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Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe Follow PayPal in Quitting Facebook’s Libra Project

UPDATE (Oct. 11, 2019, 20:27 UTC): Mastercard and Visa have also confirmed they will not be joining the Libra Association. UPDATE (Oct. 11, 2019, 22:57 UTC): Payments platform Mercado Pago confirmed to CoinDesk that it, too, would “suspend its participation” in the Libra Association. Mastercard, Visa, digital auction company eBay, payments firm Stripe and Mercado Pago have…

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US Senators Directly Caution Visa, Mastercard On Libra After PayPal Exit

Facebook Libra backers Visa, Mastercard and Stripe have received a direct warning from US politicians about their involvement with the project. Senators: ‘You Should Be Concerned’ In a strongly-worded letter quoted by Bloomberg on October 9, two senators warned the three payment firms about compliance risks of Libra, Facebook’s unlaunched digital currency. Its authors were…

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PayPal Withdraws From Facebook-Led Libra Crypto Project

PayPal has withdrawn from the Libra Association, the company announced Friday. A PayPal spokesperson told CoinDesk in a statement that the payments firm “made the decision to forgo further participation” in the Facebook-initiated crypto project, to instead “continue to focus on advancing our existing mission and business priorities as we strive to democratize access to…

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PayPal Might Withdraw From Libra Association: Report

One of the founding Libra Association members may be on the verge of pulling out. The Financial Times reported Thursday that payments firm PayPal is considering leaving the Facebook-initiated crypto project due in part to the regulatory backlash Libra has received in recent months. According to the Financial Times, PayPal representatives did not attend a…

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Bitcoin Futures Exchange Bakkt Hires PayPal, Google Vet as Product Chief

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has hired a PayPal and Google veteran as its new chief product officer. The firm announced Thursday that it had hired Mike Blandina, who at various points in his career served as head of payments and credit engineering at PayPal and director of engineering for Google Wallet. Most recently, Blandina was…

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Analyst: ‘Bitcoin Poses Existential Threat To Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal’

Investors should not ignore cryptocurrencies’ threat to incumbent payment services like Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal, according to Lisa Ellis. In a note to clients, the MoffetNathanson analyst said that emerging use-cases could pose an existential crisis in the future. As Ludicrous As It May Sound “Why would I ever buy coffee with bitcoin?” asked Ellis, before…

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Coinbase Extends PayPal Withdrawal Option to 32 European Countries

Coinbase customers in the EU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries can now make withdrawals into their PayPal accounts. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange announced the news Tuesday, explaining that, until now, European customers have had only Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and UK Faster Payments options available for withdrawals. The expanded service means…

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Crypto Custodian Backed By Andreessen Horowitz and PayPal Co-Founder Launches

The Anchorage cryptocurrency custodian for institutional investors launched following a $17 million funding round led by venture fund Andreessen Horowitz, a press release states Wednesday, Jan. 23. According to the announcement, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin’s SciFi VC, venture company Khosla Ventures, Mark McCombe of investment firm Blackrock, and others also took part in the series…

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Use Bitcoin! Customers Condemn PayPal After It ‘Bans’ The Hacker News

Cybersecurity news resource The Hacker News (THN) has become the latest PayPal user to have its accounts frozen without warning, the company has claimed. ‘At Least One Valid Reason’ In a series of tweets December 28, officials reported that funds from “all” its corporate accounts with the money transmitter were no longer accessible.   “(PayPal)…

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