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WeChat operator Tencent wants to use palm scanners for payments. This raises questions. A bottle of soda for just one cent? Sounds like a good deal. The catch: you can only pay by having your palm scanned and sharing that biometric data with a Chinese...

In a statement published the day before yesterday, the Swedish payment provider Klarna, which is viewed critically by customers, merchants, financial regulators and consumer advocates because of its business model, admitted that it had been charging "unnecessary fees" in the German market for years, among...

The world market leader in online retail from Seattle surprisingly announced that it intends to close all of its own physical bookstores, four-star shops and pop-up shops. 66 stores that Amazon has experimented with worldwide in recent years are affected. According to Amazon, it wants...

Hiding and "laundering through circulation" of dubious money via collective trust accounts is becoming more difficult for those involved. So far, even people who are on international sanctions lists can indirectly control their money there in Germany, including back abroad. The sums of money are,...

The structure and mode of operation of blockchain technology largely corresponds to the association of merchants that existed from the middle of the 12th to the 17th century. The Hanseatic League was also organized on a decentralized basis, had no political constitution, no membership lists,...