4.12.19 Your morning briefing
12 April 2019 5:58 AM GMT
The information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the Web. Today: Google Pay supports gold sales in India; German regulators pressure N26; Bakkt adds payment veteran; Amazon acquires robotics company Canvas Technology.
- Bakkt hires PayPal and Google vet Bitcoin exchange Bakkt has hired Mike Blandina to be chief product officer.
- Blandina was formerly head of payments and credit engineering at PayPal and was a director who helped lead the engineering behind Google Wallet.
- At Bakkt, his responsibilities will include developing payment use cases for cryptocurrency, reports Bitcoin Exchange Guide .
- So You Can Buy Coffee With Bitcoin CoinDesk | Thu April 11, 2019 - New York-based payments startup Flexa just raised that amount in a private token sale involving Pantera Capital, 1kx, Nima Capital, Access Ventures and others.