Visa just spent $5.3 billion to acquire Plaid, the fintech company powering Venmo and other banking apps. Plaid’s API software allows startups, like the mobile investing app Robinhood and the cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Gemini, to connect to users’ bank accounts. According to Visa, one in four people with a US bank account have used Plaid’s technology.
Bitcoin was first created by Satoshi Nakamoto so that people could use the internet to safely and privately exchange value with others without the need for a centralized third-party or intermediary.
Today, ten years later, the economy inspired by Bitcoin is still growing — and using the foundations of decentralization, peer-to-peer, and open-source as a means to solve some of the problems of interacting and transacting on the internet.
Facebook Inc. unveiled plans for a new cryptocurrency called Libra this week. When it launches in 2020 or later, it will be a stablecoin–a digital currency that doesn’t fluctuate much because it’s supported by established government-backed currencies and securities.
The world’s largest social media company published a 12-page white paper on Libra and has more than 20 partners for the project. But there are still many questions. After a week of analysis, here’s what Bloomberg reporters and editors know about Libra, along with key unknowns that remain…
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Le novità non si fermano qui. L’annuncio dell’inserimento delle sponsorizzazioni va di pari passo con l’introduzione dei pagamenti via Whatsapp.
If you’re a Mastercard holder in the US, Google has reportedly been tracking whether your buying habits are influenced by online ads in your offline purchases for the past year. The secret deal between the two companies was brokered after four years of negotiation, according to a Bloomberg report published today.
Nach Alipay zielt die SIX Group die zweite grosse Bezahlapp aus China an: Wechat hat eine Milliarde User.