Merchants Opposed To MasterCard Inc.’s (NYSE: MA) 3% Charge On Value Transactions

Retailers are opposing MasterCard Inc.’s (NYSE: MA) new offering that enables customers to pay for their products in installments. MasterCard to charge merchants 3% of the buying price  The payments industry behemoth has started informing retailers and banks that it plans to charge merchants 3% of the buying price every time a customer chooses to utilize the […]

MasterCard Inc (NYSE: MA) Unveils First Music Album Featuring Its Brand Music

MasterCard Inc (NYSE: MA) launched its maiden Priceless music album at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Ten songs by ten different international musicians are included in the collection, first made accessible on Spotify and later debut on other streaming services. The distinctive melody of the Mastercard trademark sound is featured in each track. The […]

Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) Ventures Into the Metaverse By Filing 15 Patents

Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) is venturing into the Metaverse. The company is not the first credit card business to join the space. Others are American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) and Visa Inc (NYSE: V). Mastercard believes that this move would help it compete and remain relevant in the virtual space. Mastercard files 15 patents Mastercard […]

Several Crypto Stocks Stand Out Right Now (MA, BLQC, HUT, BKKT, SQ, MSTR, PYPL, OSTK, COIN)

US sanctions against Russia, based on its barbaric invasion of Ukraine, have been justified from a moral standpoint, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t unintended consequences that must be accounted for by investors seeking to protect and advance their individual financial interests. Perhaps the most salient is the risk of a shift in the US […]

Top Stocks Innovating in the Bitcoin Space (SQ, MWWC, OSTK, MSTR, MA, PYPL, SI, SOS)

Bitcoin has been tracing out a large-scale consolidation over the past several months after launching in a historic run that took flight in fall 2020 and lasted through November of 2021, with a single sharp correction last summer. While latecomers to positions on the long side may have taken some pain in the past 5 […]

Pushfor Investments Inc (PUSOF) brings latest advances in blockchain, smart contracts, and digital identification to the AFX logistics platform

You may know blockchain as the technology behind Bitcoin and several other cryptocurrencies. However, many investors don’t have a thorough understanding of blockchain or the best ways to invest in this exciting tech trend. It’s worth noting that blockchain and cryptocurrency are two different concepts. Blockchain is the underlying technology that powers cryptocurrencies, but it […]

Different Ways to Buy the Bitcoin Dip (BKKT, ISWH, SI, OSTK, SQ, MA, MSTR, HIVE, BITO)

Bitcoin volatility has picked up over the past few weeks, possibly driven by volatility in speculative assets, including traditionally overvalued speculative technology stocks heavily owned by smaller retail market participants. As the speculative plays take a hit, people with cross-asset exposure in crypto who have leveraged their base capital are forced to raise cash from […]

Regulatory Clarity, Supply Constraints and Robust Demand Fuel Outlook for Top Bitcoin Growth Stocks (SI, ISWH, BKKT, MA, MSTR, RIOT, HIVE, BITO)

Legitimacy, mainstream acceptance, and constrained supply continue to power the Bitcoin trend higher. Regulatory clarity is a huge issue in this action as well, as US watchdogs appear to have gotten on board with the digital currency despite China’s crackdown over the summer. Bitcoin ETFs are a good signal of that regulatory glide path. The […]

Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) Enters into Agreement With Bakkt Holdings Inc (NYSE: BKKT)

Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) has entered agreements with Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ: FISV) and Bakkt Holdings Inc (NYSE: BKKT) that would allow the company to venture into the cryptocurrency market. Details of Mastercard’s arrangement with Fiserv and Bakkt As per Mastercard’s agreement with Fiserv, the latter will offer transactions using crypto assets and B2C and B2B […]

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) To Phase Out Magnetic Strip Cars, Partners With Markaaza and AvidXchange raises $660 million

Payments company MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) is ready to do away with magnetic strip credit and debit cards phasing out the swiping payment method, which has become obsolete with the emergence of the latest chip-based cards. Magnetic stripe cards have been in use for decades, but technological development has resulted in a shift towards safe […]

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) Replacing Magnetic Stripes On Its Cards With Chips

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) has announced that it will phase out the magnetic stripes on its debit and credits cards in the next ten years as part of its larger initiative to deploy secure and more capable alternatives to the conventional swipe.  MasterCard to phase out cards using magnetic stripes  The payment processing firm said […]

Court Approves $850 Million Merger of Verano and Harvest Health & Recreation

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has given the green light for marijuana company Harvest Health & Recreation (CSE: HARV) (OTCQX: HRVSF) to combine its business with Verano Holdings, one of the largest multi-state operators (MSO) of cannabis facilities in the U.S.  The $850 million deal was first announced in March as one of the […]

Three Words Every College Student Knows: Bill My Parents (BMPI)

In a play on words off the old EF Hutton commercials, when super investor Isaac Blech speaks, will traders listen? In an article printed by Reuters this morning, Blech reveals what he has been buying, which includes more shares of BillMyParents (OTC: BMPI). He has apparently been buying loads of it because his holdings of BillMyParents […]