06 May 2015

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Finra backtracks as opposition to Cards projects mounts

12 hours ago  | 0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

In the face of fierce opposition from industry bodies, Wall Street watchdog Finra appears to be backtracking on proposals to introduce an automated data collection system designed to help identify risky and suspicious activities.

US authorities throw the book at Ripple Labs

13 hours ago  | 0 comments | 22 tweets | 9 linkedin

Ripple Labs has been fined $700,000 by the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the first successful civil enforcement action against a virtual currency exchange.

European lawmakers agree revised Payments Services Directive

05 May 2015  | 1 comments | 23 tweets | 25 linkedin

European lawmakers have reached an informal agreement on a revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) designed to boost competition and innovation while improving consumer protections.

Malawi takes steps to create a digital payments ecosystem

30 April 2015  | 1 comments | 18 tweets | 10 linkedin

Plans to develop a payments infrastructure in order to address poverty and financial inclusion were announced at an event organized by the Government of Malawi with the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF), Better Than Cash Alliance and Mobile Money for the Poor initiatives.

Goldman Sachs invest in Circle

30 April 2015  | 1 comments | 6 tweets | 7 linkedin

Circle, a consumer finance provider that allows users to make payments using digital currencies, has announced a new $50 million strategic investment round co-led by Goldman Sachs and IDG Capital Partners.

Overstock looks to issue Bitcoin-style stocks

29 April 2015  | 0 comments | 3 tweets | 3 linkedin

Overstock, the online retailer building a crypto-securities exchange, has revealed that it may issue up to $500 million in stock through blockchain-style technology.

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