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Payment company Xfers has partnered with blockchain startup Zilliqa to explore the use of blockchain and smart contracts to bring greater speed, efficiency and transparency to payment solutions for enterprises, the company said on Tuesday.
Xfers, a Singapore-based payment processing gateway offering
credit card processing and Internet banking transfers, will leverage Zilliqa’s smart
contract functionalities to bring “new innovations” to its Xfers’ suite of
enterprise solutions, which include support for payments, disbursements,
regulatory compliance and a built-in digital wallet. Using blockchain
technology, the company said it hopes to drive greater efficiencies in cost,
transparency, and security.
“Our vision at Xfers has always been to create the trusted,
digital financial ecosystem in Southeast Asia,” said Tianwei Liu, CEO and co-founder
“With a population of over 600 million, the Southeast Asian market remains predominantly unbanked with over 70% of citizens without access to basic financial services.
By partnering with Zilliqa, we hope to provide a cutting-edge solution that grants equal opportunities and cost-saving solutions for digital businesses looking to set-up in the region.”
in 2014, Xfers provides an online platform that enables users to collect
payments and make payouts automatically. It enables sellers to collect online
payments, developers to integrate embedded checkout and automate their payouts,
and businesses to disburse payouts to their vendors and contractors instantly
through dashboards. The company processed over US$260 million across Singapore
and Indonesia in 2018.
Xfers is a graduate of Y Combinator’s summer 2015 class and
counts amongst its backers
Challenger, Quest Ventures, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures,