#CryptoCurrency / Gemini to Offer Credit Card with Crypto Rewards

Gemini, a crypto exchange and custodian… will launch the Gemini Credit Card, a credit card with cryptocurrency rewards. This effort has been accelerated by the acquisition of Blockrize, a fintech startup that has been building a credit card with cryptocurrency rewards… “The Gemini Credit Card will make it easier for any consumer to invest inContinue reading “#CryptoCurrency / Gemini to Offer Credit Card with Crypto Rewards”

#CryptoCurrency / CoinSwitch Kuber’s $15m Series A marks Ribbit Capital’s first Indian crypto deal

Ribbit Capital, the Palo Alto-based backer of Revolut, Robinhood and Affirm, has led its first Indian cryptocurrency deal. The start-up began as CoinSwitch in 2017, a global aggregator of crypto exchanges. It removed the need for businesses to create an account on an exchange… The Kuber platform launch was designed to simplify crypto investments forContinue reading “#CryptoCurrency / CoinSwitch Kuber’s $15m Series A marks Ribbit Capital’s first Indian crypto deal”

#CryptoCurrency / Retailers Flock To Crypto As Booking.com Becomes Latest Firm To Get Onboard

Travel industry giant Booking.com has partnered with Crypto.com highlighting the growing commitment major retailers are making to the digital economy. Bitcoin’s breathtaking rally beyond $35,000 kicks off 2021 on a high following above expectation institutional interest with banks and hedge funds now aggressively seeking to expand their bitcoin holdings. Kris Marszalek, CEO of Crypto.com said,Continue reading “#CryptoCurrency / Retailers Flock To Crypto As Booking.com Becomes Latest Firm To Get Onboard”

#CryptoCurrency / Banca Generali invests in bitcoin wallet provider Conio

Italy’s Banca Generali has acquired a stake in crypto wallet provider Conio as the lead investor in a $14 million capital raise for the company, which offers custody, negotiation and reporting services currently focusing on bitcoin. Promising a 30-second account opening process, the Conio Bitcoin Wallet enable users to buy bitcoin with a credit cardContinue reading “#CryptoCurrency / Banca Generali invests in bitcoin wallet provider Conio”

#CryptoCurrency / Six trends that will change the crypto world in 2021

Trend One: Crypto will see tax regulation The main topic for the near future is the tax regulation of cryptocurrencies… the introduction of mandatory user identification through know your customer (KYC) procedures, the development of protocols that allow tracking transactions, and the adoption of legislation on digital assets, clearly indicates that things are changing, andContinue reading “#CryptoCurrency / Six trends that will change the crypto world in 2021”

#CryptoCurrency / As bitcoin passes $20,000 for first time, Coinbase files for public listing

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has filed a draft registration document with the Securities and Exchange Commission over a public listing. Coinbase’s submission comes as bitcoin hits a record high amid surging interest from institutional investors. Founded in 2012, Coinbase has more than 35 million users in more than 100 countries. The price of a single bitcoinContinue reading “#CryptoCurrency / As bitcoin passes $20,000 for first time, Coinbase files for public listing”

#PayTech #CryptoCurrency / Visa explores offline exchange of digital currencies

Visa has published a technical paper that outlines a novel approach for offline point-to-point payments between two devices, touting it as a means for central banks to replicate the physical exchange of cash using digital currencies. With financial inclusion top of mind for central banks, CBDC design considerations need to include a framework for theContinue reading “#PayTech #CryptoCurrency / Visa explores offline exchange of digital currencies”

#CryptoCurrency / Slide Mobile Payments Expands Checkout Options to Include Crypto Through BitPay

BitPay, the world’s largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, announced … that mobile payments app Slide, created by PayPal backed Raise Marketplace, is adding cryptocurrency as a payment option using BitPay. Using Slide, consumers can earn unlimited 4% cash back instantly when paying online or in store through contactless checkout. Now, customers canContinue reading “#CryptoCurrency / Slide Mobile Payments Expands Checkout Options to Include Crypto Through BitPay”

#CryptoCurrency / Quontic Bank Launches First-Ever Bitcoin Rewards Checking Account

Quontic, the adaptive digital bank, today is introducing Bitcoin Rewards Checking. Quontic is the first FDIC-insured financial institution in the U.S. to go live with a Bitcoin Rewards debit card. Quontic customers can earn 1.5% in Bitcoin on eligible debit card purchases.* Visit bitcoinrewards.quonticbank.com/signup to get started. With this new rewards program, both crypto enthusiastsContinue reading “#CryptoCurrency / Quontic Bank Launches First-Ever Bitcoin Rewards Checking Account”

#BlockChain #DLT / Sygnum tokenises shares on blockchain

Swiss digital asset bank Sygnum has tokenised its own shares, laying the foundation for a future public offering, which includes a potential dual listing across Switzerland and Singapore in partnership with SIX Digital Exchange (SDX). Sygnum used its own inhouse tokenisation platform, Desygnate, to issue digital representations of shares and associated legal rights and obligationsContinue reading “#BlockChain #DLT / Sygnum tokenises shares on blockchain”