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Everything we know about Apple Card (updated x2)

Here is everything we know so far about the card, and links to additional resources.

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Q&A: Overstock.com's Jonathan Johnson on integrating Bitcoin for online payments

Overstock.com embraced Bitcoin more than five years ago. The president of the company's blockchain investment subsidiary has some advice for others considering adopting cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

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What's a smart contract (and how does it work)?

Smart contracts are potentially one of the most useful tools associated with blockchain, and they can enable the transfer of everything from bitcoin and fiat currency to goods transported around the world. Here's what they do and why...

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Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry

In a series of tweets, the president said he's not a fan of digital currency that's based on 'thin air,' a stance experts believe could signal government pushback and new regulatory scrutiny.

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Download: Beginner's guide to blockchain

Although it rose to fame on the power of bitcoin, blockchain has rapidly morphed into an enterprise-worthy platform that could disrupt a variety of industries. Here's everything you need to know to understand this important...

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The top 8 problems with blockchain

While blockchain holds the promise for reinventing business processes, it is still a developing technology with few production systems in place, not to mention governance issues and vulnerabilities that must be understood.

Aviva launches algorithmic decision agent ADA to hyper-personalise marketing

Damian Rumble, a senior data scientist in Aviva’s customer science team, told Computerworld UK how ADA is powering more responsive and effective marketing campaigns

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Q&A: Blockchain expert Alex Tapscott sees coming crypto war as 'cataclysmic'

Many large companies have taken steps to embrace blockchain, but Facebook's plans for a cryptocurrency and digital wallet has prompted government oversight committees to call for hearings and may have banks taking another look at the...

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency ratchets up pressure on banks, but has big risks

While Facebook's Libra coin has the potential to disrupt traditional commercial banking by removing the middleman between buyers, sellers and money transfers, it also comes with significant risks.

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An iPhone crypto-wallet; a Facebook cryptocurrency? | TECH(talk)

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a digital wallet, and has already announced plans for an Apple credit card. Now, Facebook expects to roll out its own cryptocurrency in 2020. So just what's going on?

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Facebook is going into the banking business with blockchain

The social media powerhouse plans to launch a blockchain-based financial network and cryptocurrency in 2020 that will allow users to make purchases or transfer funds with just a couple taps on an app.

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Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a crypto wallet

Apple's CryptoKit is likely the first step in enabling the exchange of private and public keys that will unlock the ability to make purchases using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on stored on your iPhone.

UK fintech GoCardless cuts infrastructure costs by 25% with shift to Google Cloud

The UK fintech has recently completed a migration to GCP, reducing infrastructure costs and giving the organisation greater flexibility and opportunity to leverage advanced machine learning capabilities

Why SME lending is the big battle for the future of business banking

Small to medium sized businesses have struggled to access the sort of finance needed to grow since the financial crisis, but a new upswell of government support and the entry of some innovative, technology-enabled new entrants to the...

RBS cuts employee travel with collaboration technology

The UK bank is taking the money saved on corporate travel and investing it in collaboration technology and spaces for its employees as part of a broader shift towards "commercial thinking"

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For real estate, blockchain could unshackle investment

A special interest group with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is detailing opportunities and offering examples of how blockchain can create new real estate markets.

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Forrester: Bank mobile apps frustrating, confusing

Mobile banking should be effortless, but Forrester Research says far too many banks offer frustrating apps and give little thought to how consumers should interact with their financial institutions.

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Nationwide's 'Speed Layer' is built to compete with challenger banks

The building society is currently re-architected its systems around Kafka streaming to give its apps more real time access to data and enable more modern features for its mobile app users

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