- Sales from Thanksgiving through Christmas on all forms of payment increased 5.1% compared to the same period last year to more than $850 billion, according to Mastercard Spending Pulse, which says this is the most robust growth seen in six years. Online sales gained 19.1%.
- Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp messaging platform is said to be developing a payment system based on digital currency. The service will focus initially on India.
- Stephen Pair, chief executive of cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay, told CNBC he believes cryptocurrencies will become mainstream payments options in three to five years.
Apple Inc. on Monday is expected to make several major announcements, possibly including one regarding …