In this Issue:
Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency with ‘Libra’ coin
Facebook unveiled plans on Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and brings over a billion “unbanked” people into the financial system.
Facebook to buy stake in Indian e-commerce start-up Meesho
Facebook is buying a stake in Indian e-commerce start-up Meesho, Ajit Mohan, the head of the United States tech giant’s Indian business said on Thursday, looking to deepen its reach in one of the world’s biggest internet markets.
Blockchain and Retail Banking: Making the Connection
Retail banks have made great strides in developing digital business models, introducing millions of people to mobile banking and becoming expert providers of data-based services. When it comes to blockchain, however, they have remained mostly on the sidelines.
How technology is driving financial inclusion around the world Financial inclusion has gained real ground over the past few years. More than half a billion people got access to financial services for the very first time between 2014 and 2017, according to the World Bank’s Global Findex Database 2017.
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