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Fintech
Visa chooses NZ startup for APAC Accelerator Programme
Visa has selected New Zealand payments startup Cymonz for the 2022 cohort of its Visa Accelerator Programme in Asia Pacific.
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Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin ATMs becoming more mainstream, increasing by 4,200% worldwide
Bankless Times has recently carried out research that highlights an increase of 4200% in global Bitcoin ATMs in the past six years. 
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World Remit
WorldRemit MD reveals top digital money transfer trends for 2022
Digital money transfer numbers are expected to significantly grow in the coming year in Australia and around the world, according to WorldRemit managing director APAC Scott Eddington.
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Risk
Risk and reward: Report reveals what risks businesses should look out for in 2022
A new report by RiskBusiness Services Limited has revealed various challenges and opportunities that businesses could face in 2022 while also exploring new horizons for financial services firms.
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Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin's in a slump but expert says ignore the crypto deniers to build long term wealth
Bitcoin is likely to record its worst monthly performance since May, but the CEO of a global financial giant says you should 'ignore the crypto deniers' if you want to seriously build your wealth for the long term.
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Gartner
Digital currencies on the up, role of CFO more important than ever
By 2024, 20% of large organisations will use digital currencies for payments, stored value or collateral, according to the analyst firm Gartner.
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Digital currency
Reserve Bank welcomes submissions on future of New Zealand's money
“We’re seeking public input on how we should perform our role as steward of money and cash, and how we should assess the case for central bank money in a digital form alongside cash."
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Fintech
GPS and Currencycloud launch cross-border payments solution
The solution is designed to enable businesses to offer customers compliance and regulatory infrastructure, cross-border payments infrastructure, real-time FX for overseas card transactions, access to a global banking network and more.
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BitCoin
ZCoin launches new crowdfunding system to decentralise funding
"As a privacy project, decentralisation is essential for long term sustainability which includes governance and funding."
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Fintech
Programmable money will redraw the map of international trade
Those who control the most widely used currencies also control a great deal of the global economy, and it is time for New Zealand to get in the game.
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Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency conundrum: Reserve Bank & IR fumble in the dark
Whether it's cryptocurrency salaries or a central digital currency, no agency is quite sure how to tackle this upcoming payment trend.
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Cryptocurrency
Reserve Bank says 'not now' to the idea of official digital currency
"We couldn’t issue a digital currency if it might undermine financial stability, and there are considerable risks on this front."
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Cybersecurity
Coincheck promises £380m refund after massive cryptocurrency breach
This has been deemed the largest cyptocurrency breach of all time but Coincheck has been praised for promising to refund its 260,000 customers.
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Cybersecurity
Hacker steals US$440K in 'easily avoidable' digital currency breach
A hacker hijacked Black Wallet to steal around $440,000 from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen - High Tech Bridge's CEO says it was simple to prevent.