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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies Bouncing Back?

2018 has not been kind to crypto, with Bitcoin in particular falling from that $20k highpoint back down to the $7,000 range. However, as the Independent notes, the past 24 hours have given enthusiasts a glimmer of hope as signs of a potential bounce-back have started to show themselves.

Big Banks See Success in P2P Payments with Zelle

Overall the increasing success of Zelle once again highlights the ability for traditional banks and FinTechs to coexist in harmony. In this particular case having big banks jump on board the P2P bandwagon seems like it could lead to a larger embrace of financial technologies across the board.

PayPal Introduces Banking Features Including Debit Card, Check Deposit

PayPal has been adding a number of features, including FDIC insurance on funds, debit cards that can be used for ATM withdrawals, direct deposits for payroll checks, and the ability to deposit paper checks by uploading photos of them.

Upgrade Unveils "Personal Credit Line" to Take on Credit Cards

Upgrade's Personal Credit Lines somewhat resemble HELOCs (home equity line of credit) except that they don't require borrowers to tap their homes for collateral. Instead borrowers are approved for an amount up to $50,000 and can choose how much they'd like to take out at any time, only paying interest...

Stripe Introduces New Subscription Billing Tool

Considering how many businesses are adopting or looking to adopt a subscription model, it makes sense that a FinTech company like Stripe would take a swing at simplifying the process and allowing smaller startups to jump on board.

Bancor Wallet Launches to Make Crypto Conversions Easy

This week Bancor debuted their Bancor Wallet, which currently allows users to convert between 65 different cryptocurrencies. The wallet also allows customers to purchase crypto with a credit or debit card and convert to any available token.

Credit Cards Issuers to Stop Requiring Signatures for Transactions

While it might not be a life-changing shift — especially since Mastercard says 80% of North American transactions were already exempt from signature verification — this move should have positive effects for both consumers and merchants.

One in Five Students Say They've Used Loan Money to Buy Crypto

On the one hand you could argue that getting students to learn about investing early on is actually a good thing, even if they're using loan money to do it. Then again one of the important lessons of investing is not to risk anything you can't afford to lose.