Santander Hires Former Apple Pay Exec to Lead P2P Payments – CoinDesk

An executive formerly working on Apple’s payments products has joined Banco Santander. Trish Burgess joins the Spain-based multinational as the new global head of Peer-to-Peer Payments and will direct its expansion of digital payments services globally, according to an announcement Thursday. Burgess worked at Apple for 4.5 years, her LinkedIn profile indicates, where she helped […]

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Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf Says Blockchain’s Potential Is “Hitting a Tipping Point” – CoinDesk

Last December Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger said that 2019 was a year of “careful, prosaic BUIDLING.” Now, in an interview with CoinDesk’s Michael Casey at Davos, Behlendorf said he believes a lot of what the blockchain ecosystem was building is getting closer to becoming a net positive in the world. Citing […]

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‘Crypto Assets Are Here to Stay,’ Says EU Commission Vice President – CoinDesk

The European Commission, the executive body that proposes legislation for the EU, will this year conclude a regulatory assessment for the governance of crypto assets, because they are “here to stay,” a high-level has official said. Speaking at a press conference after a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council last Friday, Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president […]

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