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Majority of Americans Foresee Cashless Future, But It's Not Here Yet

With new credit card technologies, mobile payments, and other such options coming to the forefront, some have wondered when the United States might be transitioning into a cashless society. In fact some merchants are looking to accelerate the process by banning cash from their stores — only for cities like Philadelphia...

Robinhood Crypto Adds Illinois as Platform's 29th State

The fee-free stock trading app Robinhood continued the gradual rollout of its cryptocurrency offering this week, announcing that Illinois had become the 29th state where Robinhood Crypto would be available to users.

FinTech Firm Switch Raises $2 Million in Funding

The FinTech startup Switch has just announced a $2 million funding round — its largest to date. Since its founding in 2013, the firm has sought to help consumers, merchants, and card issuers manage card info online. As GeekWire reports, these efforts culminated in the release of their CardSavr API earlier...

Study Looks at Media Sentiment and Coverage of Cryptocurrencies

For the majority of the mainstream, the rise of Bitcoin seemingly came out of nowhere. While coverage of cryptocurrencies did slowly gain steam throughout 2106 and 2017, the rising price of Bitcoin — culminating in a near $20,000 per coin high in December — brought a flurry of articles to...

Global Accelerated Ventures Announces FinTech Startup Challenge

Next February,  Global Accelerated Ventures (GAV) will award more than $100,000 to innovative startups as part of their inaugural FinTech Challenge competition, sponsored by FIS. Set to take place February 6th and 7th at the Florida Theater in Jacksonville, this elimination-style event invites companies exploring blockchain, banking, payments, and other spaces to participate. In addition...

Ohio to Begin Accepting Tax Payments in Bitcoin

Business owners in the Buckeye state will soon be able to pay for various taxes using Bitcoin. As the Wall Street Journal reports, later this week OhioCrypto.com will enable businesses to register and pay taxes using BTC. Sometime down the road, a similar option will also be available to individual taxpayers. This news,...

Walmart Exec Gives Update on Retailer's FinTech Efforts

Of all the retailers you might expect to be pushing forward the adoption of digital wallets and other FinTech products, Walmart is probably not be first on your list. And yet the mega-chain has been doing just that via their Walmart Pay option, partnerships with PayPal, and more. That's why...

Bitcoin Prices Drop to Yearly Low as Perceived Price Floor Gives Out

So much for that $6,000 floor. This week Bitcoin prices broke through that perceived bottom barrier, plummeting as low as $5,300. After weeks of stability and prices sitting comfortably in the $6,200 to $6,800 range, this dip brought prices to their lowest point this year. Of course it's also a...