The ‘retail apocalypse’ is a myth

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Mastercard launches its own blockchain payments network

Mastercard is launching its own blockchain network to enable partner banks and merchants to make cross-border payments faster and more securely.

The Mastercard blockchain service can be used to clear credit card transactions, eliminate administration tasks using smart contract rules and thus, speed transaction settlement.

“By combining Mastercard blockchain technology with our settlement network and associated network rules, we have created a solution that is safe, secure, auditable and easy to scale,” Ken Moore, executive vice president for Mastercard Labs said in a statement.

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What’s in the latest Chrome update?

Google this week released Chrome 62 for Windows, macOS and Linux, setting the stage for a new warning when users enter data on an unencrypted website and patching nearly three dozen security vulnerabilities.

Chrome updates in the background, so most users can simply relaunch the browser to get the latest version. (To manually manage an update, select “About Google Chrome” from the Help menu under the vertical ellipsis at the upper right. The ensuing page either shows the browser has been updated or displays the download-upgrade process before presenting a “Relaunch” button.) New to Chrome? It can be downloaded from this Google site.

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