Meta trademark filing hints at plans for crypto payments platform


The five applications suggest the social media firm may use its namesake in a payments processing platform called Meta Pay. Social media giant Facebook’s parent company, Meta, may be planning to launch a payments platform with support for cryptocurrency.  According to records submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, on May … Read more

Two credit card firms in Israel to let cardholders buy Bitcoin


Two Israel-based credit card companies, Max and Isracard, have started working on Bitcoin investment and cashback solutions via a credit card. Financial companies in Israel are increasingly moving into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), with two competing credit card firms working on BTC investment and cashback features. Two Israel-based credit card companies, Max and Isracard, have … Read more

The Brazilian Stock Exchange will launch Bitcoin and Ethereum futures


Chief financial officer André Milanez said that the product will launch within the next si months. B3, the Brazilian Stock Exchange, confirmed that within six months it intends to launch its first official product aimed at the cryptocurrency market — Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading. The group’s chief financial officer, André Milanez, made the announcement during … Read more

CBDC activity heats up, but few projects move beyond pilot stage


Does government-issued digital money pose an existential threat to cryptocurrencies? Probably not, but stablecoin usage could narrow. Government-issued electronic currency seems to be an idea whose time has come.  “More than half of the world’s central banks are now developing digital currencies or running concrete experiments on them,” reported the Bank for International Settlements, or … Read more

ECB lays out ‘anonymous’ digital euro as public opposes ‘slavecoins’


The ECB drops another working paper on the digital euro causing more outrage from Europeans opposing a central bank digital currency. The ECB released another working paper on the digital euro, providing an extensive technical analysis of a potential European CBDC and its position in the existing financial system. Issued on May 13, the working … Read more