SBI Ripple Asia, a joint venture between SBI Holdings and Ripple, has introduced Cambodia’s first international remittance service that uses blockchain rails.

  • After testing with SBI LY HOUR Bank, a subsidiary of Japan-based SBI Holdings, the initiative was approved by the National Bank of Cambodia, according to an announcement Friday.
  • SBI Ripple Asia already has a blockchain-based payments agreement with TP Bank in Vietnam.
  • The two partnerships will deliver the money-transfer service using RippleNet, Ripple's distributed ledger-based payments network.
  • The service is said to offer real-time payments with low fees.
  • SBI Ripple Asia further said it will work with Ripple to offer such services for institutions in the U.S.

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