A pair of former Coinbase employees are launching a new protocol that aims to advance one of the DeFi space’s primary use cases — decentralized lending — in the world’s emerging markets.
Press Release: Apollo Fintech Announces Completion of the First Blockchain National Currency Platform
Blockchain company Apollo Fintech is announcing the completion of its National Payment Platform (NPP), an innovative cashless system that enables a central bank to issue a sovereign, digital currency (stablecoin) for national adoption.
Blockchain-based payment systems can bring the more than 1.7 billion people who are unbanked or underbanked (including 25% of U.S. households), into the formal economy. And in doing so, they can render obsolete the expensive, usurious payment and informal financial services those people use to make ends meet.
Facebook’s Libra Serves as Signal That Fintech Firms Like Visa, Paypal, Booking.Com Were Eager to Explore Stablecoins, Blockchain Advisor Argues
“An increase in the supply of Tether has been seen as a positive leading indicator especially for Bitcoin demand. The thinking is that increased issuance of Tether [leads to more] buying. Tether`s price fluctuates around $1. The issuing company, Tether, aims to manage the supply so that it does not trade at a significant premium or a discount for an extended period.”