Monday , June 18, 2018

Digital Currency

JetPay Notes Software Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/5/18

JetPay Corp. said Personify Inc., a technology provider for non-profits, has integrated JetPay’s payment-processing platform into its Personify360 system for managing memberships and business functions. In its first-ever fee change, online marketplace Etsy Inc. said it will increase its transaction fee to 5% on July 16 from the current 3.5%. …

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In a Sharp Return to Volatility, Cryptocurrencies Shed Almost 13% of Value in One Day

The cryptocurrency market suddenly turned bearish over the weekend, with price drops Sunday among the top 10 coins ranging from 6% to 16%. Overall, the total market capitalization of more than 1,600 currencies tracked by Coinmarketcap.com stood at $296.3 billion Monday morning, compared to $339.4 billion around noon on Saturday, …

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Intuit Appears to Amend Gun-Related Transaction Policy and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/11/18

Intuit Inc. has stopped processing gun-related credit card transactions in at least some instances, the New York Post reported. The blocked transactions included sales of gun-related T-shirts and fees for gun-safety classes, according to the report. Intuit did not respond to requests for comment, the newspaper said. Sprott Money Ltd., which …

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CU Adds Fiserv Card Controls and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/6/18

Processor Fiserv Inc. said VyStar Credit Union, which ranks 17th among U.S. credit unions by asset size, has become the company’s first client to adopt an enhanced mobile-banking platform that offers newly introduced card controls. The controls allow cardholders to set rules for when, where, and how their cards can be …

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As Interest in Crypto Trading Grows, Blockbid Adopts Brand-Name Risk Solutions

In their short history, trading platforms specializing in cryptocurrency have struggled with the suspicion of some that they are helpmates for shady activities that depend on anonymity. To dispel that notion, the Australian exchange Blockbid Pty Ltd. on Tuesday said it is working with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and ThreatMetrix to …

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Cryptocurrencies Take off With Travel Site CheapAir.com

Customer demand has prompted CheapAir.com to accept three more cryptocurrencies in addition to Bitcoin, which the travel-booking site began accepting in 2013. The new ones are Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Dash. These three currencies promise faster transaction times and lower fees than Bitcoin and are the most-requested cryptocurrencies among those customers …

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An iPayment Tie-in With Aliant Will Harness More ISO Horsepower for Crypto Acceptance

The same force that decades ago hit the streets and made credit and debit card acceptance nearly universal is revving up in a nascent effort to do the same for cryptocurrency. Aliant Payment Systems, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based independent sales organization that has been marketing Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin acceptance …

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Adyen Prepares for Stock Offering and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/24/18

Representatives of large retailers including Walmart Inc. and Home Depot Inc. met with federal regulators this week to voice their concerns about a common buy button for e-commerce under development by the major card networks, The Wall Street Journal reported. The retailers’ main concern reportedly is how a buy button …

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Coinstar Adds Amazon.com Option and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/17/18

Retail ATM network owner and operator Cardtronics plc said Fifth Third Bank will place its brand on more than 800 Cardtronics ATMs at Speedway LLC convenience stores in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. In related news, Indiana-based German American Bank said it has joined Cardtronics plc’s Allpoint network, giving its customers access …

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A Disappointed Investor Sues Ripple, Alleging Its XRP Is a Security, Not a Digital Currency

Ripple Labs Inc. has notched a number of successes lately for its distributed-ledger technology, but now it finds its cryptocurrency, known as XRP, is caught up in a lawsuit that reflects a larger debate over whether such digital tokens constitute securities. Ryan Coffey, an investor who bought XRP in January …

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