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Will Apple Be the Next Big Corporation to Get into Bitcoin?

The big story today is that Elon Musk’s Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has purchased $1.5 billion in Bitcoin. The information was disclosed in a 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. While the exact timing of the purchase was not disclosed, Tesla is most certainly in… Read More

Google Pay Users in India can Easily Review, Analyze All Transactions from 2020, Apple Pay Support Rolled out at NY Subway Stations

Google Pay for Android and iOS users now lets people see how much money they’ve spent during 2020. The expense tracking feature allows consumers to get a rough idea or estimate of their spending habits throughout the last year. Google Pay will also show users… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2021

Fintech enthusiasts welcome back to my 5th annual “Top Ten” Fintech prediction series. This year I’ve met a lot of powerful movers and shakers in the Fintech space. My take away from these meetings and interactions is how little do I know about this ever-expanding… Read More

Apple Is Expected to Further Diversify Fintech Services in 2021 by Offering Crypto Support and Touch-Free Digital Payments

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is well-known for playing a key role in the global commercial market – especially when providing the latest mobile technology. The tech giant seems to be diversifying part of its business model by branching out into the banking sector – which could potentially… Read More

Money Management App Yolt to Allow Debit Card holding Customers to Make Digital Paymens via Apple Pay

Yolt, a money management app, will now allow its debit card-holding customers to make payments through Apple Pay. The integration will let Yolt’s users complete digital payments via their iPhones or Apple Watches, instead of having to settle transactions with cash or their physical cards…. Read More

Indian Consumer Lending Fintech ZestMoney to Offer Affordable Payment Options to Consumers Buying Apple Products

Lizzie Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder at ZestMoney, which claims to be one of India’s fastest-growing Fintech businesses, has confirmed that the company has teamed up with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)  to “drive affordability” in India. Chapman noted: “Until now Apple products were relatively unaffordable for the mass… Read More

Apple Says New EU Legislation Requiring it to Open Up its Apple Pay Tech to Third-Parties would Compromise Security

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently noted that new legislation might require that it opens up its proprietary Apple Pay technology to various third-parties. The tech giant, which recently became the world’s first company to surpass the $2 trillion market cap mark, claims that allowing others to closely… Read More

Indian Fintech 5paisa to Allow Locals to Invest in US Stocks like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla

India’s 5paisa, a publicly-listed Fintech company, has introduced the option to acquire international stocks. Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO at 5paisa, confirms that the new service allows its customers to invest in shares listed on Indian stock exchanges and it also allows them to acquire US stocks…. Read More

Apple Card Really Set the Standard for Other Payment Solutions from Tech Giants like Google, Samsung, Fintech Exec Says

Vaduvur Bharghavan, CEO and president of Fintech firm Ondot, a card app platform, has pointed out that the Apple Card was the first to set the expectation for what should be offered by an all-digital payment card. He added that the Apple Card really set… Read More

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Claims Apple has been “Very Restrictive and Hostile” to Cryptocurrency

Brian Armstrong, CEO at San Francisco-based Coinbase, a leading digital asset exchange, claims that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been “very restrictive and hostile” to cryptocurrency during the past few years. Armstrong says that Apple is “still blocking some functionality right now, including the ability to… Read More

Apple has Reportedy Acquired Mobeewave, which Transforms iPhones into Mobile or Digital Payment Terminals

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL) has reportedly acquired Mobeewave Inc., a company with technology that aims to transform iPhones into mobile or digital payment terminals, according to sources familiar with the matter. Mobeewave’s technology allows consumers to simply tap their credit card or mobile phone on another… Read More

P2P Internet Bandwidth Market Orchid Launches Orchid VPN App, Available in the Apple App Store

Orchid, a peer-to-peer (P2P) bandwidth market, confirmed on July 9, 2020 that it has launched the Orchid VPN app in the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “The app will allow users to buy bandwidth from trusted VPN… Read More

HSBC Bank USA Introduces Apple Business Chat via LivePerson’s Cloud Platform to Enhance Digital Banking Experience

The global COVID-19 crisis has limited the ability of consumers to visit physical bank branch locations to take care of their banking needs or requirements. Customer service departments at banks have seen a dramatic increase in calls from clients who may have many questions and… Read More

COVID-19 Prevention: Baseline Protocol Developers Propose Blockchain-enabled Coronavirus Contact Tracing Solution

The developers of Baseline, an enterprise-grade smart contract and tokenization platform created by Microsoft, Ernst & Young (EY), and Ethereum development studio ConsenSys, aim to solve a number of flaws reportedly found in Apple and Google’s proposal for Coronavirus (COVID-19) tracking projects. Google and Apple… Read More

Google Might be Planning to Compete with Apple by Launching its Own Branded Virtual and Physical Debit Cards

Google is reportedly planning to compete with Apple by introducing its own branded payments card. According to TechCrunch, the Silicon Valley-based multinational corporation is in the process of creating both virtual and physical debit cards. These new payment cards will be co-branded with financial services… Read More

Traditional Banks Might Lose their Leading Position in Developing National ID Solutions to Big Tech Firms Like Google, Apple, Amazon: Report

Traditional banks may be at risk of losing their leading position when it comes to developing national digital identity solutions. Big tech firms and various other multinational networked companies might be able to offer better digital identity schemes and take the lead, industry association Mobey… Read More

Big Tech Lobbying Firm, Financial Innovation Now, Releases Survey on Payment Apps, a “Vital Part of Everyday Life”

Financial Innovation Now (FIN) represents some of the biggest names in tech when it comes to Fintech. These firms include Apple, Amazon, Google, PayPal, Square, and Intuit. Each of these big tech firms have a strong foothold in providing financial services and many observers expect… Read More

Coinbase CEO: Apple Prohibiting “Decentralized Applications” at App Store

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange, has written on Reddit that, “Apple seems to be eliminating usage of Dapps from the App Store.” (NASDAQ:APPL) “This is really unfortunate to see,” he writes. According to The Block, Coinbase Wallet has issued a notice… Read More

Report: Apple Card Generates $10 Billion in Credit Lines, $736 Million in Loan Balances

A report published by Bloomberg yesterday states that Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has extended $10 billion in credit and 736 million in loan balances pertaining to the Apple Card, as of September 30th. The same report also states that following the rollout of the Apple Card,… Read More

eMarketer: 30% of US-based Smartphone Users Will Use Mobile Payment Apps, Apple Pay Overtakes Starbucks App

eMarketer reports that for the first time, a generic mobile payment app has become more popular than Starbucks’ mobile app, which was an established leader in the category for many years, even though the app is specific to just one retailer.  Last year, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)… Read More

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