UK Remittance Service TransferGo Adds Crypto Trading in ‘World First’ | Crypto
According to TransferGo CEO and founder Daumantas Dvilinskas, the crypto trading option was launched “in response to demand from our user base”:
“With over 4,000 users signing up in the first few hours we can see there is a strong demand in the market for a simple and reliable investment and trading solution.”
Founded in 2012, TransferGo currently has “over 600,000” registered users and is partnered with thirty banks.
A remittance is the transfer of money from a foreign worker to another individual across international borders. In 2017, global remittance flows to developing countries reached a massive $466 billion.
Earlier this week, the CEO of payment giant Mastercard Ajaypal Banga smashed decentralized cryptocurrencies –– as opposed to state-issued calling them “junk.” Banga accused cryptocurrencies of “wild” volatility, claiming they do not “deserve” to be considered a medium of exchange.
Previously in June, Qiwi Blockchain Teсhnologies (QBT), a subsidiary of major Russian fiat payment service provider Qiwi, reportedly launched a crypto investment bank built on a “classic investment banking model.” According to the firm’s CFO, the upcoming HASH platform will start offering crypto trading services in 2019, after the company obtains necessary licensing.