Coinone Exchange to Launch Ripple Based App

Using Cross, residents of South Korea will be able to exchange payments inexpensively with recipients from Thailand or the Philippines
12 December 2018   1007

The South Korean Stock Exchange division Coinone launched the Cross payment application using Ripple's xCurrent technology.

The application is focused mainly on residents of the regions with underdeveloped banking infrastructure. According to Coinone Transfer representatives, with the help of Cross, residents of South Korea will be able to exchange payments inexpensively with recipients from Thailand or the Philippines.

To accomplish the task, Coinone will cooperate with the Thai Siam Commercial Bank and the Philippine financial institution Cebuana Lhuillier. In the future, Cross users will be able to transfer funds to any recipient from Thailand through the PromptPay system supported by Mastercard.

According to Ripple, cross-border transfers are extremely popular among South Korean immigrants from Thailand and the Philippines, who in 2017 made transfers of $ 17 billion.

Coinone to Join RippleNet

Coinone and Ripple cooperation started in May 2018, and now exchange believes it will help to create wide range of blockchain based financial services
18 June 2019   1294

The Korean exchange Coinone, a member of the Big Four of Asian cryptocurrency exchange platforms, has joined the RippleNet network, AMBcrypto reports. Through participation in RippleNet, Coinone will be able to use Ripple's xCurrent solution to provide interbank services to its customers.

Coinone CEO Shin Won Hee, in a conversation with local media, said that his company would rely on cooperation with SBI Ripple Asia in creating a wide range of financial services based on blockchain technology.

According to the media, Coinone was the first exchange in South Korea, which joined RippleNet. As part of the cooperation with SBI Ripple Asia, Coinone intends to “organize overseas remittance events for 3,000 new subscribers to the block chain overseas remittance service.”

Coinone and Ripple started working together in May 2018, when the company integrated xCurrent solution into its own payment service called Cross. According to updated data, customers of the exchange can send transfers to eight Asian countries through the system, taking advantage of reduced commissions.

Earlier this month, Siam Commercial Bank, the largest commercial bank in Thailand, said it would use XRP cryptocurrency in its operations, but later, for unknown reasons, refused this statement.