2021

Blockchain takes on forgeries, counterfeits

Mobile Payments Today

Counterfeiting is an absolutely massive industry, logging in trillions of dollars every year. It can be a big threat both to consumers who unknowingly purchase these products and retailers as well looking to sell legitimate products.

Bill Gates' Land Grab Fuels Speculation About Smart Cities, AgTech Plans

PYMNTS

Bill Gates ’ interests are quietly moving from server farms to soil farms. No one knows why except Bill and Melinda Gates and their inner circle, but the speculation is turning again to their vision of building new ‘connected’ smart cities and farms.

How can high human care boost your bank’s performance?

Accenture

What are the best indicators of someone’s potential at work? If you said education, tenure, job level, industry, geography or company size, you’d be partly right. Our research found that these factors account for 9 percent of someone’s work potential. Nine percent is good.

Can biometric cards ride the surge in contactless payments?

Payments Source

Biometric authentication has always been a challenging subject with consumers, who are accustomed to using the technology to unlock their phones but are still wary about how much personal information they share with retailers and card issuers. Contactless payments Biometrics

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Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

FinCEN Red Flags for Economic Impact Payment Fraud

Abrigo

New relief may escalate EIP criminal activity. While the typologies of EIP fraud are not new, FinCEN has provided examples of trending types of EIP-related criminal activities. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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Digital wallet adoption: how providers can sustain a competitive advantage.

Mobile Payments Today

Alexis Zukierman is the Business Development Manager at Intive, a global digital software and design company that accelerates digital transformation for products and services.

GreenPath Financial Wellness’s AI Approach to Finance Coaching

Mobile Payments Today

Through a partnership with eGain, GreenPath has launched a Virtual Finance Coach. This innovative AI-powered Coach shares friendly step-by-step guidance based on the customer’s interests, financial priorities and founded behavioral principles

QR Code: It's cool again

Mobile Payments Today

John Minor is Chief Product Officer for PayNearMe. John shares his knowledge and expertise on QR code and why this formerly forgotten marketing tool has suddenly become on of the industry's favorite ways to pay

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Virginia-based bank provides Bitcoin access at ATMs

Mobile Payments Today

Virginia-based Blue Ridge Bank is partnering with ATM operator BluePoint ATM Solutions and Bitcoin ATM software provider LibertyX to facilitate access to the cryptocurrency.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Online Shopping Trends: Mobile Payments Are Mighty

Mobile Payments Today

The holiday online shopping trend jumped from over 13% in 2019, to nearly 20% in 2020, according to Mastercard. Jordan Reynolds leads the e-Commerce and Marketplace verticals at Ekata. He shares data and insight on how 2020 may have changed shopping forever

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Get in the game! What mobile app publishers can learn from gaming

Mobile Payments Today

Scott Tomkins serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Revenue for Digital Turbine. With over 20 years’ experience in the mobile app ecosystem, Scott has influenced mobile-first strategies for hundreds of top mobile properties.

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Nevada Gov Sisolak Wants Blockchain-Based Cities

PYMNTS

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has laid out guidelines for technology companies to develop whole cities based on blockchain, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. Sisolak's plan entails "innovation zones" which would let new cities run their own governments based on technology.

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Open Banking—Request to Pay’s potential to deliver huge value

Accenture

With COVID continuing to impact economies and incomes across the world, there is a need for flexible and transparent payments solutions that put both payer and payee in control of their payments.

How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

More than half of Square’s revenue now comes from bitcoin trading

Payments Source

The fintech that gave life to the mobile point of sale market is seeing that business overshadowed by the ever-rising popularity of cryptocurrency. Square Earnings Bitcoin

Commercial Credit Analysis 101: Back to Basics

Abrigo

The basics of commercial credit analysis Learn the foundations of credit analysis, including key data analysis strategies and best practices. . For more information on the basics of credit analysis, check out this webinar: WATCH NOW.

Contactless Payment: The future of public transportation

Mobile Payments Today

When it comes to moving forward, what type of payment structure can customers count on from public transportation? Jed Danbury, vice president at Computop, a global payment service provider, shares his thoughts on how customers can benefit on transit

Why digital laggards finally became part of the digital payment landscape

Mobile Payments Today

Bethany Ewing, customer marketing, mobile payments lead, Deloitte Digital and Peter Pearce, senior manager of financial services strategy for Deloitte Consulting share their insight on a study the company conducted on whether or not customers that migrated to a digital payments during the pandemic will continue to do so post-pandemic

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Buy Now Pay Later: Why Millennials and Gen Zs are crazy for split payment options

Mobile Payments Today

Buy Now and Pay Later has become a trend during 2020 and looks like, given the appeal it has for Millennials and Gen Z's it will be part of the payments industry in the future.

Dynamic PII: The key to fighting payments fraud

Mobile Payments Today

Is your company assessing online fraud with a deterministic approach or a probabilistic approach? Beth Shulkin, VP of Global Marketing at Ekata shares her view on the best way to assess fraud risk in the payments landscape today

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A note from the editor

Mobile Payments Today

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Examining ingredients of a successful mobile payments solution

Mobile Payments Today

With a robust and secure mobile payment solution, consumers are more likely to get on board and embrace mobile payment technology

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MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

Square’s Utah Bank Now Open For Business

PYMNTS

Square is now operating its state-chartered industrial bank , Square Financial Services, in Utah after the state’s Department of Financial Institutions gave it the green light, according to a press release emailed to PYMNTS. Square submitted its application back in September 2017.

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Facebook Mulls 2021 Launch Of Facial Recognition Glasses With Ray-Ban

PYMNTS

A Facebook executive confirmed that the social media giant could release facial recognition glasses this year in partnership with Luxottica , the maker of Ray-Ban, Buzzfeed reported on Thursday (Feb.

CBDC for Retail, Wholesale and International Payments

Accenture

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) would help advance the digitalisation of payments and the economy as a whole. Retail, wholesale and international payments using CBDC would expand choices, enabling more diversified payment systems and greater autonomy for the central bank.

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SEC heat on Ripple gives MoneyGram pause, even as digital channel grows

Payments Source

With the SEC probing Ripple, MoneyGram sidelines its partner to nurture online operations, which hit a milestone by surpassing in-store Walmart remittances in December. Remittances Earnings Ripple MoneyGram Cryptocurrencies

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.