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Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships

Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships

Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy. This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services giant entered a series of collaborations
Mobile payments firms in India are now scrambling to make money

Mobile payments firms in India are now scrambling to make money

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and chief executive of India’s most valuable startup, Paytm, posed an existential question in a recent press conference. “What do you think of the commercial model for

Cannabis Shops Are Using Zap’s Lightning App During Coronavirus Cash Crunch

The Lightning Network startup now offers fiat-friendly bitcoin payment tools. Cannabis dispensaries in Colorado are an early proving ground.

Bitcoin’s Lightning Becomes Latest Protocol to Court Publishers With Micropayments

With paywall systems for a whole bevy of assets, crypto payments could revolutionize the media industry – if demand actually matched supply.

Singapore Temporarily Exempts Crypto Firms, Including Coinbase, From New Licensing Regime

Cryptocurrency firms can continue operating but must apply for a license by summer under new rules

Coinbase’s Retail Payments Wing Crosses $200M in Transactions

Coinbase Commerce's 8,000 retailers have processed more than $200 million since its launch two years ago.

Inside Udaan’s push to digitize India’s B2B retail market

During a recent visit, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella reiterated his company’s commitment to India and revealed a new fund to help SaaS startups in the country. And then Nadella and Anant
Tech giants should let startups defer cloud payments

Tech giants should let startups defer cloud payments

Google, Amazon and Microsoft are the landlords. Amidst the coronavirus economic crisis, startups need a break from paying rent. They’re in a cash crunch. Revenue has stopped flowing in, capital
Plastiq raises $75M to help small businesses use credit cards more

Plastiq raises $75M to help small businesses use credit cards more

When Eliot Buchanan tried to use his credit card to pay his Harvard tuition bill, the payment was rejected because the university said it doesn’t accept credit. Realizing the same problem exists for
Instagram founder launches gift card site for quarantined restaurants

Instagram founder launches gift card site for quarantined restaurants

Coronavirus quarantines are hurting local businesses, but Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger wants to help them keep revenue rolling in. Krieger and his wife Kaitlyn this week launched SaveOurFaves, a

80% of Australians Know About Crypto but Only 1% Use It: Central Bank Study

Fewert than 1 percent of surveyed Australians paid for consumer goods with cryptocurrency in 2019, according to a new study by the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Have a Great Product? Don't Be Afraid to Dismantle It to Build a Better One.

Have a Great Product? Don't Be Afraid to Dismantle It to Build a Better One.

The founders of VisitPay explain their step-by-step process for doing the impossible: making your healthcare bills make sense!
Have a Great Product? Don't Be Afraid to Dismantle It to Build a Better One.

Have a Great Product? Don't Be Afraid to Dismantle It to Build a Better One.

The founders of VisitPay explain their step-by-step process for doing the impossible: making your healthcare bills make sense!

Thai Remittance Platform Starts Processing Ripple Payments

DeeMoney has become the first non-banking institution to use RippleNet in Thailand.

PayPal’s Financial Crimes Division Is Seeking a Blockchain Expert

The payments giant is seeking a blockchain expert to help identify use cases for the tech in the prevention of financial crimes.

Coinbase Card Users Can Now Make Crypto-Backed Payments With Google Pay

Card holders will be able to make crypto-backed payments from any Google Pay-enabled device.

Opera Browser Adds Apple Pay, Debit Card Cryptocurrency Purchase Options

The Opera browser app has partnered with e-payments startup Wyre to expand its built-in wallet’s crypto buying power.

Bakkt Touts New Payment Integration With Starbucks

Users of the Starbucks iPhone app are now being presented with “Bakkt Cash” as a payment option.

Crypto Payments Firm Halts Operations Citing Singapore’s New Regulatory Regime

Singapore-based Coinpip said it has "suspended operations" while it looks at becoming licensed under new AML rules.

Chase Bank Settles Suit Over ‘Sky-High’ Credit Card Charges for Crypto Purchases

The bank had allegedly charged the plaintiff over $160 in fees and interest for regularly purchasing cryptocurrencies with his credit card.