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Digital Collectibles: Meta’s Social Media Networks Facebook and Instagram to Enter Fast-Evolving NFT Markets

Meta’s (NASDAQ: FB) two leading social media networks, Facebook and Instagram, are reportedly looking to enter the fast-evolving non-fungible token (NFT) sector. The tech giant will be focusing on making it seamless for Facebook and Instagram users to issue, trade and showcase their NFTs. As… Read More

Meta’s Novi Digital Wallet Now Allows Transfers in Paxos’ Stablecoin USDP via WhatsApp

Meta, formerly known as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has enabled its digital wallet Novi to transfer funds using Paxos’ dollar-based stablecoin USDP via WhatsApp – another Meta company. Paxos is a top digital asset platform in the US that has pursued a compliance-first approach to providing crypto… Read More

“Split Payments” Debuts on Facebook the Week of Dec. 6

Facebook – Meta (NASDAQ:FB) announced today it will begin testing Split Payments on Messenger next week. They tout it as a method to improve the ability to split bills like dinners or rent. To begin, users should click “Get Started” in a group chat or… Read More

David Marcus, Diem / Libra Leader at Facebook Plans Exit: Report

David Marcus, the lead executive at Facebook / Meta (NASDAQ:FB) heading the charge for Facebook’s botched attempt to create a digital currency is exiting the firm to “pursue other projects,” according to a report in Bloomberg. Marcus joined Facebook from PayPal in 2014. According to… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia Taking Cautious Crypto Approach

While the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is conducting research into various applications of cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technologies, they are under no pressure to quickly roll out solutions to address clear needs in the marketplace, a representative said earlier today. Speaking to the Australian… Read More

Facebook Meta Rebrand Reveals Cryptocurrency Investor Sophistication

Facebook’s recent rebranding to Meta (NASD:FB) provides some interesting lessons for cryptocurrency investors, an industry analyst suggests. Genesis’ head of markets Noelle Acheson said Facebook’s pivot to acting as a metaverse company produced an immediate spike in the value of some metaverse platform tokens. MANA,… Read More

Does NOVI Matter? Facebook Rolls Out Pilot Program for Payments Feature, Digital Wallet

Formerly known as Libra and then Diem, Facebook’s (NASD:FB) scaled-back entrance into the digital currency sector has announced the firm’s Novi digital wallet pilot program is rolling out – starting with Guatemala and the United States. The pilot is designed to confirm operational readiness as… Read More

Facebook Founder Saverin Turns India’s CoinDCX into its First Crypto Unicorn

Even as India continues to debate the legality of crypto, CoinDCX has turned into the country’s first crypto unicorn following a $90 million funding round led by Facebook Inc. co-founder Eduardo Saverin and B Capital Group. Existing investors, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, Block.one, and Jump… Read More

Facebook’s QR Code Persistence Could Soon Pay Off

This time Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) believes its added QR code functionality finally hits the mark. After earlier attempts at testing the technology, Facebook has added QR code functionality on Messenger, a move analysts see as a direct charge at Venmo and Zelle. What is different this… Read More

Silvergate Capital Corporation to Issue Diem Stablecoin in the US

Silvergate Capital Corporation (NYSE: SI) will partner with Diem, formerly Libra, to issue a US dollar stablecoin in the US. Silvergate is a Federal Reserve member bank and a provider of financial infrastructure solutions and services for the growing digital currency industry. Shares in Silvergate… Read More

Diem, Formerly Libra, Withdraws Application in Switzerland to Focus on US Dollar Stablecoin

In a significant twist of events, Diem, formerly Libra, has withdrawn its payment systems application in Switzerland. Diem had submitted an application to Switzerland, a crypto-friendly jurisdiction, in anticipation of launching a global cryptocurrency. The  Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) said that Diem Networks… Read More

Brazil’s Reserve Bank to Again Allow Facebook Owned WhatsApp to Offer P2P Payments

Brazil’s reserve bank will again allow Facebook-owned WhatsApp to offer peer-to-peer payments services in the South American country. The decision to permit WhatsApp to again facilitate transactions in Brazil has come nine months after the service had been suspended. In June of last year, Brazil… Read More

Facebook with 2.8B Users and its Diem Initiative May Compete with Online Payment Platforms, but Bitcoin with $1T Market Cap Can’t be Ignored: Report

Researchers at Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB /NYSE: DB) have published an update, titled The Future of Payments in which they look into whether Bitcoin (BTC) may offer any value to the financial system. The bank’s research team points out that Bitcoin or BTC’s market capitalization… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Divvy, a Payment and Expense Management Platform, Reveals that Virtual Cards are Becoming Widely-Adopted

Divvy, a modern payment and expense management platform for businesses, which notably secured $165 million through its Series D funding round, notes that as businesses have started moving away from legacy spending methods such as ACH or paper checks, the virtual credit card has become… 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

Indian Regulators to Restrict Payments Companies from Handling More than 30% of Transactions in the Country

Governments across the globe are always trying to create a balance between enabling or supporting tech advancements and innovation while preventing large companies such as Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) from unfairly using their dominant position to eliminate smaller competitors. India is reportedly planning to… Read More

Libra No More: Digital Currency Initiative Libra Association Changes Name to Diem

The Libra Association, the initiative launched by Facebook to create a global digital currency, has changed its name to Diem, according to a note from the group. Recently, there have been multiple reports that the Diem Association is gearing up to launch its digital currency…. Read More

Facebook Owned WhatsApp Finally Approved to Fully Launch Digital Payments Services in India

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) owned WhatsApp has reportedly received approval to introduce its digital payments services in India. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which is an umbrella organization for operating or managing retail payments and settlement systems in the country, has given WhatsApp the green… 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

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