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Coinbase drops XRP (Ripple) cryptocurrency on January 19

Coinbase drops XRP (Ripple) cryptocurrency on January 19

The SEC announced a lawsuit against Ripple Labs, Inc, and as such, XRP trading pairs are going offline on Coinbase. If any of that made any sense to you whatsoever, you probably know about cryptocurrency and quite possibly have some investment made in XRP. If you're using XRP on Coinbase right now, you'll want to finish up any sort of transactions you've got going before Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10AM Pacific Standard Time if you want those transactions to be fulfilled.

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Covid stimulus check payments: How much money, and when?

Covid stimulus check payments: How much money, and when?

This week a new COVID-19 relief package is on the brink of passing in Washington DC. If the bill does pass as it's written right now, it would appear that each individual recipient of a "direct payment" will get about half of what they received in the first relief payment earlier this year. Not all Americans will be eligible for this payment. We'll know the full extent of the rules and regulations of this bill once it's been made public (via the internet) this afternoon.

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Visa just doubled down on cryptocurrency with USDC and Bitcoin rewards card

Visa just doubled down on cryptocurrency with USDC and Bitcoin rewards card

The credit card company Visa just announced that they'll be working with Circle Internet Financial for USDC. Earlier this week, Visa announced a partnership with BlockFi to offer a Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card that offers 1.5% of purchases rewarded as Bitcoin. It's almost as if Visa has accepted the idea that cryptocurrency is the way of the future, and the company wants to get in on the business before they find their business struggling to catch up.

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Facebook Libra currency still a thing, could launch next year

Facebook Libra currency still a thing, could launch next year

Although it hasn't disappeared, cryptocurrency and digital currencies seemed to have taken a backseat in recent months as far as news coverage is concerned. Given the global economy and health situation, however, interest in this new form of currency has apparently surged in the background. That may have given the group behind Facebook's controversial Libra cryptocurrency the motivation to finally push it to the market as early as January, even if it isn't the grand vision that Facebook and its remaining allies had for it last year.

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Fortnite subscription revealed – The Crew

Fortnite subscription revealed – The Crew

This morning Epic Games revealed the Fortnite CREW Subscription. This subscription is $12 per month and includes 1000 vbucks per month. You'll find an exclusive Fortnite Crew Skin bundle in the mix, and it'll begin with the December 2nd Season 5 launch.

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New Google Pay app makes a finance hub with Google Plex bank accounts to come

New Google Pay app makes a finance hub with Google Plex bank accounts to come

Google Pay is getting a revamp, with new apps for Android and iOS, a focus on common transactions, and from next year Google Plex support, a new mobile-first bank account. Taking on Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and others, Google Plex won't just be a single account but a range of options from banks and credit unions, Google says, including checking and savings accounts.

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PayPal cryptocurrency update includes Bitcoin, BCH, Litecoin, Ethereum

PayPal cryptocurrency update includes Bitcoin, BCH, Litecoin, Ethereum

The latest update to PayPal enables cryptocurrency - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and the like - holding and trading. PayPal tested cryptocurrency features for a small set of users in the weeks between October and now - now it's time for all USA-based PayPal users to get a shot at using several digital currencies on the platform. As of yet, cryptocurrency features are available only inside the USA, while select international markets will launch in the first half of 2021.

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Your 1st Stimulus Check deadline is here: Last chance to register

Your 1st Stimulus Check deadline is here: Last chance to register

The economic impact payment (stimulus check) deadline for registration is approaching. As talks in DC continue to hint at a second stimulus check for late 2020, those that haven't yet received - or registered for - their Economic Impact Payment have a date to watch. November 21, 2020, 3PM ET is the deadline for you to request your Economic Impact Payment in any of three instances.

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eBay Sneaker authentication just changed the game (we hope)

eBay Sneaker authentication just changed the game (we hope)

Today eBay announced a "sneaker authentication program" for the first time*. This system works with an "initial authentication by an independent team of industry experts," allowing some of the most valuable pieces of footwear to go through the auction process with an added layer of trust. This may well be a sign of things to come, with eBay gaining a new level of usership thanks to this layer of professionalism never available at eBay before.

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Venmo’s credit card is finally here with an interesting rewards system

Venmo’s credit card is finally here with an interesting rewards system

Around this time last year, Venmo announced it planned to release a credit card. After that, the company went more or less silent about its credit card plans, but today Venmo finally broke that silence. Venmo is now rolling out its credit card to select customers in the US, and what might help it stand out from the crowd is the way its handles cash back rewards.

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Samsung Pay in Germany launches with a unique feature

Samsung Pay in Germany launches with a unique feature

Apple Pay still has the majority of the mindshare when it comes to mobile payment but Google Pay is closely catching up. Samsung Pay, on the other hand, seems to have fallen by the wayside but still has a trick or two up its sleeve. Aside from the MST tech that makes it compatible with even traditional magstripe terminals, Samsung is launching the service in Germany with a feature it has not made available anywhere else, making it practically possible to link any bank account to Samsung Pay.

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Robinhood has issues when trading is most lucrative

Robinhood has issues when trading is most lucrative

Robinhood announced today that they were experiencing service disruptions in their web app. A very similar situation took place on Monday, the 31st of August, 2020 (yesterday), as two of the most popular stocks in the world issued stock splits. Both Tesla and Apple split their stocks over the past few days, and both stocks have appeared to rise as fast as they did before said split - or faster.

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