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The Crypto Economy Prepares For Its Broadband Moment

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There has been no shortage of economies in the payments and commerce business to discuss over the past decade. We’ve had the internet economy which morphed into the digital economy that results from the billions of online interactions that happen every day between devices, consumers and businesses.

Ransomware Now Ranks As UK’s Top Cybersecurity Danger

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Ransomware hackers are now the biggest cybersecurity threat in the U.K. for the majority of individuals and businesses in the region, Lindy Cameron, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre ( NCSC ), said in a speech.

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JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Urges Cryptocurrency Governance

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Jamie Dimon , chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase , said he believes that it’s time for cryptocurrency oversight and told the Investment Company Institute (ICI) that a managerial framework should be instituted, etf.com reported.

Wegmans Database Breach Exposed User Information

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Wegmans Food Markets were hit with a database breach that exposed customers’ information — name, address, email, birth date — but no social security numbers or financial information. .

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Ripple Could Seek IPO Following SEC Settlement

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Cryptocurrency startup Ripple could make a move to go public once the Silicon Valley blockchain platform settles its lawsuit with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Cointelegraph reported Thursday (April 29), citing SBI Group CEO Yoshitaka Kitao.

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Safaricom Explores Using Its Mobile Payments Service On Amazon

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Kenyan telecom Safaricom is discussing the use of its mobile money service M-Pesa on Amazon ’s eCommerce platform, Bloomberg reported. The move comes out of Safaricom’s global expansion efforts to recover from its first profit decline in 10 years, according to the report. “M-Pesa

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IBM Debuts Cloud, AI Services In Bid To Modernize Business

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IBM is rolling out new advances in artificial intelligence (AI), hybrid cloud and quantum computing, which will help “its clients and partners accelerate their digital transformations, return to work smarter and build strategic ecosystems that can drive better business outcomes,” according to a press release.

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FinTech Wise Plans Direct Listing On London Stock Exchange

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FinTech payments startup Wise is planning one of the first direct listings on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and is not raising any funds, Reuters reported on Thursday (June 17).

Banks Turn To AI To ‘Get Serious’ About Credit Lifecycle Management

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Although the total number of banks that use artificial intelligence (AI) to assess credit risk has tripled in the past three years, those gains have overwhelmingly been limited to the largest lenders.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Porsche Debuts In-Car Parking, Pay Option In Australia

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Porsche drivers in Australia now have new options when parking in Melbourne, NFCW reported.

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The Rise of Ransomware as a Service

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After years of forecasts of such an event, cybercriminals finally grabbed a vital piece of in infrastructure that they are refusing to unhand until someone pays them. The cybercrime gang known as DarkSide has reportedly shut down a vital U.S.

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Jumia On Africa’s Great eCommerce Shift — Toward ‘Everyday Items’

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In Africa , the pandemic has spurred consumers to make the move to online platforms, and as part of that move, transact digitally with their devices.

Future Apple Watches Could Monitor Body Temp, Blood Sugar

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Apple is at work on future enhancements to the Apple Watch, including faster speeds and sensors to monitor body temperature and blood sugar, plus a special edition for extreme sports, Bloomberg reported on Monday (June 14), citing sources.

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How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

Ripple CEO Calls US Crypto Rules 'Frustrating'

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Facing charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the CEO of Ripple fired back on Friday (April 30), saying that cryptocurrency regulations offer a “frustrating” lack of clarity.

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Layers Of Risk Control Mark Authenticated Identity’s Future Path

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To get a sense of just how pervasive the digital shift has become, identity verification provider Jumio said it recently crossed the milestone of processing more than one million identity verifications a day.

PayPal Introduces New Fraud Protection Tool For Merchants

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PayPal is launching a new fraud protection tool to help merchants combat the growing problem of online fraud.

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Silvergate Bank To Issue Facebook-Backed Diem’s Stablecoin

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The Diem Association , a nonprofit with strong ties to Facebook , has moved its main operations to the United States from Switzerland, according to a press release.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Is AR/VR Finally Ready For Prime Time — And In Retail?

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When Facebook first purchased VR headset firm Oculus Rift in 2014 reactions were mixed. Some wrote the purchase off as Facebook’s then 29-year-old CEO making a multiple billion-dollar purchase of an extremely technologically advanced video gaming system.

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Report: Goldman Starts Trading Bitcoin Futures With Galaxy Digital

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Goldman Sachs has commenced trading bitcoin futures with the help of Galaxy Digital in a move that advances the investment bank’s efforts to assist hedge funds and different sizable institutional customers with betting on bitcoin, CNBC reported.

European Payment Initiative Looking To Topple US FinTechs

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The European Payment Initiative (EPI) is looking to create a payments firm that can take on some of the biggest U.S. FinTechs and payments companies, Financial Times (FT) reported on Monday (May 3).

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Ripple Proposes New XRP Ledger Tools For Smart Contracts

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Ripple is proposing Federated Sidechains for the XRP Ledger as a way to balance the needs of user requests for smart contract features with the blockchain company’s desire to keep the XRP Ledger lean, according to a post from Ripple.

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MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

eBay Makes Move Into Financial Services With UK Small Business Loans

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eBay is launching a new financial services tool — Capital for eBay Business Sellers (CEBS) — that will extend loans to the small businesses selling on its platform in the U.K., Financial Times reported. “We

Nedbank Launches What’sApp Money Service With Mastercard In S. Africa

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Nedbank , based in South Africa, unveiled a service called Money Message that lets customers send money through the ultra-popular WhatsApp messaging app. The Money Message website, which contains minimal references to Nedbank, lists four main uses for the new functionality.

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Robotics Open Door To ‘Bring It To Me’ Economy

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Of all the descriptors that could be applied to the Domino's pizza chain, "robotics" doesn't seem to be a likely one.

China Tests Digital Yuan In Wage Payments

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Digital yuan is now in play in China’s Xiong’an New Area, CoinDesk reported. The district, located around 60 miles south of Beijing, has served as a testing ground for new economic ideas, according to the report.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Andreessen Horowitz Considers $1 Billion Crypto Investment Fund

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Andreessen Horowitz , one of the highest-profile Silicon Valley venture capital firms, will be looking at a new investment fund for investing in cryptocurrency, which could go up to $1 billion, the Financial Times (FT) reported.

Dorsey Reaffirms Square's Commitment To Bitcoin In Tweet

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Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has come out in favor of bitcoin, saying Square would always work to boost the cryptocurrency, Bloomberg says. Dorsey said bitcoin "changes everything for the better.".

Bankers Worried Over Credit Card Balances Paid In Full

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Consumers are continuing the pandemic-fueled habit of paying off credit card balances, a practice that now has bankers more than a little worried, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday (May 11). Some of the biggest banks in the U.S.

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General Motors Considering Bitcoin As Payment

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Some bitcoin investors are watching General Motors (GM) closely in the wake of CEO Mary Barra ’s response during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call to a question about whether the automobile giant might accept the cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

10 Keys to AI Success in 2021

Capitalizing on the incredible potential of AI means having a coherent AI strategy that you can operationalize within your existing processes. Learn how organizations are overcoming hurdles and realizing the enormous rewards that AI can bring to any organization.