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Bitcoin in New York: The BitLicense Loses Some Bite

December 19, 2014 by

A less stringent BitLicense from the NYDFS, hinted during a Ben Lawsky Bipartisan Policy Center keynote, may soon cause bitcoin proponents to rejoice.

Facts and Figures: The State of Payments Q3

December 19, 2014 by

Merchant Warehouse has released new data detailing the domestic and international growth of different segments of the payments industry for Q3 2014.

Mozido Acquires Mobile Commerce Company CorFire

December 18, 2014 by

Mozido is expanding its global reach by acquiring majority ownership in U.S.-based mobile commerce company CorFire.

EU Reaches Agreement to Limit Debit and Credit Card Transaction Fees

December 18, 2014 by

The European Parliament has reached an initial deal on maximum processing fees for debit and credit card transactions.

Samsung Pay: Coming Soon to Take on Apple Pay?

December 18, 2014 by

Samsung may be in talks with innovative mobile payment startup LoopPay to create a new mobile payment experience.

Bitcoin was the Worst Investment in 2014

December 18, 2014 by

Bitcoin is so far the worst investment of 2014, with a 55.9% decline for the year as of December 17th.

Former Alipay Chief Analyst Patrick Dai joins BTC China as Co-founder and COO

December 17, 2014 by

BTC China, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges by volume, welcomes former Alipay analyst, Patrick Dai, as co-founder and COO.

First Data and Verifone Partner to Address Consumer Payment Data Concerns

December 17, 2014 by

In a move to lower risks related to consumer data theft, First Data and Verifone have forged a strategic partnership to decouple payment data from the POS.

Amdocs Mobile Financial Services Sees Opportunity Ahead

December 16, 2014 by

Amdocs will bring together financial institutions and telecom operators to provide its Mobile Financial Services platform to the global emerging market.

Adyen Gets $250 Million in Funding to Expand Payments Platform

December 16, 2014 by

New funding for Adyen brings the global payment provider a valuation north of $1 billion.


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