Wednesday , July 8, 2020

Digital Currency

MagTek Launches Token Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/1/20

MagTek Inc. said its Magensa unit launched token technology to make touchless payments easier. The technology enables a merchant to send a payment link containing the token via email or text that allows consumers to pay in a secure environment. MagTek said the technology is available in QwickPAY, the Magensa mobile …

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Wirecard Turns to Insolvency Action and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/25/20

German payments provider Wirecard, which entered the U.S. market in 2016, filed for insolvency, it announced Thursday, following the disclosure last week of more than $2 billion in disputed cash. It is evaluating whether insolvency will be filed for its subsidiaries.In an update, Mastercard Inc. reported its switched transaction volume recorded a 1% increase in the …

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Amadis Announces EMV Tool for Petroleum and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/24/20

Amadis, a payment software provider, announced an EMV migration product for petroleum and convenience stores. In conjunction with Advanced Mobile Payment Inc. and Texas Engineering Consulting Systems and Services, Amadis developed a proprietary Android-based contactless pay-at-the-pump product that decouples the fuel pump dispenser from the point-of-sale system, enabling payment authorization to take …

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Visa Notes 1 Billion Tokens and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/23/20

Visa Inc. said its Visa Token Service has now issued more than 1 billion tokens globally, with more than 680 million tokens issued in the past 12 months. Tokens replace Visa account numbers with data strings that are useless if stolen.Authentication services provider Giact released its “The Changing Landscape of Identity Fraud: Fraudsters Strike …

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COMMENTARY: Digital Fiat Currencies Should Come From the Private—Not Public—Sector (Part One)

Digital fiat currencies are coming. Bitcoin and the more than 5,000 cryptocurrencies it inspired have ignited the interest of the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the Peoples Bank of China, as well as that of private-sector players like Visa and Facebook, in digital currencies tied to dollars, euros, …

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BitPay Launches a Prepaid Mastercard to Bring Spending Utility to Bitcoin And Other Cryptos

Bitcoin may be the most popular cryptocurrency, but acceptance of any digital currency is limited to just a few thousand merchants. Crypto processor BitPay Inc. on Thursday introduced a solution with a service that lets users spend their holdings via a prepaid Mastercard that features an EMV chip and contactless capability. …

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VizyPay, Clover, And Cash Discounts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/9/20

Independent sales organization VizyPay LLC launched a cash-discount app for Fiserv Inc.’s Clover point-of-sale systems; the app, an extension of VizyPay’s cash-discount program, is available in the Clover App Market.MoneyGram International Inc. reported a doubling of its digital-transaction volume in May from May a year ago. Growth in this category in the first …

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Faster Payments Council Releases Interoperability Report and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/5/20

The U.S. Faster Payments Council’s network committee released a white paper on faster payments interoperability.MoneyGram International Inc. said it has agreed with Al Rajhi Bank, said to be the largest Islamic bank in the world, and its remittance unit, Tahweel al Rajh, to offer money transfers in Saudi Arabia.IBS Software, which serves …

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Worldpay Enlists Forter to Arm for a Potential Surge in Online Crypto Trading Fraud

Online trading of cryptocurrencies has become a hot market, and the recent online activity driven by Covid-19 fears has only added fuel to that trend. In response, the big merchant processor Worldpay, along with Forter Inc., a provider of fraud-prevention technology, on Wednesday introduced a service that will cover crypto …

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Repay Partners With Inovatec and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/3/20

Payments provider Repay Holdings Corp. said it will work with Inovatec Systems Corp., a software vendor to financial institutions, to allow lenders to accept debit and credit cards as well as automated clearing house transactions via such channels as text-to-pay, interactive voice response, online, and the Repay mobile app.Maverick Payments released application programming …

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