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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...

The Threat of the "51% Attack" on Cryptocurrencies

What was once just a theory surrounding cryptocurrencies has proven reality as a so-called "51% attack" hit Bitcoin Gold (BTG) earlier this month. This type of attack is so named because it is the result of rogue miners gaining more than half of the mining power for a given coin....

Can GreenSky IPO Break FinTech's Wall Street Curse?

If that does happen, hopefully it will allow other online lenders and FinTech firms to also find success in going public, likely furthering the revolution that many other financial technology companies have helped bring to fruition.

Starbucks' Mobile Payment Option Tops Apple, Google

When Apple debuted Apple Pay in 2014, it was seen as a breakthrough for mobile payments that would help the technology catch on in the mainstream. While that's happened to a certain degree, adoption has been slower than some may have predicted.