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NPP: The First CBDC Platform Consolidating Banking, Payment, and Merchant Services




The financial system plays a significant role in the economy. Merchants form one of the greatest clients of financial institutions, and for years, merchants have been following bank policies religiously. Furthermore, the banking sector has been dormant, with banks operating conventionally with no notable innovation. Although most of them adopted mobile transactions, they were still heavily dependent on traditional systems. Besides, the transactions still have their share of setbacks, especially on fees and unsupported international transfers, making them inefficient. 

However, financial technology gurus are waking up to the realization that the financial industry and, more so, banking systems are due for a change. Apollo Fintech, a blockchain company based in North America and Africa, seems to be the new hope for the industry. The company utilizes modern technology, blockchain to revolutionize the banking service experience, including central banks, merchants, and people. Apollo Fintech has successfully integrated banking, payment, and merchant services in a single platform, dubbed the National Payment Platform (NPP), through blockchain technology capabilities.  

NPP Banking Service

Merchants have been content with traditional banking procedures and policies as they had no decent alternatives. According to most of them, the challenges associated with traditional banking were a cost they had to pay in their business. The system was generally characterized by slow transaction processing, high cost, limited usability, and inaccessibility. Apollo Fintech is changing the game in banking services and adding some value by giving central banks the ability to introduce a new currency, a digital currency. 

Several central banks have, in the past, attempted to launch a digital currency, CBDC, although none of them has been successful. However, the National Payment Platform is providing the necessary infrastructure. The platform will allow any central bank to issue a digital currency and onboard commercial banks, agents, merchants, and the people. That way, banking services will be accessible to all populations provided they own a phone. The digital currency will be held in an online wallet, and users only need to sign up online. 

Under traditional banking, over 1.7 billion adults had no access to banking services by 2017. The situation could be blamed on banks’ conditions on opening accounts and the accessibility of commercial banks due to their characteristic of concentration in urban centers. The NPP makes all banking services available on mobile phones, including phones utilizing outdated technology. Deposits and withdrawals will be instant through the online wallets, and they can also link the wallet with bank cards as an additional option for funds top-up or withdrawal. People will have banking services with them wherever they go as long as they have their phones, and all through the day and night. Further, authorized agents will be spread across countries to make the digital currencies and banking services available for the people.

NPP Payment Service

Among the significant challenges with payment services in conventional banking include payment processing speeds, especially for payments made abroad, and transaction fees. The National Payment Platform will solve these problems with the platform’s online wallet, the platform-compatible Apollo Knox Pay, and the CBDC. Users will be able to make peer-to-peer payments using digital assets in their wallets, at reduced costs. The payments will be frictionless, and users can even make payments abroad in minutes.

The platform offers different ways of sending payments, including SMS, its app, offline codes, and QR codes. It will allow economic players to save significantly on waiting times and resources, 

NPP Merchant Services

Aside from banking services, merchants utilize other platforms to advertise their goods to catch the eye of potential customers. Some make use of free social media, while others pay for slits in advertising platforms. However, Apollo Fintech’s new payment platform is providing merchants with this functionality. 

Merchants using the platform can publish a catalog of their goods and services directly on the payment platform. Interested users can buy the goods and make payments to the merchant directly through the platform. It also features a point of sale system that will allow users to sell their products and services directly and receive payments, although locally. 

Summing Up

Apollo Fintech has been among the top companies utilizing blockchain technology to revolutionize various sectors. While this article focuses more on the integration and added capabilities and functionalities in banking, payment, and merchant services, platform users will benefit from blockchain characteristics. 

Part of the benefits they will all enjoy is the quantum-resistant data encryption mechanism on an immutable ledger. The immutable and distributed ledger ensures that no more action can be taken once a transaction is complete and recorded. It will be the ultimate platform that solves cybersecurity threats all at once.

