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Square Launches Terminal, an All-in-one Device for Card and Mobile Payments

Square is launching a new point-of-sale hardware device called Terminal, which can accept credit card and mobile payments through Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and NFC.

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Thieves Are Using Apple IDs to Steal Money, Chinese Payment Firms Say

China’s two largest digital payments services, Alipay and WeChat Pay, have warned that thieves are using compromised Apple IDs to make purchases with people’s accounts. Alipay posted a warning offering security tips about Apple phones, which said that it had contacted Apple many times with hope of solving the issue, according .

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Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Is Robbed of $60 Million Worth of Cryptocurrency

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has been robbed of $60 million worth of digital coins, its parent company Tech Bureau announced. Zaif was hacked on September 14th during a two-hour time frame. Three days later, it uncovered server problems and began to investigate. By September 18th, it confirmed it was hacked and notified authorities.

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Facebook Wants Financial Data From America’s Largest Banks

Facebook is asking large banks in the US to share their customers’ card transactions, shopping habits, and checking account balances to offer new financial services, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. In an emailed response to the report, Facebook denies that it’s actively asking financial services companies for financial transaction data.

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Here’s What Happened to the Cryptocurrencies That Celebrities Vouched For

We’re a full year and a half into cryptocurrency mania, and while the craze has calmed down, celebrities and companies alike are still coming out with partnerships with initial coin offerings and digital coins. Some celebrities have even made it their sole mission on tour, social media, and in panel discussions to promote digital coins.

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The Marshall Islands Replaces the US Dollar With Its Own Cryptocurrency

The Marshall Islands made its own cryptocurrency, doing away with the US dollar. The government has signed the change into law, making the sovereign its new official cryptocurrency, as spotted by CNBC Africa cryptocurrency trader host Ran Neuner on Twitter yesterday.

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Chevy Owners Can Now Pay for Gas From Inside Their Cars

Chevrolet is teaming up with Shell to launch a new feature that allows drivers to pay for gas from their vehicles infotainment screen. Its the latest feature of General Motors new Marketplace service in which owners can prepurchase coffee and gas or make restaurant reservations from the driver’s seat.

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