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Italians Prefer BTC to Visa or Mastercard When Shopping Online

News According to new data from marketing analysis firm SEMRush, Bitcoin (BTC) is the third-most preferred online payment method in Italy. Bitcoin comes in third placeOn Oct. 31, the Italian news outlet La Stampa reported that the Boston-based marketing analysis company, it was stated that in the ..

Largest American Food Coop to Pilot Mastercard’s Blockchain Tech

News Topco Associates, the largest American retail food group purchasing organization, will pilot Mastercard’s blockchain tech in its operations. According to a press release on Oct. 27, Topco will test a traceability platform developed by logistics firm Envisible. The Wholechain platform is base..

Crypto App Revolut Confirms MasterCard on Board for 2019 US Expansion

News Cryptocurrency-friendly internet banking app Revolut plans to launch in the United States later this year, the company has confirmed. MasterCard joins Visa support for RevolutIn a press release on Oct. 22, Revolut said its expanding partnership with MasterCard would allow it to enter the U.S...

Calibra Head: Libra ‘Absolutely Not’ in Jeopardy Without PayPal, Visa

News Head of Facebook's Calibra claimed that the recent withdrawal of the seven firms from the Libra Association has no impact on the project. Dropouts will still be able to work with LibraIn an interview with Yahoo Finance on Oct. 15, Calibra’s David Marcus argued that Facebook’s cryptocurre..

Coinbase CEO: Senate’s Pressure on Libra Association Is ‘Un-American’

News Coinbase CEO has criticized United States’ senators for asking Stripe, Mastercard and Visa to leave Facebook’s crypto project Libra. “Something feels very un-American about this”After U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Sherrod Brown apparently pressured the payment giants to leave Libra, Brian Ar..

Visa, EBay, Stripe and Mastercard Abandon Facebook’s Libra Project

News Visa, EBay, Stripe and Mastercard have all announced that they are dropping out of Facebook’s Libra Association and its associated stablecoin project. Four companies abandon shipOn Oct. 11, Bloomberg reported that Ebay, Stripe and Mastercard had decided to drop out of Facebook’s Libra cryptoc..

Facebook’s Libra Backers Fear It Could Taint Their Image Among Regulators

News Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Stripe are unsure whether they wish to become paid-up participants in Facebook’s Libra digital currency. As Bloomberg reported on Oct. 2 citing “people familiar with the matter,” the four payment giants have reservations about the plans. Sources: Facebook “overso..

Binance Now Lets Users Buy 5 Cryptocurrencies with Debit, Credit Card

News Customers of major crypto exchange Binance can now purchase crypto directly using debit and credit cards via payment processing firm Koinal. 2.5% fee for buying crypto from Visa and MasterCardBinance users can now buy crypto using their Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards, the company ..

Will Blockchain Stop Personal Data Leaks?

Opinion If you are one of the 2.4 billion active Facebook users, the probability that your data has been leaked is around 17%, given the recent news of 419 million accounts being exposed. This means that, unless something changes, every sixth active user could lose control over their personal data..

Next Mastercard Blockchain Move? A Payments Platform with R3

Mainstream payments titan Mastercard continues to make notable forays into the blockchain space. The latest embrace was announced on September 11th, when the company unveiled it had entered into a strategic partnership with the enterprise blockchain consortium R3, the backers of the open-source Cor..

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