Coin to Enable MasterCard Digital Enablement Service

Coin to Enable MasterCard Digital Enablement Service

Coin announced a developer program for accelerating the integration of payments into wearables. The program will enable access to the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) to securely digitize MasterCard payment credentials and further reduce the barrier to entry for device manufacturers. The program, compatible with a range of wearables such as fitness bands, smart watches…

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Bunker Wallet Uses Pocket Firewall to Stop Bad Hackers

Bunker Wallet Uses Pocket Firewall to Stop Bad Hackers

Mutbak, a new company launched by a former hacker and security expert, who recently announced the launch of their first product, a Premium Quality Leather Wallet with RFID Blocking Liners designed to protect the wallet owner’s sensitive information. According to the company, the Bunker uses “Pocket Firewall”, the highest signal and data protection available to…

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MasterPass Dominates 97% of M-Payment Conversations

MasterPass Dominates 97% of M-Payment Conversations

Digital wallets including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay and MasterPass dominated – 97% – of total mobile payments conversations in 2015, centered on product launches, service improvements and how users are evaluating them. In 2015, consumers embraced the increasing choice of digital payments options available to them, moving beyond the simple question of “what’s…

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Special Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash

Breaking News: TIMETRIC (France); LOYLOGIC (loyalty); CSI (Texas); and SAFETYPAY (expansion). TIMETRIC – The ‘The Cards and Payments Industry in France: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019’ Timetric report provides detailed analysis of market trends in France’s cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the…

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APTA & NFC Forum Join to Educate Public Transportation

APTA & NFC Forum Join to Educate Public Transportation

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the NFC Forum have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable the two organizations to jointly educate the industry on Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies supporting the needs of public transportation operators. NFC technology has a broad range of use cases and applications. In public transportation…

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Data Broker Defendants Settle FTC Charges

A group of defendants have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they knowingly provided scammers with hundreds of thousands of consumers’ sensitive personal information – including Social Security and bank account numbers. The proposed federal court orders prohibit John Ayers, LeapLab and Leads Company from selling or transferring sensitive personal information about consumers to third…

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