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Bitcoin’s Market Cap Now Bigger Than Visa and MasterCard Combined

Apart from surpassing the $1 trillion level, bitcoin’s market capitalization is now worth more than two of the largest financial service companies – Visa and MasterCard – combined. Moreover, BTC’s market cap is also higher than several of the largest US-based banks, including JPMorgan, Bank of America, and Citigroup. Bitcoin Above Visa and MasterCard The previously referred to as “magical internet money” has been on a mind-blowing bull run since early October when it dabbled...

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PayPal Is Now Allowing Customers to Pay with Crypto

Early this week, PayPal began allowing cryptocurrency payments through its platform. The company has been on track to become a major haven for crypto-related activity since October of last year, and the platform’s goals just got much more serious. PayPal Says “Yes” To Digital Currency Payments While the service isn’t available to everyone just yet, many of PayPal’s users – when they purchase items – will be given several payment options when it’s time to check out, some...

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Bitcoin Rewards Program Lolli Gets Its Hands on $5 Million in New Funding

Lolli – a rewards programs that provides shoppers with bitcoin granted they do business at certain retailers – has closed a $5 million funding round. Lolli Has Gotten a Lot of Money The event took place Wednesday of last week as part of a Pre-Series A funding series. It was led by Alexis Ohanian’s venture capital fund Seven-Seven Six, while figures such as Cody Ko and Casey Neistat – the creators of YouTube – also took part. Further investments came by way of companies...

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Visa to Settle USDC Transactions on Ethereum

Visa is to become the first large payments network to use a stablecoin as a settlement currency. By partnering with the popular cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com, the San Francisco-headquartered giant will offer a crypto settlement system for fiat transactions based on the Ethereum blockchain. According to the announcement from earlier today, Visa has joined forces with Crypto.com to bring its first-ever non-fiat settlement program.  The company’s standard settlement process requires parties...

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PayPal Heads Further Into Crypto Space with Acquisiton of Curv

PayPal has been working hard these past five months to really build its place in the cryptocurrency arena. It announced that traders would be able to garner digital assets through its site, and they would also be allowed to buy items and services with crypto. Now, it looks like PayPal is working even harder to really build itself up as a digital asset company given that it’s planning to acquire Curv, a startup based in Tel Aviv, Israel. PayPal Is Buying Israel Startup...

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It’s Official: PayPal to Acquire Crypto Custodian Curv

The leading payment processor, PayPal, announced today that it has agreed to purchase the digital asset custody company, Curv. It said that it will complete the acquisition in the first quarter of the year.Rumors Confirmed True As PayPal Acquire CurvReports surfaced last week that PayPal was planning to acquire cryptocurrency security firm, Curv. There were no concrete evidence to buttress the claims, but the leading payment giants have now made it official via a press release today.The...

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PayPal in Talks To Buy Crypto Storage Startup Curv for Around $500 Million, Reports

PayPal could be in talks to buy a cryptocurrency startup focused on providing security solutions for cryptocurrency custody.According to diferent reports, PayPal is interested in acquiring Curv, and the talks between the two companies’ teams are an open secret in the global tech scene – though perhaps no longer a secret considering how quickly it is spreading despite the cautious stance taken by both companies.Local sources argue that the cost of the deal would be in the range of $500...

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Da Vinci Capital Reportedly Requests $100 Million from Telegram for TON’s Failure

A large investor in Telegram’s failed Open Network (TON) has reportedly requested $100 million in compensation from the company. Otherwise, the investor – Da Vinci Capital – has warned with taking legal actions against the messaging platform.TON Investor Demands $100MTelegram’s TON initiative was among the most widely-discussed blockchain-related projects in the past few years. However, the endeavor faced almost immediate backlash from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a US...

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Namensänderung: Transfwerwise heisst jetzt Wise

Transferwise wird zu Wise Kurz vor dem geplanten Börsengang benennt das britische Fintech-Unternehmen (*) die Domain „Transferwise“ in „Wise“ um. Grund für den Namenswechsel ist aber nicht nur der bevorstehende Börsengang, sondern die Tatsache, dass die beiden Masterminds hinter der Domain verstärkt darauf aufmerksam machen wollen, dass „Wise“ seinen Kunden eigentlich weit mehr als nur günstige Auslandsüberweisungen bietet. Der CEO von...

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JPMorgan: Fintech, Not BTC, Is the True Coronavirus Hero

Bitcoin has been doing extremely well for the past nine months. The currency really came to fruition during the initial time of the coronavirus pandemic, and it has been on a serious roll ever since, recently striking a new high of roughly $56,000 per unit. However, despite all the glitz and glam the currency has been attaining, financial giant JPMorgan believes that it’s fintech and not bitcoin or crypto that has garnered true recognition during the time of COVID....

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