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Flywire Announces Five Trends in International Payments in 2017

EconoTimes

Flywire CEO Mike Massaro sees some big trends emerging, and in some cases continuing, in 2017 and beyond in the world of global payments. The emergence of a new “global citizen” demographic for financial services, expanding consumer buying power in regions like Asia and South America, and an increasingly strong preference for digital payment methods are all important drivers in the growth of cross-border payments. Massaro is watching those and more in 2017.

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Ecommerce drives global economic growth

The Green Sheet

Ecommerce may have a greater impact on economic growth than physical goods in the post-industrial world, according to a new report published in December 2016 by McKinsey Global Institute. Digital globalization: The new era of global flows found developing countries are using ecommerce platforms to participate in the international business community.

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A Slow Awakening: 2016 in US Blockchain Policy

CoinDesk – By Frederick Reese

At the PYMNTS’ Innovation Project 2013 conference, former US vice president Al Gore made waves by speaking out in favor of bitcoin and the potential of the distributed ledger technology that drives the cryptocurrency.

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