Blockchain/Bitcoin

PayPal Allows American Customers to Use Cryptocurrencies for Purchases

PayPal announced the launch of Checkout with Crypto, where US customers will be able to choose to check out with crypto seamlessly. Building on the ability to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency with PayPal, customers using Checkout with Crypto can

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Visa Pilots Payment Settlements Using Stablecoin with Crypto.com

Visa announced that it will allow the use of USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin backed by the US dollar, to settle transactions on its payment network over Ethereum, an open-source blockchain. Visa said that it is piloting the capability with

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PayPal to Acquire Crypto Security Firm Curv

PayPal announced that it has agreed to acquire Curv to accelerate and expand its initiatives to support cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Curv is a provider of cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security based in Tel Aviv, was founded in 2018

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Visa Pilots Its New Crypto API Programme With US Neobank First Boulevard

Visa has announced a partnership with First Boulevard, a digitally native neobank focused on building generational wealth for the black community, to pilot Visa’s new suite of crypto APIs that is anticipated to launch later this year. As part of

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Study: Call for International Cooperation in Fight Against Crypto-Related Crime

The global nature of the blockchain ecosystem is adding a layer of complexity in the fight against crypto-related crimes. Against this backdrop, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is calling for international, federal, state and public-private cooperation to improve the

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PayPal Dips Its Toes in the Crypto Market…. in 2021

PayPal announced the launch of a new service enabling its customers to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly from their PayPal account. The company is introducing the ability to buy, hold and sell select cryptocurrencies, initially featuring Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin

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WisdomTree: Integration of Blockchain Technology into the ETF Ecosystem

WisdomTree Investments, an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor and asset manager announced its strategic investment in Securrency, a developer of institutional-grade blockchain-based financial and regulatory technology. Through this investment and its collaboration with Securrency, WisdomTree plans to

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Central Bank Group Including SNB Assess Cases For Central Digital Currencies

The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to share experience as

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Fitch: Blockchain Disruption of Trust Bank Trade Settlement Unlikely

The use of blockchain distributive ledger technology (blockchain, or DLT) is unlikely to challenge the franchise values of the U.S. trust and processing banks or their integral roles in trade settlement or asset custody, Fitch Ratings says. Evidence for the

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Stablecoins Versus Centralized Exchanges: Who Drives Mass Adoption?

The stablecoin market is obviously gaining popularity, growing from 1% of all crypto in 2018 to almost 3% today. Global stablecoin trading volume increased from $12.5 billion in 2017 to $82 billion in 2018, according to Chainalysis. Furthermore, the 24-hour

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