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Satoshi’s Vision ‘Not a New VISA’ But An Alternative to Banks, Says Dan Held

Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto wanted it to be an “alternative to banks,” not a “new VISA,” cryptocurrency veteran and former Blockchain executive Dan Held has said. What’s In A ‘Vision’? In a series of tweets January 14, Held became the latest well-known figure to take issue with pundits who claim Bitcoin’s intended purpose is primarily as a currency… Read More »

Crypto Investor: Bitcoin (BTC) May Surpass Market Caps of Visa & Mastercard In 3 Years

Focus On Bitcoin, Not BTC Since Bitcoin (BTC) burst onto the digital scene in 2009, the innovation, first headed by Satoshi Nakamoto, has been lauded as an optimized, decentralized version of Visa, Mastercard, and the like. And while the narrative has undoubtedly changed over the years, with the “BTC is digital gold” argument becoming a common sight, many… Read More »

Dave Rubin: Crypto is the Answer to Censorship and Patreon

Dave Rubin, the founder and the host of the Rubin Report, has left Patreon with Dr. Jordan Peterson and has begun to develop an alternative solution, possibly involving crypto. Sharing his Bitcoin address in a statement, Rubin said: This is why Dr. Jordan Peterson and I are leaving Patreon and working on an alternative. It’s becoming clearer and… Read More »

Visa Buys Ripple-Partnered British Fintech “Earthport Plc”

The use of blockchain technologies continues to be an area of interest for banks and financial services, and Visa has decided to take a step forward and acquire Earthport Plc, a British fintech focused on enabling international payment solutions using DLTs. Earthport had recently successfully closed a strategic partnership with Ripple Labs to use its blockchain as a… Read More »

Visa Acquires Ripple Partner Earthport For $250 Million

Credit card giant Visa Inc. is acquiring British payments firm Earthport for $250.6 million. Earthport — which provides cross-border payment services to banks and businesses — has been partners with Ripple, the blockchain-based payment network, since 2015. Under the merger, Visa paid four times Earthport’s closing stock price on December 26, Reuters reported. Visa was interested in acquiring Earthport because it wants… Read More »

Visa to Purchase Ripple Cross-Border Payments Partner Earthport

American payment services giant Visa Inc. is acquiring Ripple partner Earthport Plc, a payment network for cross-border transactions, Reuters U.K. reported Dec. 27. Founded in 1997, London-based Earthport is a financial services firm that offers cross-border payments service to banks and financial institutions. Earthport is a partner of tech company Ripple, where the partnership is aimed at integrating… Read More »

A Site Enabling Anyone to Buy Bitcoin Using 300 Payment Methods Says the Demand is Growing

A company that enables visitors to buy Bitcoin using more than 300 payment methods has reported growth in the number of transactions being completed using US dollars – and says it is determined to dismantle the issues people have in earning and transferring their money freely. Paxful was launched in 2015, and has the goal of making it… Read More »

Big Milestone: Bitcoin on Track to Transfer More Value Than Mastercard Daily

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn With a daily transaction volume of over $8 billion, Bitcoin (BTC) is on track to overtake Mastercard, the second largest credit card network in the world, in volume. On October 30, Mastercard released its financial results of the third quarter of 2018. Year-to-date, the credit card company has processed around $4.4 trillion. On a… Read More »

Has a Platform Offering 40m TPS Found the Key to Blockchain’s Mainstream Adoption?

A blockchain/DAG hybrid platform has unveiled bold plans to entice businesses to use its technology – and says its “unprecedented speed, scalability and security” has the potential to benefit enterprises that handle a high frequency of transactions. BEXAM initially intended to serve the cryptocurrency market as a hybrid exchange which used a unique algorithm to deliver the best… Read More »