Revolut to Expand to 24 New Markets

By the end of this year, the service will be available in eight countries and other will be added in 2020
30 September 2019   449

The British fintech startup Revolut has entered into an agreement with the payment giant Visa, under which it will begin work in 24 new markets, including in Russia. It is reported by Reuters with reference to the head of the Revolut Nikolai Side.

By the end of this year, the service will be available in eight countries, including the Russian Federation, Brazil, Japan and the United States. Revolut plans to enter the markets of Latin America and Asia in 2020.

According to Party, the expansion will depend on the regulators of different countries, from which it is necessary to obtain appropriate permits.

In partnership with Visa, the company plans to issue at least 75% of all cards.

Revolut expects that entering the global market will double or even triple the number of users. Now the company's customers are about 8 million people, and the total amount on deposits is more than 8 billion euros.

Revolut will employ up to 3,500 new employees to implement these plans.

Revolut cards allow you to exchange one currency for another without bank fees, converting funds at the average market rate.

Cobalt & Lithium Supplies to be Tracked With DLT

The platform will be created by the Everledger together with Circulor using Hyperledger Fabric
26 March 2020   838

Everledger, a British startup, has partnered with Circulor to develop a platform based on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to track supply chains of cobalt and lithium.

Everledger specializes in using blockchain to combat counterfeiting of precious stones, in particular diamonds. The company’s management said it intends to expand its business using blockchain to control the supply of rare minerals used in the production of batteries.

Well-known carmaker Mercedes Benz is already using Circulor technology to track its supply of cobalt and its carbon footprint. Circulor and Everledger share a similar concept - with the help of the blockchain they control the observance of social and environmental standards in mining. Therefore, startups decided to develop a joint product.

Everledger co-founder Leanne Kemp and Circulor CEO Doug Johnson-Poensgen said their solution will work on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain. The possibility of interacting with IBM is also being discussed.

Poensgen added that the platform will be used not only to track cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but in different regions of the world. For example, lithium mining in the Atacama desert leads to water pollution, so the solution on the blockchain is aimed at preventing environmental disasters.