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Blockstream snaps up bitcoin wallet GreenAddress

  • 12,40,28,07,2016

Blockchain technology firm Blockstream has acquired GreenAddress, a bitcoin wallet software provider in Europe, to boost sidechains development. read more

Venmo moves several new features out of beta

  • 12,40,28,07,2016

PayPal-owned mobile payments app Venmo has opened up its in-app payments feature, which the company had been testing for about six months, to all its users. read more

PayOnline launches new payment interface

  • 12,39,28,07,2016

PayOnline, a subsidiary of Net Element, has launched a new payment interface which adapts to any device for easy payment acceptance. read more

Coinbase enters Australian market

  • 13,00,27,07,2016

Coinbase, a San Francisco-based digital currency exchange provider, has expanded its services to Australia. read more

WePay forays into UK market

  • 13,00,27,07,2016

WePay, a provider of payments-as-a-service for online platforms, has expanded its services into the UK to expand its reach into the white label payment sector including crowdfunding and other marketplaces. read more

Indian digital payments market to worth $500bn by 2020: Google-BCG study

  • 13,00,27,07,2016

The size of digital payments industry in India will be $500bn by 2020, accounting for 15% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to a report by Google and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). read more

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Fintechs: Friend or foe in the world of financial services?

  • 10,54,19,07,2016

London has gained a reputation as a leading fintech hub, hosting more and more innovative technology start-ups but can they be considered as friends or enemies of financial services? This is exactly what June’s debate from the Digital Banking Club (TDBC) set to find out. Jessica Longley reports on the action read more

Is Asia real time ready?

  • 09,51,18,07,2016

Asia’s move into the real time payments space will open up a whole new world of convenience for consumers and banks alike, but will it also make them vulnerable to threats? Xiou Ann Lim reports read more

Cracking down on money laundering

  • 10,47,7,07,2016

There is a common cycle in financial security. A criminal will adapt to security protocols and regulation, the regulator adapts to combat the development and this repeats ad infinitum. The European Commission’s (EC) anti-money laundering (AML) division is making progress, however. Stronger rules have been released to combat new threats. Patrick Brusnahan reports read more

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Standardisation and convenience hold the key as the payments revolution goes real time

  • 17,22,25,07,2016

The development of real time payments schemes, both in and outside Europe, has raised concerns of fragmentation to Europe’s payments landscape. Seeing off the challenge will protect the harmony established by SEPA and bring greater speed and efficiency, says UniCredit’s Thomas Dolenga read more

Is PSD2 a self-defeating regulation?

  • 17,32,15,07,2016

When the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) replaces the PSD in January 2018, it will have wider scope to cover new payment services created by a period of innovation. The legislation aims to improve consumer protection and competition, and drive innovation. Tom Hay, head of payments at Icon Solutions, writes read more

What does Brussels really think about Brexit?

  • 10,48,30,06,2016

Brussels is in shock and emotional- losing patience with the UK and not prepared to stand back and have European economies adversely affected while Britain takes its sweet time to navigate the landscape it has so recklessly created for itself. Anna Milne speaks to Monica Monaco for the Brussels view from within read more

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