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Why Facebook’s Digital Payments Project Could Succeed Where Others Have Failed

Facebook ( FB) clearly has an excellent grasp of the power of network effects — the way in which a platform’s total value grows as more participants are added — in the world of social media and messaging apps.

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What’s Ahead for Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency Regulation in 2019

While 2017 was hailed as one of the most impressive bull markets in cryptocurrencies’ short history, 2018 saw the proverbial rocket ship come back to earth. The year was partly defined by the increasing scrutiny by regulators of the crypto and blockchain industries.

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Blockchain Grows Up as Bankers Take the Place of ‘Crypto Cowboys’

Crypto is all grown up. Sort of. Across San Francisco this week, throngs of crypto enthusiasts packed hotels, event venues and bars for Blockchain Week, a series of conferences, seminars and workshops focused on blockchain applications.

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Why Alphabet Wins in Costco’s Coming Payment Revolution

Financial technology has reached a point of inflection. A new set of winners is emerging in the digital payments industry. Costco ( COST) is reportedly ready to begin rolling out contact-less payments at all of its 750 warehouses. It is a big win for Apple ( AAPL) Pay, the software that lets iPhone users tap […]

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Why PayPal’s CEO Does Fear Amazon Entering Mobile Payments

It won’t be easy for Amazon ( AMZN) to take significant share of the surging mobile payments market. But the eCommerce beast will likely give it a whirl. Amazon began offering to pass along discounts it scores on credit card fees to retailers if they use its digital payments services, Bloomberg reported on May 2.

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Like the Early Web, Cryptocurrency Represents Big Risks and Major Opportunities

Cryptocurrencies hold great promise for the future. Not only can they revolutionize money, but their underlying technology has the potential to create a new kind of internet that’s fully protected from security breaches or cyberattacks. Unfortunately, the crypto space also has a dark side.

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