Thursday , August 11, 2022

Digital Currency

BitPay Launches a Rewards Program for Its Crypto-Based Prepaid Card

The drive to encourage consumers to use cryptocurrency to pay for transactions at the point-of-sale shifted into a higher gear Wednesday as BitPay Inc. announced the launch of a cash-back rewards program for its prepaid card. Cardholders, who will be automatically enrolled in the rewards program, can earn up to …

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MoneyGram Online Revenue Increased 13% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/5/22

MoneyGram International Inc. said its MoneyGram Online digital service had second quarter revenue of $53.3 million, up 13% from $47 million in the same quarter in 2021. Its overall revenue of $329.6 million in the quarter, was up slightly from $329.3 million revenue in the 2021 second quarter. MoneyGram posted a …

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Shift4 Spells Out Big Ambitions for Bigger Merchants And International Expansion

Shift4 Payments Inc. has long made no secret of its plans to expand the size of merchants it serves, but early on Thursday its chief executive made the company’s overarching strategy crystal clear following recent signings of such international clients as Time Inc. and SpaceX’s Starlink satellite business, along with …

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North American Banking Adds Real-Time Payments And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/3/22

North American Banking Co. said it can offer customers instant payments to and from any financial institution linked to The Clearing House Payments Co.’s Real Time Payment network. The new service relies on NABC’s ExcheQ application and technology from Open Payment Network.Payments provider Waitr Holdings Inc. announced it will provide stadium ordering to …

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Blackhawk Teams Up With Aurus To Help Increase Digital Payments Access

Blackhawk Network Inc. is partnering with Aurus Inc., an omnichannel payments-platform provider, to increase consumer access to digital payments such as digital wallets and buy now, pay later loans. The deal is expected to provide merchants a single payments platform that supports myriad payment options, including general purpose and private-label …

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Mobile Payment Use Increases and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/27/22

Consumers making a mobile payment at least once a week increased to 58% in the first half of 2022, compared with 46% in the same period in 2021, according to ACI Worldwide Inc.’s latest 2022 ACI Speedpay Pulse survey.E-commerce specialist Signifyd said a survey it commissioned found that 66% of respondents cut back their …

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Global Digital Cross Border Transactions Are Exploding, a Researcher Reports

With digital domestic money transfers expected to exceed 300 billion transactions globally in 2026, up from a projected 207 billion transactions in 2022, a nearly 50% increase, new players are expected to push the envelope by introducing alternative forms of digital cross-border transfers, such as cryptocurrency and central digital bank …

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Mastercard Makes a Quantum Leap And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/18/22

Mastercard Inc. and D-Wave Systems Inc., a quantum computing systems firm, announced a multiyear alliance to advance the adoption of quantum computing technology in areas such as consumer loyalty and rewards, cross-border settlement, and fraud management applications.Payments provider Adyen NV said it has processed 10 million donations by buyers on the commerce platform …

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Eye on Real Estate: Bank Shot Adds Digital Checks; Prometheus Launches Crypto

Mobile-payment solution provider Bank Shot has added support for digital-check acceptance in the real-estate market. The new feature will enable consumers to initiate an earnest-money or rent payment via a digital check. In addition, real-estate brokers, title companies, and property managers can use Bank Shot to pay realtor commissions. Bank …

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An Insurance App Offers Crypto Rewards for Premium Payments

A mobile wallet that allows users to shop and pay for insurance has added a rewards program that offers cryptocurrency based on premium payments. Marble, a New York City-based company that started up in 2020, says it has integrated its wallet with Gemini, a crypto exchange, to let users redeem …

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