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The Gig Economy Spawns Innovations in Fast & Real-Time Payments

The gig economy is a busy economy, with ripple effects across the payments landscape. Workers are working around the clock. Small businesses are handling customers on the phone while paying suppliers online and dreaming up catchy social media posts. And corporations are trying to effectively manage-and pay-gig workers in order to keep them around.

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How Banks Can Make Peace and Profits With Financial Technology Companies

Bankings big paradigm shift equals big tech. This force dictates the industry’s ongoing transformation and thats to be expected for this undeniable reason: Big tech dominates every facet of modern life.

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Alipay’s Long Game — Global Expansion?

Click here to read the full article. Alipay is one of the dominant forces in Chinese mobile payments solutions, but its ultimate goal, like with any payments company, is global expansion. This most noticeably came to the worlds attention when Alibaba secured a major expansion into the U.K.

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Facebook Wants to Be WeChat: Why Launch Libra?

Have you overdosed on Libra coverage yet? And it’s not even been two whole weeks. Facebook’s launch of Libra on June 18 unleashed a firestorm of media coverage, mostly repetitive, and mostly a piling on over the regulatory bear that it poked when unveiling its global payments plus cryptocurrency plans.

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The Guardian View on Facebook’s Libra: Funny Money

acebooks proposed digital currency, the Libra, is the latest attempt by a big western technology firm to weaken the reach and power of national governments. The promise is that the companys billions of users will be able to transfer money to each other as easily as they can send a message on their phones.

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Banking Brands Need AI to Keep Pace With Digital Giants

Even though the acronym AI is now well-embedded in banking industry consciousness, actual use of artificial intelligence, and its cousins machine learning and data analytics, has been limited except with a handful of the largest financial institutions.

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3 Facts You Need to Know About Facebook’s Libra

Facebook has announced that it’s working on a cryptocurrency. Libra will be powered by blockchain technology and will be used to send payments from Messenger, WhatsApp, and from other third-party applications. If it works, it could be a very big deal. Facebook isn’t new to the world of digital payments.

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Facebook Libra Is ‘Most Invasive and Dangerous Form of Surveillance Ever Designed’, Critics Say

Facebook‘s plan to launch to launch its own currency has once again raised significant privacy concerns, with some critics claiming it could be the most “invasive and dangerous” form of surveillance the technology giant has yet conceived.

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Waters Calls on Facebook to Halt Digital Currency Plans

House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters on Tuesday called on Facebook executives to testify before her committee and urged the social media giant to hold off on plans to develop a new digital currency that’s drawing increasing scrutiny from Congress.

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Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Libra Is for People Who Have No Other Options

Image: Getty Facebook unveiled its new cryptocurrency Libra on Tuesday, revealing a global vision that imagines poor people without access to financial institutions in developing nations buying the digital token and using it instead of money or traditional banking services.

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Facebook’s Libra Not the Average Crypto: 5 Fast Facts

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced the upcoming launch of a new digital currency called Libra.

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The Latest Trends in Making Credit Cards More Secure

We tend to think of credit card security from the consumer point-of-view. We want our information safe so criminals cannot use our card details to purchase goods without our permission.

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