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Another Bank is Launching a FinTech Accelerator

Ever since the idea of FinTech came on the scene, many have presumed that these firms were the mortal enemies of traditional banks. Yet time and time again we've seen numerous banks embracing financial technologies and the startups working on them to great success.

Square Gets Big Bitcoin Approval

Both Square and Bitcoin got some good news this week as the former's Cash app was granted regulatory approval to trade the cryptocurrency in the state of New York. The announcement comes as the Empire State was a notable holdout in allowing Cash users to buy and sell Bitcoin dispute...

Fewer Merchants Accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay Online

All things considered, this Kount survey shouldn't be seen as a bad sign for mobile payments but a net positive. After all, even if acceptance of some large players may be slipping, they do seem to be replaced by other options. As a result it's clear that mobile payment options...

Big Bank-Backed Zelle Expected to Lead P2P Pack This Year

It looks like Venmo's reign in the peer to peer payments space is coming to an end. That's because Zelle — the result of a partnership between 30 U.S. banks — is poised to overtake Venmo this year and dominate in the years ahead. This prediction comes from eMarketer who also...

Crypto Market Hit By Another Hack

As we've hit on before, one of the problems that has emerged with cryptocurrency is that, while some investors see Bitcoin as a "get rich quick" opportunity, the road is proving much more difficult this year than last.

Acorns Announces Acorns Spend Checking Account, Debit Card

Acorns Spend includes many of the same features as the app itself but does include some added conveniences. For example, while the app's signature "round-ups" assessed from other cards need to accrue $5 before being invested, round-ups from purchases made using the Acorns Spend debit card will be invested in...

Ripple CEO Says Multiple Banks Will Use the Cryptocurrency Next Year

While Ripple also has the ability to aid international transactions without the use of cryptocurrencies, it seems that the company is still pushing tokens as an even better solution. As a result those interested in the crypto space will certainly want to keep an eye on Ripple, xRapid, and XRP.

Could Europe's Visa Outage Setback the Cashless Movement?

While there may be a few takeaways from Visa's recent outage in Europe — and surely some of those affected will be carrying a few extra Euros or Pounds in their wallet from now on — it's likely hyperbolic to declare that this single incident could derail any momentum a...