Merchant Services Company Adds ETH and LTC Support

Aliant Payment Systems announced that it is offering merchants the ability to accept Ethereum payments, and a Litecoin solution in its final testing phase
23 January 2018   496

On January 22, Aliant Payment Systems, an international merchant services company, which provides credit card processing and payment processing accounts for businesses worldwide, has announced adding support for Ethereum and Litecoin in addition to already possible Bitcoin payments.

At the moment of press, these are the main parameters of Ethereum and Litecoin:

ETH. Price. $944,81
Marketcap. $91 798 381 365
24h Volume. $3 632 110 000

LTC. Price. $170,09
Marketcap. $9 335 335 363
24h Volume. $483 310 000

UN's World Food Programme Can Use ETH Blockchain

Ethereum blockchain can help to fight world hunger
20 February 2018   54

The head of the World Food Program (WFP) Robert Opp said that his department is developing a financial infrastructure for more efficient use of distributed ledger technology. With the help of the Ethereum blockchain, the organization has already saved millions of dollars on bank commissions. 

We felt we could replace the services offered by banks with blockchain. Blockchain helps promote collaboration by providing enormous amounts of data. We’re putting in place a financial infrastructure.
 

Robert Opp

Director, UN WFP

 It is worth noting that WFP didn't talk about specific plans for the further implementation of Ethereum technology.

Earlier, the UN launched a pilot program Building Blocks to assist refugees in Jordan. As part of the program, cryptographically unique coupons representing a certain number of local dinars were distributed among several dozen stores in five refugee camps.