A new project launched by the National Bank of Kuwait named ‘’NBK Direct Remit’’ is a blockchain based project that according to the latest blockchain news, will use RippleNet for cross-border payments within the nation.
The launch of the project only extends to supporting payments close to Jordan but the National Bank of Kuwait plans to launch the project in another 15 countries soon in order to make sure that this project will preserve the country’s primary way of transacting money:
‘’Focused on digital transformation, NBK has previously launched successful and innovative products that serve different segments, including the NBK Tap & Pay, QuickPay, NBK SelfiePay, cardless cash withdrawal, Biometric Cards, in addition to the continuous enhancements to the NBK Mobile Banking App and other services that make our customer’s banking experience an enjoyable one.’’
Kuwait is going strong for mainstream integration of the blockchain since last year the country experienced one of the worst per-capita incomes in a long time. Implementing blockchain is a good strategy to stimulate activities that will boost the income in the country.
The Vice President of Customer Success at Ripple Marcus Treacher, while talking about the integration, pointed out:
‘’The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) is an important partner in the region, and we’re excited that they have begun moving live payments across our blockchain network on behalf of their customers. We will continue to work with NBK to connect them to more RippleNet partners so their customers can make quicker, cheaper payments to anywhere in the world.’’
Kuwait is one of the MENA countries that are integrating blockchain in important fields such as Dubai which is a leading country for blockchain-oriented projects.
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Five Cannabis Infused Cryptocurrencies To Invest In This Year
DopeCoin Gold (DOPE)DopeCoin Gold has been featured in the coming altcoin news many times - as a blockchain and cryptocurrency which aims to 'provide marijuana enthusiasts with a modern and secure way of doing business for the 21st century’. Created on Bitcointalk, DopeCoin Gold (DOPE) was first launched in early 2014. The creator of this altcoin also founded CryptoBillings which is a payment processing application for vendors interested in accepting crypto. You can purchase DopeCoin Gold as one of the five cannabis infused cryptocurrencies on markets such as Bittrex.
HempCoin (THC)HempCoin launched in 2014 and just like DopeCoin, aims at revolutionizing the cannabis industry by providing a trusted network currency. As the website behind this project notes: “HempCoin is on a mission to achieve mass adoption in the agriculture sector by offering solutions that tackle the issues plaguing cross-border transactions. We aim to offer solutions for the lack of banking and payment services for industrial hemp and legal cannabis businesses.” You can buy HempCoin (THC) on Bittrex.
PotCoin (POT)PotCoin also launched in 2014 and quickly made a name for itself - becoming one of the frontrunners in the cannabis crypto industry. This is why it is in our list of five cannabis cryptocurrencies to watch out for. From its website: “PotCoin provides an underserved legal cannabis industry with a decentralized infrastructure and payment solution. Using PotCoins, industry participants can realize significant cost savings, scalability, and unparalleled enterprise security.” PotCoin can be used to buy weed paraphernalia in different online headshops. The website also advertises a unique Shopify store. Staking rewards are also present on the POT blockchain.
CannabisCoin (CANN)CannabisCoin (CANN) deserves to be in the five cannabis infused cryptocurrencies to watch out for. Even though it was originally planned to produce its own medical-grade marijuana products (priced at 1 gram of weed at 1 CANN coin) the cryptocurrency was also self-titled as 'The Marijuana Bitcoin'.
Paragon (PRG)Paragon is also featured in our altcoin news as one of the five cannabis cryptocurrencies. It launched in 2017 with a main goal of: “…building the next generation of seed-to-sale tracking software based on blockchain, while offering cannabis entrepreneurs a high tech co-working environment.” However, its plans got derailed when the SEC came down hard on the project for violating the rules regarding the issuance of security tokens. The CEO of Paragon, Jessica VerSteeg, is a former Miss Iowa winner. She was in the news for framing the SEC ruling as a positive for Paragon at the time, stating: “Paragon is proud that the PRG token is included in today’s action by the SEC and are thereby being granted the opportunity to avail itself of this groundbreaking path forward while continuing to pioneer efforts and to participate in the ever evolving ICO marketplace.”
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“I think all these other cryptos are bridges to where we have a Bitcoin environment,” he said.Appearing in the unique trademark Bitcoin tie, Tim Draper believes that US regulators were too heavy-handed dealing with innovations like Bitcoin, blockchain and related fields - which is what he told CNBC. He did not say anything about other altcoins which might have been featured in our altcoin news section. When it comes to Libra, he said that there was no need to demand regulatory assurances before the product had even launched.
“We’re putting regulation before the innovation — Facebook’s just announced Libra; they haven’t even been able to ship it yet, and the regulators are all over them,” he continued.Currently, many best cryptocurrency news sites explore the link between Libra and Bitcoin. At press time, Bitcoin looks stable and is trading more predictably after a turbulent week which saw a lot of price swings as the Congress debated a cryptocurrency policy. Tim Draper believes that there is lack of Bitcoin support against government. He is in a lot of interviews recently, talking about being a Bitcoin bull, his investments in the crypto space as well as his outlook on the future of the crypto space.
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