payout options, and we believe that our leading brand and competitive foreign exchange rates will help drive the future success of the marketplace.”

When using Walmart2World, customers will be given a choice between MoneyGram and Ria.

Juan Bianchi, the head of Euronet’s money transfer segment, said:

“We are excited Walmart has chosen to expand its relationship with Ria in their mission to provide customers more choice and the most economical and transparent services at the best price.”

What are your thoughts on the new application of Ripple’s technology intended by Walmart? Feel free to leave a comment under the article on our Twitter page!

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.