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You Would Understand Bitcoin if You Were Under Cuba’s Embargo
More than 60 banks and fintechs rejected me just for my nationality. Bitcoin fixes that.
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Facebook’s Novi, Strike’s Bitcoin App Spell Trouble for Western Union, Analyst Says
BTIG analyst Mark Palmer says traditional money-transfer firms are likely to face increased pressure from crypto projects.
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Western Union Suspends US Dollar Transfers to Cuba
The move follows the latest sanction from the Trump administration.
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Western Union Integrates With Crypto Wallet to Expand Philippines Remittances
The money transfer giant has teamed up with blockchain startup Coins.ph to enable residents of the Philippines to directly receive cash remittances.
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Western Union Reveals Pilot Coinbase Integration
Western Union could soon be sending people's funds via an integration with Coinbase, the remittance firm's CTO has revealed.
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Western Union Seeks Patent for Digital Currency Analysis
Money transfer giant Western Union is seeking a patent for a transaction analysis system that could be applied to digital currencies like bitcoin.
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MoneyGram: Bitcoin Will Fail to Disrupt Remittances
CoinDesk speaks to MoneyGram executive vice president Peter Ohser about why he believes bitcoin will fail to disrupt the remittance market.
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8 Companies That Have Filed Crypto Patents
Often a topic of contention in the bitcoin community, CoinDesk has rounded up some of the most high profile patent submissions filed to date.
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Western Union: 'Too Early' to Discuss Ripple Labs Pilot Project
Global payments giant Western Union is keeping quiet about its rumored plans to tap distributed ledger technology.
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Western Union 'Exploring' Pilot Program With Ripple Labs
Global remittance giant Western Union is reportedly working on a pilot program with decentralized payment protocol provider Ripple Labs.
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