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Bitso launches crypto payments with QR code in Argentina

Argentina is the first market in Latin America where Bitso (Mexican Cryptocurrency Exchange) launches crypto payments through QR codes. This payment method will enable Bitso’s one million users in this country to pay their daily expenses from their apps at any merchant that accepts QR payments. To make a payment, the user can choose between Argentine pesos (ARS), USD stablecoins, Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), or DAI.

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Crecy launches the first cryptocurrency-backed credit card in Mexico

September 29, 2022

Mexicans can put their cryptocurrencies to a new use: using them as collateral for a credit card. This is thanks to the card launched this week by local startup Crecy, developed in collaboration with Pomelo, a payment infrastructure and card issuance company from Argentina. Those who want to obtain it must leave Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Cardano, or Polkadot as collateral and will be able to access a line of credit ranging from 1,000 to 720,000 Mexican pesos (US$50 to US$35,000 approximately).

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CMOs Question Value of First-Party Data: Wunderkind Study

September 28, 2022

Better first-party data is often offered as a way to compensate for the loss of third-party data due to privacy changes.   So it comes as a shock that CMOs in this Wunderkind survey rated first-party data the least useful tool for improve martech results.  In fact, respondents were pretty negative on tech in general: just 9% felt their tech strategy improves their marketing performance, 90% felt resources gaps were hindering their success, and 71% plan to reduce online marketing spend in the future.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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