DC Bar: Lawyers Allowed To Take Digital Currency As Payment

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Washington D.C. Cryptocurrency attorneys cryptocurrency District of Columbia Bar lawyers legal fees News washington D.C. lawyers will be allowed to accept cryptocurrency as payment, according to an opinion by the District of Columbia Bar.

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DoorDash Ordered To Cut DashPass Commissions By DC Attorney General

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While DashPass is a premium marketing offering and provides benefits to many restaurants, we have decided to not charge DC restaurants their contractual DashPass rate at this time. The attorney general of the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, has written a letter ordering DoorDash Inc.

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Zuckerberg Visits DC To Talk Tech Laws With Senators  

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had dinner with several senators in Washington D.C. Facebook Big Tech Capitol Hill laws News privacy regulations Senators washington D.C. during a rare visit to Capitol Hill that comes on the heels of rising scrutiny over the company’s business practices, CNBC reported on Thursday (Sept. A spokeswoman for Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said on Wednesday (Sept.

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Amazon Opens Bookstore In DC

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Betting that its popularity with shoppers online will translate into brick-and-mortar customers in Washington, D.C., The opening is the eCommerce retailer’s first bookstore in the Washington, D.C., Amazon opens an Amazon Books location in the nation’s capital. The store occupies a space that formally housed a Barnes & Noble store in Georgetown, The Washington Post reported.

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Secondhand Furniture Startup Kaiyo Lands $5 Million In Fresh Funding, Will Expand To DC

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In announcing the capital investment led by Moderne Ventures , Kaiyo’s founder told PYMNTS that he planned to expand the 2-year-old startup’s “white glove” pick-up and delivery service beyond its New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Philadelphia core to Washington D.C.,

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Amazon Toured Sites In Washington, DC, Area Last Week

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Washington, D.C., According to news from The Washington Post , Amazon officials toured locations in Washington, D.C., The report noted there are nine or more sites in the D.C. Meanwhile, D.C. Bowser (D) dined with Amazon representatives on Wednesday night, proposing four, fast-growing neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Amazon e-commerce employment headquarters Merchant Innovation News Retail washington dc What's Hot

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Facebook Negotiates Sandberg DC Hearing Testimony

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The news comes as Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook’s chief executive officer, concluded three days of discussions this month with movers and shakers in Washington, D.C. With questions surrounding Facebook ’s market power and its plans for the Libra digital currency, the social media company is reportedly negotiating with an important congressional committee for COO Sheryl Sandberg to testify as early as October.

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Two small banks seek bigger stages with Nashville, D.C. deals

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DC AG Is Suing DoorDash Over Tipping

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Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is suing popular delivery company DoorDash, saying the company didn’t adequately distribute tips nor did it retroactively pay back those tips when its practices were changed, according to a report by TechCrunch. . The investigation into the tipping practices of DoorDash was started in March of this year.

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After chaos in D.C., fintechs find a path to normalcy

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History will remember Wednesday for the anti-democracy domestic terrorism that resulted in death, injuries and damage inside the U.S. Capitol — but did not thwart the process of confirming the presidential election.

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Solar-Powered eScooters Coming To DC

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Spin and Swiftmile are launching a pilot program in Washington, D.C. Benjamin Fong, Spin’s director of business development, revealed that 40 solar-powered docking stations, built by Swiftmile, will be placed in Washington, D.C. The stations are currently only compatible with scooters from Spin, which has around 650 scooters in Washington, D.C. cities (and campuses), including Washington, D.C., and Ann Arbor, MI, to test out an eScooter program.

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Today In Payments: Facebook Calls Out Apple; DC AG Sues Instacart

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In today’s news, Facebook called out Apple on its fee structure and transparency, and D.C.’s DC AG Sues Instacart Over Fees Customers Thought Were Tips. s attorney general is suing Instacart for pocketing tips meant for drivers.

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Heritage Commerce agrees to settle DC Solar claims

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D.C. power shift complicates Fed decision on capital rule

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The industry wants regulators to extend a temporary measure making it easier to satisfy the supplementary leverage ratio. But Democrats’ control of the White House and Congress has given a bigger platform to those who say banks have had enough relief.

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USDA?s SNAP Benefits Can Used In 25 States, DC To Buy Groceries From Amazon

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That list brings the total number of states where these benefits are available up to 25 along with Washington DC, with more states to come soon, the company said.

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Retail Pulse: Framebridge Opens DC Store; Starbucks Hits 30,000-Location Milestone

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Custom eCommerce framing startup Framebridge is opening its own in Washington, D.C., The D.C. Online brands are stepping into the world of brick-and-mortar, opening their own physical locations to help consumers experience their concepts in real life with the help of digital technology. and Bethesda, Maryland, that will work to mirror the company’s online experience.

