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Bitcoin Daily: eBay Is Considering Taking Crypto As Payment, Allowing Sale Of NFTs; Thailand To Require ID To Open Crypto Accounts

eBay CEO Jamie Iannone told CNBC that he is optimistic about the future for his company, including with the potential for the eCommerce site to introduce non-fungible tokens (NFTs). He said the company is expanding payments, including ways to pay via Apple Pay and Google Pay, as well as other options like cryptocurrency, according to CNBC. In terms of NFTs, he said per CNBC that new trends show up on eBay as they always have, so the...

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Identity In An Inclusive Digital Economy

As the last 12 months have driven a focus on technology and digital ecosystems, it's become more important than ever to prove identity seamlessly and securely. Chris Reid, executive vice president of identity solutions, NuData Security, Mastercard, discusses what it will take to ensure secure payments while reducing economic and social divides and driving greater inclusion. Read more in The Connected Economy’s Power Source – CEO...

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Equifax Acquisition Gives Kount Window Into Digital ID Space

For the last year, change has become the only consistent norm in the environment, and many firms in the payments and commerce business found themselves doing very different things at the start of 2021 than they had ever considered doing in the past. But the change that came for the team at artificial intelligence (AI)-based fraud prevention firm Kount was big, even by recent standards, as the firm announced it was to be acquired by...