Tagged: payments

H&M Invests in Payment Fintech Klarna, Enters Into Global Partnership

Global retailer H&M has invested in Swedish payments Fintech Klarna. According to reports, H&M invested $20 million in Klarna, a company that has now raised over $680 million. Additionally, H&M announced a new global partnership in a release posted on its site. and Klarna will… Read More

Australia Trialling New “Smart Money” Blockchain System for Administering Disability Payouts- Privacy Protections Not Mentioned

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia’s Data 61 data research arm is trialling an app that uses blockchain to track and issue payments within the country’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). According to a CSIRO Data 61 press release, the trial… Read More

Stablecoin: Dubai Offers Blockchain Payments in Partnership with Pundi X & Ebooc Fintech

Dubai will enable residents the ability to may digital payments using blockchain tech in a new partnership with Pundi X, Ebooc Fintech & Loyalty Labs LLC. XPOS devices that facilitate transactions are expected be rolled out at shopfronts in region  with provisions for an increase in coming… Read More

Square Introduces New Feature to Provide Flexible Payment Options For Customers

On Thursday, Square announced the launch of Square Installments, which is described as a new tool to help customers bring in more customers and grow sales. Square reported that with Square Installments, customers have the freedom to pay for a large purchase by splitting it into… Read More

ELIX is a Token, Crowdfunding Platform and Wallet All in One

Elix App on iPhone

ELIX is a blockchain based platform that is crypto native seeking to provide multiple services including a crowdfunding / lending service along with a crypto wallet and payments. The ELIX coin never did an initial coin offering it simply gave the digital tokens away (about… Read More

Circle: Women are Under-represented in Cryptocurrency Investing

Divya Agarwalla, SVP and, Head of Product at Circle, has recently posted some data pertaining to crypto based off of a commissioned survey of over 3,000 Millennials, Gen-Xers, and Baby Boomers in the US. So what did they uncover? See the bullets below: There is a gender… Read More

Payments Platform TransferTo Invests in Blockchain Firm OXIO

TransferTo, a cross-border mobile payments network that topped $800 million in the first six months of this year, has invested in blockchain firm OXIO. According to a release, OXIO operates a mobile internet exchange and uses blockchain technologies to power fast and affordable mobile internet access… Read More

PayPal Milestone: Payment Platform Surpasses 250 Million Active Accounts

PayPal announced earlier this week it recently surpassed 250 million in the total number of active accounts on its global payments platform. The payments giant reported that this is a very important milestone for its company, and a key marker on its journey to fulfill its… Read More

Tripoint Global’s BANQ Platform Lists First Security Token VOX

Talketh

BANQ, an online investment platform and part of Tripoint Global Equities, has listed its first security token offering (STO). According to BANQ, Horizon Globex GmbH in Switzerland is issuing VOX security tokens as part of its Talketh crypto payments and communication service. The VOX tokens… Read More

Gotta Dash! New Partnerships with Coincards.ca, SugarTrends, Bit2Me & Introducing New DIP-5 Blockchain Users

During the past week, Dash, a digital currency for payments and e-commerce, announced an integration with CoinCards.ca, Germany-based SugarTrends, Spain-based Bit2Me and a new DIP. Canadian-based Coincards.ca, one of the few retail gift card companies specializing in cryptocurrency as a form of payment, company allows customers to… Read More

Fintech Azimo Inks New Deal with Nigerian Payments Firm During PMs Trade Visit to Africa

UK based Fintech money transfer service Azimo has partnered with leading African payments business Interswitch Group. The announcement came during a UK trade delegation to Africa arranged by the PM’s office. Azimo was the loan Fintech to join the small group of firms traveling to… Read More

African Fintech PayStack Secures $8 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Stripe

Paystack, an Africa-based payments platform, secured $8 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Stripe, with participation from Visa, Tencent and Y Combinator. Founded in 2015, Paystack states that it helps Nigerian businesses accept Mastercard, Visa, and Verve cards from anyone, anywhere… Read More

Following Deutsche Bank Stake Acquirement Deal, Modo Partners With Etihad Airways to Co-Create Loyalty Solution As Part of the FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Modo, U.S.-based payments technology startup focused on creating interoperability between payment systems, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Etihad Airways to co-create a loyalty solutions program. According to the fintech, this new program is for the airline industry as part of the FinTech… Read More

Update: Fingopay’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £850,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

UK-based payment services Fingopay is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £850,000 in funding, thanks to more than 450 investors. The funding round was launched last month and quickly raised its initial £750,000 target.  As previously reported, FingoPay, which was created by Sthaler, in… Read More

UK Blockchain Middleware Platform Omnitude Announces Three-Year Partnership With E-Wallet & Mobile Payment App ImageNPay

Omnitude, a UK-based blockchain middleware platform, announced on Friday it has formed a three-year global partnership with e-wallet and mobile payments app ImageNPay to develop new payment experiences using blockchain. Founded in 2017, Omnitude describes itself as a middleware blockchain layer, which is a toolkit… Read More

Overfunding: Payment Services Fingopay Surpasses £750,000 Funding Target Through Crowdcube Round

Less than two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, payment services Fingopay successfully secured its initial £750,000 funding target from more than 200 investors.  Created by Sthaler, in partnership with Worldpay, VISA, and Nets, the identity and payment service was originally designed… Read More

Mobile Payments Network TransferTo Books Strong First Half of 2018

TransferTo, a cross-border mobile payments network, says its international money transfer business has hit $800 million in the first six months of this year. In 2017 during the same period, TransferTo booked just $310 million. The Fintech also reports it expects to surpass $2 billion… Read More

Bank of England Moves Forward with POC on Blockchain based Payments

Earlier this week, the Bank of England (BoE) published a document outlining progress on their proof of concept (POC) project for a “renewed Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) service that will deliver a resilient, flexible and innovative sterling payment system for the United Kingdom to meet the… Read More

Payment Tech Firm ZOOZ Acquired by PayU

PayU has acquired payments technology platform ZOOZ, according to a release from the firm. The deal is described as supporting PayU’s ongoing expansion into high growth markets in cross border payments. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but PayU says its total sum of… Read More

By Default: Venmo Payment App Publishing Intimate User Data Online

A German designer and coder has revealed that payment app (and PayPal subsidiary) Venmo has been publishing the intimate purchase details, profile pics and personal messages of users online- everything from lovers’ quarrel texts to drug deal texts to junk food purchases and purchase locations-… Read More

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