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X (formerly Twitter) Will Launch Peer to Peer Payments in 2024

X, formerly doing business as Twitter, has announced it will launch peer-to-peer payments in 2024 fulfilling an already revealed goal of the platform. In a blog post, X outlined its accomplishments and changes since Elon Musk took over the faltering social media platform.  X said… Read More

Bank Replacement: X (formerly Twitter) Aims to Go Big into Financial Services: Report

  X, formerly known as Twitter, wants to become your new bank. While it is not clear if X wants to be a Neobank (no bank charter) or a Digital Bank (a bank charter), what is clear is that Elon Musk wants to turn the… Read More

Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, Join in Filing Amicus Brief Targeting SEC Court Case

Elon Musk and Mark Cuban have joined with Phillip Goldstein, Nelson Obus, Manouch Moshwayedi, and the Investor Choice Advocates Network (ICAN) in filing an Amicus brief in regard to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) court case. The case has to do with Patriot28 and… Read More

Elon Musk Predicts Overhaul of SEC

Elon Musk has taken to X to predict a massive overhaul of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators. Responding to an X from Mario Nawful, Musk had this to say: “A comprehensive overhaul of these agencies is sorely needed, along with a… Read More

SEC Tells Elon Musk to Comply with Investigation, Musk says “Seriously”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an order directed at Elon Musk, seeking to compel the world’s wealthiest entrepreneur to “comply with an investigative subpoena calling for his appearance for testimony.” Musk, who acquired Twitter, now named X, has become a target for… Read More

Coinbase Works with X (formerly Twitter) on Job Opportunities at Crypto Exchange

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Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) has revealed a new partnership with X (formerly Twitter) to fill open positions at the crypto exchange. According to an X, job openings may now be scrolled directly on Coinbase’s profile. Coinbase is thrilled to partner with @X on the launch of a… Read More

Twitter, Now X, to Become “Everything App” including Financial Services

Elon Musk continues to discover new territory with his purchase of Twitter. Having now rebranded Twitter as “X,” Musk recently described X as morphing into an “everything app.” Musk says that from a media platform allowing free speech, X will become a “comprehensive communications” provider… Read More

Senator Elizabeth Warren Tells SEC to Investigate Elon Musk, Twitter and Tesla

Senator Elizabeth Warren has sent a letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler requesting the Commission investigate Elon Musk and his activities with his two companies – Twitter and Tesla. The premise is that there is a conflict of interest with Musk’s involvement in Tesla and… Read More

Twitter Gets Approved for Money Transmitter Licenses in Multiple States

Twitter has long been expected to move into financial services. Peer to peer payments on the social media platform make a lot of sense – not to mention payments and transfers in general. One of the largest payment platforms in the world is China’s WeChat… Read More

Elon Musk Describes ESG as the Devil

The world’s richest person and top entrepreneur, Elon Musk, is describing ESG, or the Environment, Social, and Governance movement, as the “Devil.” In a Tweet that included a statement by S&P Global that cigarette firm Philip Morris International topped Tesla in its ESG “score,” Musk… Read More

Candidate for President Ron DeSantis Believes in Bitcoin, But Not CBDCs

Yesterday, in a Twitter Spaces interview which was delayed due to overwhelming interest, Florida Governor and candidate for President Ron DeSantis expressed his support for Bitcoin while re-iterating his opposition to central bank digital currency (CBDC). Florida has passed a law that they do not… Read More

Twitter Wants to Provide Payments and it Should

Multiple reports today indicate that Elon Musk wants to incorporate payments as a service within Twitter. The initial source of information was an article published in the FT today that indicated Musk would start with fiat currencies and perhaps add cryptocurrency in the future. Twitter… Read More

Twitter Adds $Cashtags Feature Expanding Information for Quotes

For quite some time, Twitter users incorporated dollar “$” symbols in Tweets to highlight a ticker of a traded security.  Yesterday, Twitter announced that it was expanding this concept by linking data to ticker symbols that incorporate the “$,” including stocks, exchange-traded funds, and crypto…. Read More

Here is Twitter Payments Filing

Twitter’s filing with FINCEN (the US Department of Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network), has surfaced in the agency’s database. According to the filing, Twitter Payments, LLC has filed to become a Money Transmitter in all 50 states and territories. Twitter Payments joins over 25,000 Money… Read More

Kåre Kjelstrøm: CTO at Concordium Explains How Blockchain Tech May Enhance Social Media Platforms

We recently connected with Kåre Kjelstrøm, Chief Technology Officer at layer-1 blockchain company Concordium. Kåre, who has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, is leading the development of Concordium’s blockchain platform – which embeds encrypted ID into on-chain transactions in… Read More

Coinbase Pauses Hiring, Rescinds Job Offers as Economic Reality Hits Home

Not too long ago, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) announced it had paused hiring. Yesterday, Coinbase announced that it was extending the hiring freeze while rescinding certain “accepted offers” for an undisclosed number of new employees. Coinbase is not the only Fintech that is eyeing the current economic malaise… Read More

Binance Commits $500 Million to Elon Musk’s Twitter Acquisition Plans

  Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, is part of a long list of big investors who have committed capital to Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Binance has promised $500 million in equity… Read More

Twitter Employees Said to be Upset with Elon Musk’s Acquisition

This is kind of interesting. Talmon Joseph Smith, an NYTimes.com economic reporter, is Tweeting that at least some Twitter  (NYSE:TWTR) employees are struggling with Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media company. Quoting internal slack discussions, at least one employee said they “feel like im… Read More

Twitter Accepts Elon Musk’s Offer, Company to be Sold for $54.20 a Share, $44 Billion

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has agreed to be acquired by Elon Musk, for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion, according to a statement by the company. The news ended several weeks of posturing by both sides following the news… Read More

Elon Musk Provides Details on Financing to Acquire Twitter, Board Says it will Review Offer

According to a filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Elon Musk has provided details on how an acquisition of Twitter (NASDAQ:TWTR) will be financed. The document outlines the specifics of the deal: A debt commitment letter, dated April 20, 2022, from Morgan… Read More

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