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Pakistan’s Blockchain-Based Remittance Service Officially Launches

The long-awaited blockchain platform developed by the Alibaba affiliate between the government of Pakistan and Alipay is in the latest crypto news. This Saturday, a Pakistani financial institution has rolled out the cross-border remittance service based on blockchain technology. Telenor Microfinance Bank and the Malaysian…

Pakistan Taps Blockchain Developed by $150B Alipay, But Forbids Bitcoin

The government of Pakistan is reportedly using a blockchain platform developed by Alibaba’s Alipay. But, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin remain banned in the country for payments. The initiative of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of Pakistan to utilize a blockchain application to combat money laundering…

Economic Change in Pakistan Could Increase Cryptocurrency Usage

As former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan prepares to take charge of Pakistan’s economy, some believe Pakistan is on the brink of an economic crisis. This crisis may increase the use of cryptocurrency in Pakistan. Increase in Bitcoin Trading According to Forbes reporting, citing figures from cryptocurrency…

Exchanges Round-Up: CME Rejects Altcoins, Waves DEX Hacked on Launch

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, the CEO of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has indicated that the company has no intentions of introducing derivative markets for alternative cryptocurrencies in the near futures; Waves’ decentralized exchange was hacked upon launch; and the founder Pakcoin has…

Pakistanis Find Ways to Trade Bitcoin Rendering Ban Ineffective

The crypto ban in Pakistan is proving to be not as effective as expected. If anything, the State Bank has barred commercial banks and financial firms from dealing in cryptocurrency which, of course, makes life harder for local exchanges. Individual traders, however, are finding alternative…