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techcrunch.com - Christine Hall - Paystand banks $50M to make B2B payments cashless and with no fees
Paystand banks $50M to make B2B payments cashless and with no fees
TechCrunch

Image Credits: jossnatu / Getty Images It's pretty easy for individuals to send money back and forth, and there are lots of cash apps from which to choose. On the commercial side, however, one business trying to send $100,000 the same way is not as…

techcrunch.com - Christine Hall - Payments company Paystone raises $23.8M to help service-based businesses engage with customers
Payments company Paystone raises $23.8M to help service-based businesses engage with customers
TechCrunch

Image Credits: Paystone co-founders, Tarique Al-Ansari, CEO, and Abdullah Saab, CFO/Paystone Paystone, a payments and integrated software company, secured another strategic investment this year, this time $23.8 million ($30 million CAD) from…

businessinsider.com - Adriana Nunez - Visa's Currencycloud acquisition amplifies cross-border payments focus
Visa's Currencycloud acquisition amplifies cross-border payments focus
Business Insider

Visa signed a definitive agreement to acquire Currencycloud, an API-based cross-border payments startup. Visa and Currencycloud both stand to benefit from the acquisition as cross-border payments recover. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of…

businessinsider.com - Francis Agustin - The IRS disbursed 2.2 million more stimulus payments
The IRS disbursed 2.2 million more stimulus payments
Business Insider

The IRS just disbursed 2.2 million additional stimulus payments. The majority of these payments went to taxpayers whose information was not previously filed with the IRS. These delayed payments are being gradually distributed amid large tax return…

newsweek.com - Dan Cancian - Olympic athletes medal bonuses and payment details explained
Olympic athletes medal bonuses and payment details explained
Newsweek

Participating at the Olympics, let alone winning a medal represents a career pinnacle for the overwhelming majority of athletes. From already established stars to the average next door man or woman who compete in relatively obscure events, athletes…

cointelegraph.com - Rachel Wolfson - Bitcoin payments for real estate gain traction as crypto holders seek monetization
Bitcoin payments for real estate gain traction as crypto holders seek monetization
Cointelegraph

Crypto investors are betting big on real estate this year as the cryptocurrency market continues to grow. New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG) recently conducted a survey that found that 46 million Americans own Bitcoin, equating to 22% of all…

u.today - Yuri Molchan - Ripple Client Airwallex Unicorn Launches Solution for Online Card Payments in Australia
Ripple Client Airwallex Unicorn Launches Solution for Online Card Payments in Australia
U.Today

According to Paypers, one of the three Australian unicorns (companies evaluated over $1 billion), Airwallex, is launching a platform for online card payments in Australia. It has been using RippleNet after inking a partnership with the Ripple…

forkast.news - Lachlan Keller - NatWest Blocks Customer Payments To Binance, In Latest Blow To Crypto Exchange
NatWest Blocks Customer Payments To Binance, In Latest Blow To Crypto Exchange
Forkast News

In the latest blow to Binance — the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange — U.K. bank NatWest is now blocking its customers from making payments to Binance both in the U.K. and abroad, reports Yahoo Finance. NatWest acted after…

coindesk.com - Nate DiCamillo - BankProv Launches Payments Network for Crypto Customers
BankProv Launches Payments Network for Crypto Customers
CoinDesk

The crypto-friendly Massachusetts-based bank formerly known as Provident Bank has launched a payments network aimed at giving its crypto customers what Silvergate and Signature already offer: real-time payments that are available on nights and…

irishmirror.ie - Ben Husband - Arsenal set to receive payment that exposes Arsene Wenger transfer blunder
Arsenal set to receive payment that exposes Arsene Wenger transfer blunder
irishmirror

Arsenal are set to land just £250,000 when Donyell Malen completes his big money move to Borussia Dortmund, according to reports. Malen signed for Arsenal aged just 17 in 2015, leaving his boyhood team Ajax in the process. Arsene Wenger was a…

businessinsider.com - Eugene Kim - Amazon is finally getting serious about crypto and hopes to bring it to customers 'as soon as possible,' as it looks to hire a new blockchain lead
Amazon is finally getting serious about crypto and hopes to bring it to customers 'as soon as possible,' as it looks to hire a new blockchain lead
Business Insider

Amazon seeks leader for 'Amazon's Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap.' The position is for the 'Payments Acceptance & Experience team,' according to a job post. Amazon offers a blockchain service, but doesn't yet accept…

siliconrepublic.com - Vish Gain - Visa buys UK's Currencycloud to boost cross-border payments
Visa buys UK's Currencycloud to boost cross-border payments
Silicon Republic

Currencycloud's foreign exchange services will tie in to Visa's strategy to facilitate global money movement amid increasing international trade. A month after announcing its acquisition of open banking start-up Tink, Visa is placing its bet on yet…

cbslocal.com - CBS Dallas/Fort Worth - Fourth Stimulus Check: Will There Be Another Relief Payment?
Fourth Stimulus Check: Will There Be Another Relief Payment?
CBS Local

(CBS Boston) — Stimulus checks have been a financial lifeline for families finding their way through COVID. The pandemic isn't quite over, as the Delta variant has case numbers rising in many states. Still, life in the U.S. continues to…

finextra.com - Editorial Team - Blockchain-based commercial payments firm Paystand raises $50m
Blockchain-based commercial payments firm Paystand raises $50m
Finextra Research

Blockchain-enabled commercial payments outfit Paystand has raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding led by NewView Capital. SoftBank's Opportunity Fund, King River Capital, Industrious Ventures, and Transform Capital joined the round.

nytimes.com - Kim Severson - $600,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement Reached in Batali & Bastianich Case
$600,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement Reached in Batali & Bastianich Case
The New York Times

An investigation into the once-towering Manhattan restaurant business built by the chef Mario Batali and his former partner Joe Bastianich revealed a sexualized culture so rife with harassment and retaliation that it violated state and city human…

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