Zuckerberg flags up cryptocurrency boom as 2018 challenge

With the cryptocurrency boom dominating news headlines as we head into 2018 it's no surprise to see Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg flag it up as one of his top challenges for...
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JCB to test 'world's most accurate' biometric authentication system

Japanese card brand JCB is running trials of a combined biometric palm print and vein identification system which claims a false acceptance rate of only one in one billion transactions....
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Western Union fined $60 million for violating AML laws

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that Western Union has agreed to pay a $60 million fine as part of a consent order with the New York State...
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Dash to bring cryptocurreny payments to retailers in Spain

Dash, the top digital currency for payments, today announced a partnership with Bitnovo, the Spanish cryptocurrency payment platform, allowing consumers to purchase Dash in over 10,000 retailers throughout Spain. The...
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Dash to bring cryptocurrenyc payments to retailers in Spain

Dash, the top digital currency for payments, today announced a partnership with Bitnovo, the Spanish cryptocurrency payment platform, allowing consumers to purchase Dash in over 10,000 retailers throughout Spain. The...
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Sky takes a punt on real-time payments

Sky Betting and Gaming has partnered with Barclays to offer customers a service that will immediately pay out money to their debit cards when withdrawing winnings. The 'Fast Withdrawals' payment...
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QVC Parent Completes $2.1B Acquisition of HSN


The done deal creates an e-commerce rival to Amazon and Walmart. Learn what this means for shoppers and retailers. Original link
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Mobile Supermarket Quickly Transitioning From Concept to Reality



RIS News 2018 NRF Preview Check out RIS' annual NRF Big Show preview guide and discover the must-attend sessions and events at this year's expo. 2017 Grocery Tech Trends Study:...
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Bank of Cyprus to issue fingerprint payment cards

Bank of Cyprus is to issue a biometric EMV card which uses fingerprint recognition instead of a PIN code to authenticate the cardholder. When customers place their fingerprint on the...
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Bankwest opens waiting list for wearable payments ring

Australia's Bankwest is inviting customers to join the wearable payment movement as it prepares for the release of a contactless payments ring which enable touch-and-go transactions with a fist pump...
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Nordic bitcoin broker Prasos raises €2.5M

Prasos raised €2.5m in equity funding to boost its expansion in Europe and to develop cryptocurrency based investment services for traditional investors. The equity offering was launched on the Invesdor...
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Keeping Pace With Mobile's Unstoppable Rise


Mobile technology is retail's do-it-all tool and a major element of a successful retail organization. Learn how leading retailers are putting the technology to use in the field and reaping...
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Shopper Engagement: Entertain and Educate

Digital signage and interactive kiosks can improve shopper engagement, as well as boost education and retention for store associates. Download this Trendagram to discover how to snag the attention of...
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Bed Bath & Beyond's Extreme Showrooming Strategy


Beginning in March 2018, new Bed Bath & Beyond stores will be noticeably different to shoppers. Find out why and the new tech the retailer is implementing to make the...
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Chatbots Aren’t Just for Customers


Retailers can benefit from the use of chatbot technology inside their organization as well customer-facing. Here are four benefits of leveraging this technology internally. Original link
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Top 100 Consumer Goods Companies 2017



Top 100 Consumer Goods Companies Consumer Goods Technology's annual ranking of the CG winners and losers in the fight for market share in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Top 8 Retail...
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ECB warns of financial stability risks from bitcoin trading

Yves Mersch, an executive board member of the European Central Bank, has warned of the heightened threats to financial stability posed by banks and financial infrastructure providers building up positions...
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US Government blocks proposed merger of Ant Financial and MoneyGram

MoneyGram and Ant Financial have terminated their $1.2 billion merger agreement after the deal failed to pass muster with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The...
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PumaPay Protocol bids to enable merchants to process cryptocurrencies

Decentralized Vision, the blockchain company creating a payment protocol that combines the benefits of traditional billing systems and blockchain technology, announces today the launch of its PumaPay Protocol; an all-in-one...
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Predictions for the Payments industry in 2018: the global Remittances business

This is the fourth and final one of our four predictions for the Payments industry in 2018, and it is about the global Remittances business. We all know that this...
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