21Feb/20

New Italian Fintech Startup Bitsa Adds XMR Support to Its Prepaid Card

Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa has just expanded its prepaid card with major privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR). By enabling Monero support on its Bitsa Card, the company unclocks “all types”Read More…

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20Feb/20

Brazilian Central Bank Promises Instant Payment Platform to Compete With Crypto

The Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) has announced a plan to launch a new near-instant payment system during November. The platform, called the Brazilian Instant Payment Scheme (PIX), will facilitate peer-to-peer andRead More…

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30Jan/20

Zap’s New Product Lets Merchants Take Dollars Over Lightning Network

“You get to talk to lightning nodes with dollars.” That’s how Zap CEO Jack Mallers described his lightning wallet’s new U.S. dollar clearing system in a phone interview with CoinDesk. Announced Thursday,Read More…

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12Dec/19

Netherlands Plans to Punish Crypto Scammers With Up to 6 Years in Jail

Aside from cryptocurrency and payments apps, the report also lists bill-sharing apps like Tikkie as being subject to the planned bill, currently being worked on by Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus. The legislationRead More…

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04Dec/19

France to Test Its Central Bank Digital Currency in Q1 2020: Official

The central bank of France plans to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) for financial institutions in 2020. François Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of the Bank of France, announced thatRead More…

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