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Nium, the global platform for the modern money movement, and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of the open-source public blockchain Stellar, today announced a partnership to enable payouts to 190 countries.

Businesses can now facilitate fiat payouts to 190 countries on Stellar, a network purpose-built for fast and efficient payments. Stellar’s faster, more convenient approach to cross-border payouts improves upon the traditional correspondent banking system, accelerating the receipt of funds, reducing settlement risk, and removing pre-funding requirements.

“The scale at which Nium is able to offer cross-border payouts around the world is further enhanced by the speed with which we are able to deliver payments for businesses,”
“Our approach to modern money movement on Stellar innovates on legacy approaches well past their prime. It showcases both Nium’s global reach and real-time payment capabilities to a thriving network of business leaders and innovators.”
                                                                                   Joaquin Auyso, Head of Nium Crypto. 

By launching an API connection that conforms to Stellar interoperability standards, Nium will be able to provide clients on the Stellar network with a suite of payment services that can scale as their global money movement needs to evolve and progress. In addition to its ability to send payments anywhere in the world, Nium offers enhanced real-time payment capabilities. With Nium, businesses are not required to build their own payment infrastructure. Instead, they can simply build their brand on top of an existing platform and leverage Nium’s regulatory licenses and authorizations in over 40 countries.

This integration is noteworthy for senders of cross-border payments, who can benefit from Nium connecting them to new markets, as well as for Stellar-connected wallets, which can leverage Nium’s fiat on/off ramps to expand into new countries. Nium’s integration with the Stellar network will allow companies to facilitate near-instant payouts without having to pre-fund their local treasuries.

“This integration truly drives home the value that blockchain-powered cross-border payment solutions bring to the current financial system,”
“At SDF, we are always working to fill up the map and connect the network to more of the globe. Together with Nium, we are thrilled to expand the reach of the Stellar network so significantly.”
       Denelle Dixon, CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation. 
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