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Crypto Exchange BitMEX to Buy 268-Year-Old German Bank to Deliver ‘Banking 2.0’

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The CEO and CFO of the BitMEX cryptocurrency derivatives exchange announced today that they have reached an agreement to purchase a 268-year-old German bank in order to establish “a one-stop shop for regulated crypto products in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.”.

Onbe: 2021 Was the Year of Adaptability

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Last year saw workers around the world move out of survival mode and dedicate themselves to finding solutions to meet the needs of our new reality. Onbe CEO Bala Janakiraman expects that innovation to continue as more organizations embrace the digital transformation that working remotely requires.

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U.K. Treasury Increasing Cryptocurrency Ad Regulations

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The U.K. Treasury said Tuesday (Jan. 18) that it plans to regulate cryptocurrency advertising like other financial products and ensure that promotions are “fair, clear and not misleading,” according to a Bloomberg report.

Robinhood May Sell Shares Directly To Users If It IPOs

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Robinhood is considering selling shares directly to its users if it opts to hold an initial public offering (IPO).

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

How Mexico’s Central Bank Plans To Move Payments To Digital

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In Mexico, the pandemic is moving the needle toward digital payments — specifically mobile payments — to become more widely embraced by businesses and consumers alike. Slowly.

Jumio Sees Vaccine Passports Intersecting With Digital ID

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For the travel industry, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines against COVID-19 are (slowly) being rolled out.

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Malaysia's Mobile Money, Bangladesh's bKash Team With Ripple On eWallet Remittances

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Blockchain-based global payments provider Ripple announced it has entered into an arrangement under which Malaysian mobile wallet provider Mobile Money, and bKash , a provider of mobile financial services to more than 45 million people in Bangladesh, will conduct transactions through the RippleNet network.

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Inside The Mind Of The Digital-First Consumer

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The consumers who shopped for anything from groceries to sporting goods to cars in December of 2019 are completely different from the ones who shop today.

Outdoorsy Makes Happy Campers Out Of RV Owners And Renters

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In the world of business, where the quest for profits, sales growth and the next big thing is never ending, here’s something you don’t hear every day. “I I will die of old age before we've even cracked a fraction of this demand.” .

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Digitally Transforming the Engagement Experience for Financial Institutions

Customer experience has become a key differentiator. Learn how to launch your digital transformation by incorporating two customer experience trends into your digital transformation strategy: self-service & personalization.

Face-To-Face V.2021: What Zoom Teaches Us About The Connected Economy

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An article published in the Harvard Business Review in August of 2009 posed a question that many airline and travel industry CEOs are pondering 11 years later: Will videoconferencing kill business travel? The answer in 2009 was, probably not. The answer in 2021 is far less clear.

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Central Bank Of Russia: Electronic Money Could Render SWIFT Obsolete

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Digital currencies could render the SWIFT global payments network unnecessary, RT.com reported, citing the Central Bank of Russia (CBR).

CFPB: Santander Must Pay $4.75 Million For Credit Reporting Violations

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Santander Consumer USA was ordered to pay $4.7 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ( CFPB ) for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the CFPB said in a press release.

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Why The Data Breach Decline Is Bad News For Businesses

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The Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) released new data on the state of cyberattacks and data breaches with some surprising news: data breaches were actually down in 2020 year-over-year.

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The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Big Tech Faces Regulation Reckoning As 2021 Dawns

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If 2020 was the year of streaming media, of content done a million different ways, of apps and Apple, and Google’s and Amazon’s algorithms … it was also the year of Big Tech regulation, where 2020 set the stage for a 2021 that could be seismic in changing the way companies — from Facebook to Apple to debt collectors — interact with consumers.

Bahamas Launches Digital Sand Dollar; Adds To Rise Of Central Bank Digital Currencies

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Facebook’s Libra might be fading a bit as a perceived threat to monetary systems that have been in place around the globe for centuries. But the race is still on for central banks to develop their own digital versions of fiat to take their place alongside bills and coins.

