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How a Crypto Cold War Could Arise From Central Bank Competition

Last year social media giant Facebook put the world’s central banks into a panic with its crypto currency ambitions. This year they are scrambling to launch their own digital...

Martin Young | 12 months ago
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Mastercard Announces ‘Fintech Express’ In Asia-Pacific Region

Mastercard proudly announced its new ‘FinTech Express’ platform at the Singapore FinTech Festival. In an interview with Bloomberg, Mastercard Asia Pacific Co-President, Ari...

Emilio Janus | 1 year ago
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US Senators Threaten CEOs: Dump Libra or Face Regulatory Wrath

Facebook’s crypto woes are deepening as more partners are jumping the Libra ship before it even sets sail. It appears that US senators are urging them to do so as letters to CEOs...

Martin Young | 1 year ago
US Senator Cautions Mastercard Visa over Libra Involvement

US Senators Directly Caution Visa, Mastercard On Libra After PayPal Exit

Facebook Libra backers Visa, Mastercard and Stripe have received a direct warning from US politicians about their involvement with the project. Senators: ‘You Should Be...

Anja van Oosterhout | 1 year ago
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Visa And Mastercard Start To Get Cold Feet Over Facebook’s Libra

Visa, Mastercard, and other early Libra Association members are having second thoughts about their involvement with Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’. The change of heart...

Emilio Janus | 1 year ago
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Number of IBM Blockchain Patents Surge 300% In One Year

The number of blockchain patents that IBM owns has surged by as much as 300% in a little less than a year. With other major corporations getting seriously involved in the industry...

Georgi Georgiev | 2 years ago
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Visa, Paypal Say They’ll Pay $10 Million to Run ‘Facebook Coin’ –...

Big companies like Visa and PayPal are reportedly willing to pay millions for the privilege of running a node on the Facebook cryptocurrency network. Facebook’s foray into crypto has...

Martin Young | 2 years ago

‘Facebook Coin’ Will Be More Like Bitcoin Than Starbucks Rewards, Says Analyst

Speculations about the purpose of Facebook’s planned digital coin are getting wilder. Ignoring key features like independence and decentralization, one analyst predicts that...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | 2 years ago
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Bitcoin Set to Be ‘World’s Main Payment System’ in 10 Years – New...

Bitcoin will “surpass all competition” from other payment systems such as Visa and MasterCard within ten years if current growth continues, new research has concluded. Bitcoin Will...

Esther Kim | 2 years ago
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Analyst: ‘Bitcoin Poses Existential Threat To Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal’

Investors should not ignore cryptocurrencies’ threat to incumbent payment services like Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal, according to Lisa Ellis. In a note to clients, the...

Emilio Janus | 2 years ago
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Visa, Mastercard Plan To Increase Transaction Fees; Cryptocurrencies Don’t

Visa and Mastercard are planning to increase transaction fees for US merchants who accept card payments, Reuters reports. The hikes, which come into effect in April...

Emilio Janus | 2 years ago

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