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How indie music and film artists can benefit from blockchain

The economy that underpins the cultural industries have not kept pace with the technologies support creative arts. You can create films, music, songs, and other work of art with little more than a smartphone and a computer. And you can publish your creative content on YouTube, Facebook and other …

A Complete Beginner's Guide To Blockchain

You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ and dismissed it as a fad, a buzzword, or even technical jargon. But I believe blockchain is a technological advance that will have wide-reaching implications that will not just transform the financial services but many other businesses and industries.<p>A …

Blockchain

U.K. extends Vantiv deadline for Worldpay bid

LONDON--Worldpay Group PLC (WPG.LN) said Tuesday the U.K. Takeover Panel has extended the deadline for Vantiv Inc. VNTV to either make an offer or …

MasterCard launches its ‘selfie pay’ biometric authentication app in Europe

MasterCard is moving from trials of facial biometrics for payment authentication, including one in the U.S. and Canada launched earlier this year, to its first proper rollout of what is colloquially referred to as ‘selfie pay’ (aka MasterCard Identity Check). So basically enabling app users to …

Newswire

Visa reports U.S. chip card launch makes significant progress in first year<p>San Francisco, Sept. 29, 2016 -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today celebrated the …

Report: Yahoo To Confirm Massive Hack Affecting 200 Million Users

A report by veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher at Recode says that Yahoo is preparing to confirm a massive data breach that has impacted over 200 …

Recode

Waiting days for your transactions to clear will be a thing of the past, thanks to these financial players

Considering the speed of technological progress over the past two decades, the financial sector has moved surprisingly slow. It can sometimes take up to several days — a lifetime in tech terms — for payments to “clear” into a checking account, and sending or receiving money internationally can take …

20 top US hotels hit by fresh malware attacks

If you've stayed at these hotels and have taken out your credit card at shops, bars, or restaurants, your financial data may be at risk.<p>A new swathe …

Kanye West Taps Square To Power Payments At His Pop-Up Stores

Payments company Square is getting a little celebrity love from musician (and Kim Kardashian husband) Kanye West, who plans to use Square’s …

All Eddie Bauer stores in the US hit with malware

If you shopped at an Eddie Bauer store in the first half of 2016, you may want to keep a close eye on your personal and banking information. The clothing store chain has reported that -- like a growing number of retailers of the last few years -- it's detected and subsequently removed malware from …

Identity Theft

Are Chip Cards Counterfeit-Proof? Not Exactly

Computer researchers may have found a flaw in chip-based credit cards. Though the cards are designed to combat fraudulent cloning, apparently there’s …

Special Delivery: First U.S. Pizza ATM Arrives At Xavier

Share Email<p>College students at Xavier University have been blessed with America’s first pizza ATM, which serves up hot pies all day, every day, …

Finding Funding to Battle SMB Security Threats

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/computer-hacker-working-with-laptop-59961674?st=72eba6f<p>Reducing the risk of a Cyber …

First Data stumbles again in the US

While First Data posted better-than-expected results in its third quarter as a public company, revenue in the largest US-based payments processor's Global Business Solutions (GBS) unit was flat year over year (YoY) on a constant-currency basis.<p>That's a worrying sign because GBS is First Data's …

Retention of Small and Mid-Sized Merchants Continues To Vex First Data

<b>By Jim Daly</b><b><br>@DTPaymentNews</b><p>Most of First Data Corp.’s cylinders fired on cue in the second quarter, but its U.S. small and mid-size business customers …

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Fifth Third Bank Launches Digital Wallet

Share Email<p>Fifth Third Bank is getting into the digital payments game, announcing the ability for customers to pay for things with Android devices …

Square Gives Sellers Instant Access To Revenue

Share Email<p>Aiming to help local sellers manage their cash flow and access to capital, Square, the payment processing company, announced Thursday …

These Free, Throwaway Wristbands Have All The Payment Magic Of The Apple Watch

Season ticket holders of the British rugby club Saracens found an unusual addition to their welcome pack this year: a rubber wristband with the team’s logo, and an 8-digit number hidden on the inside.<p>This wasn’t the cheap-and-cheerful wrist accessory that fans were used to wearing to show their …

Apple Watch

E-Commerce Is Not Eating Retail

The recent headlines about retailing are nothing if not provocative. “Shoppers Are Fleeing Physical Stores.” “The Great Mall Exodus.” “Macy’s Confronts the Crisis of the American Mall.” They seem to bolster Marc Andreessen’s prediction that by the end of this decade “retail guys are going to go out …

Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small, Local Businesses. Here's How It Works

For $1.19 an hour, you can have more customers than you've ever seen in your life<p>The speed at which Pokemon Go has spread is unprecedented. Less than a week after launch, this augmented reality mobile exploration game has been installed on twice as many phones as Tinder, it has double the …

Mobile payments is better for tips, says Square - Mobile World Live

Customers who make contactless payments are more likely to tip than their more traditional counterparts, US payments firm Square found in a …

Obama Calls For Improved Cybersecurity

Share Email<p>President Barack Obama is calling for the U.S. government to improve its cybersecurity in order to keep pace with advancing …

Retail ATM Market EMV Chip Cards

Share Email<p>By this October, consumers may be seeing less ATMs available at their local bar or corner store.<p><i>Chicago Tribune</i> reported on Tuesday (July …

Payments' Half-Year Progress Report

Share Email<p>At the start of the year, I wrote a piece that outlined six trends that I suggested would set the agenda for payments innovation and …

Amex Sets Sights On Working Capital Loans

Share Email<p>In boxing, there’s an old saying: A good big man always beats a good little man.<p>We’re about to find out if the same holds true in the …

M/Chip Fast from MasterCard Speeds EMV Transactions and Shoppers Through Checkout

PURCHASE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MasterCard today unveiled M/Chip Fast, a new application of the company’s existing technology to help speed EMV …

News – CardNotPresent.com

May 8, 2018<p>Next Monday, the CNP Report will begin wall-to-wall coverage of CNP Expo in Orlando. The annual gathering assembles the entire e-commerce …

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The Next (Wearable) Frontier of POS

Share Email<p>It’s easy to think about commerce and wearable technology and immediately picture consumers swiping their connected devices – be it …

You’ll Never Guess What The First Thing Ever Sold On The Internet Was

Did secure online transactions begin with weed? Groceries? Pizza? Nope.<p>’Tis the time of year when the primary function of the Internet switches from being a communication or information gathering tool to being a shopping tool. And this year we’ll be shopping online–and spending more than ever …