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The chief executive of major Australian bank Westpac has attempted to quell the fervour around Bitcoin but admits blockchain technology has the possibility for widespread disruption.
Paris-based Bitcoin company Paymium has told PaymentsCompliance the stable French regulatory environment has given it a major platform to grow across Europe, after raising €1m in seed funding.
This week's payments news in brief, with details on contactless in the UK; a Visa and MasterCard antritust suit nearing collapse; Klarna; more interchange wrangles; PayPal in the US; and a Bitcoin...
Authorities across the Caribbean are mulling whether to regulate crypto-currencies and embrace the blockchain technology currently sweeping financial services, according to industry insiders.
Authorities in Singapore have told PaymentsCompliance a regulatory framework for crypto-currency exchanges is on its way, as law enforcement agencies turn to blockchain analysis to tackle financial...
The UK government is exploring new technologies to improve the transparency and accuracy of its recordkeeping. In a post on a blog about registers from the Government Digital Service, a unit within...
The newly-formed Commonwealth Virtual Currencies Working Group met for the first time in London on August 24-26, 2015. The group has been created to combat cybercrime and to explore opportunities...
Banking giants Citigroup and Barclays have put blockchain technology at the top of their agenda as both announce experimentation with crypto-currencies.
Alderney’s chief gambling official believes that although discussions about Bitcoin in gambling have faded, the crypto-currency’s underlying technology, blockchain, could bring “phenomenal”...
Consumer groups and politicians have called for regulators to punish one of the world’s largest banks after a catastrophic payments systems failure hit thousands of people in the UK.

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