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Small businesses need quicker payments to survive

December 15, 2022

A culture of late payments by bigger companies is leaving small businesses struggling to get by.

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Digitisation finds its way to rural Africa

November 18, 2022

Across the continent, cashew farmers – among those in a growing range of agricultural markets – are making use of blockchain to digitise their finances and track the numbers more effectively.

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Why we cannot let cash die

November 7, 2022

The declining use of cash suggests it is also of declining necessity, but its existence is an invaluable aid for the most vulnerable in society and for freedom itself.

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Fed(up)Now? Instant payments in the US finally on their way

October 14, 2022

The US plans for the introduction of FedNow, its real-time payments solution – but decades after some other countries. What took so long?

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Crypto salaries enter the workforce

October 3, 2022

Payment in cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly common, but even with the existence of stablecoins, it is not without its risks.

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Gold payments make a glistening comeback

September 20, 2022

Demand for gold-backed payments is on a sharp upward trend as customers look for stability, with regulators’ attention likely to draw in.

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