Sunday , March 7, 2021

Digital Currency

Via BitPay, Dogecoin Becomes the Latest Cryptocurrency Accepted by the Dallas Mavericks

Cryptocurrency can be a volatile store of value and continues to struggle as a medium of exchange, but merchants in some markets are slowly moving to accept it as a faster and cheaper payment method than cards in the face of complications brought on globally by the pandemic or by …

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OLB Expands Crypto Support and other Digital Transactions News briefs form 3/4/21

Payments provider The OLB Group Inc. said its SecurePay gateway can now support cryptocurrency transactions and settlement of funds for merchants, putting crypto on par with credit and debit payments.PayActiv Inc., a provider of earned-wage access technology, said Hancock Whitney is the first financial institution to offer the company’s service.In related news, …

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Clearent in Merger Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/25/21

Payments provider Clearent LLC and Transaction Services Group, a New Zealand-based software and integrated payments provider, will merge and form Xplor Technologies, TSG announced. Terms were not disclosed. Both companies are part of investor Advent International’s portfolio. The combined company will serve more than 82,000 businesses that processed more than $27 billion …

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As Users Flock to Cash App, the Product Delivers Nearly Half of Square’s Profit

Square Inc. started out in 2009 as a slick new way for micro merchants and small sellers to get sophisticated point-of-sale gear along with payment processing. On Tuesday, the company showed it’s still getting more than half its gross profit from its merchant business, but its Cash App trade is …

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Another Joins Isaacman Space Venture and other Digital Transactions News from 2/22/21

The planned Inspiration4 project, the first space flight with an all-civilian crew, added its second crew member, Hayley Arceneaux, a physician assistant in Memphis. Crew commander is Shift4 Payments Inc. chief executive Jared Isaacman.Credit union service organization PSCU said spending made with debit cards increased 12.5% for the week ending Feb. 14 compared to …

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Promise Network Raises $20 Million in Funding and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/19/21

Promise Network Inc., a startup specializing in government-related payments such as utilities, child support, and parking tickets, said it has raised more than $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Kapor Capital and XYZ Venture Capital.A survey by payroll platform Everee Inc. of 400 U.S. independent contractors found that …

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Wirex Preps for U.S. Debut and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/18/21

To support a cryptocurrency-payments launch set for April in the United States, London-based digital-payments platform Wirex has linked to crypto-trading firm Zero Hash. Harold Montgomery, former chief executive of independent sales organization Calpian Inc., is managing director for Wirex USA Inc.Parking-app provider ParkMobile LLC said its latest municipal agreement allows its app to be …

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Klarna’s Crypto Foray and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/17/21

Payments provider Klarna AB has entered the cryptocurrency market with an agreement with Swedish crypto broker Safello, which is launching Klarna Open Banking to allow 180,000 Safello users to buy digital currencies directly from their bank accounts.Mastercard Inc. and payments provider Island Pay have collaborated with the central bank of the Bahamas to …

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Crypto on a Credit Card? BitPay Says Its Simplex Deal Makes it Easier And Cheaper

As part of its ongoing efforts to make purchasing cryptocurrency easier and attract new users, Atlanta-based blockchain-payment processor BitPay Inc. is teaming with Simplex Payment Services, a Vilnius, Lithuania-based financial institution, to enable European consumers to purchase cryptocurrency using a credit or debit card and incur no cardholder fees for 45 …

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Boyd Gaming Debuts Wallet and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/15/21

Gaming-properties operator Boyd Gaming Corp. launched a digital wallet, working with gaming-technology provider Aristocrat Technologies and payments provider Sightline Payments. The service, called BoydPay, is live at Blue Chip Casino Resort Spa, Belterra Park, and Aliante Casino.Payments provider National Merchants Association launched a program that offers free credit card processing for three months and …

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