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Big Banks Invest In Institutional-Grade Crypto Trading Platform Talos...

Following a $105 million Series B funding round, Talos, an institutional digital asset trading technology company, has secured a $1.25 billion valuation.

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Financial Coalition To Trial Faster Cross-Border Payments Between Europe And The...

With bank support on both sides of the Atlantic, EBA Clearing, Swift, and The Clearing House (TCH) are launching a pilot project on immediate cross-border payments (IXB).

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Payment Company Stripe Enables Crypto Payouts in USDC...

The payments company Stripe has enabled crypto payments in USD Coin (USDC), and Twitter influencers will be the first to use it.

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Plaid Co-Founder Unveils Bank for Fintechs...

Plaid co-founder William Hockey has unveiled his new startup, a Column — an infrastructure bank designed exclusively to assist developers in creating financial products.

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Tencent Commences Test Programme For Digital Yuan Wallet...

As part of Tencent’s A/B testing, its e-CNY Wallet allows users to make purchases via QR codes on WeChat using digital currency. The program will allow users to transfer funds, receive payments, and access credit card functions.

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Google Fund Invests In Dutch Fintech Startup Payaut...

Payaut, an automated payment provider for online platforms and marketplaces, has raised €8 million as part of a seed round led by Google’s AI-focused venture fund. LocalGlobal and Entrée Capital joined Gradient Ventures in the round for Dutch outfit Payaut.

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Nexo, Mastercard Launch World’s First Crypto-Backed Card...

If you’re into cryptocurrencies, a new payment card with Mastercard support has just debuted, allowing you to spend the value of your crypto without really selling it. According to Reuters, the card was produced through a collaboration between Mastercard and Nexo, a digital financial lending firm.

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Credit Card Giant Mastercard Files Multiple Trademark Requests for Crypto-Relate...

Mastercard, the global payments company, has filed 15 new trademark applications linked to crypto, fintech, and metaverse-related technology.

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Blockchain Security Firm CertiK Confirms $88M Raise At $2B Valuation...

CertiK, a blockchain security company, announced on Thursday that it had raised $88 million in a new funding round, which confirms reports published last week.

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UK Government Plans to Create an NFT...

The government of the United Kingdom has announced intentions to create a non-fungible token (NFT) to demonstrate its commitment to a “forward-thinking approach” to cryptocurrency technology and investment.

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Kraken Supports Bitcoin’s Lightning Network After Delayed Launch...

As part of its efforts to increase the use of Bitcoin as a means of exchange, Kraken has implemented the Lightning Network to allow clients to settle Bitcoin transactions instantly.

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