Saturday , January 19, 2019

Mobile Wallets

BitPay Touts Two Straight Years of $1 Billion-Plus in Volume Despite Bitcoin’s Dramatic Collapse

The collapse of Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies in 2018 led to a general feeling of pessimism in the mainstream payments industry about the prospects for digital currencies, but at least one specialist processor apparently bucked the trend toward malaise. In a year-end review of its performance, Atlanta-based BitPay Inc. …

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TD Ameritrade Enables Apple Pay Deposits and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/15/19

TD Ameritrade announced individual investors can instantly fund a brokerage account using Apple Pay through Apple Business Chat. The capability means investors can use a debit card to deposit up to $10,000 per day via Apple Pay, though the limit may vary by bank. The service is much quicker than …

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With Help From Citcon, North American Merchants Begin Accepting UnionPay QR Codes

With the rise of Chinese tourism, North American merchants have proved eager to accept Chinese mobile wallets like Alipay and WeChat Pay, and now they can add UnionPay cards to that mix. Citcon USA LLC said Monday it will enable merchants in the United States and Canada to accept quick-response …

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Sales Pressure Led To Premature Revenue Recognition, USA Technologies Reports

Vending-machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. has announced several senior-level management changes, including the departure of its chief financial officer and the creation of a new chief operating officer position, as well plans to improve its corporate governance in the wake of an investigation into its accounting practices. The probe …

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Fit Pay’s Bitcoin-Connected Flip Device for POS Transactions Starts Shipping Next Month

Fit Pay Inc. announced on Friday it will begin shipping its Bitcoin-based contactless device, Flip, on Feb. 13. The coin-shaped token sells to consumers for $29 and allows them to convert their Bitcoin holdings to U.S. dollars and then spend the money at stores equipped with contactless point-of-sale terminals. The …

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Square’s Push Upmarket Leads It to Launch an SDK for In-App Transactions

Square Inc. released a software development kit to enable merchants and developers to use Square for their payments processing in apps. Announced Wednesday, the SDK marks a first for Square and creates a single platform for transactions made by Square merchants that also sell in stores. The SDK is available …

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Cannabis Payment App Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/9/19

CannaTrac, a cashless-payment service for the cannabis industry, released the CannaCard App, a mobile-payment service that enables users to upload funds from a checking account, debit card, or cash at select partner locations. A 95-cent fee applies to each funds loading. The app, available for Android and iOS devices, is …

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Visa Teams Up With SiriusXM in the Latest Connected-Car Development

The new year is only a week old, but it’s already looking to be a strong one for dashboard payments. On Monday, Visa Inc. and SiriusXM Connected Vehicles Services Inc. said they plan to offer the SiriusXM e-wallet to auto manufacturers that deploy SiriusXM’s connected-vehicle services.  The Visa-SiriusXM announcement followed …

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Phillips 66 Links With Honda in a Push for Dashboard Commerce

Phillips 66 Co., which has long been a leading player among petroleum companies in digital payments, has taken a step into in-car commerce in a tie-up with Honda Motor Co. Inc. that will allow customers to find the nearest station, claim a pump, and pay for gas from the infotainment …

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BlueSnap Integrates Google Pay and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/7/19

Payments provider BlueSnap said it has integrated Google Pay into its platform for payments from online, mobile checkout, marketplaces, invoices, and virtual terminals. In related news, cross-border payments provider Flow also announced it is adopting Google Pay as payment option. Mobile-parking app provider ParkWhiz Inc. has rebranded itself as Arrive Inc. FICO said it has been awarded five …

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