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As banks and major financial institutions continue to be exposed for their illegitimate operations and felonious actions, a more convincing case for Bitcoin and mainstream adoption is being established.
MasterCard has rolled out facial recognition “selfie payments” across Europe, as privacy-centric cryptocurrencies push in the opposite direction towards anonymity.
The boss of MasterCard in the UK and Ireland believes cash will be practically extinct in the next five years across Britain and Ireland and will seem as antediluvian as carrying a pouch full of gold.
UK-based fintech startup Revolut raised over £7.75 million of funding via venture capital firms.
International classified ad sites Backpage.com has switched to providing exclusively cryptocurrency payments for its adult entertainment section.
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The WEF was dedicated to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and FinTech. The World’s financial and banking giants again shared their attitude to Bitcoin and Blockchain technology.
Abine and Coinbase are using Blur to give Bitcoin users the ability to shop anywhere MasterCard is accepted. The service also comes with enhanced privacy tools.
Ted Rogers about Bitcoin debit card market in 2016-2017.
Visa has a dedicated team in London looking at specific use cases involving blockchain technology but argues that bitcoin won't reach mainstream acceptance "unless there is trust in the system"
Bitcoin startup OneBit is looking to bring the digital currency to the masses by enabling users to spend their coins on the Mastercard PayPass network.
MasterCard has been feeling the heat of Bitcoin for over a year now. Bitcoin has become big enough worldwide so that it can no longer be ignored as a viable payment option and currency.
MasterCard has announced a “P2P” debit card-based remittance system which it says customers will find “more appealing” than the Bitcoin protocol.
Apple has applied for a patent that would enable the transfer of money between iPhones, PayPal spends a boatload on Xoom, and more top stories from this week in FinTech.
The personal ad site Backpage has just had its payment processing terminated by both Visa and Mastercard, following termination by American Express last year.
Google has announced its latest foray into the exploding mobile payment market with Android Pay.
The UK's Emerging Payments Association (EPA) has announced the launch of the Catalyst, an incubator dedicated to early stage payments companies.
Danish virtual currency bourse the Crypto Coins Exchange Denmark ApS (CCEDK) has announced a launch of its next-generation payment card - the Bitcoin Debit NanoCard.
Overstock sold its first cryptobond, the cryptography team at Blockstream unveiled its first prototype sidechain and more top stories for June 9.
Classified ads site Backpage.com has filed a lawsuit against the County Sheriff who led a successful campaign to have Visa and MasterCard cut its payment processing.
OneBit, a bitcoin wallet app that enables its users to pay with bitcoin at any credit card accepting store, has entered the alpha stage of development.
Let’s see what Visa & Mastercard Execs have to say about Bitcoin.
While other financial establishments such as VISA are experimenting with bitcoin and its blockchain technology, MasterCard has shifted its focus to biometric data security.
Even the contact information listed for MasterCard in their annual SEC report seems old-fashioned.
Following Coinjar’s exit from Australia to avoid its tax burden, MasterCard is petitioning lawmakers to enforce greater regulation of digital currencies in the country.
A recent video released by MasterCard has people laughing from Boston to Bangladesh.
Nigeria is moving to a MasterCard sponsored National Electronic ID Card that opens up financial institutions to the unbanked, but is it really a good thing?
Japan's largest Internet company Rakuten Inc. has started to accept Bitcoin as a payment option on its American portal Rakuten.com, MasterCard describes cryptocurrencies as an innovative competitor, and more top stories for March 17.
The recent decision by the Nigerian government to combine their new national identity card with a debit card has been raising a number of concerns ranging from privacy to conflict of interest. Coin Telegraph reached out to MasterCard’s Daniel Monehin with some questions about the program and MasterCard’s role.
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