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Banks face a WhatsApp reckoning as regulators clamp down on messaging apps

Financial institutions are being hit with millions of dollars in fines from regulators concerned about the use of messaging apps. That's forcing the financial firms to shift gears to deal with the issue.

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Q&A: Chase CIO details what entry-level job-seekers need to succeed in Fintech

IT jobs at financial services and tech companies are among the most highly sought-after by new college graduates with STEM degrees. Chase CIO Gill Haus said he hires from a variety of educational backgrounds — traditional...

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Will new EU crypto rules change how ransomware is played?

The European Union is cracking down on cryptocurrencies. That could have massive implications for enterprise IT.

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Q&A: FNA's Carlos León on how digital money can be more efficient and safe

As multiple nations push ahead on the idea of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), UK-based FNA has been helping them do so. Carlos León, FNA's director of Financial Market Infrastructures and Digital Currencies Solutions, talked...

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Are banks quietly refusing reimbursements to fraud victims?

There are disturbing reports that some major financial institutions are no longer crediting back all fraudulent transactions, even when the victim has filed a police report. This move by these financial institutions will soon come...

The dangers of embracing cryptocurrency

Do not invest company assets in crypto, hoping for a big score to keep the lights on in tough times. It's a scam.

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How tech companies are responding to the talent gap

Tech companies face a dearth of workforce talent, which has led many organizations to hire through non-traditional approaches that include coding bootcamps, low-code training, and focusing on population areas outside the norm.

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Q&A: The digital dollar — how would it work, what would it do?

Any effort to create a digital dollar will involve far more than just technology. Privacy regulations, security protocols, and legal issues pose greater challenges than software and networks. With that in mind, eCurrency CEO Jonathan...

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For Gen Z, bank accounts and cash are out, mobile wallets are in

Even as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is saying a digital dollar could become as trusted as cash, surveys of Gen Z and Millennials show they're already well on their way to accepting crypto for purchases and investments. The shift...

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Lawmakers join growing push to create a 'digital dollar'

Lawmakers have joined the chorus of officials who want the US to create a digital currency that would virtually eliminate funds transfer waiting periods, cut fees and enable those without bank accounts to move money across borders....

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Amex GBT: Biz travel isn't dead, and now we need 'Chief Journey Officers'

As business travel continues to tick back up, organizations are beginning to look at internal travel as key to creating and maintaining company culture as well as attracting and retaining top talent, according to a new study.

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Apple acquires UK fintech startup Credit Kudos

The open banking startup becomes the latest European fintech company to be acquired by a US company.

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How cryptocurrency is being used to funnel money to Ukraine

Bitcoin, Ethereum and other crypto currencies are being used to funnel money to Ukrainian causes as they are faster, cheaper and, in some ways, more secure than sending cash. So far, more than $63 million has been sent.

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The US is 'very far' behind China and others in creating a national digital currency

With President Biden calling for more research on developing a national digital currency — and more regulatory oversight of cryptocurrencies — the US is attempting to catch up with the efforts of other nations already piloting their...

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Q&A: Your company's been bought — here's how to keep your IT career on track

This year is likely to set a new record for tech mergers and acquisitions, setting up IT career hazards (and opportunities) for workers. Computerworld spoke to a global talent acquisition exec and an IT manager who went through an...

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Biden issues executive order on crypto regulation, stablecoin proposal

The new executive order represents a large-scale US policy shift on cryptocurrency and digital goods, centralizing and updating regulations for those markets.

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Russia is likely using cryptocurrency to thwart sanctions

US and European nations have called on cryptocurrency exchanges to block the Russian government, oligarchs, and others from using their systems to move money across borders. But it's a difficult task, at best, given that decentralized...

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After the SWIFT ban, can Russia find other routes for its money — including crypto?

Russia is exploring a myriad of ways to reroute its currency after the US and European nations imposed financial sanctions on the country for invading Ukraine; the sanctions include a ban from the SWIFT financial messaging network.

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