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You Can Now Buy Crypto with Your Credit Card Using BitPay

Popular Bitcoin payment processor BitPay has sealed a partnership with fiat-to-crypto payment processor Simplex, enabling users to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies directly within the BitPay app using a credit card. They can also transfer funds, make purchases and send money to friends from a single dashboard.In providing BitPay with a fiat onramp to conduct and settle crypto transactions, Simplex has created a major on-ramp to the cryptoconomy. Over 30,000 merchants use BitPay,...

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Mastercard Partners with SoFi on Debit Card, Payment Products

Mastercard has been partnering with several other payment products and services providers aiming to grow its customer base throughout the world. In the latest news, Mastercard teamed up with SoFi, a digital personal finance company, on a lot of products and experiences. The new partnership will benefit SoFi’s almost one million customers, according to a press release from the companies.The new deal kicks off with the SoFi Money debit card, which is an offering that will exist on the...

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PayPal Partners with UnionPay to Expand Its Network in China

On Wednesday, it got about that American online payments company PayPal had partnered with UnionPay International (UPI), a subsidiary of the Chinese leading payment processor UnionPay. For both companies, the deal is a good way to expand their networks and penetrate into new markets.Jim Magats, senior vice president of global payments at PayPal, commented:“At PayPal, we are proud of this landmark agreement with UnionPay International and the global impact that this creates for our joint...

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Ripple’s XRP Has Been Officially Added by Bitpay for Thousands of Merchants

In October 2019,  blockchain payment company BitPay announced the support for XRP.  XRP now is the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. At the time of writing, its market capitalization was $10,295,012,141 and the XRP price was $0.2361 growing by 0.84%.When talking about BitPay, XRP has been integrated on the company’s platform via Ripple’s open developer platform Xpring. As per the company’s explanation, Xpring is an “initiative by Ripple that will invest in,...

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What’s Visa Going to Do with FinTech Startups Plaid and VGS?

Less than a week ago, Coinspeaker reported that payment giant Visa now owns fintech startup Plaid. Visa acquired the San Francisco-based company in an interesting deal worth $5.3 billion. As we reported, the figure is more than double of Plaid’s 2018 valuation and is expected to stoke the fintech flame already burning in the company.So far, reactions to the acquisition have been great as people believe that their collaboration will do wonders for the fintech industry.The financial world is...

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BitPay Expands XRP Support: Users Can Buy Even Amazon Gift Cards with XRP

One of the most experienced companies in blockchain payments BitPay is expanding XRP support. Now XRP owners can use the currency to make purchases on all the retailers BitPay works with. Besides, they can buy gift cards even for Amazon with XRP.BitPay co-founder Tony Gallippi has already confirmed the positive news. According to Gallippi, users will enjoy XRP support starting next week.Run! $XRP added to @BitPay!Starting next week, gift cards can be purchased with $XRP -even for...

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Owner of Fortune Magazine Plans More Fintech Acquisitions in Addition to Lightnet

The owner of popular Fortune magazine, Chatchaval Jiaravanon, plans to do a lot more in the fintech sector, through acquisitions. Jiaravanon, who also has a fintech startup called Lightnet, believes that acquisitions will pretty much change the game. In a recent interview as reported by Bloomberg, Jiaravanon said:“Acquisitions will be the quickest way for growth in a fast-changing environment.”Chatchaval’s father, Sumet Jiaravanon, is the executive chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group,...

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PayPal Rewards Hacker Who Discovers Its Vulnerability

PayPal admitted that someone discovered a possible severe security breach that could lead to the exposure of user passwords to a hacker. Alex Birsan, who discovered the breach, earned a bug bounty worth $15,300 for reporting the problem. The vulnerability itself was disclosed on January 8 and has since been repaired.In his public disclosure, Birsan wrote that this “is the story of a high-severity bug affecting what is probably one of PayPal’s most visited pages,” referring to the login...

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Thailand’s Oldest Bank Partners with Ripple to Create App Called SCB Easy

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) wants to develop a mobile application that runs on Ripple. The 112-year-old bank has around 16 million customers and they want to deliver “happiness and smiles” to their customers. Not really sure how a banking app can cause smiling and happiness, but SCB’s SVP of Commercial Banking, Arthit Sriumporn believes that it can be achieved by partnering with Ripple.Alright, putting jokes aside, let’s look at the results of a recent survey by PwC. They have found out that...

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Tencent Partners with UnionPay through Mobile Payment Integration

Tencent Holdings Ltd. and China UnionPay Co. announced they plan to bring together their mobile codes that users scan to pay for purchases. In that way, the Chinese central bank gets a much larger niche network inside the $27 trillion payments playground.Both companies decided to consolidate their QR code systems so their users will be able to transfer or spend their assets just by using the same smartphone symbols.However, from the companies, they didn’t want to elaborate. The Tencent...

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