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LG to Jump into Mobile Payments with All-in-One Card

LG to Jump into Mobile Payments with All-in-One Card

by May 23, 2016 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

LG Pay – the promised new entrant into the mobile payments space – has had the industry on hold for almost a year. LG would join gSamsung and Apple as handset manufacturers getting into phone-based payments. With a new banking partner in Korea, and a reported launch date in September, is LG PayRead More

Fitbit Buys Mobile Payment Tech from Coin

Fitbit Buys Mobile Payment Tech from Coin

by May 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm 2 comments

Your morning runs are about to get way more “connected.” Fitbit, a popular provider of wearable technology, announced today that it has acquired mobile payment technology from Silicon Valley startup Coin. Terms were not disclosed. The company said: The deal includes key personnel and intellectual property specific to Coin’s wearablesRead More

Coolest Brands 2016: MasterCardMaking Payments Happen in the IoT

Coolest Brands 2016: MasterCard

Making Payments Happen in the IoT

by February 16, 2016 at 8:46 am 2 comments

Is it possible for a payment network to be cool? And what if that payment network was launched in — gasp! — in 1966? It is when that payment network is gamely inventing internet of things payments on the fly. Welcome, to MasterCard, one of the coolest brands in banking.Read More

MasterCard Leaps into Internet of Things with Two New Deals

MasterCard Leaps into Internet of Things with Two New Deals

by January 6, 2016 at 11:18 am 4 comments

MasterCard is bringing payments to the Internet of Things with partnerships with Samsung, which makes a smart refrigerator, and Coin — yes, that Coin. MasterCard’s IoT deals portend what we expect will be an extremely active year in Internet of Things for fintech. The Samsung partnership is called Groceries byRead More

Hackers Can Disable EMV Transactions to Force a Swipe [VIDEO]

Hackers Can Disable EMV Transactions to Force a Swipe [VIDEO]

by December 29, 2015 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

Fraud is headed online to card-not-present transactions, right? Sure, but hackers have figured out ways to get around more secure chip card transactions at the point of sale, too. Simply put, “magstripe backward compatibility” is a problem. We’ve all had the experience dozens of times by now: the POS doesn’t have theRead More

Forget the Plastic, Wallaby Is All About APIs Now

Forget the Plastic, Wallaby Is All About APIs Now

by September 15, 2015 at 11:20 am 0 comments

So the Wallaby card never arrived — but hey, who needs cards anymore? Wallaby began beta testing in June 2012, and received $1.1 million in seed funding that August. The goal was to provide a card that would include all the user’s cards and deploy the optimal one based on theRead More

Coin 2.0 Lacking [VIDEO]

Coin 2.0 Lacking [VIDEO]

by August 28, 2015 at 10:39 am 1 comment

Coin, the card aggregation device, introduced its version 2.0 device with NFC capabilities a couple of days ago, and it is, well, lacking. Below is a demo of the device. Coin 2.0 reportedly started shipping on August 26 “to all backers.” The company originally said it would start 2.0 shipments last April. The upgradeRead More

Is There a Case for a Hardware Bitcoin Wallet?

Is There a Case for a Hardware Bitcoin Wallet?

by May 5, 2015 at 11:20 am 2 comments

A company called Case introduced a hardware bitcoin wallet yesterday at Day 1 of TechCrunch Disrupt’s two-day Startup Battlefield. The device resembles a black credit card or small calculator, much like Coin. But is there really a need for a hardware bitcoin wallet for the retail market? The company looks to solve the problemRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: The Meh List

Coolest Brands 2015: The Meh List

by March 15, 2015 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Standard Chartered Bank Amazon Payments Dwolla Mint Bitcoin Comerica Quick View promos Google MCX Coin Coolest Brands 2015 Home | Alphabetical List

Stratos Card, Another ‘Card to Rule Them All,’ Launches

Stratos Card, Another ‘Card to Rule Them All,’ Launches

by March 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Stratos Card, an all-in-one card like Coin, Plastc (not yet launched), and Wallaby (bought and repurposed by BankRate in December) launches today. The card was conceived several years ago by CEO Thiago Olson and differs from Coin in significant ways. It feels different than other credit cards, with a textured finish, andRead More