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PayPal details its digital wallet plans for 2021, including crypto, Honey integration and more

PayPal details its digital wallet plans for 2021, including crypto, Honey integration and more PayPal this week laid out its vision for the future of its digital wallet platform and its PayPal and Venmo apps. During its third-quarter earnings on Monday, the company said it plans to roll out substantial changes to its mobile apps […]

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Twitter hack probe leads to call for cybersecurity rules for social media giants

Twitter hack probe leads to call for cybersecurity rules for social media giants An investigation into this summer’s Twitter hack by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) has ended with a stinging rebuke for how easily Twitter let itself be duped by a “simple” social engineering technique — and with a wider […]

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Relive the heady days of crypto with the “Crypto Rush” documentary

Relive the heady days of crypto with the “Crypto Rush” documentary When Liliana Pertenava decided to go all-in on crypto by investing $2,000 in a mining rig in 2017, she went so far down the crypto rabbit-hole she decided to make a documentary about it. If you’re locked-down and looking for something to watch, you […]

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DeFi aims to bridge the gap between blockchains and financial services

DeFi aims to bridge the gap between blockchains and financial services If you’ve been following cryptocurrency news for the past few months, there’s one word that keeps coming back — DeFi, also known as decentralized finance. As the name suggests, DeFi aims to bridge the gap between decentralized blockchains and financial services. The original purpose […]

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Neutrino employees who once worked for a controversial surveillance tech company will leave Coinbase

Neutrino employees who once worked for a controversial surveillance tech company will leave Coinbase Last month, Coinbase’s acquisition of blockchain analytics startup Neutrino was criticized because of the founders’ ties to a controversial surveillance technology company called Hacking Team. Today Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said in a blog post that employees of Neutrino who had […]

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HypeHop is a product to fix sponsored videos

HypeHop is a product to fix sponsored videos I’ve been thinking hard about the concept of sponsored content – you can find some of it on TechCrunch if you look hard enough and it appears almost everywhere else. It’s an important consideration because as a online journalist I’ve heard everything from “How much did Apple […]

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One of crypto’s longest-running exchanges has been sold

One of crypto’s longest-running exchanges has been sold One of the longest-standing crypto exchanges has new owners after Europe-based Bitstamp was sold to South Korea’s Nexon, marking the gaming firm’s second such acquisition. The acquirer is NXMH, a Belgium-based PE and investment firm owned by NXC — the parent of Nexon — and it will take a […]

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More than half of crypto news sites are pay-for-play

More than half of crypto news sites are pay-for-play In a clever bit of sleuthing by Corin Faife at Breaker, we find that over half of the most popular crypto blogs offer pay-for-play posts including “CEO interviews” that are not labelled as sponsored. Further, many sites offer premium services in which blog writers will repost […]

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Messaging firm Line launches a dedicated crypto fund

Messaging firm Line launches a dedicated crypto fund Messaging company Line is continuing to burrow deep into the crypto space after it announced the launch of a $10 million investment fund. The fund will be operated by Line’s Korea-based blockchain subsidiary Unblock Corporation, which is tasked with research, education and other blockchain-related services. The fund will […]

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The writer whose book became “The Social Network” just sold another book about the Winklevoss twins

The writer whose book became “The Social Network” just sold another book about the Winklevoss twins The title could just as easily be Sweet Justice. The Boston-headquartered publishing house Little, Brown has agreed to publish a new book about Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously settled a 2008 lawsuit against their former Harvard classmate Mark […]

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