• Swiss-based startup Centi announced the launch of a stablecoin pegged to the Swiss franc on March 21.
• The token is called the Centi Franc Stablecoin (CCHF) and it will be backed 1:1 by a Swiss bank guarantee.
• The Global Payment Network launched by Centi uses blockchain technology to significantly reduce the cost and time it takes for merchants to settle transactions.
Centi Launches CHF Stablecoin
Swiss-based startup Centi announced the launch of a stablecoin pegged to the Swiss franc on March 21, according to a press release.The token, called the Centi Franc Stablecoin (CCHF), will be backed 1:1 by a Swiss bank guarantee.
Global Payment Network
Centi’s new payment network uses blockchain and web3 technology to significantly reduce the cost and time it takes for merchants to settle transactions and receive funds. It essentially allows real-time settlement between buyer and seller.The company intends to compete with credit card payments and other traditional payment providers through the platform.
Advantages Of The Network
Centi claims processing payments through its network is 90% cheaper than established rivals like Paypal, VISA, and Mastercard.The company added that its goal is to allow a buyer and seller to interact and settle their transaction without the need for „deep-pocketed middlemen“ that operate using hidden fees and costs.
No Crypto Knowledge Necessary
Merchants and users don’t need prior crypto knowledge in order to use this payments network, nor do they have to change accounting practices. The network is fully integrated with current POS and cashier payment systems so merchants can be quickly onboarded without needing additional hardware or software.
Blueprint For Digital Currencies & Fiat On-Off Ramps
Centi said that it is providing the „blueprint“ for how digital currencies and fiat on-off ramps „should and could work.“