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PayPal Leads $4.2M Funding Round for Crypto Risk Management Platform

Payment processor PayPal has led a $4.2 million funding round for cryptocurrency risk management platform TRM Labs. In a Nov. 19 press release TRM Labs announced that it secured $4.2 million in an investment round led by PayPal, with participation from other top investors including Initialized Capital, Blockchain Capital and Y Combinator. Building solutions to prevent crypto fraud and financial crime TRM, which was founded in 2018, aims to support financial institutions across the United …

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Turkey’s Unexpected Rise to the Top of Global Crypto Adopters

When thinking of countries that are ahead of the curve in crypto adoption, Turkey might not be the first place that springs to mind. However, Statistica’s Global Consumer Survey for 2019 shows that a fifth Turkish residents are acquainted with crypto and have been exposed to it in some form or another. If the figures are true, 20% is the highest proportion of all the countries in the world.  Flying under the radar, Turkey has …

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PayPal’s Axing of PornHub Model Payments May Boost Verge Crypto

Top adult entertainment site Pornhub has revealed that PayPal has abruptly cut its payments service to the large numbers of live performers using its platform. In a blog post Thursday, PornHub wrote: “We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods.” The company called on those models with PayPal options selected in their accounts to use one of its other provided …

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Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe Follow PayPal in Quitting Facebook’s Libra Project

UPDATE (Oct. 11, 2019, 20:27 UTC): Mastercard and Visa have also confirmed they will not be joining the Libra Association. UPDATE (Oct. 11, 2019, 22:57 UTC): Payments platform Mercado Pago confirmed to CoinDesk that it, too, would “suspend its participation” in the Libra Association. Mastercard, Visa, digital auction company eBay, payments firm Stripe and Mercado Pago have all pulled out of the Facebook-led Libra Association. The Financial Times reported Friday that eBay and Stripe dropped out of …

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PayPal Might Withdraw From Libra Association: Report

One of the founding Libra Association members may be on the verge of pulling out. The Financial Times reported Thursday that payments firm PayPal is considering leaving the Facebook-initiated crypto project due in part to the regulatory backlash Libra has received in recent months. According to the Financial Times, PayPal representatives did not attend a Libra Association meeting on Thursday, in what may be a sign of the broader turmoil. Facebook first revealed Libra in …

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Police Seize $15K Crypto Thief After He Mistakenly Disclosed Identity

Connecticut police caught a man who had stolen over $15,000 worth of digital currency in a mobile phone theft after he mistakenly sent an apology email to a detective heading the investigation. Back in April, a Connecticut resident fell victim to a cryptocurrency theft by New Jersey citizen Darren Carter, wherein the latter swiped the victim’s mobile phone and allegedly transferred $15,472 worth of crypto from their Coinbase account. Carter subsequently converted the funds to …

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