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Eye on Crypto: Libra a ‘Wake-up Call;’ Debuts E-Commerce Plugin

Policymakers have much work ahead when reviewing cryptocurrencies like the proposed Libra, a European regulator said Wednesday. In related news, a cryptocurrency payment plugin debuts for WordPress. The Libra cryptocurrency project led by Facebook Inc. has “undoubtedly been a wake-up call for central banks and policymakers,” said Benoit Coeure, a …

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Facebook’s WhatsApp Negotiates to Support E-Commerce Payments in Indonesia

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp peer-to-peer payments service is reportedly working to enter the second international market in which it would support a broader array of payments, including e-commerce. The company is in talks with digital-wallet providers in Indonesia to handle transactions through those services, according to a report Tuesday by Reuters. …

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After a Quarter Century, E-Commerce Heads Into New Territory

Hard to believe, but e-commerce is a quarter-century old. Along the way, e-commerce radically changed retailing and payments, and now it’s heading into a future with more growth certain but where payments are more in the background. Visa Inc. this week reported in a blog post that the first e-commerce …

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COMMENTARY: The Rise of B2B E-Commerce Creates New Technology Openings

For years, business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce has been the distant cousin of business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce—less understood and appreciated, asked to wait in the other room while consumer-facing businesses from Amazon to Warby Parker soaked up all the adulation. But as B2C e-commerce and its supporting ecosystem matures, the potential for B2B …

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First Data’s Volume Growth Slowed in the First Quarter, but Brick-and-Mortar Topped E-Commerce

First-quarter growth in leading merchant processor First Data Corp.’s portfolios lagged growth posted in the preceding two quarters, but in a rare event physical merchants posted higher sales increases than their online counterparts. In its latest SpendTrend report, First Data says total payment card spending at U.S. merchants on its …

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COMMENTARY: How Mobile-App Testing Can Stop Three Common Types of E-Commerce Fraud

In the race to attract and retain today’s always-on, mobile-savvy consumer, most companies are developing their own e-commerce apps at a fast and furious pace. But small glitches, and even major mishaps, can occur when app testing is rushed or overlooked altogether, leading to unhappy consumers, lost sales, and a …

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E-Commerce And a Thirst for Data Are Driving Big Payments Mergers, An Analyst Argues

The payments industry’s relatively rapid move into digital transactions and broader business software is doing much to fuel the consolidation of big payments providers, according to an analysis posted Friday. Just since January, the industry has witnessed deals that will see Fiserv Inc. acquire industry giant First Data Corp. in …

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