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Talkpoint: what should councils do about payday lenders?

Talkpoint: what should councils do about payday lenders? | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Share your thoughts on the role of local authorities in tackling high interest lenders. Post your comments in the thread below or join us on Thursday at midday
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payday lenders compete on speed of access to loans

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Every Important Person In Bitcoin Just Got Subpoenaed By New York's Financial Regulator

Every Important Person In Bitcoin Just Got Subpoenaed By New York's Financial Regulator | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Declaring Bitcoin 'a virtual Wild West for narcotraffickers and other criminals,' the New York State Department of Financial Services is stepping into the sheriff's boots.
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Prepare for the coming deluge of digital currencies—and meet the people who would control them

Prepare for the coming deluge of digital currencies—and meet the people who would control them | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
The Pembury Tavern sits in a modest 19th-century building at the corner of five roads in Hackney, a relatively poor neighborhood in east London.
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Telefonica takes a step closer towards payments with Monitise partnership

Telefonica takes a step closer towards payments with Monitise partnership | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Monitise plc has created the most extensive and commercially successful mobile banking and payments service in the world.
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The Clearing House brings tokenisation onto the payments agenda

The Clearing House brings tokenisation onto the payments agenda | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Payments News for Payments Professionals from Glenbrook Partners - www.glenbrook.com
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PayPal tests the mobile remittance waters in France

PayPal tests the mobile remittance waters in France | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
PayPal is targeting the remittance market with a new service that enables French users to top up the mobile phone pre-paid credit of friends and family around the world.
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Kipochi launches M-Pesa integrated bitcoin wallet in Africa

Kipochi launches M-Pesa integrated bitcoin wallet in Africa | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Kipochi has launched a product that allows people in Africa to send and receive bitcoins, plus convert them to and from the Kenyan currency M-Pesa.
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Finextra: Exchange claims Thailand has outlawed bitcoin

Finextra: Exchange claims Thailand has outlawed bitcoin | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
The Bank of Thailand has effectively outlawed bitcoin by declaring it illegal to buy and sell the virtual currency or use it to make purchases, claims a local exchange.
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A Q&A with Serial Bitcoin Entrepreneur Andreas Antonopoulos

A Q&A with Serial Bitcoin Entrepreneur Andreas Antonopoulos | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Bitcoin. Just mentioning the digital currency brings about either a passionate discussion by enthusiasts or vehement criticism that near-anonymous payments are for criminals.
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Archbishop Justin Welby is on the money over Wonga - Telegraph

Archbishop Justin Welby is on the money over Wonga - Telegraph | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
A significant proportion of people – particularly in the lower-middle and working classes – are running out of financial choices
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iCashTV adds NFC to in-store advertising platform

iCashTV adds NFC to in-store advertising platform | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
iCashTV, an in-store digital advertising network for check cashing and currency exchange offices, is introducing Blue Bite's mTag NFC platform across the U
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Intuit's to sell its financial services unit for $1B

Intuit's to sell its financial services unit for $1B | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Intuit Inc. said Monday it has agreed to sell its online and mobile banking division for about $1 billion in cash to Thoma Bravo LLC, a private equity firm.
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Finextra: Winklevoss twins to float $20 million bitcoin fund

Finextra: Winklevoss twins to float $20 million bitcoin fund | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, most famous for their legal tangles with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, have revealed plans to float a bitcoin trust.
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Finextra: SEC files charges over alleged $4.5 million bitcoin Ponzi scheme

Finextra: SEC files charges over alleged $4.5 million bitcoin Ponzi scheme | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Texas man with running a bitcoin Ponzi scheme that raked in 700,000 bitcoins, worth $4.5 million, from unwary investors.
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Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 26, 2013

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 26, 2013 | bitcoin and virtual currencies | Scoop.it
On the web:
Meet the future of branded currency - Aneace Haddad - "Here is a great TED talk on how declining faith in government will drive a move back to alternative currencies."
On the wires:
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