Monday , June 14, 2021

Digital Currency

Adyen Gets OCC Approval and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/14/21

Payments provider Adyen NV announced the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has approved the company’s application for a federal foreign branch in San Francisco. The Federal Reserve granted its approval in May. Adyen says the U.S. branch license will allow its single platform to scale and introduce more services for …

Read More »

Fresha Secures $100 Million in Funding and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/11/21

Fresha, a platform that enables consumers to book and pay for beauty and wellness appointments, received a $100-millon Series C investment led by General Atlantic.BitPay Inc. is processing transactions allowing users to spend cryptocurrency with Shells, a provider of cloud-based virtual desktop operating systems.The city of South Haven, Mich., has launched …

Read More »

SpotOn’s Sidekick Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/7/21

Point-of-sale developer SpotOn introduced SpotOn Sidekick, a handheld POS-acceptance device designed specifically for food trucks, pop-up dining, cafes, and other mobile food kitchens. Pricing was not disclosed.Visa Inc. said banking giant Goldman Sachs will deploy Visa’s B2B Connect and Visa Direct Payouts platforms to speed cross-border business-to-consumer and business-to-business payments for Goldman client …

Read More »

Fintainium and Visa Direct and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/4/21

Payments provider Fintainium said it is working with Visa Inc.’s real-time push-payment network, Visa Direct, and CIT Inc. to let merchants access cash flow and consumers receive payouts.Progressive Care Inc. said its PharmCoRx pharmacies is accepting Bitcoin in payment for Covid-19 rapid-testing services. The company began accepting cryptocurrency in 2018.ParkMobile LLC said its mobile app is …

Read More »

Paxful Pay Emerges to Let Consumers Spend Their Way While Online Sellers Get Bitcoin

Most payments processors that deal in digital currencies let consumers pay with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies and then may translate that money into dollars or other fiat money for the merchant. On Thursday, a company called Paxful Inc. announced a service that appears to do the opposite: it lets users …

Read More »

Mitek Acquires Tech Firm and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/2/21

Mitek Systems Inc., a provider of digital identity-verification technology, said it has acquired ID R&D Inc., a provider of voice and face biometrics technology, for up to $49 million in Mitek stock and cash.Payments processor Fleetcor Technologies Inc. closed on its acquisition of cross-border payments specialist Associated Foreign Exchange Inc. The deal, …

Read More »

Deluxe Closes on First American Payment Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/1/21

Deluxe Corp. has closed on its $960-million cash deal for payments provider First American Payments Systems, announced in April. The acquisition doubles Deluxe’s payments revenue to $600 million annually, driving its share of the company’s overall revenue from 17% to 29%.Authentication-technology provider LoginID Inc. said it has received an undisclosed investment from Visa Inc., …

Read More »

Consumers Soon Will Be Able to Fill ‘er Up With Crypto at Sheetz Stores

Consumers traveling with cryptocurrencies busting out of their digital wallets will be able to spend some of that at select Sheetz convenience stores later this summer. Sheetz says it is the first c-store chain to accept crypto. In an announcement Friday, the 622-store chain says it will enable crypto acceptance …

Read More »

SpotOn Sponsors Guy Fieri Special and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/27/21

SpotOn Transact Inc. said it will offer its point-of-sale services free for one year to aspiring restaurateurs under a program with the TV show “Guy’s Restaurant Reboot.”In related news, SpotOn said it has raised $125 million in Series D funding in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The round values the company at …

Read More »

Repay’s Online Cash Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/26/21

Payments-technology provider Repay Holdings Corp. said it has struck a deal with processor Paysafe Group to allow Repay merchants to receive cash payments at any of 60,000 retail locations linked to Paysafe’s eCash service.Liv.rent, a platform for apartment tenants to pay rent, introduced a capability allowing tenants to pay in Bitcoin while landlords receive …

Read More »
Digital Transactions