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Square’s tbDEX Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange to Fight Financial Inequality

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digital payment company Square has debuted plans for a decentralized bitcoin exchange, tbDEX, according to an 18-page white paper by the company.

VC money bets on crypto

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One way to understand how big crypto has become is to look at the prices of coins and at the industry’s market cap. But then when you check a few minutes or days later you might see a completely different picture because of the crypto industry’s volatility.

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Hackers Target Phones of Small Crypto Investors

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Hackers are stealing cryptocurrency more often from random individual users, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report says. This comes on the heels of the crypto boom among smaller “mom and pop” types of users.

Walden Mutual aims to serve New England’s food community

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The team at Walden Mutual, a planned de novo in Concord, N.H.,

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El Salvador Plans to Build Tax-Free Bitcoin City

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El Salvador is delving further into bitcoin and plans to issue sovereign bitcoin bonds, Bloomberg reported. The country, which has already made bitcoin a legal tender, will issue $1 billion in tokenized U.S.-dollar dollar denominated 10-year bonds to pay 6.5%

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Shopping Bots See New Use During Holiday Season

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Shopping bots, which can search retail sites automatically, are the rise as a way to help parents shop for Christmas gifts in lieu of searching increasingly empty store shelves, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.

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Six Retail Banking Technology Trends for 2022

The Financial Brand

The six trends will provide competitive advantages, including increased efficiency, improved experiences and future-proofed business models. The post Six Retail Banking Technology Trends for 2022 appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.

Visa/Amazon Interchange Dispute Shows Balance of Power Shifting to Platforms

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In the battle over interchange fees — this time between Visa and Amazon — it is the platform companies that are gaining the leverage over the payments networks. And, ultimately, everyone goes home a winner. Except the banks.

What Does Banking Need More: Customer Experience or Product Innovation?

The Financial Brand

Some maintain CX has fallen in importance in the fintech age. The arguments pro and con provide key insights into banking's future. The post What Does Banking Need More: Customer Experience or Product Innovation? appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.

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Adobe Partners With Bolt to Add One-Click Checkout

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Retailers using Adobe eCommerce software tools will soon be able to add one-click checkout. Adobe has announced it will add this feature thanks to a partnership with Bolt, Reuters reported.

Why Neobank N26 Is Abandoning the U.S. Market (And 500,000 Customers)

The Financial Brand

The mobile bank is the second European challenger within a few weeks to bow out. Fintech experts weigh in on what it means for banking. The post Why Neobank N26 Is Abandoning the U.S. Market (And 500,000 Customers) appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.

Bitcoin Daily: Hillary Clinton Critiques Bitcoin; California Man Sentenced on Crypto Money Laundering Charge; El Salvador Plans Sovereign Bitcoin Bond; Bitcoin Could See Worst Week in Months

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a skeptical view of bitcoin, saying there are worries that it could undermine the dollar, Bitcoin Magazine reported.

Roasted on The Hill, Biden’s Regulatory Pick Says She’s Being Misrepresented

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Alternately pilloried and praised, OCC nominee Omarova states that the controversial views she has expressed were taken out of context.

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Visa Expects to Resolve Interchange Fee Dispute With Amazon

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Visa said it expects to resolve its disputes with Amazon in both the United Kingdom and the United States, according to separate reports quoting the company’s CEO and its chief financial officer (CFO). In the previous days, Amazon had said it would stop accepting Visa credit cards in the U.K.

China Anti-Monopoly Law Spurs Fines Against Alibaba, JD.com, Others

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Several Chinese companies, including Alibaba, Baidu and JD.com will have $78,000 in fines levied against them stemming from 43 acquisitions that were said to breach the country’s anti-monopoly regulations, according to a Reuters report.

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Reliance, Other Indian Conglomerates Invest in Country's Fashion Houses

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Big Indian companies have been buying stakes in homegrown designer brands to scale them up and go more global, BBC writes. This could lead to a near future in which the luxury retail market is a more mature entity.

Bitcoin Daily: Hillary Clinton Critiques Bitcoin; Cryptocurrency Transactions Now Taxed in Argentina

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a skeptical view of bitcoin, saying there are worries that it could undermine the dollar, Bitcoin Magazine reported.

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Private-Equity Firms Are Reported Near Deal to Buy Athenahealth as Demand for HealthTech Rises

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Two private equity firms are close to a deal to buy Athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based software that helps healthcare providers with patient communications, billing and patient records, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.

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