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Andreessen Horowitz Fights Back Against DC’s Crypto Curbs

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Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is attempting to fight back against Washington’s tougher stance on cryptocurrencies. As the firm aims to boost its crypto investments, it hosted officials from the Treasury Department, as well as a number of Washington’s regulatory agencies, at a full-day, private conference in San Francisco in late May, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Banking groups suspend political donations after D.C. riot

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Following similar decisions by big banks, the Consumer Bankers Association and Mortgage Bankers Association said they will halt all political contributions to elected officials as some lawmakers face harsh criticism for comments that incited the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

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DC Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Data Collection

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Prosecutors in Washington, DC, are suing Facebook over stolen user data related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to reports. The DC attorney general’s (AG) office announced the lawsuit on Wednesday (Dec. The maximum penalty is $5,000 per violation, and prosecutors said 852 people in Washington, DC, downloaded the app.

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Sign of fintechs' evolution: Two new D.C. trade groups

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The American Fintech Council and the Financial Technology Association say they’ll promote responsible innovation, fair access to financial services and more. Their dozens of members include some of the biggest names in fintech. ]]. Digital banking Fintech Consumer banking

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Walmart Pay Launches In 16 States, DC

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As of today, Walmart Pay is available in: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. “We The retail giant’s payment method is finally here.

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More D.C. fireworks: Lawmakers, CEOs clash on minority outreach, overdrafts

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Jamie Dimon Diversity and equality Overdrafts House Financial Services Committee

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Facebook Shares Fall 7.3 Pct Post-DC Lawsuit

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As for the lawsuit, Facebook could potentially be facing a maximum penalty of $5,000 per alleged violation, and prosecutors said 852 people in Washington, D.C. With the news of a lawsuit against Facebook (FB) by prosecutors in the District of Columbia, the social media company’s shares slid significantly on Wednesday (Dec. 19), according to Bloomberg. The shares dropped by about 7.3 percent, which put Facebook on track with its historic one-day 19 percent drop earlier this year.

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NAC visits DC lawmakers in effort to keep cash alive

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The National ATM Council has wrapped up its third annual Washington D.C. fly in. The two-day lobbying event included nearly 60 meetings with lawmakers and their staff

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D.C. federal district court stays CSBS lawsuit while OCC reviews framework for chartering national banks

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The D.C. federal district court hearing the lawsuit filed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) seeking to block the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from granting a national bank charter to Figure Technologies Inc. has entered an order staying the lawsuit.

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Smart Card Alliance opens Washington, DC-area training center

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The National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security in Crystal City, Virginia, will be a permanent facility for live educational activities hosted by SCA

PayPal parts ways with site that helped send people to D.C.

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PayPal Holdings Inc. and GiveSendGo have parted ways after the Christian crowdfunding site helped raise funds for people who attended last week’s violent event in Washington. Compliance PayPal

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Sign of fintechs' evolution: Two new D.C. trade groups

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The American Fintech Council and the Financial Technology Association say they’ll promote responsible innovation, fair access to financial services and more. Their dozens of members include some of the biggest names in fintech. ]]. Digital banking Fintech Consumer banking

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Ripple seeks shelter in D.C. from Libra’s political storm

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Ripple isn't a part of Facebook's Libra. It's more likely to be a rival, and it must be careful to make sure that lawmakers see the distinction. Compliance Cryptocurrencies Blockchain Ripple

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Zuckerberg To Visit DC To Discuss Internet Regulations

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify on Capitol Hill once again. Zuckerberg is scheduled “to meet with policymakers and talk about future internet regulation” on Thursday (Sept. A spokesperson for Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington confirmed she met with Zuckerberg on Wednesday evening, according to CNBC.

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Georgetown FCU to merge into PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union

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CECL stirs D.C. concerns

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Regulators concerned about banks hiring third-party vendors to handle it Management Lines of Business Risk Management Credit Risk. 1Risk Management

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D.C. impacts credit picture

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Political gridlock weighing on U.S. bank loan growth Management Financial Trends Risk Management Credit Risk. 1Risk Management

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D.C. needs to keep up with the payments tech wave

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The question for lawmakers is how to work together to make sure as many people as possible are able to take advantage of the opportunities provided by innovation, writes Brian Tate, president and CEO of the Innovative Payments Association. ISO and agent Regulatory actions and programs Digital payments Mobile payments

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Citigroup, JPMorgan pause political donations in wake of D.C. riots

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The actions follow earlier announcements from Marriott International, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Commerce Bancshares, which said they are suspending financial support for all lawmakers who voted against certifying Joe Biden's election as president. Politics JPMorgan Chase Citigroup

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