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WORTH IT? Lisa Roth Blackman, chief philanthropy officer at Rhode Island Community Food Bank, says the nonprofit had hoped that cryptocurrency might be a useful way for some to make donations, but it hasn’t worked out that way.
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Crypto hasn’t lived up to promise for R.I. nonprofits

In 2022, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank ­announced it would start ­accepting donations of crypto­currency, joining a small group of local nonprofits seeking...
WHEN R.I. COMMERCE Secretary Elizbeth M. Tanner was director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation, she was a strong advocate for blockchain technology, which she preferred to call "distributed ledger" technology. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

X Corp. licensing in R.I. part of a bigger tech push?

The "currency transmitter" license that Rhode Island recently issued to the company formerly known as Twitter Inc. is a common authorization in business dealings,...

Billions stored on digital payment apps may be unprotected, CFPB warns

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a consumer advisory on digital payment apps heavily used by consumers and businesses. A CFPB analysis...

Fraud, scam cases increasing on Zelle, Senate report finds 

NEW YORK (AP) – Incidents of fraud and scams are occurring more often on the popular peer-to-peer payment service Zelle, according to a report...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg has had 'very preliminary' talks with local leaders about saving the Industrial Trust Co. building, also known as the 'Superman' building, according to The Boston Globe. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Globe: R.I. Foundation head had ‘preliminary’ talks about saving Superman building

PROVIDENCE – Discussions about potentially saving Rhode Island’s tallest – and currently vacant – skyscraper have surfaced once again. Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President...
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU is warning Rhode Islanders to be on the lookout for a new phishing scam involving fake PayPal payment confirmations via email, which come with harmful links containing malware. / COURTESY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

BBB: Rhode Island beware PayPal phishing scam

PROVIDENCE – The Better Business Bureau is warning Rhode Islanders to watch out for a new phishing scam involving emails purporting to be from...
A LENDEDU POLL shows nearly a third of millennial respondents have used the Venmo payment app to pay for drugs. /COURTESY LENDEDU

LendEdu poll finds millennials using Venmo payment app to buy illicit...

HOBOKEN, N.J. – A new poll released last week showed nearly a third of millennial respondents have used Venmo, a popular payment app, to...
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