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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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Facebook Open to Using Fiat-Pegged Stablecoins for Its Libra Cryptocurrency

Social media giant Facebook has been facing severe regulatory troubles for launching its Libra cryptocurrency. Last week, even big giants like Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, Stripe, who were earlier part of the Libra Association, announced their withdrawal from the project.Facebook is now working out other ways to keep its Libra project alive. As reported by Reuters, Facebook proposed using fiat-pegged digital stablecoins for its project. It means that instead of directly pegging the Libra token...

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Bitcoin Mining Startup Layer1 Raises $50M from Peter Thiel, Shasta Ventures and Others

Layer1, San Francisco-based startup involved in Bitcoin mining, has raised $50 million in an effort to live up its plan to establish farms for mining. The money has been received from such a row of prominent investors including Peter Thiel, an American billionaire and co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies and Founders Fund, and Shasta Ventures, an early-stage venture capital investment firm that invests in enterprise and technology consumer startups.According to Alexander Liegl, CEO of...

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‘There is No Status Quo Option for Libra,’ Says Facebook’s David Marcus

Some of the most important personas in FinTech and banking spoke on Wednesday at the IMF’s ‘Big Tech and the Future of Finance’ seminar, part of its annual meeting.Among them was Calibra’s CEO David Marcus, Bank of England governor Mark Carney, Infosys founder Nandan Nilekani, and Havard economic professor Jason Furman. They spoke about digital payments, stablecoins, and of, course, Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency.The role of big technological companies as is Facebook itself breaking into the...

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Libra Exec Is Confident Association Will Hit 100 Members before Official Launch

Facebook’s Libra has faced its fair share of roadblocks since it was first announced a few months ago. Regardless, the company seems to slowly be rising out of its problems and has said that its initial plan to have at least 100 members as part of the Libra Association, would be achieved before the asset officially launches.Speaking during a phone interview with CNBC, the Libra Association’s Chief Operating Officer and provisional Managing Director, Bertrand Perez, has said the that...

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Libra Presses On in Spite of Association Losses

Oh, Libra… Has it occurred to you yet that perhaps venturing into the crypto space wasn’t the greatest idea? And that maybe creating an entirely new cryptocurrency as a means of garnering Facebook’s trust back wasn’t the best response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal?Libra Pushes Through the MudDespite several companies exiting the Libra Association, despite several delays, regulatory problems and anger from the U.S. Congress and international governing bodies, Libra has taken the time to...

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Libra Association Claims It Has 180 Candidates to Join the Row of Its Members

After it seemed all the big-ones were leaving Facebook‘s backed cryptocurrency, it seems it still has its faithful believers. On Monday, in Geneva, Switzerland, 21 associations agreed to sign the Libra Association charter at last. The Libra Association named its board of directors as well a decision about people who will sit at the executive chairs.The first chair will be, as expected, Calibra’s CEO David Marcus who named 4 more people as his board fellows. That people are a partner with...

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Government Threats Visa, Mastercard and Others that Choose Libra, Says VanEck Director

On Saturday we reported how, after PayPal Holdings Inc. abandoned Facebook’s association Libra, the other big payment giants followed its example.Mastercard, Visa, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago have also pulled out and it seems this could become pretty large obstacle to the development of this cryptocurrency.Director at VanEck Gabor Gurbacs said the companies that abandoned Libra Association were actually pressured into leaving.As per Gurbacs, there is growing concern for Facebook’s ability...

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After PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, Stripe and eBay Abandoned Facebook’s Libra

Recently we reported about how PayPal, one of the founding members of the Libra Association abandoned the whole project. However, it seems it wasn’t the only one. Just for a reminder, there were previously 28 members of the association, but it seems that they couldn’t handle the issues Libra is currently facing, most especially the problems surrounding regulatory support from relevant authorities. Now Mastercard, Visa, eBay, and payments firm Stripe have decided not to participate in...

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Alex Karasulu: Libra a Payment Platform, Not a Currency

Libra is often touted as the Facebook cryptocurrency, but according to Alex Karasulu – CEO and founder of OptDyn – this isn’t necessarily true.Alex Karasulu: Libra Better Than PayPal?In a recent interview, he seeks to answer questions regarding Libra and clear up some of the “myths and legends” that surround it. For example, he comments that Libra will not necessarily be a cryptocurrency in the way bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin is, but rather it will be a payment system much like PayPal. In...

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