Payments & Commerce

The latest news in Payments & Commerce industries.

French Startup Lydia Raises $16M to Become the PayPal of Mobile Payments
February 19th, 2018

Having ambitious plans to replace PayPal, Lydia has already become a mobile payment leader in France and is not going to stop.

Blockchain-based RPay Aims to Revolutionize Retail with a Safe P2P Platform
February 5th, 2018

RPay has presented the world its new and efficient blockchain-based payment system. The ICO is currently undergoing and will last till the beginning of March, 2018.

Payment Processor Stripe Ends Support for Bitcoin Payments on April 23
January 24th, 2018

Stripe stops handling bitcoin on April 23 due to transaction-connected prolems. However, the company stays optimistic about other cryptocurrencies, planning to add support for other coins in the future.

MoneyGram Partners with Ripple to Pilot Ripple’s XRP Token
January 12th, 2018

Ripple’s ability to provide on-demand liquidity and instant transfer within seconds makes it one of the most preferred blockchain-based payments solution.

Google Rebrands Android Pay and Google Wallet into One Service called Google Pay
January 9th, 2018

Google is bringing together some of its payment services under a new brand called Google Pay. The service will simplify online payments and accelerate access to users’ payment information.

VR Hardware, Bonuses Await Participants of Virtual Marketplace ViMarket Token Sale
December 20th, 2017

ViMarket, the revolutionary marketplace, that aims to introduce a new online 3D shopping experience, plans to hand round generous gifts to its early supporters.

Apple Pay Cash Officially Launches in the U.S.
December 8th, 2017

Apple enters a market with the peer-to-peer payment system Apple Pay Cash that can become a killer of similar services due to its’ simplicity.

Visa Launches Real-Time Payments Platform Visa Direct in Europe
November 3rd, 2017

Payment giant Visa announced the European launch of Visa Direct, a real-time international payments platform.

Circle Announces Open Source Project CENTRE and Foundation
October 9th, 2017

Startup Circle opens source project CENTRE that is based on blockchain technology and will be aimed to connect different digital wallets.

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority to Trial Mobile Payments Systems on Public Transport
September 11th, 2017

The new account-based ticketing system will also be extended to mobile payment modes, such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, from the first quarter of next year under the Mastercard trial, the Land Transport Authority said on Monday, September 11.

​Australia’s Bendigo Bank and India’s YES Bank Now Support Samsung Pay
September 8th, 2017

Bendigo Bank of Australia and Indian YES Bank bring Samsung Pay, a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Samsung, to its customers, giving them greater choice and the flexibility they’re looking for.

Is Blockchain Technology the Future of the Payments Industry?
August 21st, 2017

Let’s see how the blockchain technology can make impact on the payments industry.

Mastercard Explores Cryptocurrency Refunds in Its New Patent Application
August 4th, 2017

Mastercard has filed new patent application with set of functions indicating its intention to explore ways to build refund services for cryptocurrency users.