- 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.
A five-year-old lawsuit brought by payday lenders against federal banking regulators over the government’s controversial …