• Shopify helps Facebook’s Libra frontman David Marcus
    Alt coins,  Regulation

    Shopify joins Libra, providing badly needed win

    The Libra Association’s long losing streak came to an end today as the global e-commerce firm Shopify announced its membership in the stablecoin project

    After a long, painful string of defections, the Libra Association finally has some good news to announce. A new member, retail e-commerce site Shopify, made the $25 million commitment to join on Feb. 21.

  • Swedish krona
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Riksbank begins piloting a mobile app for the e-krona

    The central bank of Sweden is conducting a test with Accenture aimed at developing a technical proposal for digital cash

    Sweden is worried about the declining use of cash in the country, so it is looking into an alternative: a digital e-krona that will work on a mobile app and function similarly to cash.

  • Coinbase to issue Visa cards directly
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    Coinbase to issue Visa cards directly to customers

    The first ‘pure-play’ cryptocurrency debit card will not run through an expensive bank or payment processor

    Status as a Visa principle member will allow the cryptocurrency exchange to originate Visa debit card accounts on its own, a first in an industry determined to cut out financial services middlemen.

  • Mike Bloomber
    Politics,  Regulation

    Bloomberg promises clarity for crypto as president

    Whether the billionaire’s ‘get tough on Wall Street’ platform will be good or bad for the cryptocurrency industry remains to be seen

    Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday rolled out his plan to rein in Wall Street. As part of that, he wants to provide clear but tough regulations for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings as well.