Coinbase becomes a Visa principal member

Coinbase becomes the first pure-play cryptocurrency company to receive Visa membership. From https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-becomes-a-visa-principal-member-c5b73b883787 Today we’re announcing that Coinbase has become the first pure-play crypto company to be approved as a Visa principal member. Visa membership will enable us to further improve the customer experience, making it easier to spend cryptocurrency in everyday situations. Our journey with Visa began in 2019 with the launch of Coinbase Card in the UK, a Visa debit card that allows customers to spend their crypto as easily as the money in their bank account. Nine months later, Coinbase Card is available to customers in 29 markets Read more…

Another day, another data breach

U.S.-based food-delivery company says ‘unauthorized third party’ accessed user data May 4 CBC News · Posted: Sep 27, 2019 9:58 AM ET Online food delivery service DoorDash says it’s the victim of a data breach in which the personal information of 4.9 million people was stolen, including names, email addresses, delivery addresses, phone numbers, and partial banking and credit card details. DoorDash, which allows people to order food from a website or smartphone to be delivered to them, said Thursday an “unauthorized third party” accessed some of the San Francisco-based company’s user data on May 4. As a result, information on customers, merchants and even Read more…

Thomas Cook – End of an Era

New York (CNN Business)British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed on Sunday night, stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers and putting 21,000 jobs at risk.The 178-year-old company said in a statement that its board “concluded that it had no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” after talks on a financial rescue failed. All Thomas Cook bookings have been canceled, the UK Civil Aviation Authority tweeted.Peter Fankhauser, Thomas Cook’s chief executive, apologized to customers, employees, suppliers and partners.”This marks a deeply sad day for the company which pioneered package holidays and made travel possible for millions of people around the Read more…

Twilio Acquires SendGrid for $2 billion

Exciting news for all technology fans.  Anyone who has worked for a startup or Fintech has most definitely heard of Twilio and SendGrid. Twilio is well known for being a platform as a service (PaaS) that simplifies building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for global scale.  SendGrid is well known for being a platform as a service that simplifies delivering transactional and marketing emails through the world’s largest cloud-based email delivery platform.  WIth Twilio’s latest enterprise omni channel platform called Twilio Flex, this makes perfect sense since email was a missing part of the equation. This is a great Read more…