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Credential Stuffing Attacks Cause Heartache for the Financial Sector

The financial industry has always been a target for cyberattackers. Credit card data, customer information, and the wealth of corporate data available for the taking has ensured that cybercriminals will try, again and again, to compromise companies in the sector. In August, cyberattackers made off with 13.

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Blockchain –┬áThe End of Banking as We Know It?

Blockchain has the potential to create upheaval in the way lots of day-to-day processes and transactions are conducted–and banking is one of them.

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Samsung Pay Celebrates Three Years: Available on Six Continents, 1.3 Billion Transactions Completed

Samsung posted a press release highlighting the third anniversary of Samsung Pay. You can now use Samsung Pay on every continent in the world, except for Antartica. Found in 24 markets, the latest includes South Africa, Samsung has seen more than 1.3 billion transactions completed.

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Cryptocurrency Reality Checks and the Coming Boom

If you’re thinking cryptocurrencies have been an embarrassing speculative fad full of shady offshore players you’d be largely right – but we are also now arguably at the end of the beginning and moving into a far more interesting era.

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PayPal Shopping Spree Continues, Buys Simility for $120 Million

PayPal is on quite the buying spree as the company has acquired three companies in about a month. The company said it will pay 120 million in cash for Simility, a fraud prevention and risk management firm. PayPal said Simility will allow it to offer fraud prevention to merchants.

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Fintech Newcomer Brex Launches Credit Card for Startups

Fintech startup Brex announced Tuesday that it’s raised 50 million in new venture capital from a who’s who list of Silicon Valley investors, including PayPal cofounders Peter Thiel and Max Levchin.

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Singapore, India to Boost Fintech Collaboration

Singapore and India have signed an agreement to explore opportunities for further collaboration in fintech services.

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Blockchain: The 2 Most Important Things to Understand

The over-exuberance about blockchain has reached staggering proportions. To put things in perspective using Gartner’s famous hype cycle, we appear to be close to the Peak of Inflated Expectations.

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