Ecuador initiates another phase of electronic currency

Posted on February 28, 2015 • Filed under: Economy, Ecuador reported users of the 9285 accounts of electronic money that were enabled since last December 24 can make transactions from Friday February 27, 2015 at 200 points between pharmacies, restaurants, supermarkets and banks. This is the second stage of the financial system of electronic money the Central Bank carried out with 75 macro agents or companies that enabled this new form of payment in which users can upload and download electronic money and payment services and products. Mateo Villalba, manager of the Central Bank, said that although initially this second stage will cover 200 points, “the potential is to have up to 12,000 points for transactions, the macro agents will gradually aperturando new points”. To create an account you only need to have a cell (no matter if you have balance or not), and send a message to the number * 153 and follow the instructions. On the website , system users can check the addresses of 200 points enabled transactions. In Guayaquil, for example, are enabled ten restaurants in which they can make transactions: El Capi and Tacos Mexicanos, including.

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In Quito there are still restaurants with this system. In supermarkets and pharmacies electronic currency will also receive. The Rosado Group has 3 points My Commissariat enabled in Guayaquil and one in Quito; while Aunt store has a selling point in Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Ambato, Cayambe, Porto Viejo and Santa Rosa. Although the 200 points of the second stage consisting banks such as Banco del Pacifico, Promérica Bank and Bank Coop. National, yet may be made ​​by electronic money transactions, “but will be points of loading and unloading of electronic money. In the third phase and transactions would enable “Villalba said. For the March 5, he added, the system 200 taxis in Guayaquil, Quito and Riobamba be enabled.Read Article

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