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Paymark, the bank-owned payments service which accounts for 75 percent of all e-money transactions in New Zealand, may be sold as it faces threats from newer technologies.
More backing for the potential of blockchains has appeared in a major industry report, which follows current thinking that the technology has significantly more potential than the virtual...
American payments giant Visa has tabled a $21bn (£13.4bn) offer for its European sister company — more than double the figure it had originally suggested the takeover was worth, according to reports.
Payments news in brief, featuring Ghana, Nigeria, China, the UK's Payment Systems Regulator, MasterCard selfies and Commonweath Bitcoin.
A ruling by U.S. financial crime authorities could mean a range of businesses using blockchain technology are subject to money transmission regulations, even if they do not carry out “traditional”...
Crypto-currency experts at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) believe regulatory attitudes towards Bitcoin are softening but the “most important” disruption to modern financial services is blockchain...
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has ruled that businesses using blockchain technology to transfer precious metals should be considered money transmitters. Companies must assess...
A start-up driving the Isle of Man’s plans to become a dominant force in blockchain-based regulatory technology believes the trend is about to catch fire across the globe.
Stop us if you have heard this one before, but another set of financial giants have proclaimed blockchain technology the industry’s biggest disruptor to date, despite regulatory uncertainty and...
On April 22, 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a call for evidence to determine the use, distribution and technology of virtual currencies.ESMA focuses on three...

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