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Cross River Bank to power Openpay’s US expansion

‘Buy now, Pay smarter.’ company Openpay, and its subsidiary Opy USA, Inc., have strategically partnered with Cross River Bank, a technology-driven financial services organization that provides core infrastructure and embedded financial solutions, to offer Opy’s differentiated next-generation “Buy Now, Pay Smarter” products for consumer banking loans.While many traditional Buy Now Pay Later programs cater primarily to small, retail purchases, Opy’s Buy Now, Pay Smarter services are aimed at a broad swath of consumers to help them afford and pay for crucial life needs with transparency and confidence. As Opy advances

BOUNTY SPORTS ENTER INTO AGREEMENT WITH SCCG TO TAKE FANTASY PICK’EM ACROSS THE USA

We wanted to build something fun where average fans with all levels of experience can play, compete and stand a real chance of winning.” — JESS HODGSON, Founder & CEO LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, October 4, 2021 / Plato Data Intelligence / -- Bounty Sports, the first North American provider of paid fantasy pick’em, has entered into a partnership with SCCG Management to bring their platform, previously only available to Canadians, into the United States. Bounty has committed significant investment to expanding their peer-to-peer platform as a

dbt for Data Transformation – Hands-on Tutorial

dbt for Data Transformation – Hands-on Tutorial = Previous post Next post =>    Tags: Data Engineering, Data Preparation, dbt, ETL, SQL The data build tool (dbt) is gaining in popularity and use, and this hands-on tutorial covers creating complex models, using variables and functions, running tests, generating docs, and many more features. comments By Essi Alizadeh is an engineer and a senior data scientist, in permanent beta. dbt (data build tool) is a data transformation tool that uses select SQL statements. It allows you to create complex models, use

Bitcoin retail traders have a lot to lose if this happens

MicroStrategy’s $500M investment in Bitcoin, now its primary asset reserve, has consistently made the headlines for over a week. Significantly, this move was viewed as an indicator of institutional interest since it has long been considered to be an important driver of Bitcoin’s price. During the historic bull run of 2017, institutional interest was key to the rally. In fact, at the time, the launch of CME’s Bitcoin Derivatives was considered to be a bold move during the bull run. Source: SkewInstitutional interest was hitting a peak in mid-August, and

Cryptocurrencies In The United States

Cryptocurrencies seem to fit into the USA perfectly – yet the country appears to be reluctant to the idea of decentralized money.  The topic of cryptocurrency utilization in the United States is constantly recurring on many occasions. Despite being the leader in new technologies and the birthplace of many high tech companies, decentralized money is still a debatable matter in this country. Last year was exceptionally hard for crypto in that matter, because of the ongoing legal fight with Facebook’s stablecoin, Libra. We got used to the situation when the

Weekly Update #27: $10,000 For a Bitcoin

This was a generous week for Bitcoin and an exciting time for the industry. Check the last updates from the crypto world! Back in the last Weekly Update, we have commented about the blockchain industry’s reaction for the Brexit and some news concerning famous crypto-related lawsuits. Let’s see what stories this week has brought. $10,000 achieved First, let’s start with a price update. Bitcoin managed to reach the cap of $10,000 per coin, proving that the current bull run is a serious business. Since the beginning of the year, the

Three currency wars, not one

This short blog post describes three different types of currency wars that seem to be happening at the moment. The phrase “currency wars” is not new – typically is has referred to deliberate devaluation of one’s own currency to increase competitiveness of exports.  If your currency is worth less, then your goods are cheaper to foreigners, so they buy more of them, which is generally good for your country. Yet with increased discussion and relevance of fintech, wallets, central bank digital currencies, Libra, bitcoin, etc, it seems to me that