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The Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin
| Wired - Business

The Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is buying the "custody" business of rival Xapo, in a bid to attract...

  • August 20, 2019
China's central bank nears release of own digital currency
| Finextra

China's central bank nears release of own digital currency

The People's Bank of China is "almost ready" to launch its own digital currency, a senior official s...

  • August 14, 2019
Monarch creates first recurring crypto payments system
| FinTech Futures

Monarch creates first recurring crypto payments system

Cryptocurrency solution Monarch Wallet has launched the world’s first decentralised recurring crypto payment system, enabling the likes of Netflix and Hulu to accept crypto for memberships and subscription services.

  • August 13, 2019
Report: Crypto Crime Could Reach $4.3B This Year
| PYMNTS

Report: Crypto Crime Could Reach $4.3B This Year

A new report has estimated that losses related to cryptocurrency thefts, scams and fraud could reach...

  • August 13, 2019
China’s Central Bank Completes Development Of Digital Currency
| PYMNTS

China’s Central Bank Completes Development Of Digital Currency

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) said it is now ready to launch its own blockchain-based digital cu...

  • August 12, 2019
Libra cryptocurrency users face taxing problem
| FinTech Futures

Libra cryptocurrency users face taxing problem

Facebook and its partners hope that consumers and businesses across the world will spend money in a new cryptocurrency – Libra.  However, users of Libra seem likely to face a potential tax charge and additional tax compliance, which could be both costly and inconvenient.

  • August 07, 2019
Data protection watchdogs round on Libra
| Finextra

Data protection watchdogs round on Libra

The UK's data protection watchdog has joined with other privacy regulators around the world in calling for more openness about Facebook's proposed Libra digital currency and infrastructure.

  • August 06, 2019
Facebook: UK privacy chief joins warning about cryptocurrency
| BBC Tech

Facebook: UK privacy chief joins warning about cryptocurrency

The Information Commissioner's Office joins chorus of criticism over Facebook's digital currency.

  • August 06, 2019
Walmart’s Answer To Facebook’s Libra: The Walmart Coin
| PYMNTS

Walmart’s Answer To Facebook’s Libra: The Walmart Coin

There are many ways to introduce an idea to the world. There is something to be said for going big — fireworks, a parade and a vast array of headlines.  This, in short, seems to be the route Facebook decided to take with Libra — big announcement, big white paper,  big partners and, most importantly — big, big plans. In short, Facebook hopes to create a new set of payments rails with the Libra cryptocurrency — with the aiding and backing of a veritable who’s who of payments and luminaries — mainly as a tool to reach the approximately 1.7 billion unbanked consumers on Earth.

  • August 05, 2019