Cryptocurrencies

Ripple's bank creep, LendUp's new CEO, regulatory competition: Top stories of the week

01/11/19

One bank's push to use Ripple's XRP in cross-border payments; LendUp spins off credit card business, names new CEO; a worrisome resurgence of rivalry among the banking agencies; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Fintech funding reaches new high

01/09/19

Efforts to build better connections to bank customer data, trade digital currency and explore artificial intelligence for security and compliance purposes were some of the biggest draws of fundraising for U.S. startups.

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Facebook tests mobile payments; Fed futures signal flat rates

01/03/19

Facebook’s WhatsApp unit has been testing its payments app in India since May; investors price in an almost a 90% probability of no Fed hikes this year.

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Thriving on bitcoin's bust, lenders aid both fanatics and shorts

01/02/19

As a growing number of cryptocurrency ventures struggle for funding, cut staff or shut down, all is well in one small corner of the industry: lending.

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Democrats target credit bureaus; premium card lenders retreat

01/02/19

The industry has largely avoided added federal oversight after the Equifax hack; the product has created a “financial albatross” as consumers game the system.

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Advice for crypto firms on joining financial mainstream

12/26/18

More traditional players interested in creating a safer market for digital assets have issued a checklist that cryptocurrency firms can follow to build confidence among banks, consumers and regulators.

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Blockchain startup inches closer to legally tradable tokens

12/21/18

Prometheum may succeed whether others have failed because it has attempted to work closely with regulators.

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Can WhatsApp coin fix Facebook's payments trajectory?

12/21/18

Facebook’s payments ambitions have made banks wary for years, despite many false starts. But now it looks as if Facebook is pivoting to develop a remittance business, starting with a cryptocurrency project in India.

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Crypto futures planned; first arrests in Danske Bank scandal

12/20/18

The NYSE contract will pay out in cryptocurrency; 10 Estonians who worked at the Danish bank were detained, and prosecutors promise more arrests.

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Why Ohio is gung-ho for cryptocurrency and blockchain

12/14/18

Many banks and government officials are dubious about crypto, but Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel lets businesses pay their taxes with it and has put all the state government’s expenses on a public ledger.

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