Friday , November 27, 2020

Digital Currency

COMMENTARY: Three Things C-Stores Must Do Now to Contend With Covid-19

The pandemic has forced the world—individuals and businesses alike—to reassess their approaches toward life and reevaluate daily processes. The same goes for convenience stores with a particular focus on solution-driven innovation and adaptation. They must evolve their businesses with modern technologies, such as contactless payment processing, pre-store visit staging, and …

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PAI Adds Bitcoin Service to its ATMs and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/24/20

Payment Alliance International Inc. said its fleet of more than 95,000 ATMs will redeem Bitcoin for cash under an agreement with B4U Financial LLC, whose BitLoad4U technology will manage authorization, clearing, and settlement and allow redemption from any cryptocurrency mobile wallet.A Bitcoin variant called Bitcoin Latinum announced a pre-sale launch with availability on exchanges in …

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68% of Consumers Will Use Contactless Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/20/20

A Discover Financial Services survey found that 68% of consumers said they will use contactless payments more to avoid touching public surfaces and 66% would use less cash because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey of 2,000 U.S. adults also found that 35% said they plan to spend less this holiday shopping …

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Payroc Acquires Bluestone Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/19/20

Payroc World Access LLC announced the acquisition of Bluestone Payments LLC, an independent sales organization founded by Linda Rossetti. Rossetti will remain Bluestone president and take on the executive vice president, strategic initiatives, role at Payroc. Terms were not disclosed.Payments processor Nuvei Corp. said its Nuvei Technologies Inc. unit has been approved by …

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BitPay Brings Crypto to the Mass Payout Market With BitPay Send

As firms look for ways to speed up and secure simultaneous payments to multiple workers or contractors, cryptocurrency has entered the picture. BitPay Inc., an Atlanta-based processor that offers crypto e-wallets, on Thursday said it has added a mass-payout service that will let companies pay gig workers, contractors, and other …

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Visa Makes Another Investment in Lisnr and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/13/20

Visa Inc. has invested an undisclosed sum in Lisnr Inc., an 8-year-old startup whose technology enables mobile payments via sound waves. The fresh investment follows an initial funding Visa made in the company a year ago.Century Business Solutions said its EBizCharge payment service is certified for the Sage Intacct Marketplace to be …

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Walmart in Canada Will Introduce Debit on Apple Pay And Google Pay Via Interac

Walmart Inc. will start next spring allowing customers in Canada to pay with debit in-app and in-browser using wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay, the Canadian national payments network Interac announced Tuesday. Interac positions the new service as enabling so-called proprietary wallets, which it confirmed includes the apps from …

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PDI in Touch-Free Payment Service with NCR and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/9/20

Professional Datasolutions Inc., which acquired private-label debit provider ZipLine in June, said it is working with NCR Corp. on a touch-free mobile payment service for the convenience-store industry.Payment card use among travel companies remained substantially down year-over-year, according to the Tracking Transaction Trends report from PSCU, a credit union service organization, for the …

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Cash App Delivers for Square in a Tough Year for Merchant Processing

In a year in which a fearsomely spreading virus has shut down many businesses and wrecked some, merchant-services provider Square Inc. has had to lean more heavily than ever on the other part of its business—the 7-year-old peer-to-peer payment service Cash App. And in the quarter ended Sept. 30, Cash …

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PayPal Enjoys a Robust Quarter As It Outlines a ‘Fundamental Overhaul’ of Its Apps

PayPal Holdings Inc.’s top executives late Monday laid out what chief executive Dan Schulman called “a fundamental overhaul” of the company’s PayPal and Venmo apps that will include a new cryptocurrency feature as well as bill payment and QR code capability on top of near-field communication technology and PayPal’s Pay …

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