Ma: Blockchain Remittances Will Go Global
As online news resource cnLedger reported on Twitter June 25 quoting Chinese cryptocurrency news media, the company formerly known as AliPay developed and piloted its “first blockchain-based electronic wallet cross border remittance service” between Hong Kong and the Philippines.
The recipients were AliPayHK and GCash, a Filipino payment app which recently became compatible with AliPay.
“Using blockchain to achieve cross-border remittances is one of my most concerned projects in the past six months. Starting from Hong Kong, this service (AliPayHK) will be brought to the rest of the world in the future,” cnLedger quotes Ma as saying about the project.
Under the witness of Jack Ma, Ant Financial announced the launch of their first blockchain-based electronic wallet cross border remittance service, and completed the first remittance (AlipayHK in HK <-> GCash in Philippines ) within 3 seconds
Source (CN): https://t.co/jK3PenQGuN pic.twitter.com/jRYY8EUbY6
— cnLedger [Not giving away ETH] (@cnLedger) June 25, 2018
The move signals a broad committal to Blockchain from e-commerce giant AliPay, and comes as Filipino remittances form the focus for an increasing number of remittance solutions using the technology.
The Philippines’ banking sector has likewise developed Blockchain solutions for the industry through 2018, last week launching a pilot together with IBM for remittances to Japan…