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Why PayPal’s Upcoming Crypto Service is a Big Deal

Recently, rumors that PayPal is looking to begin offering cryptocurrency direct-sales began making headlines after insiders from the company, in addition to recent job postings looking for blockchain experts highlighted its renewed interest in cryptocurrencies. If confirmed, PayPal’s entry into the crypto space may result in a significant boon for the industry, by providing an Read more…

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The PayPal Bitcoin News Isn’t Entirely Bullish: Kraken CEO Explains

On Monday, the Bitcoin and crypto space saw one of the most positive news events in months. Citing three sources, CoinDesk reported that multi-billion-dollar payment giant PayPal is looking into rolling out cryptocurrency trades. A “well-placed industry source” said to the outlet: “My understanding is that they are going to allow buys and sells of Read more…

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$15m Liquidated as Bitcoin Surges to $9,800 for the First Time in Weeks

After days of consolidation, Bitcoin experienced a crucial breakout over the past few hours. The cryptocurrency just minutes ago tapped $9,800, the highest price it has traded at in over 10 days. With this latest move higher, the cryptocurrency is up approximately 5% in the past 24 hours. This is strong, especially when compared to Read more…

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US Congress Mentions XRP and Ripple During Tech Discussion

The US congress had a hearing about non-cash payment technologies yesterday. During the discussion, Tom Emmer, the Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, mentioned Ripple (XRP) among several other cryptocurrencies. Ripple Fans Get Excited [embedded content] US representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota’s 6th District addressed a panel of payments industry leaders yesterday at the Read more…

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Kelly Loeffler Steps Down As Former PayPal Exec Becomes Bakkt’s New CEO

Bakkt, the Bitcoin Futures trading platform of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has recently appointed a new CEO as Kelly Loeffler stepped down. The former CPO of the company, Mike Blandina, will take her role, and, at the same time, the former COO, Adam White, will serve as President. New CEO and President of Bakkt Bakkt Read more…

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Bitcoin Black Friday 2019: The Sales You Better Not Miss

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is just days away, and you know what that means. No, I’m not talking about the family get-together or passing out in front of the TV after eating way too much. I’m talking about shopping! Bitcoin Black Friday 2019 is here and there are some crypto-related deals on Read more…

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Approaching 2020: Why The World Needs Bitcoin More Than Ever (Op-Ed)

We live in a paradoxical world in that it is both expanding and shrinking at the same time. The rise of high-speed internet allows us to instantly communicate across the globe, stream movies and TV shows, shop from the comfort of our couch, dig through the archives of famous museums and libraries, and watch events Read more…

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Ripple Vs. PayPal Supporters Spark Debate on Twitter

Twitter community members are arguing about which international payment system is better – Ripple or PayPal. Is Ripple Slower than PayPal? The argument started with a tweet from Tony Vays, a derivatives traders and host of a crypto-related podcast and dedicated events. He indirectly criticized Ripple for being too slow by comparing it to PayPal, Read more…

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Facebook’s Libra Charter Signed By 21 Organizations During Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

The Libra charter has been signed by 21 organizations, just days after several high-profile payment processing and e-commerce companies withdrew from the controversial stablecoin project led Facebook. The Libra Association named its board of directors and formed the consortium’s executive team during a conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. Facebook is moving forward with Libra along Read more…