Leading cryptocurrency platform, Wirex, has secured over 150,000 registrations to its crypto app that launched in the US 6 weeks ago. Linked to a crypto-backed Visa card, Wirex will work with Visa, a world leader in digital payments, to provide a unique set of payment and crypto services that aims to improve the everyday lives of fintech fans and crypto enthusiasts alike. Continue reading
Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the latest edition of Private Capital Insights, a comprehensive report examining key global trends and developments impacting private capital investors, lenders, sponsors and other market participants across a range of asset classes and private capital strategies. Continue reading
Today Trustly, the global leader in Online Banking Payments has partnered with Remote, a leader in building, managing, and supporting global, distributed workforces. Trustly’s Open Banking connectivity will deliver on Remote’s needs for high-quality data access to support multiple areas of its business operations including payroll, compliance, and fraud mitigation. Continue reading
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Monday, 9 May 2022 09:30 GMT (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION ) – The Central African Republic (CAR) has become the latest country to adopt bitcoin as a national currency. The move follows last year’s adoption by El Salvador. But CAR’s sudden embrace of crypto is confusing. Afterall, El Salvador’s bitcoin adoption isn’t going well. Besides warnings by the International Monetary Fund and fears of default, a recent survey found 86% of Salvadoran businesses have never carried out a bitcoin transaction.
Scalapay, a leading European Buy Now – Pay Later provider, today announced a $27M USD investment from Poste Italiane, Italy’s largest service infrastructure network and one of the largest payment card issuers in Europe, in a Series B extension. Continue reading
Camper & Nicholsons, the global leader in all luxury yachting activities, specializing in the sale, purchase, charter, marketing, management, and construction, project management and insurance of the finest yachts in the world, today announced the company is accepting cryptocurrency for payment for goods and services from BitPay, the world’s largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services. Continue reading
Last November saw BSV blockchain and Shanghai Keyi Technology Co., Ltd. (“Keyi Tech”) partner with CSDN to launch the CSDN Blockchain Engineer Qualification Programme, which is the very first BSV education and certification programme launched in China and the first-ever certification programme with a focus on development skills applied in the blockchain realm across the entire system of CSDN software engineer competence certifications. The programme is dedicated to establishing new standards for blockchain technology specialists and promoting the positive evolution of the blockchain industry and the talent pool. Continue reading
A meme with African dancing pallbearers known as Coffin Dance was sold at the NFT auction for a record amount of 1,047,806 dollars (327 ETH). The winning bid was placed on April 9th. The meme was sold to support Ukraine, which is now fighting a Russian military invasion. Continue reading
Ladder, the company offering flexible life insurance in minutes, today released “Crocodile,” the second installation of its “So Good” brand campaign — a series of humorous and memorable films built around the unique consumer insight that almost 1 in 2 couples with life insurance joke about taking each other out for the payout. Continue reading
It has emerged that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty, claims non-domicile (or “non-dom”) tax status, meaning that she does not have to pay UK taxes on income earned elsewhere. This revelation has drawn criticism, especially in light of Sunak raising taxes for working households.