Blockchain technology will provide unprecedented safety in the financial sector and foster privacy in an individual transaction. For now, people only have to wait for the first central bank digital currency based on Apollo Fintech’s National Payment Platform and enjoy a seamless experience.

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$200,000 Fast Money Challenge: A Double Prize for the Leader Based on 4 Tournaments




The $200,000 Fast Money Challenge tournament series begins. Use your chance to compete for 4x times more prize places! The event includes four rounds (tournaments), each with 20 winners.

And the series leader will get double lucky! The player who scores the highest in any round relative to the entire series will get two prizes – the one they receive for winning the round plus an extra $40,000 💰

Join the fair competition of the transparent blockchain casino and grab your share!

Tournament series schedule

  • Round I: March 1 to 7
  • Round II: March 8 to 14
  • Round III: March 15 to 21
  • Round IV: March 22 to 29

Participation terms

Get rakeback in TFS Tokens for placing bets and move up the leaderboard! In each round, the 20 participants with the most TFS mined will share $40,000:

  • 1st place $20,000
  • 2nd place $4,000
  • 3rd place $3,000
  • 4th place $2,000
  • 5-10th place $1,000
  • 11-20th place $500

The series prize pool is $160,000. And the series overall champion will get $40,000 on top of the reward they win in any round.

The transparency of the results is guaranteed by the blockchain. All players’ bets are recorded on the immutable blockchain, so you can always view any of your bets via Trueplay Explorer. Just copy your ID and paste it into the Explorer search bar.

Join the tournament and get rewarded!

About Fairspin

The Fairspin online casino was founded in 2018. It operates under the Curaçao eGaming license and is a fully transparent platform where users can check their bets and other gaming actions through the blockchain. That has become possible because of Trueplay Explorer, which records everything taking place on Fairspin and makes it available for viewing.

Fairspin provides more than 5,000 games by 70+ providers translated into 20+ languages.

The casino has its own digital asset – TFS Тoken. It can be bought or sold on the exchange and earned via our special loyalty program. We have released a limited number of TFS Тokens and are making sure the rate between TFS and USD remains stable.

There are two programs based on our TFS Тoken:

Play To Earn: users get rakeback (refund) in TFS for bets in each game. They can use the received tokens for holding, sell them, or continue playing.

Hold To Earn: this is an opportunity to hold TFS and then receive a percentage of the casino income in tokens as a reward. There are three holding programs: for 8 hours, 1 day, or 3 days. The average APR of the Hold To Earn program can reach 500%. Moreover, it is fully safe since even if the casino does not have income, the user will, in any case, get all the tokens they staked.

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LedgerFi’s ($LFT) Token Pre-sale: More than 8% sold out in less than 30 min on XDC Sale

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LedgerFi, a leading decentralized web 3.0 secure communication platform built on the XDC Network, is excited to announce that their token sale will commence on March 14th, 2021 on XDC Sale. The token sale will offer investors the opportunity to purchase the native $LFT tokens of LedgerFi and join an innovative ecosystem of Decentralized Communication Service integrated with Decentralized Finance for enabling the seamless exchange of digital assets through a unified platform. 

LedgerFi has envisioned to become the world’s first Decentralized Digital Asset Exchange (DDAX) platform through which users can transfer all types of digital assets with a military grade security, cryptographic encryption, privacy and prevention from cyber attacks using the power of Blockchain technology.

LedgerFi is a one-stop-shop for DeFi users that provides access to various communication protocols and services in the industry such as Ledger Mail which is already live in the market and it has 750K users exchanging 2M+ emails,and upcoming products like

