Facebook Launches Mobile Payments in Indonesia / Bitcoin Powered Venmo of Africa / U.K., China, and Dutch Digital Currencies

April 29, 2020

This week in the landscape…

💸 Facebook, three fintech firms in talks to launch mobile payments service in Indonesia

Related: 📖 Gojek Acquires Payments Startup Moka for $130 Million

🇬🇧 United Kingdom’s Open Central Bank Digital Currency Project

Related: 🇦🇷 Argentina’s Central Bank Trials Blockchain for New Interbank Settlement Layer

📖 8 top fintech VCs discuss COVID-19 trends, signals and opportunities

📖 Binance Spinoff Aims To Be Bitcoin-Powered Venmo Of Africa

🇨🇳 China’s Digital Currency To Be Given A Test Drive By U.S. Companies

📖 Distributed Networks and Finance 2020: Blockchain Grows Up

📖 How Blockchain Projects Are Helping In The Fight Against COVID-19

DeFi (Decentralized Finance)

📖 AVA Labs Launches Framework for ‘Internet of Blockchains’

Related: 🎙️ Here’s my April 29th interview with Founder/CEO Emin Gün Sirer of AVA

Source: YouTube

📖 Crypto lender Dharma now allows sending money to any Twitter handle

📖Bloom Integrates with Chainlink to Bridge Traditional & Decentralized Finance

📖 DForce Loses 99.95% of Funds in Latest Test of DeFi’ Resilience

📖 Introducing oracles.club — by Ashwin Ramachandran & Tom Schmidt

📖 DeFi Is Exposing Inadequacies of Cold Storage, Says Crypto Custodian

📖 The oracles in the DeFi world — by DeFi.cx Staff

📖 Launching DeFi Smart Account — by Sowmay Jain of InstaDApp

Digital Currencies / Stablecoins

💸 Dutch Central Bank ‘Ready to Play a Leading Role’ with Digital Euro

Related: 📖 Central banks urged to create digital alternative to cash

🇨🇳 Bank of China Expands Tests of New Fintech Regulation to Six More Cities

💸 The Stablecoins Movement — Toward Stability in Crypto Assets

📖 Facebook-backed digital currency project Libra has a new member- Checkout.com

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