Tag: credit cards

Do Cryptocurrencies Threaten Financial Institutions?

If you’re wondering whether cryptocurrencies threaten financial institutions, you’re not the only one. In some sectors, particularly finance, funnily enough, it’s fast becoming the topic du jour. You don’t have to be a Harvard graduate to see that it isn’t just robots and AI that have FSIs quaking in their boots. Blockchain technology is thundering pretty hard on their heels as well. But are real-time transactions, decentralization, and automation of …
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Mastercard Using Thumbprints Instead of PINs

Fingerprints have long been used in biometric national IDs and have seen wide use in police investigative work since the late 1800’s and still is today. We may now have a way of using fingerprints to secure our finances as well, as Mastercard is looking to use your thumbprint instead of a PIN. There are many ways that we verify and authenticate our identities. Using national ID cards, two factor authentication …
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Stick To Cash For Anonymous Payments, Rather Than Bitcoin

When it comes to sending and receiving payments, a lot of people want to do so in an anonymous manner. Unfortunately, many people feel drawn to Bitcoin for this kind of purpose, but as it turns out there is no viable way to do so properly. But is there a need for anonymous payments? Anonymous Payments Are Almost Impossible Accepting an anonymous payment is nearly impossible these days unless you …
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Simplex launches to allow people to buy bitcoin via credit cards

At this moment in time, buying bitcoin is fairly easy, but there are always ways to make the process friendlier towards customers. With this in mind, an Israeli startup known by the name of Simplex, which aims to make things easier, has just launched. According to recent reports, the company’s main scope is to allow the purchase of bitcoin, directly via credit cards, instead of wire transfers and exchanges. Simplex …
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