The National Bank of Kuwait has launched a remittance product for cross-border live payments based on RippleNet’s blockchain technology.
A remittance is a payment document, such as a bank draft, check, money transfer, etc., which is made in a foreign currency. Remittances are delivered to a debtor or remitter in his/her national currency by the third party and then are sent to the foreign creditor to pay arrears. With the appearance of digital cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin — now functioning as a third, independent currency — the era of the remittances industry, including other kinds of international money transfers, has reached a turning point. By using modern technological systems, it is easy to convert money into any possible fiat currency with Bitcoin without even leaving home. Also, virtual transactions prevent robbery, loss or damage of money and provide quite fast confirmations.
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