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Goldman Sachs Explores Creating a Digital Coin Like JPMorgan’s

“Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s chief executive officer told France’s Les Echos newspaper that he’s “absolutely’’ looking at digital currencies and said Goldman is conducting “extensive research’’ on tokenization, the process for transforming currencies or assets into tradeable digital contracts that live on a blockchain.    “Assume that all major financial institutions around the world are […]
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House Lawmakers Officially Ask Facebook to Put Libra Cryptocurrency Project on Hold

“House Democrats are requesting Facebook halt development of its proposed cryptocurrency project Libra, as well as its digital wallet Calibra, until Congress and regulators have time to investigate the possible risks it poses to the global financial system . Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, hinted at a move […]
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Google Pay Gets More Deeply Integrated With Chrome

“Now, the company says you’ll be able to access autofill for payments just by signing into your Google Account while on the desktop — even if Chrome sync is disabled. The feature takes advantage of Google Pay, which has been recently expanding to more sites across the web, following last year’s rebranding from “Android Pay” […]
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ACI Worldwide Launches Real-Time Disbursement Services to Bill Payments Portfolio

“ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions , today announced the launch of ACI Disbursement Services™. Part of ACI’s comprehensive UP Bill Payment solution, Disbursement Services allows businesses to send money to consumers’ bank accounts in real-time using their debit card. Backed by two of the world’s largest electronic […]
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H&M and Klarna Grow Partnership to US

“Today, H&M and Klarna announced that they have expanded their current partnership agreement to also include the US market, in the development of an unrivalled payments and shopping experience across touchpoints. Together, H&M and Klarna are aiming at further integrating H&M’s digital and physical stores to give customers a seamless, personalised and engaging shopping experience […]
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Visa to Acquire Verifi

“Visa today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Verifi, a leader in technology solutions that reduce chargebacks. The combination of Verifi’s best-in-class dispute resolution tools with Visa’s suite of risk and fraud management solutions will give buyers and sellers intelligent, data-driven tools that foster collaboration, build trust, and improve the overall customer […]
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EBay’s New APIs Enable Developers to Create Innovative Experiences at Scale

“Starting today, eBay is launching new payments API capabilities that will give our third-party developers access to eBay’s new managed payments program, creating more efficient ways to integrate their businesses. The new Finances API provides developers with a more holistic view of transactions on eBay to more seamlessly manage payouts to bank accounts for sellers enrolled in […]