Online Scam Attempts Increased During the Holiday Season

Online fraud attempts increased considerably during the holiday season compared to a year ago. Fraud attempts between Thanksgiving Day to December 31 grew by at least 22 percent, while overall online...

VISA Ditches Signature Requirement for Cards with EMV Chip

Beginning April 2018, VISA will no longer require North American merchants to collect signatures by EMV contact or contactless chip-enabled merchants. This move has been sought after by many big box merchants to...
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Small US Soda Firm Cashes In On Bitcoin Frenzy

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are the hot items right now across the internet not just in finance. Many who have invested into bitcoin early on are making it big now. With this...

US Blocks MoneyGram Acquisition, Jack Ma’s Latest Failure in the States

Last year, MoneyGram, a global person to person money transfer company, was the subject of a bidding war between Alibaba's affiliate Ant Financial and U.S. based Euronet Worldwide. Ant Financial won out...

[UPDTAE] BitPay Raises Minimum Transaction Threshold to $100 for eCommerce Merchants

UPDATE 12/25: Bitpay has removed the $100 threshold for purchases it imposed just two days ago. But it warns that network fees, which are paid by the purchaser, may not make...

Social Media Payments is Changing How People Transact Their Money

Facebook’s Messenger service now allows payment transfer with a simple click between friends. The social media giant’s payment service has been recently launched in the UK, following the steps of other...
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JP Morgan Chase Acquires WePay

JP Morgan Chase has arranged to buy WePay, in its first major procurement of a fintech (financial technology) firm. WePay will continue to provide its customers with integrated payments using the...
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Bitcoin Blasts Past $10,000 to $11,500. But is it Ready for eCommerce?

Overnight, Bitcoin blasted past $10,000 on European and American exchanges and is now hovering around $11,500!!! In 24 hours, the Virtual Coin increased over 10% in value in a currency that most...
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BigCommerce Expands PayPal Service For Customers

BigCommerce is expanding its PayPal services in time for the holiday season. Already BigCommerce and PayPal have an existing partnership. This now grows to take advantage of the coming season as...
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Gift Cards Are Greatly Valued By Customers

Many people appreciate gift cards. People who get them will endorse a store even if they aren’t previous patrons of it. This creates business opportunities, as noted by Dom Morea, Senior...