Post Tagged with: "payments"

OK, Google, Let’s Shop

OK, Google, Let’s Shop

by January 18, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

One of the first integrations announced through Google Home was the ability to order an Uber by just asking the Assistant. And that was, by far, the only payments-related feature available through the device. But this may soon change. The code behind Google’s latest version of its app, 6.11.13 beta, suggestsRead More

How Long Will #Bitcoin1000 Last?

How Long Will #Bitcoin1000 Last?

by January 4, 2017 at 9:39 am 1 comment

Bitcoin certainly celebrated the New Year right. Crossing over into 2017, the original cryptocurrency topped $1,000 US in value, just in time for its birthday (yesterday marked the anniversary of the day the genesis block of the bitcoin blockchain was created by the still-elusive Satoshi Nakamoto.) This also marks theRead More

Top 10 Fintech Headlines of 2016

Top 10 Fintech Headlines of 2016

by December 30, 2016 at 10:34 am 2 comments

If nothing else, 2016 was a year of change—nowhere more than in fintech, where developments in blockchain, payments, artificial intelligence, financial regulations, chatbots, and mobile rippled across the space to do what fintech does best—disrupt. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at our top ten fintech headlinesRead More

(Permissionless) Blockchain Could be Key to the Cashless Kingdom

(Permissionless) Blockchain Could be Key to the Cashless Kingdom

by December 15, 2016 at 9:42 am 1 comment

Permissionless, permissioned. Cashless, cash-filled—two of the larger discussions currently underway in the fintech world. However, a recent paper by Coin Center’s Peter Van Valkenburgh suggests that the most beneficial way forward may be to merge the two. The paper, which can be viewed here, postulates that blockchain is ideally suited toRead More

Customers Don’t Prefer Chatbots Over Humans Yet—But They Will, Says Survey

Customers Don’t Prefer Chatbots Over Humans Yet—But They Will, Says Survey

by December 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

Consumers aren’t quite at the point where they prefer chatbots to humans—but according to a new study conducted by enterprise software company Aspect, that could very soon change. According to the company’s 2016 Consumer Experience Index, it’s nearly a fifty-fifty split: 44% of the survey respondents indicated that they wouldRead More

PayPal Launches Mobile App for Small Businesses

PayPal Launches Mobile App for Small Businesses

by December 1, 2016 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

PayPal is giving its merchant-clients an upgrade. This week the company launched PayPal Business app, which allows merchants to to create and send invoices, manage account activity, withdraw funds, issue refunds, send payment reminders, view and edit customer information, said Arnold Goldberg, PayPal’s VP of merchant product and technology, inRead More

Payment Breach at Madison Square Garden Attributed to Magstripes

Payment Breach at Madison Square Garden Attributed to Magstripes

by November 30, 2016 at 11:55 am 0 comments

The Madison Square Garden company has notified customers of a breach that took place on its payment processing systems, the perpetrators of which gained access to customer data including names, credit card numbers, and security codes. Adding to the misfortune of the breach is the fact that many of theseRead More

Breaking Banks: #InvestedinTech with Capital One! [AUDIO]

Breaking Banks: #InvestedinTech with Capital One! [AUDIO]

by November 29, 2016 at 8:58 am 0 comments

On this episode of Breaking Banks, fintech writer JP Nicols hosts a panel dedicated to exploring the innovations and technology behind Capital One. Nicols is joined by guests from Capital One’s team, including Scott Zimmer, global head of design, Tom Poole, managing VP of digital and payments, and Naveed Anwar,Read More

Chase Sees ‘Huge’ Opportunity in B2B, B2C Payments

Chase Sees ‘Huge’ Opportunity in B2B, B2C Payments

by November 21, 2016 at 4:25 pm 1 comment

As checks go out of style in the consumer payments space, business-to-business and business-to-consumer payments still largely depend on the old checkbook. At least this is the case at Chase, according to Douglas Petno, chief executive of commercial banking. We estimate that our clients spend over $0.5 trillion on businessRead More

Siri May Come to iMessage, and Bring Along P2P Payments

Siri May Come to iMessage, and Bring Along P2P Payments

by November 21, 2016 at 11:55 am 0 comments

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with texting, and wished you had some help? Worry no more, Apple has you covered in its newest patent, which may bring Siri — iOS’s virtual assistant — to iMessage. The new functionality will allow Siri to perform various tasks in the iMessage app, such asRead More