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Mojaloop Community PI-13 Event: Tech Session Recap

by Paula Hunter

We’re proud to say that the Mojaloop Online PI-13 OSS Community Meeting was a great success. Community members from around the world came together for a week of digital updates, education sessions, networking and more, all centered around the event theme, One Loop for All: Mojaloop in Motion. We’re so… Read More

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Mojaloop Community PI-13 Event Recap

by Paula Hunter

Last week, we kicked off an exciting year of activity with the Mojaloop Online PI-13 OSS Community Meeting. Over the course of five days, Mojaloop community members from around the world came together virtually to discuss market trends, development updates, contribute to the development roadmap, network with fellow open-source enthusiasts… Read More

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One Loop for All: Closing the Financial Inclusion Gap

by Paula Hunter

Digital payments are the connective tissue that drives economies. Based on a growing body of evidence, they are a gateway to the financial services that buffer people from risk and allow them to take advantage of economic opportunities. According to the World Bank’s Global Findex 1.7 billion people still lack… Read More

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One Loop for All: COVID-19 and the Need for Inclusive Payment Models

by Paula Hunter

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of real-time digital payment infrastructures and digital financial services. It has also made clear the need for the digital economy to continue working irrespective of physical travel and pandemic limitations. In the best of times, when countries aren’t experiencing extreme economic shock, closed-loop… Read More

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Open Source and FinTech: Q&A with FINOS’ Gabriele Columbro

by Paula Hunter

At our latest community meeting, I invited FINOS Executive Director Gabriele Columbro to discuss the role that open source plays in advancing payments. His experience with the world’s largest financial institutions makes him an ideal expert to learn from about the need for open source within the finance sector. Below… Read More

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Product Council Update

by Lesley-Ann Vaughan

We messaged the community at the start of November about the proposed Mojaloop Product Council, based on this concept note: Mojaloop Product Council The ambition was to create a council formed from adopters experiencing the software first hand, thought leaders in the industry with market experience… Read More

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2020 Mojaloop Community Governance Elections

by Simeon Oriko

In the last Program Increment (PI-11), we restructured our Community Governance Committees in a bid to build a strong and diverse Mojaloop community. The Community Leadership Committee (CLC) developed and approved restructuring proposals for three committees: Design Authority, Change Control Board, and Community Leadership Committee. These… Read More

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PhonePe and the Mojaloop Foundation: Building Cross-Platform and Cross-Border Payment Systems that Drive Financial Inclusion for All

by Sameer Nigam

Q&A with Mojaloop Foundation Director Sameer Nigam,  Founder and CEO of PhonePe Mojaloop Foundation Sponsor members will take on the responsibilities of providing financial, technical and legal assistance to ensure the health and growth of the Mojaloop and its user community. We recently interviewed Sameer Nigam, Founder and… Read More

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Introducing Mojaloop Release v10.4.0

by Sam Kummary

We are excited to announce the latest Mojaloop release! With this release, support for organizations managing bulk disbursements and using non-Latin-based characters in names is available. Additionally, the implementation of Financial Service Provider Interoperability (FSPIOP) API v1.1 improves flexibility for financial institutions to conduct two-phase commits on… Read More

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One Loop For All: Driving Financial Inclusion Through Interoperable Payments Platforms

by Paula Hunter

Interoperability is necessary for financial inclusion, but it can be difficult to achieve. Today, in many countries, achieving full interoperability across various payment service providers and digital transactional platforms means bringing non-banks into the national payment system, including Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) that are authorized to provide payment services… Read More

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Mojaloop Foundation Update

by Paula Hunter

Last week, we held the first Mojaloop Community Meeting since our Foundation’s official launch on May 6th. During the well-attended virtual event, I had the opportunity to share some updates that I would now like to pass along to readers of our blog. Launching the Foundation… Read More

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Mojaloop FSP Interoperability API Version 1.1

by Sam Kummary

The Mojaloop Financial Services Provider Interoperability Specification (FSPIOP) API’s purpose is to enable interoperable financial transactions between a Payer (a payer of electronic funds in a payment transaction) located in one FSP (an entity that provides a digital financial service to an end user) and a Payee (a recipient of… Read More

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Helm Release v10.1.0

by Sam Kummary

Introduction A Helm Release in Mojaloop context refers to a release made on the Helm GitHub repository, which includes a set of core and supporting services that make up a Mojaloop Switch / Hub implementation. For more details regarding a general Helm release, please refer to… Read More

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The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mojaloop Foundation: Fulfilling Mojaloop’s Potential to Advance Financial Inclusion on a Massive Scale  

by Kevin O'Neil

Q&A with Mojaloop Foundation Director Kevin O’Neil, Director of Data and Technology at The Rockefeller Foundation With the launch of the Mojaloop Foundation as a charitable organization that will support the deployment of the Mojaloop open source software, the initial founding Sponsor members will take on the responsibilities of providing… Read More

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Google and the Mojaloop Foundation: Empowering Digital Transformation and Financial Inclusion 

by Adama Diallo

Q&A with Mojaloop Foundation Director Adama Diallo, Head of Partnerships, Google’s Next Billion Users Initiative in Africa   With the launch of the Mojaloop Foundation as a charitable organization that will support the deployment of the Mojaloop open source software, the initial founding Sponsor members will take on the responsibilities of providing financial, technical… Read More

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Mojaloop Community Update

by Paula Hunter

Welcome to our inaugural Mojaloop community update! It is an exciting time for the Mojaloop Foundation, and we want to share some updates on our activity and encourage your continued collaboration. As you likely know, last week we launched the next phase in the… Read More

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Now Introducing…the Mojaloop Foundation

by Paula Hunter

Today we launch the next phase in the development of the Mojaloop open source project with the formal introduction of the Mojaloop Foundation. As a global, charitable organization, our mission is to increase financial inclusion by empowering a diverse, global payment ecosystem to create interoperable payment solutions for all. We could not be… Read More

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