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Will the Payments Sector Unite or Divide over Cryptocurrency Adoption? 

Traditional payment companies seem to be taking vastly different approaches to cryptocurrencies. Earlier this year, it seemed like PayPal was about to blaze a trail in the space by working with Facebook on Libra, although it later pulled out. Elsewhere, more forward-thinking firms like Revolut and Skrill have embraced crypto, while Monzo has issued a firm “no,” and Stripe has backed away.So, what exactly is going on in this tumultuous relationship between payment firms and cryptocurrencies,...

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Binance’s Payment Gateway Partner Simplex Adds Support for Japanese Yen & Canadian Dollar

Top electronic payments gateway provider Simplex has added the Japanese Yen (JPY) and the Canadian Dollar (CAD) to its platform for fiat conversions. Sources indicate that the top payment gateway for many of the top cryptocurrency exchanges indicated this today.  Simplex is a fiat payments partner for many of the top cryptocurrency exchanges which include Binance, Huobi, Poloniex, OKCoin, KuCoin, Xapo, Ledger and Abra.“We’re not handling crypto directly ourselves but rather enable our...

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Nubank Wins Big in Latin America’s Fintech Community

While it may not be in the normal scheme of things for fintech companies to make it big within just a few years of operations, fintech startup Nubank has done that. Sources indicate that the Brazilian startup has gone from strength to strength and has become one of the leading forces in the global fintech space due to a few gutsy moves by its CEO David Vélez. It all started when David was reading about how mobile apps were now being used to manage money in a new and different way in China...

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Black Friday Crypto Rambling: Buy Stuff Cheaper with Crypto

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving y’all. Be thankful for your life, your family and, hopefully, your wallets. Hope you had a nice dinner and it prepared you for the Christmas holidays.  However, today is Black Friday and even though it should remind us on the awful things done to the slaves in the U.S. back in time, it should remind us that, except this should never happen again, we could use this date to do something good – for someone, or for us (‘cause you have to love yourself,...

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Paytm Gets $1B of New Funding from Softbank and Others

India’s digital payments company Paytm said it got new funding from its shareholders but also some new investors. SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund, Ant Financial and Discovery Capital will, therefore, together with new investors advised by T. Rowe Price Group Inc. fund Paytm to get it in front of its competitors as the country’s finance sector is slightly beginning to grill.From Ant Financial they said they have been searching for investment opportunities in Southeast Asia in order to...

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PayPal Axes Pornhub Performers Payments Model as Verge Stands to Gain

In one sudden and swift move payments giant PayPal has cut off the thousands of performers on adult behemoth Pornhub that depended on the payment service to receive their payments. The pornographic platform indicated this in a blog post in the help section on the website. They wrote:“We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods.”This, of course, has fundamentally changed the way and manner in which the...

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Google Pay to Accept Biometric Confirmations for Payments

Is what is seen by many as an innovation that will spark a revolution in the electronic commerce industry, Google Pay will now accept biometric security confirmations instead of the usual PIN code that people are already used to on the platform.Google Pay is formerly known as the Tez App which has already made its niche in the payments industry in terms of processing of transactions for users. SMS notifications on all transactions done within the Google Pay app recently became available and...

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PayPal Reports 19% Growth with $4.38 Billion Revenue in 2019 Third Quarter

PayPal Holdings Inc. has announced its earned figures in its quarterly report for the third quarter, showing a notable increase in the company’s volume of total payment. According to its report, the company pulled in a $4.38 billion revenue, representing a 19% increase.Furthermore, the company’s earnings per share also increased, going higher than the proposed estimate by market analysts. Experts had estimated a 52 cents per share earnings but PayPal surpassed this, hitting 61 cents which is...

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Tencent Sees Threat to WeChat Pay and Alipay if Facebook Succeeds in Libra Launch

China’s internet and communications giant Tencent has recently raised concerns that if Facebook succeeds in its Libra launch by 2020, local Chinese payment service providers like WeChat pay and Alipay would face major threats in global markets.Tencent recently published a blockchain whitepaper in Chinese, wherein it calls Facebook’s Libra initiative as “bold and radical” as well as “prudent and rational”. The Chinese tech giant explains how Libra can quickly make inroads in markets where the...

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Visa, Mastercard Debuts New Buy Button to Make Online Checkout Great Again

Photo: Philip Taylor / FlickrIn what seems to be one of the biggest challenges to online payment processors such as Paypal, Apple Pay and a whole host of others, the biggest guns in credit card processing have decided to team up and implement their own single button-based checkout process. American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover have decided to join forces to make checkout easier for consumers.Based on what the card industry refers to as Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) which is a...

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