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Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos

“Banking startup 2gether is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows users to spend cryptocurrencies. In an announcement, 2gether said customers will be able to use the card to pay with either euros or any of the following seven cryptocurrencies: bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), XRP, bitcoin cash (BCH), EOS, Stellar (XLM) and litecoin (LTC). The card “instantly” […]
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IBM Launches A Blockchain-Based Global Payments Network Using Stellar’s Cryptocurrency

“IBM Blockchain World Wire will help financial institutions improve the services they deliver to their consumers by optimizing and accelerating foreign exchange, cross border payments and remittances. Using the Stellar protocol, World Wire serves as a network provider for international payments, enabling point-to-point money transfers in lieu of the complexities of conventional correspondent banking. While IBM announced an […]
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Coinbase Launches Debit Card in the UK

“When you buy cryptocurrencies on Coinbase , many users simply don’t know what to do with them. Customers in the U.K. can now get a good old plastic card and spend cryptocurrencies in-store and on any online website. This is a Visa card, so it should work with any merchant on the Visa network. The […]
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Ripple’s Technology Is Used for Transferring Billions of Dollars Around the World, Says CEO Brad Garlinghouse

“Addressing the “not enough use-cases for blockchain” issue, Garlinghouse said that it was not true. He added that the “payments use-case is very real and it is alive and working,” mentioning how Ripple had partnered with over 200 financial institutions around the world and that there are “billions of dollars that we are moving through […]
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Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Clearly Shaking the System,’ IMF’s Lagarde Says

“Financial technologies such as digital currencies are “shaking” the banking system and must be monitored to maintain stability, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund. Speaking to CNBC on Wednesday, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde pointed to the changing business models of commercial banks as evidence that innovations like cryptocurrencies are having a clear […]