UN Food Program Adopting Ethereum and Bitcoin

This program has the potential to greatly expand use of cryptocurrency by creating a distribution channel that can be adopted by charities, aid organizations and countries like the U.S. that offer foreign aid. The WFP blockchain can also serve as the basis of a financial network that private companies and banks can use to reach people in developing nations.

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New Means of Shorting a Very Volatile US Real Estate Market Available

Risk is limited by actively controlling market exposure and investing in commercial real estate on a national basis. The hope is to be able to hedge current real estate pricing exposure while locking in appreciation. Each duET is a basket of cash and U.S. Treasury bonds, the cash will be invested in commercial real estate via private equity.

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PayPal Plans to Support Android Pay

Android Pay users will soon be able to make purchases with PayPal through the app. That means PayPal will appear as a payment option in Android Pay, The Verge reported.

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What Hosts Need to Know about Airbnb

You will need a source of working capital – that is extra money to cover expenses. Ideally this should be a savings or money market account with several hundred or several thousand dollars in it and two or three extra credit cards. A good rule of thumb is to figure out what you will need – then try to save twice that much.

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Does Volkswagen Make Money?

All this indicates that Volkswagen is a very cash-rich company that is definitely undervalued by the markets. It also fits the value investing criteria of a really good company going through a rough stretch.

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Wells Fargo Allows Android Pay and Apple Pay Withdrawal at ATMs

The banking giant has plans to modify 13,000 ATMs to accept near field communications (NFC) apps such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet, TechCrunch reported. Around 5,000 ATMs can already accept NFC signals and they have been programmed to accepted Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay.

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Number of Bitcoin ATMS More than Doubled in 2016

There is now some hard data to support the contention that bitcoin is being widely adopted for everyday use by real people in the real world. The number of bitcoin automatic teller machines (ATMs) more than doubled over the past year.

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Financing Alternatives for Airbnb Hosts

The bottom line is that there are many good financing alternatives for Airbnb hosts; that are willing to shop around and think outside the box. Finding such an alternative; that works for you, is the best way for a host to get control of his or her debts.

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Apple Pay at Starbucks, Ace Hardware, 2,091 Banks

Another major retailer Ace Hardware; which operates around 4,800 franchised stores in the United States, has started accepting Apple Pay. That gives Ace an edge over home improvement giants Home Depot and Lowes; neither of which accept Apple Pay. One has to wonder if this will force those retailers to start taking Apple Pay.

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Is MoneyGram a Good Investment for Ant or You?

All this makes MoneyGram a very questionable investment because it does not generate that much cash or float for a financial services company. One reason for that is that it does not lend money and serves mostly working class customers.

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