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