New Year’s Resolution: The Clearing House Urges Banks To Become 24/7 Operations

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Whether it was helping small businesses get their PPP payments or convert to eCommerce, getting cash in the hands of workers delivering food, or accommodating digitized mortgage closing and escrow activity, the coronavirus has foisted a lot of change on the financial services industry in a short amount of time. “A

Are Smart Cities Still A Smart Bet Amid ‘Urban Flight’ And The Pandemic?

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The pandemic has pressured corporate top lines — and as a result, leaves less money to go around to fund innovation, especially for tech-focused firms. So-called “smart-city” initiatives might be a casualty, especially if it’s perceived that people are leaving urban areas for the ‘burbs.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

US Treasury Proposes Sweeping New Disclosure Rules On Bitcoin, Other Cryptos 

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The U.S. Treasury Department proposed sweeping new rules late Friday (Dec. 18) that the government says would make convertible digital currencies like bitcoin less attractive to criminals engaging in crimes such as ransomware attacks.

Square Said To Mull Buy of Jay-Z’s TIDAL Music-Streaming Service

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The highly competitive streaming-audio industry could be starting the New Year with some consolidation, a new report suggests. Jack Dorsey — the billionaire CEO of Square and Twitter — is said to be interested in buying TIDAL , the audio service owned by billionaire music legend Jay-Z.

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Financing Gets Flexible As eCommerce Sellers Brace For Seasonality Whiplash

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With the holiday shopping season in full swing amid the global pandemic, online commerce is booming. Digital Black Friday sales this year hit $9 billion, a 22 percent increase from 2019 figures, according to recent Adobe research.

Western Union Expands Real-Time Digital Payments To 100 Countries

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Western Union just took another big step toward ramping up its growing digital payments arsenal. The legacy global remittance giant said on Monday (Nov. 23) that it has expanded its real-time digital payout capabilities in a move that encompasses billions of bank accounts in 100 countries.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

The Bank-FinTech Collaboration Model Goes Global

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With more financial institutions (FIs) turning to external third-party FinTechs to strengthen their small- to medium-sized business (SMB) and corporate offerings, the collaboration model is proliferating across national borders.

Millennials Pivot Toward Homeownership; Economic Ripple Effects Still Unknown

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It was only a few short years ago that the conventional wisdom was that millennials were shaping up to be slower entering the homebuying market than their Gen X siblings and baby boomer parents.

Visa, TransferWise Announce Global Partnership In Cloud Connecting

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Visa has debuted a new global partnership with TransferWise after working together on the new Visa Cloud Connect program, allowing FinTechs a new way to securely connect with the cloud, according to an emailed press release Wednesday (Jan.

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PayPal CEO Shulman: Consumers Moving To Digital Currency In Droves

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Consumers are moving to digital payments and cryptocurrency in droves, and it’s inevitable that more central banks will issue digital forms of currency, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said in a televised interview on Monday (Nov.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

eBay On Turning Friction-Filled Payments Experiences Into Consumer Loyalty Opportunities

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The 2020 holiday shopping season is picking up, and consumers are heading online or to reopened brick-and-mortar stores to shop and pay for gifts.

AI Models Eliminate Bias For Digital ID

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The age of artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us, where data feeds and models are used in the service of everything from verifying the digital identity of remote users to approving or denying a bank loan application.

Personalizing — Not Just Digitizing — The B2B eCommerce Experience

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As the B2B commerce landscape innovates, it is continually after that "Amazon-like" experience forged in the consumer commerce world. But for B2B vendors and suppliers, the unique needs of corporate customers cannot be ignored, making a consumer-like buying experience particularly complex.

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HSBC Introduces New Real-Time Global Payments Tool

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HSBC is introducing a new real-time payments tool that will enable its 14 million international customers to transfer funds through a single account in 20 countries around the globe. “As

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.