Tunisian Post Office, La Poste Tunisienne has partnered with Swiss cryptofinance firm Monetas and Tunisian blockchain technology startup DigitUs in a move that will see it offer nationwide access to instant, secure, and affordable merchant payments, remittances, and more.
The deal will see the La Poste Tunisienne app powered by Monetas to make instant mobile money transfers, pay for goods and services online and in person, send remittances, pay bills, manage official government identification documents, and more.
In a statement, Monetas Founder and CEO Johann Gevers said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Tunisian Government, National Post, and DigitUs to increase financial inclusion with an open mobile money platform that is able to operate across mobile networks. This is an important first step towards a freer and more prosperous world.”
La Poste Tunisienne will strictly control the issuance and circulation of the eDinar in order to prevent it from being used for illegal transactions.
La Poste Tunisienne CEO M. Moez Chakchouk said, “At La Poste we are on a transformation journey to modernize our services with innovative technologies and power the digital economy. Digital, Mobile, and Internet, are all key components in this transformation. Monetas and Digitus help us to bring these ingredients to the table.”