Can XRP Reclaim the Throne in Japan? BitBank Analyzes the Latest Data

Japanese crypto investors have been known for their passionate support of XRP. Indeed, at one point in Japan, XRP was more popular than Bitcoin. Yet, the official data from the Japan Virtual and Crypto Assets Exchange Association, or JVCEA, the self-regulatory organization approved by the Financial Services Agency, or FSA, shows that XRP is losing its charm in Japan.

Ethereum 2.0 Likely to Affect DeFi and DApps With PoS Introduction

While Ethereum has brought about a whole new realm of possibilities due to its native token Ether (ETH) and its smart contract and tokenization capabilities, it is often faced with challenges such as network congestion, relatively low transaction times and throughput, large blockchain size and excessive electricity use for mining — all issues Bitcoin also shares.

The Bank of Thailand is developing a prototype payments system which would rely on a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

The central bank announced Thursday that it would target businesses, and would design a payment system that could be integrated with the procurement and financial management system of Siam Cement Group, Thailand’s oldest cement manufacturer, and its suppliers.

Ripple launches PayID allowing users to send digital payments across different platforms

Email is a popular technology in part because it doesn’t matter which service you use. A Gmail user can send a message to someone with a Yahoo account and vice versa. Yet when it comes to sending cash on the Internet, services are fractured. A Venmo user can’t send money to someone using Cash App or Zelle, and nor can you can use a bank’s website to send money to those apps.