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Ripple Ledger Picked by SBI and Hamamatsu Iwata Bank for International Remittances

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 12:08
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Yuri Molchan
Japanese financial giant SBI Group partners with a major Japanese bank to set up an international remittance service based on RippleNet
Ripple Ledger Picked by SBI and Hamamatsu Iwata Bank for International Remittances
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In a press-release published today, SBI Remit, a subsidiary of SBI FinTech Solutions, which is part of the SBI Group and a major Ripple partner in Japan, has announced that it will be collaborating with major Japanese bank Hamamatsu Iwata Bank to build a RippleNet-based international remittance platform.

Ripple ledger adoption expands in Japan

The press-release mentions regular annual increases of workers coming to the country from abroad, which are necessary for Japan’s economy due to the fact that the local population is aging and the birth rate is dropping.

Therefore, the needs of these workers for using fast and cheap international remittances are growing and they must be covered.

SBI Remit uses Ripple’s remittance network RippleNet that allows the participants to send money fast and at a low cost without prefunding on the other end.

Hamamatsu Iwata Credit Bank already runs an international remittance platform and now SBI Remit will join it in order to support its expansion to overseas markets and set up new sales channels.

Ripple Hires Ex-Mastercard High-Profile Exec to Expand RippleNet Adoption in Europe

Ripple hires an ex-Mastercard top exec to expand in Europe

As reported by U.Today earlier on Wednesday, the crypto decacorn Ripple has hired Sendi Young as Managing Director of its European operations.

Previously, Young had been in charge of business development strategies in Mastercard and helped this fintech behemoth to expand via new partnerships, helping banks to switch to real-time payments.

However, she is convinced that the future of the fintech industry lies with blockchain and crypto. She believes that banks are slowing down seamless value exchange across borders and they do not favor global financial inclusion.

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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.

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