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Ripple to Power Remittances Between Japan and Thailand via New Partnership

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:06
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Gamza Khanzadaev
Ripple unites with SBI again but now in a new Inter-Asian project
Ripple to Power Remittances Between Japan and Thailand via New Partnership
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Crypto company Ripple announced the launch of a new joint project with SBI Remit to streamline Japan-Thailand money transfers. Under the project, SBI Remit, Japan's largest payment provider, will allow Thais living in Japan to instantly send money back home using RippleNet technology. Siam Commercial Bank will represent the Thai side in this venture.

The APAC region is growing significantly in response to progressive #crypto regulation and innovation from companies like SBI Remit.

Learn how we're partnering with Japan's largest money transfer provider to enable instant remittance services. https://t.co/6ToxwSxcFN

— Ripple (@Ripple) August 16, 2022

According to Ripple's press release, thanks to the implementation, more than 47,000 Thais in Japan will be able to freely send yen to Thailand using ATMs, and in one second they will be available for withdrawal in Thai baht there. In comparison, such a transaction previously required the involvement of a special agent and was mostly done only through cash.

Asia is open for Ripple, unlike some

While Asian countries and companies are taking full advantage of Ripple and incorporating XRP into their operations, in the U.S., the company has come under serious regulatory pressure from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nevertheless, it seems that Ripple, realizing the rules of this "war," decided to allocate a hundred million dollars to this and put everything in the hands of lawyers in order to concentrate all its efforts and attention on its core business.

Ripple's latest study says that by 2025, 76% of financial institutions worldwide will use blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and the company clearly wants a bigger piece of that pie. From this position, Ripple's expansion into Asia, where technology has helped it to become one of the fastest-growing regions in history, makes the most sense.

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Financial analyst, trader and crypto enthusiast.

Gamza graduated with a degree in finance and credit with a specialization in securities and financial derivatives. He then also completed a master's program in banking and asset management.

He wants to have a hand in covering economic and fintech topics, as well as educate more people about cryptocurrencies and blockchain.