Apifiny Featured in The Block Webinar, “The State of International Remittance”

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On Wednesday, October 7, leading crypto news outlet The Block hosted a live Webinar, “The State of International Remittance.” Moderated by The Block’s Director of News, Frank Chapparo, this lively panel included Apifiny’s Thomas Trépanier, Head of Business Development, Roxe settlement network.

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Joining Thomas on the panel were Lisa Nestor, Director, Partnership for Stellar Development Foundation, and Asheesh Birla, SVP of Product and Corporate Development for Ripple

Throughout the online event, the panelists discussed a number of key topics including: 

  • What Covid-19 and the resulting economic crisis have revealed about the remittance market 
  • The importance of developing new corridors for international remittances and cross-border payments 
  • How Roxe is helping to provide better global access to financial infrastructure 
  • The differentiating factors between the next generation of international remittance systems 
  • How remittance and settlement networks will impact the development of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and other digital assets 
  • The importance of incorporating blockchain technology into CBDCs 
  • Whether Libra is poised to be a competitor with other international settlement networks 
  • The impact of regulatory initiatives on cross-border payments, cryptocurrency, and DeFi  
  • How stablecoins might help to resolve internal tension for countries that receive a high level of remittances while also instituting many capital controls