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Bitcoin Is Still Not Being Used for Payments Enough

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have come a long way. Many are no longer just speculative assets but have crossed into hedge fund territory following the excessive printing of money and the spread of the coronavirus. Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Are Failing in the Payments Department However, despite all the major boosts in the space, it appears crypto assets are really faltering in one specific area… Payments. Initially, bitcoin and many of its altcoin cousins were...

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John Stark: No Business Will Accept Crypto After 2023

John Reed Stark – former head of the internet enforcement team with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – believes that every business in the U.S. accepting cryptocurrency as a method of payment is likely to stop by the time 2024 begins. John Stark Believes Crypto Will Serve No Purpose in 2 Years The reasoning behind his statements has to do with new cryptocurrency reporting laws that are set to take effect after December 31, 2023. The hurdles in the new...

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Mike Novogratz: BTC Is Bad for Payments

Mike Novogratz – a billionaire investor and former hedge fund manager – has always been there to defend bitcoin whenever it is acting crazy, but in a recent interview, he claimed that the world’s number one digital currency by market cap will never be used for payments. Mike Novogratz Says BTC Will Not Be Used for Payments This is likely going to come as a huge blow for bitcoin and crypto purists given that the asset and many of its altcoin cousins were initially set up...

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Ripple’s IPO May Ruin XRP Price, Experts Warn

Off lately, the San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple has been frequent in news. Ripple CEO Brad Gralinghouse has been much vocal about his company’s plans for 2020 and ahead.During the last week’s World Economic Forum 2020, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed confidence in the development of new cross-border payment systems. Post Mnuchin’s statement, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse also said that this could turn positive in favor of the company.Ripple has been actively...

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Bitcoin Price Breaks over $9,000 but Coronavirus Isn’t the Only Influencing Factor

As per reports from Forbes on January 27, 2020, Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s largest cryptocurrency experienced a 5% rise, briefly climbing as high as $9,142.80 per Bitcoin on the Luxembourg-based BitStamp exchange before slightly falling back afterward. At the moment of writing, Bitcoin price is $9,017. However, this price still demonstrates a more than 4% growth over the last 24 hours.Since Bitcoin enjoyed a tremendous boost in 2017, it has struggled to reach a similar height. The crypto is...

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Ripple Describes Future of Payments for 2020, XRP Poised to Benefit

Ripple has said that blockchain technology and other fintech solutions will usher in the future of payments in 2020. In an official publication posted on Thursday, the company explains what the future of payments will look like. The publication also details events that are likely to unfold this year and how new technology will lead the way.In the Future Payments Will Be Faster and SmallerRipple is stressing that as time goes on, financial institutions and payment companies will have to...

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Ripple Announces Massive Global Expansion for Its XRP Payments Network in 2020

Ripple, the company that actively uses the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency XRP in its solutions, is having big plans ahead this year in 2020. In the latest development, Ripple said that it plans to launch its XRP-based cross-border payments systems to global markets.In the newly released XRP Market Report, Ripple said that plans to bring XRP-based international payments to companies and individuals alike. Furthermore, the blockchain startup explained that XRP provides real-time gross...

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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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