News digest 12.12.2022

News digest 12.12.2022

Walmart reportedly preps its own affirm BNPL Challenger

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Walmart reportedly plans to offer buy now, pay later (BNPL) through a company it backs. The BNPL will be provided by the Walmart-backed FinTech venture ONE and may be launched in 2023.

GambleAware launches gambling harm council

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Gambling harm prevention charity GambleAware has confirmed the launch of the Lived Experience Council, a collection of people who have experienced gambling harm who will support the body’s future strategies. People with both direct and indirect experience of gambling-related harm make up the Lived Experience Council.

TikTok faces Indiana lawsuit

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Short-form video-sharing platform TikTok has come under fire for alleged privacy and data protection law violations. The company is set to face a lawsuit filed by the State of Indiana, which alleges that both TikTok and its parent company ByteDance have infringed upon the state’s consumer protection regulations.

Meta released a guide to key factors influencing consumer decisions

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In the 14-page white paper, Meta said: “Video has the highest engagement rate of all content types. Whilst TV is considered the most influential video touchpoint, Facebook is one of the most efficient video channels due to accelerated digitization and increased mobile video consumption.”

113 organizations join NCPG’s 2022 gift responsibly campaign

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A nonprofit organization looking to minimize social and economic costs tied to gambling addiction, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), has launched its fifth consecutive yearly campaign promoting responsible gambling in November. The 2022 Gift Responsibly campaign endorsed by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries as well as the European Lotteries has been once again joined by a large number of American and Canadian lotteries and non-lottery organizations.

Stripe has launched the widget for immediate cryptocurrency purchases in Web-3 apps

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Stripe is announcing a fiat-to-crypto onramp for Web3 developers. The onramp is a customizable widget that developers can embed directly into their DEX, NFT platform, wallet, or dApp. Stripe handles all the KYC, payments, fraud, and compliance, removing the need to integrate multiple third-party services. Consistent with their focus on simplicity and developer experience, you can integrate it with just 10 lines of code.

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