Friday , April 3, 2020

Digital Currency

Consumers Warm to Digital Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/2/20

Seventy-three percent of U.S. adults say they would be more or much more likely to use digital payments or digital banking services during a time of social distancing, according to a survey of 1,043 persons aged 18 and up by The Harris Poll on behalf of William Mills Agency. The canvass took …

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Another Marriott Data Breach and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/1/20

In its second major data breach in two years, hotel giant Marriott International Inc. disclosed a “property system incident” affecting personal information on 5.2 million guests. Fraudsters apparently gained access to Marriott’s systems in mid-January using the login credentials of two employees at a franchised property. Marriott, which said it discovered the …

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Pandemic Scammers Emerge and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/20/20

TriNet Group Inc., a human-resources software provider, said a wave of scammers are exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic to gull people into buying so-called cures for the disease (no cure yet exists), as well as fake testing kits and vaccines.The Western Union Co. reported its digital money-transfer business “has continued to experience …

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With Stimulus Cash Pending, a Fintech Works With Banks to Get Money to the Underbanked

With the U.S. House of Representatives expected to sign off Friday on a $2 trillion stimulus bill in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the United States, some payments executives are focusing on how to get a share of that cash into the hands of the country’s underbanked and …

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Lightspeed’s 3-Month Fee Pause and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/26/20

Lightspeed POS Inc. said it is offering its Delivery, eCommerce, and Loyalty services free for the next three months because of the Covid-19 impact on merchants.Online fraud-prevention provider Signifyd released its Covid-19 Business Continuity Package that offers new clients free access to some Signifyd products.Payments provider Fattmerchant said it is now an official gateway partner …

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No Safe Haven: Bitcoin And Other Cryptos Plunge Along With Equities in the Face of the Coronavirus

As stock markets swoon in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak and its effects, prices for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are sliding as well, disproving at least for now the idea that cryptos can serve as a so-called safe haven for investors. Bitcoin, the leading digital currency, was trading at …

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Suddenly, Ransomware Is Taking a Heavy Toll on State And Local Governments

As the plague of ransomware continues to roil digital payments and other industries, it turns out state and local governments are proving to be particularly vulnerable. In fact, ransomware attacks on school systems, police departments, city administrative offices, and other governmental agencies are rising fast. Last year, state and local …

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Nova Dia Adds Square Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/11/20

Novo Dia Group, a developer of point-of-sale software for electronic benefits transfer and other payments, said it has integrated with Square Inc.’s platform and enhanced its main product, Mobile Market, which it has renamed TotalPay.College payment-processing specialist PayMyTuition said it has developed a service that allows colleges and universities to settle cross-border …

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Square’s Dorsey Reconsidering His Africa Relocation and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 3/6/20

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive of Twitter Inc. who also is the CEO of merchant processor Square Inc., told an investor conference he is reconsidering his plan to spend much of his time this year in Africa because of Covid-19, the coronavirus, “and everything else going on,” Bloomberg …

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Shazam To Offer TCH’s Real Time Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/3/20

Debit network Shazam Inc. said it will offer The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC’s Real Time Payments service to its member financial institutions.POS Supply Solutions said it acquired Paper-Net, a point-of-sale consumables supplier, earlier this year. Terms were not disclosed. Paper-Net will take on the POS Supply Solutions branding.Professional Data Solutions Inc. (PDI), …

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