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UK exploring plans to launch its own digital currency
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UK exploring plans to launch its own digital currency

A taskforce will examine the viability of creating a central bank digital currency alongside a wider package of fintech support measures
19 Apr 2021
Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
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Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The nation’s central bank says digital currencies have a lack of central oversight and high risk of fraud
16 Apr 2021
PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin
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PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin

Customers can use Checkout with Crypto to buy goods using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash
30 Mar 2021
Visa will allow customers to settle payments using cryptocurrency
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Visa will allow customers to settle payments using cryptocurrency

The option to pay in USD Coin will be made available thanks to Visa’s pilot programme with cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com
29 Mar 2021
PayPal acquires cryptocurrency security startup Curv
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PayPal acquires cryptocurrency security startup Curv

The Tel Aviv-based firm will join PayPal's new business unit focused on blockchain and digital currencies
9 Mar 2021
Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method
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Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method

Cryptocurrency is too volatile and of little interest to online payment merchants, the firm's CEO suggests
12 Feb 2021
Bitcoin price surges to an all-time high
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Bitcoin price surges to an all-time high

The cryptocurrency has been gaining ground since October
6 Jan 2021
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
2 Dec 2020
Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021
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Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021

The stablecoin is reportedly just waiting on final approval from Swiss regulators
27 Nov 2020
PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading
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PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading

Users can buy, hold, and sell widely-used cryptocurrencies alongside other payment methods in their digital wallet
22 Oct 2020
What is Libra? A guide to Facebook's cryptocurrency
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What is Libra? A guide to Facebook's cryptocurrency

Users will soon be able to send and receive payments across Facebook and WhatsApp
5 Mar 2020
Facebook to reconsider its Libra cryptocurrency
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Facebook to reconsider its Libra cryptocurrency

The social media giant is hoping to save the fledgeling digital coin
4 Mar 2020
Facebook Libra drives central banks to consider digital currency
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Facebook Libra drives central banks to consider digital currency

Bank of England and counterparts in Japan, Europe and Canada are joining forces to study how to setup digital currencies
22 Jan 2020
Apple surprised by 'quick' German law on digital payments
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Apple surprised by 'quick' German law on digital payments

German parliamentary committee will force operators of electronic money infrastructure to offer access to rivals
15 Nov 2019
China prepares to launch the first domestic cryptocurrency
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China prepares to launch the first domestic cryptocurrency

EU responds with calls for launch of a public European cryptocurrency
6 Nov 2019
Valve thwarts criminals using CS:GO as laundering platform
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Valve thwarts criminals using CS:GO as laundering platform

The video game giant said 'stopping criminals was more important than preserving its microtransaction system'
4 Nov 2019
Facebook partners yet to financially back Libra project
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Facebook partners yet to financially back Libra project

Social network labelled "disingenuous" for downplaying its role in the direction of the group
23 Oct 2019
MasterCard and Visa abandon support of Facebook's Libra
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MasterCard and Visa abandon support of Facebook's Libra

The two payments specialists are joined by eBay and other financial firms in leaving the Libra Association
14 Oct 2019
TalkTalk hacker's crypto assets auctioned off by police
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TalkTalk hacker's crypto assets auctioned off by police

The auction of seized cryptocurrencies is a UK-first for law enforcement
1 Oct 2019
Pat Gelsinger: “Bitcoin today is not OK”
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Pat Gelsinger: “Bitcoin today is not OK”

VMware CEO blasts cryptocurrencies
28 Aug 2019
Fintech sector warns of UK leadership complacency
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Fintech sector warns of UK leadership complacency

Digital finance survey signals concerns over Brexit impact on the sector
27 Aug 2019
Facebook pushed to reveal Libra's data protection policies
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Facebook pushed to reveal Libra's data protection policies

Since its launch, Facebook's stablecoin has garnered widespread concern about user privacy
6 Aug 2019
Mounting Facebook Libra pressure spurs Bitcoin slump
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Mounting Facebook Libra pressure spurs Bitcoin slump

Facebook's digital coin is branded "a national security risk" as Bitcoin price falls by more than 10%
16 Jul 2019