Bitcoin in El Salvador: Can the gamble pay off?
October 13th, 2022
In 2021, El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, a move that has seen no small amount of volatility since.
Are crypto prices driving Square and Coinbase?
October 5th, 2022
We look at Coinbase and Blockto find out if crypto-involved companies' value is more determined by the value of crypto than the wider stock market.
Is crypto a viable alternative to volatile fiat currencies?
September 26th, 2022
It has been suggested that cryptocurrencies are a viable alternative to particularly volatile fiat currencies, but how do the volatility levels compare?
What the Ethereum merge will mean for payments
September 15th, 2022
Ethereum is slashing its energy consumption through a change in how it validates transactions. But what will the Ethereum merge mean for payments?
Fiat currency’s future? CBDCs, payments and the race for digital money
September 8th, 2022
As finance increasingly digitalises, banks are exploring the prospect of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and what they could mean for payments.
Coinbase bears brunt of crypto winter in Q2 2022
August 16th, 2022
Coinbase continues to feel the impact of the crypto slump, with a 61% YoY revenue decline to $803m and an adjusted EBITDA margin of -19% in Q2 2022.
Block losses grow in Q2 2022 on bitcoin slump
August 5th, 2022
Square and Cash app parent Block has reported its Q2 2022 results, and net losses and dropping bitcoin revenues have disappointed investors.
MoneyGram has made a push into the cryptocurrency space with the ability to convert crypto to cash through a partnership with Stellar.
Why USDC cross-border payments projects are on the rise
July 27th, 2022
Banking Circle recently became the latest in a line of cross-border payment companies to launch projects around the USDC stablecoin. Here's why.
Share price downturn hits global payments
July 26th, 2022
The best and worst hit global payments companies from the drop in share prices currently impacting the markets.
Facebook cancels Novi, but is Meta’s remittance play over?
July 6th, 2022
Novi, the stablecoin remittance project from Facebook parent Meta, has been closed. What happened and is this the last we'll see of the project?
Is Meta Pay ready for the metaverse?
July 4th, 2022
Meta recently announced that it was rebranding Facebook Pay to Meta Pay, promising future metaverse-friendly features. But how close is it to realising this?
Key takeaways from Money20/20 Europe
June 15th, 2022
Last week Money20/20 Europe saw much of the world’s payments industry come together to discuss trends, challenges and new developments.
Is the metaverse payments’ next frontier?
June 9th, 2022
Growing numbers of traditional payment companies are entering the metaverse, but what potential does this emerging space present for the industry?
Open banking’s crypto potential
June 6th, 2022
Despite recent issues, there remains promise for crypto payments, including through some recent open banking projects.
Coinbase feels the impact of crypto decline in Q1 22
May 23rd, 2022
Q1 2022 has not been a good quarter for several companies, least of all Coinbase.