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United States falls behind in virtual currency regulation

In early August, hackers apparently stole an estimated $65 million in bitcoin. This theft of 119,756 bitcoins resulted in a sudden drop in USD-BTC market value of nearly 20 percent and halted [...]

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FIDO Alliance links with EMVCo to develop new security standards for mobile payments

FIDO Alliance, the industry consortium developing open, interoperable authentication standards, announced this past week that it will work with EMVCo to add convenience and security to in-store [...]

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Survey: Consumers say banks are behind the fintech curve

Sixty percent of Americans believe banks are failing to keep up with their needs in today’s connected world, and nearly as many (57 percent) believe traditional financial institutions, as [...]

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If Hispanics drive emerging payment tech trends, the industry needs to take note

“Wait, let me check in first. I am Hispanic, after all.” For whatever reason, I got hooked on the location-based social network Foursquare at the peak of its popularity a few years [...]

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First Data intros new, smaller Clover Go POS

First Data is adding an updated version of Clover Go to its Clover point-of-sale product line. The standalone device accepts EMV, mag stripe and contactless transactions, which includes [...]

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FIS helps petro merchants with new mobile platform

FIS has launched BuyWay, a mobile payments platform that is intended to unite all points of contact within a transaction to deliver an easy, secure and personalized shopping experiences at [...]

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Did the CFPB just become ‘a political football’?

The financial services industry was quick to express support for an Oct. 11 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit saying  the structure of the Consumer [...]

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ATMIA seeks participants for global ATM security survey

The ATM Industry Association is once again conducting its annual ATMIA Global Security and Fraud survey. In a press release, the organization encouraged all ATM deployers to take a few moments to [...]

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FIS launches real-time loyalty redemption at BP

FIS Premium Payback, a real-time, point-of-sale redemption service from FIS, is rolling out nationwide following a successful pilot program with BP, one of the world’s largest oil and gas [...]

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Security or unfamiliarity: What’s stopping mobile-payments adoption?

Consumers over the years have shown they enjoy the convenience of digital banking and mobile payments. But, market surveys find time and time again that consumers remain uneasy about the security [...]

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