A pair of bitcoin firms are hoping to bring enterprise adoption of cryptocurrency trading a step closer through the launch of a clearing and settlement function that separates custody from other exchange functions.
Continuing its strategy of buying in user experience expertise, Capital One has acquired Oakland-based design and development outfit Monsoon for an undisclosed fee.
The New York Stock Exchange was forced to halt trading on all stocks for more than three hours on Wednesday because of a technical glitch. President Obama has been briefed but there is no sign of the problem being down to a cyber attack.
Cash may be losing its lustre for the general public but it is still king for crooks looking to launder their ill-gotten gains, according to Europol.
Alibaba's Ant Financial has revamped its mobile payments app to incorporate a wealth of new features including merchant discounting and loyalty points, mobile-to-mobile money transfer and social messaging services.
Visa Europe has confirmed that it plans to cut its 5.3% stake in struggling UK mobile banking vendor Monitise.
Apple has filed a patent which uses NFC and Bluetooth technology to enable person-to-person payments between iPhones or Apple Watches.
The Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB) says that person-to-person mobile payment providers across the continent should work together to ensure interoperability.
Former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov has had a conviction for stealing the bank's propriety HFT code thrown out for the second time.
New Zealand digital wallet Semble has added a public transport option to its portfolio through a partnership with contactless transit card Snapper.
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