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Civic Aims To Kill SSNs As a Form of Authentication

Civic Aims To Kill SSNs As a Form of Authentication

by July 19, 2016 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Have you used your social security number lately? Has anyone else used your social security number? How would you know? A company launching today called Civic wants to keep you informed on this. If a social security number becomes “compromised” — meaning known —  its owner is at significantly elevated risk of havingRead More

Merrick Bank Starts E-Gifting with Yiftee Partnership

Merrick Bank Starts E-Gifting with Yiftee Partnership

by September 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Utah-based Merrick Bank is entering the digital gift space with a partnership with the startup Yiftee, which enables online and mobile gifting.

Digital Gifting Alive and Well After Facebook Kills ‘Gifts’

Digital Gifting Alive and Well After Facebook Kills ‘Gifts’

by July 31, 2014 at 11:09 am 1 comment

Facebook announced yesterday that it would on August 12 shut down Facebook Gifts, its program selling virtual and physical gift cards for retailers such as Best Buy and Starbucks. Does this mean digital gift cards done? Hardly. Several payments players are placing bets on gift cards just as Facebook backs off. Payment processor First DataRead More

VIDEO: Details on Circle’s Recently Unveiled Bank Account for Bitcoins

VIDEO: Details on Circle’s Recently Unveiled Bank Account for Bitcoins

by May 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

Bitcoins just got their first bank account — almost. Circle, a Boston-based bitcoin startup, emerged from stealth today at Bitcoin 2014 in Amsterdam with a consumer-facing bitcoin app that is built to resemble an online bank account. Co-founder Jeremy Allaire (of Brightcove fame) explains the service in the video below,Read More

Gyft and Walmart Make It Easier to Spend Bitcoins

Gyft and Walmart Make It Easier to Spend Bitcoins

by March 25, 2014 at 10:21 am 0 comments

It just got a whole lot easier to spend those bitcoins burning a whole in your digital wallet. Digital gift card company Gyft — known for being cryptocurrency-friendly and its many enthusiastic fans in the bitcoin community — yesterday announced that it had added Walmart gift cards to its platform. BitcoinRead More

VIDEO: Gift Card Exchanges, the Last Refuge of the Shopping Hopeless

by December 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

Stuck with an unwanted or useless  gift card this holiday season? All is not lost. Gift card exchanges can help recover some value from that piece of plastic either by buying it outright or connecting the seller with potential buyers, even though increasingly gift cards are digital items. This videoRead More

Gyft Launches Rewards Platform, Offers Discounts to Bitcoin Users

Gyft Launches Rewards Platform, Offers Discounts to Bitcoin Users

by November 14, 2013 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Mobile gift-card management company Gyft today announced discounts for users of alternative payment methods, such as bitcoins and PayPal. Gyft’s platform allows users to gather gift cards into one mobile app, which can then be used to make purchases at the point of sale or online. This technology is reminiscent ofRead More