""Argentina's Banco Masventas has revealed that starting Monday it will enable customers to send cross-border payments using bitcoin. A partnership with Latin America-focused exchange startup Bitex, founded in 2014, the news finds the regional bank using bitcoin as a payments rail in international transactions as an alternative to Swift. Bitex chief marking officer Manuel Beaudroit told CoinDesk that the startup believes this marks the first time that a domestic bank has adopted bitcoin for cross-border payments.In statements, Jose Dakak, principal shareholder of Masventas, credited the move to a broader drive by the bank to enhance its digital, smartphone-based services, as well as to lower the bank's cost of service."One of the actions was to contract Bitex as a strategic partner in the implementation of the Bitex platform for payments and collections operations for our clients abroad," he said.
While no real-world transactions have been launched yet (the service began today), the bank will soon use bitcoin for real customer transactions, Beaudroit said. He told CoinDesk: "The customers will ask the bank to do an international payment, and the bank uses Bitex as a provider. For the customer, it's transparent, they don't touch, they don't see the bitcoin. We are a provider for them, and they are not touching bitcoin." #boston#texas#neworleans#rich#losangeles#cyprus#india#denmark#finland#orlando#newyork#denver#beach#florida#malaysia#canada#florida#hawaii#europe#italy#lasvegas#nebraska#philippines#southafrica#dubai#drake#maldives#saudiarabia#nashville#argentina "
WHAT WE SAY: “When restaurant Domestic opened in 2015 it helped bring Aarhus – Denmark’s second largest city – into the elite of new Nordic-inspired restaurants. They became local pioneers in the field of fine but casual dining, a concept that up until their opening was not common in this part of the country and which this employee-owned restaurant expertly masters…” To read the rest of what we say about Domestic, check out their profile on our website.
WHAT: Regional food served in a cosy & intimate atmosphere
WHO: Christoffer Norton, chef
WHERE: Mejlgade 35 B, 8000 Aarhus