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Brazil’s central bank halts WhatsApp’s payment rollout

WhatsApp rolled out its mobile payment services in Brazil last week, but has already been suspended by the central bank.

Mastercard signs deal with Facebook to enable Brazilians to send cash...

As Covid-19 forces more people to look for cashless alternatives, Mastercard and Facebook have inked a deal that offers a new way to send money digitally.

European Central Bank warns that cryptocurrencies like Libra could pose a...

It seems as if the Libra Association has ramped up its efforts to get Libra off the launchpad. However, now the European Central Bank has published a research paper warning that stablecoins like Libra could badly impact the markets.

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin backs startup generator Antler in new $50m...

Antler, the early-stage venture capital firm and startup generator that has supported several FinTech companies, has raised $50m in a new funding round.

Why Facebook changed the name of its Libra wallet to Novi

Facebook has changed the name of its digital cryptocurrency wallet Calibra to Novi.

Regulus Cyber raises $4m to boost sales and development efforts

Cybersecurity firm Regulus Cyber has netted $4m as part of a future Series B round led by SPDG Ventures, the holding company of the Périer-D'Ieteren family, owners of Belgium's largest automotive business.

Checkout.com becomes the Libra Association’s newest member as the crypto project...

Having lost some of its founding members when the public scrutiny got fierce, the Libra Association has now added Checkout.com to its membership as things seem to be moving faster for the cryptocurrency project.

Facebook to recruit 50 people in Ireland to work on its...

It seems as if Facebook is still serious about getting the ball rolling with the cryptocurrency initiative Libra as the social media giant has announced plans to hire 50 people to work on its FinTech project.

The Libra Association has kickstarted the licensing process with Swiss FINMA

After months of speculation, governmental hearings and partners abandoning the project, it seems as if the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra has taken a big step towards being recognised by regulators.

PayPal among investors backing Gojek

FinTech PayPal has joined up with Facebook-owned WhatsApp in backing the Indonesian payment, e-wallet, food, ride-hailing app Gojek, according to Reuters.

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