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Why We Need Crypto Payments to Work
In a word: competition. This post is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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5 Questions for Chris ‘Crypto Dad’ Giancarlo
The ex Commodity Futures Trading Commission chief discusses regulation, digital dollars and financial inclusion. This article is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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How Crypto Could Spearhead Retail Payments in 2022
Reduced fees, faster transactions and greater consumer choice mean retailers might, in time, prefer crypto payments. This article is part of CoinDesk's "Payments Week."
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Mastercard Exec on Blocking Russian Users, Expanding Into Crypto
Mastercard Exec on Blocking Russian Users, Expanding Into Crypto
Mastercard Chief Digital Officer Jorn Lambert discusses the company’s decision to block Russian users as global sanctions were enforced. Plus, a conversation about Mastercard’...
Mastercard Exec on Blocking Russian Users, Expanding Into Crypto

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What Happens if Stablecoins Win?
A roundtable discussion about the future of money and financial markets – everything from bolstering the dollar's demand to outcompeting Visa. This article is part of CoinDesk...
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A shoe shiner works outside a shop that accepts bitcoin for payment in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Camilo Freedman/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images)
The Crypto Company Aiding El Salvador’s Bitcoin Adoption
Chicago-based Athena Bitcoin deployed bitcoin ATMs in El Salvador a week after the government legalized bitcoin as legal tender. Despite rollout problems, the company remains...
A shoe shiner works outside a shop that accepts bitcoin for payment in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Camilo Freedman/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images)

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A Brief Overview of Crypto Payments in 5 Charts
Bitcoin launched as a purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash, inspiring the rise of other cryptocurrency payment options: Here is what the data shows. This piece is pa...
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How Human-Centered Design Can Fix Crypto Payments
Web 3 should steal design ideas from Web 2, Grace “Ori” Kwan says in a CoinDesk Payments Week op-ed.
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Adapting to a Digital Future: Fast, Fluid and Frictionless Payments
Adapting to a Digital Future: Fast, Fluid and Frictionless Payments
AI Infrastructure Alliance Managing Director Dan Jeffries discusses the necessary steps in crypto’s evolution for it to become a mainstream form of payment. Jeffries explains...
Adapting to a Digital Future: Fast, Fluid and Frictionless Payments

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Bitcoin's Unfinished Business: Why Micropayments Still Matter
Tiny, cheap-to-deliver payments can open new markets for small digital goods. Can a new wave of crypto-inflected startups plug a longstanding gap in the internet? This piece i...
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