- Mobile-payments company PayByPhone said consumers can use its app to pay for parking operated by Tacoma Platinum Parking Partners. PayByPhone said the service covers more than 100 parking spaces in the Washington city.
- Ripple Labs Inc. said it sold $163.3 million of its XRP cryptocurrency in the third quarter, more than double the $73.5 million it sold in the second quarter.
- DivDat, which operates a network of kiosks in Detroit for payment of utility bills and other government obligations, announced persons who owe traffic tickets and other fines to the city’s 36th District Court can now pay at any of the company’s 50 machines.
- First Data Corp. announced it will provide merchant processing for Royal Bank of Scotland beginning next year.
- Payger, a blockchain-based mobile wallet, peer-to-peer payments service, and social network, said it will use hardware-security technology from Rivetz.
- PayPal Holdings Inc. ended its payment processing agreement with social network Gab, which bills itself as “The Home of Free Speech Online,” over the weekend. Robert Bowers, the individual accused of killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue, allegedly used Gab.
- Online fraud-prevention company Kount Inc. named Gary Sevounts chief marketing officer. Prior to joining Kount Sevounts worked at Aryaka Networks and held positions at Symantec, Panda Security, and Hewlett-Packard.
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