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BestChange   Thursday, 10/24/19 03:14:11 AM
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Visa and MasterCard created an Apple Pay competitor for paying for online purchases

Payment systems Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover joined their efforts to create a new option to pay for online purchases in “one click”. The joint project Click to Pay will make online checkout easier as all the payment details will be kept in one place. This eliminates the need to enter your credit card number each time.

The new payment service is expected to become the main competitor of Apple Pay and PayPal. A similar function (one-click purchase) is already working on Amazon, but the use is limited only by this online-retailer.

Ex-CFTC Chair: we deliberately collapsed bitcoin

Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission said that the Treasury and the SEC are responsible for bitcoin’s drop in price after reaching its historical minimum in December 2017.

According to him, the regulator intentionally approved the release of bitcoin futures on Chicago Mercantile Exchange to allow to open short positions.

"We saw a bubble building and we thought the best way to address it was to allow the market to interact with it."

Giancarlo said that the US Treasury and SEC decided to collapse the BTC price to prevent the bubble from reaching the dangerous size for the economy. In their time regulators overlooked the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis, that’s why in 2017 they took preventive steps.

Casa start-up solves the problem of passing on crypto assets

Custodial start-up Cassa offers a service of guaranteed passing on of crypto assets.

The gist of the offer is that the owner makes an agreement with Case in which he gives an additional key to his wallet.

Thanks to the fact that the optional key with multisignature is transferred to Casa, this eliminates the theft of bitcoins.

In case the owner of the cryptocurrency passes away, Casa fulfills the last will of the deceased.



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