  • Ledger Chat: The Decentralized Instant Messaging Solution enabling users to instantly chat with peers without worrying about centralized governance. LedgerChat allows users to seamlessly communicate with each other without compromising their Digital Identity & Data Sovereignty. It’s in beta at the moment.
  • Ledger Live: The Decentralized Audio & Video Call Platform allows individuals & businesses to connect with each other in real-time. The centralized access point utilized in conventional VoIP solutions is eliminated with blockchain based communication technologies. Eliminating the hassle of handling centralized, cumbersome & hackable legacy platforms with the high-performing next-gen solution. Instead, a blockchain based communication system sends the signal from the calling party to a receiving number, which is then replaced by a dispersed network shared by all network users.
  • Ledger Pay: The Decentralized Cross-Border Remittance platform providing human-readable, interoperable & lightning-fast payment transfer capabilities for financial inclusion of the unbanked individuals.
  • Ledger Mint: Metaverse Interconnected NFT Transfer Hyper-personalized social connectivity for transferring, exchanging & showcasing NFTs and other digital assets through an interactive & interconnected platform.

Token Sale Details

  • Presale Address: 0x7db6AaF98bDFE47f197a3b1bbC3Cfe6CB0f302c4
  • Token Address: 0x65d358C56Ff2E64C007060D5D4dF308986734f5C
  • Total Supply: 400,000,000 LFT
  • Soft Cap: 7,500,000 XDC
  • Hard Cap:15,000,000.0 XDC
  • IDO Rate: 1.5 LFT per XDC
  • Listing Rate: 1.0 LFT per XDC
  • Liquidity %: 51
  • Min Contribution: 4,000 XDC
  • Max Contribution: 400,000 XDC
  • IDO Start Time: 14 Mar 2023, 19:30
  • IDO End Time: 05 Apr 2023
  • Liquidity Unlock Date: 05 May 2023

About LedgerFi

LedgerFi provides a web 3.0 communication service built on blockchain technology for secure communication through email, chat & payment applications. LedgerFi provides blockchain based Decentralised communication service & Decentralised Digital Assets Exchange for secure communication.

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Firework Games Studio Builds its first Battle Royale Game – SPARK ERA, with Security and Stability on AWS




Firework Games has been working with the leading cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) on the upcoming release of the first-ever 3D space battle-royale game embedded with a reinforcement learning element (Companion NPC AI). Since the last article  about the SPARK ERA – AI-Enhanced NPCs, Firework Games has been working on integrating and introducing this feature for the first time in a galactic-based battle-royale MMO game.

Firework Games has worked very closely with AWS to bring this innovative feature to players. The integration of AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Auto Scaling has allowed the studio to build a scalable and reliable game server architecture that can handle the high concurrency and intense load expected during the launch of SPARK ERA. In the upcoming days, Firework Games plans to use AWS’s AI / ML services to provide an enriched player experience by automatically extracting in-game information like character names, weapons, and gear from images and text within game videos.

Using the AWS Enterprise On-Ramp support plan, the studio was able to quickly reap the benefits of a well-planned approach through infrastructure event management (IEM), AWS best practice guidance and communicating with global AWS experts to ensure SPARK ERA’s security and stability. In particular, AWS GPU cloud services are now helping the studio to accelerate their AI models. 

“Integrating AWS’s services into our game architecture has allowed us to focus on what we do best—building an amazing 3D space battle royale game with companion NPC AI,” said Moses Ip, CEO of Firework Games. “We are excited to be able to leverage the power of AWS to bring even more innovation to our players.”

About Firework Games

Firework Games is a game development company committed to using cutting-edge technology in its games. The infrastructure is built with gaming in mind, allowing for unique gameplay experiences. Immersion and mobile apps are emphasized at the Studio, allowing players easy access to our games while integrating innovation throughout our ecosystem into the gaming business.

R&D is also the firm’s major focus. The goal is to create an immersive metaverse predicted by AI based on each user’s prior behavior. While users can be in the same dimension, their perception is unique — tailored to each user’s desires. In brief, our developers are former Tencent and NetEase, and we have AI scientists in California. The first game that we developed is Spark ERA – Echo to Universe. The beta version is currently open on PC/VR, and the official launch of the Android/iOS in August 2022.


Moses Ip – CEO of Firework GamesThe Official Links: Twitter | Telegram | Discord | Website | Metaverse

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