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PayPal Reports Record Year with $311B in Total Payments Volume in Q2 2021, 400M Active Accounts

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced its Q2 2021 results on July 28, 2021, for the period ended June 30, 2021. As noted in the announcement, the earnings release and related materials discussing these results may now be accessed at its investor relations website. PayPal… Read More

Indian Fintech Pine Labs Appoints PayPal’s Rangarajan as its Head of Engineering

India’s leading payment gateway Pine Labs has appointed Rangaprasad Rangarajan as the Head of Engineering – Online Payments. The company aims to build an offline-to-online strategy with recent US $600 million fundraisings besides developing world-class payment gateway services to help merchants make a winning omnichannel… Read More

Mainstream Companies Behind Rising Crypto Twitter Chatter

Global cryptocurrency interest continues to grow, and is being propelled by discussion of mainstream companies, research from GlobalData suggests. The company monitored Twitter conversations about “crypto” and found influencer conversations have risen 200 percent during 2021’s first half. PayPal was most mentioned in influencer conversations… Read More

Stripe, PayPal, Grab Execs Establish Angel Investment Network for Early-Stage Startups, Fintechs in Southeast Asia

Senior management professionals from Fintech giants such as Grab, PayPal, and Stripe have all come together to establish an angel investment network that will aim to channel funds towards early-stage ventures based in Southeast Asia. Established with assistance from Saison Capital and Finantier, the Fintech… Read More

P2P App Complaints Soar During Pandemic

Details of an analysis revealed this week by the United States Public Interest Research Group USPIRG) show complaints about peer-to-peer payment apps have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual Wallets, Real Complaints analyzed data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Consumer Complaint Database. In… Read More

PayPal Invests An Additional $50 Million in Black & Latinx-Led Venture Capital Funds As Part of $535 Million Commitment

  PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) announced on Wednesday it will invest an additional $50 million in 11 Black- and Latinx-led early-stage venture capital funds, including Aperture Venture Capital; Collab Capital; Interlace Ventures; Kapor Capital; MaC Venture Capital; Noemis Ventures; Seae Ventures; SV LATAM Capital; and three… Read More

Point-of-Sale Fintech SoftTouch Announces Addition of Touch-Free PayPal & Venmo Payment Acceptance Capabilities

  SoftTouch POS & Payments, a U.S.-based fintech that provides point-of-sale, payment gateway, payment processing and integration solution, announced on Monday it has enhanced its solution to include touch-free PayPal and Venmo payment acceptance capabilities. Founded in 2000, SoftTouch describes itself as a next-generation fintech company providing… Read More

PayPal Acquires U.S. Startup Happy Returns

    Happy Returns, a U.S.-based returning product startup, announced on Friday it has been acquired by PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL). Founded in 2015, Happy Returns seeks to retain revenue, reduce cost, give shoppers choice, and make supply chains sustainable by making returns “beautiful” for… Read More

Coinbase Transaction Revenue Stream Might Get “Killed” by Bitcoin and Crypto ETFs, Analyst Argues

Ram Ahluwalia, CFA, Founder of PeerIQ and careful observer of the Fintech, Crypto, markets, and startups space, has posed what he claims to be “a $100 billion question” for Coinbase. So here’s the $100 Bn question for Coinbase…If digital currency ETFs are inevitable, consumers will… Read More

Coinbase Now Allowing Users to Purchase Crypto With PayPal Accounts

  Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), the largest crypto exchange in the U.S., announced on Thursday  it is now allowing its customers to buy crypto on its platform using their debit cards and bank accounts linked to PayPal. The company revealed more details about the option by stating:… Read More

Starting Today, Venmo Users Can Buy/Sell/Hold Crypto

Crypto on Venmo is launching today. PayPal’s peer-to-peer transfer platform will now allow Venmo’s 70+ million users to buy, hold, sell crypto within the app thus morphing Venmo into a crypto wallet. For retail uptake, this should be a boon for users as Venmo is… Read More

Ontology (ONT) Says it has Completed 70% of EVM-Integrated Design so Blockchain Platform Is Compatible with Ethereum Smart Contracts

The developers of Ontology (ONT), a leading blockchain platform focused on decentralized ID solutions (among other use cases), recently published their weekly report in which they revealed that their community continues to grow. The update from the blockchain developers also revealed that Ontology’s decentralized identity… Read More

PayPal Unveils “Checkout With Crypto” Feature; Enabling Customers in the U.S. to Checkout With Cryptocurrency Along With Other Payment Methods in the PayPal Wallet

    PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) announced on Tuesday the launch of Checkout with Crypto, a new feature that allows customers in the U.S. to check out with cryptocurrency along with other payment methods through the PayPal mobile wallet. “Building on the ability to buy,… Read More

Women Entrepreneurs Reveal how they Launched Small Businesses During Pandemic, Supported by Digital Payments with PayPal

The Research and Insights team at PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) notes that when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jennifer Vaughan started noticing a visible change in her business’s customer base. Usually, Jennifer’s “high-end” paper store, Mulberry Paper and More, had been appealing to professional artists. However, Jennifer… Read More

Africa-Based Payments Tech Flutterwave Joins Forces With PayPal

  Flutterwave, a U.S. and Lagos-based fintech that’s on a mission to build payments infrastructures to connect Africa to the global economy, announced on Wednesday it has joined force with global digital payments giant PayPal. Flutterwave reported that through the partnership, PayPal customers will be enabled to… Read More

PayPal Officially Confirms Acquisition of Curv

    PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced on Monday it has agreed to acquire Curv, a cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security that is based in Israel, to accelerate and expand its initiatives to support cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Founded in 2018, Curv states… Read More

Cash App from Square, Venmo from PayPal are Benefiting from Increased Use of Digital Wallets by Millennials, Analysts Explains

Catherine Wood, Founder, CEO, and CIO of ARK Investment Management LLC, an investment management company that managed the largest actively-managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) last year, recently commented on Fintech industry developments and shared her views regarding future growth opportunities. Wood, who previously worked at Jennison… Read More

Cash Usage Declined, Contactless Payments have Increased Considerably, According to Jodie Kelly from Electronic Transactions Association

The Coronavirus outbreak has led to a dramatic surge in demand for contactless payments options, which has accelerated the ongoing shift from cash transactions to safer digital payment methods. Jodie Kelley, CEO at Electronic Transactions Association, has noted that during the past 6 to 8… 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

Dan Dolev from Mizuho Says Fintechs like PayPal and Square have P2P Payments Edge Against Large Banks

Dan Dolev, Mizuho senior Fintech Analyst, recently commented on who he thinks might be the long-term “winners” in payments and the wider financial technology space. Dolev, who shared his views and insights with Yahoo Finance, noted that Square is “all about the terminal value.” He… Read More

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