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XRP Prices Up Despite Ongoing Ripple SEC Woes

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The cryptocurrency XRP hit $1.23 Saturday (Oct. 9), up by over 9% in 24 hours, while its blockchain payments network Ripple is in the middle of an ongoing courtroom drama with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Decrypt reported.

Keep Going: Senga’s Story

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In 2017, Senga Nuga invested his last $100 to start his own business, desperate to provide for his wife and one-year-old daughter.

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Archa FinTech to Debut Smart Business Credit Card in Australia

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Archa, the FinTech and ex-consumer neo bank, has now announced plans to roll out a smart business credit card and spend management platform that will be the first of its kind in Australia.

Prospect Of Recurring Billing Revenue Drives Automakers’ Investment In Connected Services

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When General Motors announced Wednesday (Oct. 6) that connected services will play a large role in its plans to double its revenue by 2030, the forecast marked the latest iteration of the ambitions that Detroit’s “Big 3” automakers — and others — have in this realm.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Crypto Regulation, and Possible Executive Order, Show Top Down Approach 

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Looming cryptocurrency regulations are getting the top down approach. As in, really top down. From the desk of the president.

JPMC, BoA, Other Big Banks Squeezed by Soaring Tech Costs

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The biggest U.S. banks are feeling the crunch of higher technology costs as they try to compete with rising FinTechs, the Financial Times (FT) reported.

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FCC Takes on SIM Swapping With More Stringent ID Security Recommendations

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking action to put a stop to SIM swapping, a form of fraud in which bad actors can take control of peoples’ cellphone accounts by convincing a wireless carrier to transfer the victim’s service from their own phone to one in the possession of the criminal, according to an announcement.

ConsenSys Crypto Investors Include JPMorgan, Mastercard, With $3B Valuation

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Ethereum blockchain software company ConsenSys could be on the brink of closing a funding deal that would give the company a valuation of $3 billion, the Financial Times (FT) reported. ConsenSys announced in an April press release that it had raised $65 million from investors J.P.

Apple Appeals Ruling in Antitrust Case Brought by Fortnite Creator

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A court battle between Apple and Epic Games will continue, with Apple saying Friday (Oct. 8) that it is appealing a ruling in an antitrust case brought by the Fortnite creator, Reuters reported.

EMEA Daily: NatWest Acquires FinTech RoosterMoney; African FinTech Finclusion Raises $20M for Enterprise Development

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In today’s top EMEA news, NatWest acquires youth-oriented FinTech RoosterMoney and African FinTech Finclusion raises $20M for enterprise development. Plus, the U.K. brick-and-mortar retail scene is equipped to handle Amazon entry, one-third of U.K.

Path to Becoming a CFO with Kelly Steckelberg, CFO at Zoom

Speaker: Jeff Epstein, Veteran Tech CFO, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg

Join us for this very special conversation between veteran tech CFO, Jeff Epstein, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg. The session gives us an opportunity to showcase the changes over time for CFOs, and draw comparisons between enterprise and fast-growing, early-stage companies.

Bitcoin Daily: PepsiCo CFO Comes out Against Bitcoin; China Restricts Investments on Crypto Mining; Several Bitcoin ETFs up for SEC Review

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Bitcoin has been enjoying high prices, although it isn’t in favor with Hugh Johnson, chief financial officer of PepsiCo, NewsBTC reported.

Judo Bank Sees Strong Investor Interest for $1.7B Sydney IPO

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Judo Bank, an Australian challenger bank centered on providing loans to small and medium-sized enterprises, is aiming to raise around A$653 million, or about $477 million, in its initial public offering (IPO) in Sydney, according to a Bloomberg report on Sunday (Oct.

Judo Bank Sees Strong Investor Interest for $1.7B Sydney IPO

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Judo Bank, an Australian challenger bank centered on providing loans to small and medium-sized enterprises, is aiming to raise around A$653 million, or about $477 million, in its initial public offering (IPO) in Sydney, according to a Bloomberg report on Sunday (Oct.

Disney Announces In-App Add-Ons’ October Launch Date

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Disney will launch its Disney Genie Service at the Florida Disney World on Oct. 19, according to a company blog post.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Australian Government Considers Holding Social Media Firms Responsible for User-Posted Content

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Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter may be made more responsible for defamatory material published on their platforms if measures being considered by the Australian government are implemented, Reuters reported Sunday (Oct. 10). . “We

ClearBank Expands Into Multi-Currency Offerings for FIs, FinTechs

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Cloud-based clearing bank ClearBank has rolled out a new multi-currency solution intended to cut down on friction for FinTechs and financial institutions (FIs) working with cross-border payments, according to a press release.