Wednesday , July 24, 2024

Digital Currency

British Regulators Eye Digital Wallets and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/16/24

Two British regulatory agencies will examine the practices and policies of digital wallets offered by technology firms, according to a report on SeekingAlpha.com. Specifically, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator want to know the benefits and risks of digital wallets. Restaurant reservation platform OpenTable said it will offer eligible Visa Inc. …

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Wirex’s Crypto Tie-in to Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/15/24

The U.K.-based payments platform Wirex said it will work with Visa Inc. to integrate digital currencies with Visa cards in the U.K. and European Economic Area. As part of the collaboration, Wirex said it is launching Wirex Pay, a service aimed at easing use of both traditional money and cryptocurrency. Payment gateway Freedom …

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Inswitch Lands Processing Contract and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/12/24

U.S.-based embedded-finance platform Inswitch announced it will issue and process Visa debit cards locally and internationally for n1co Technologies, a fintech based in El Salvador. Online travel agency Expedia Group Inc. signed a multiyear agreement with Wells Fargo Co. and Mastercard Inc. to launch two new cobranded credit cards. Digital-payments platform Billtrust said Visa Inc. has …

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Fiserv Small Business Index Dips and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/8/24

Fiserv Inc.’s Small Business Index dipped four points in June to 140 amid a slowdown in consumer spending. Lower average tickets helped bring the separate transaction index down to 111 from 113 in May. Canada-based Digital Commerce Payments announced it has closed on its $1.5-million acquisition of the product information management business of Jasper …

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Coinbase Wins a Federal Contract to Store Digital Assets

Cryptocurrency exchange and management provider Coinbase Inc. has won a $35.5-million contract to safeguard and trade digital assets on behalf of the U.S. Marshals Service. The Service, a unit of the U.S. Department of Justice, is responsible for asset forfeitures arising from federal legal cases, including cases that involve recovery …

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Raptor Acquires PayK12 and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/2/24

Raptor Technologies, a provider of software to schools, announced it has acquired PayK12, a platform for online payments and event ticketing for schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Terms were not announced. Payments-technology provider SpotOn said it has joined the U.S. Foods Check Business Tools program, which provides technology and services to …

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Debit Cap Suit Can Proceed and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/1/24

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a lawsuit challenging the Federal Reserve’s 2011 debit card cap as too high can move forward. The suit, brought in 2021 by a North Dakota truck stop, had been opposed by banks as having been filed too late. Downloads of digital-identity apps will grow 126% worldwide, …

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Humbl Tickets for the Blackbears and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/29/24

Technology platform Humbl said it will develop a digital ticketing offering for the Oregon Blackbears, an indoor football team. Organic Payment Gateways said it has launched an Authorize.net gateway service for merchants selling cannabis seed, nutritional supplements, and cannabidiol, the active ingredient in cannabis. Authorize.net is owned by Visa Inc. ParTech Inc., which …

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CredBuild’s Renters Reporting and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/28/24

Fintech CredBuild said it is working with BloomCredit to enable renters to report rent payments to credit bureaus via property management systems. BloomCredit provides the API codes. PayIt, a specialist in government payments, said the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will use PayIt for a new digital fish-licensing system. Waystar Holding Corp., …

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Revenue Down 33% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/21/24

Presto Automation Inc., a provider of payments technology for quick-serve restaurants, said its March-quarter revenue dropped 33% year-over-year to $4.45 million. Revenue for the year ending March 31 also fell by one-third, to $14.2 million. The company said it will wind down its pay-at-table product to concentrate on its artificial-intelligence …

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