BitPay, the Atlanta-based bitcoin payments startup, announced Friday that its prepaid Mastercard offering now supports Apple Pay. "With Apple Pay, BitPay cardholders can make secure purchases in stores, in apps, and online. In addition, customers waiting on delivery of their plastic card can add the...
Quick Take BlockFi is raising a Series D at a $2.85 billion pre-money valuation, two sources tell The Block. The firm is looking to raise $150 million ahead of the launch of a new credit card product and public market debut by the end of the year. This feature story i...
JPMorgan co-president and COO Daniel Pinto has said that the banking giant will support bitcoin trading if there is client demand for it. “If over time an asset class develops that is going to be used by different asset managers and investors, we will have to be involved,” Pinto told CNBC in an inte...
The Indian government is said to be levying a complete ban on cryptocurrency investment. BloombergQuint reported the news on Thursday, citing an unnamed "senior Finance Ministry official." The ban won't be imposed overnight, according to the official, who said the government would give a three-to-si...
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey says he and well-known rapper Jay-Z are giving 500 bitcoin to set a new endowment. Dorsey wrote in a Tweet on Friday that the new endowment, called ₿trust, is set to fund bitcoin development with an initial focus on teams in Africa and India. The 500 BTC is wor...
The Ontario Securities Commission has approved a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, according to public records published Thursday. A final decision document, dated February 11, was issued Thursday afternoon, per records from SEDAR, for the Purpose Bitcoin ETF, which is managed by Purpose Investments Inc...
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said Thursday that he sees PayPal playing a significant role in the utility of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). On the company's investor day call, Schulman said PayPal is gearing up to be "the digital wallet for global CBDCs." PayPal's newly unveiled product roadmap ...
New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang announced that he intends to make the city a "hub for BTC and other cryptocurrencies" if elected.  Yang made the comment in a tweet posted Thursday evening. He did not elaborate on which measures he plans to take. As mayor of NYC - the world’s financial c...
Crypto exchange Kraken has launched a venture fund to invest in crypto and fintech startups. The unit, Kraken Ventures, is targeting early-stage startups across verticals that include blockchain, crypto, decentralized finance (DeFi), and fintech. "We felt this was the perfect time to launch Kraken V...
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has said that the company will accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a form of payment if there is a benefit and a need for it. In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Khosrowshahi further said that Uber, however, is not considering investing in bitcoin as part of it...

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