Tuesday , September 18, 2018

Digital Currency

PayRange Debuts PayRange Air and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/10/10

Merchant processor Paysafe launched Paysafe Accelerated Funding, which allows merchants to receive settlement of funds on the same day or next day. The service relies on arrangements the company has made with Ingo Money, a push-payments provider, and Company.com, a business-software aggregator. Vending-payments specialist PayRange Inc. launched PayRange Air, a …

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Bitcoin Has Calmed Down—And Fees Have Gotten Cheaper—But Will Merchants Bite?

For all the gyrations Bitcoin and its enthusiasts have experienced over the past 12 months, the digital currency has managed to trace a relatively calm track lately. It remains, however, an acquired taste for users, and while some independent sales organizations have begun efforts in recent weeks to sell it …

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Allied Wallet Releases Gateway API Tools and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/4/18

Yardi, a payment service for property managers, introduced a feature in its Yardi Bill Pay service that lets managers make payments using single-use Mastercard virtual card numbers issued by Fifth Third Bank. Allied Wallet released what it said are new open application programming interface tools for its payment gateway, NextGen. …

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True Believers Insist Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies Will Take Over the World

The panelists were not subtle in assessing the future of digital currencies and the decentralized blockchain technology behind them. “Cryptocurrencies and blockchain will take over the world, it will be a bigger impact on the world than the Internet,” said investment banker Dennis O’Neill, chief executive of Chicago-based O’Neill Capital …

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First It Was Trading Through Cash App. Now Square Patents a Network for Crypto Acceptance

The business of getting merchants to accept cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has started to attract independent sales organizations and payments-tech firms alike, and now Square Inc. has jumped in with a proposed service that some experts say could help the payments-technology powerhouse grab a share of online volume. The U.S. Patent …

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Western Union Expands Mobile And Online Transfers to Three More Global Regions

The Western Union Co., which has been expanding its digital footprint for several years, announced a major move on Wednesday into Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Online and mobile money transfers will start over the next few weeks in Malaysia and Singapore, the company said, with service already …

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3.1 Million Merchants Accept Chip Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/29/18

In its latest update about the U.S. conversion from magnetic-stripe to EMV chip cards, Visa Inc. said more than 3.1 million merchant locations accepted chip cards as of June versus only 392,000 in September 2015. The number of Visa chip cards increased 214% in that time to 499.7 million. Some …

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Processor Provides Prepaid Services and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/28/18

Merchant processor Payment Data Systems Inc. said its FiCentive prepaid card subsidiary will provide program management and processing and develop Web and mobile applications for University Fancards, which offers university-branded gift and reloadable prepaid cards. Speedpay Inc., Western Union’s bill-payment unit, has adopted a customer-guidance tool based on artificial intelligence …

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Worldnet TPS Launches EMV Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/27/18

Worldnet TPS Ltd. launched GoChipNow, a service for virtual-terminal merchants to convert to EMV chip card acceptance. VSoft Corp., which specializes in information-technology products for financial institutions, said it will integrate a payment service from Payrailz into its digital banking platform. Total investment in startups specializing in artificial intelligence, an …

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Ripple Signs Three Exchanges to Support Cross-Border Payments As Pilots Near Completion

Distributed-ledger payments provider Ripple Labs on Thursday announced three cryptocurrency exchanges that will work with its xRapid cross-border payments product. XRapid uses Ripple’s XRP digital currency and depends on exchanges to translate transactions into local fiat currencies. San Francisco-based Ripple said it is partnering with Bittrex for exchanges to U.S. …

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