All articles by Hannah Smithies

Hannah Smithies

New York accepting applications for Bitcoin exchanges

New York’s financial authorities have said they will be accepting applications for Bitcoin and other virtual currency exchanges.

Central bank of Malaysia suggests move to e-payment could save 1% GDP

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the country’s central bank since 1959, is encouraging small businesses to migrate to e-payments.

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shuts down after being “robbed of all coins” in hot wallet

Canadian Bitcoin bank, Flexcoin has shut down after a hacker allegedly stole BTC896 ($597,000).

Payments start-up Ensygnia to sue Paddle

London-based mobile payments service provider Ensygnia is suing UK competitor Paddle for alleged patent infringement.

Japanese authorities launch investigation into MtGox closure

Japanese authorities have begun an investigation into the shock closure of the world’s once largest Bitcoin exchange MtGox.

Revel Systems and Index partner to offer integrated POS solution

iPad point-of-sale (POS) software developer Revel Systems is partnering retail software firm Index to offer a new POS solution.

Mastercard and OTP Bank introduce digital wallet

MasterCard and OTP Bank Hungary have announced the introduction of OTPay at the Mobile World Congress today.

OTPay will be Mastercard’s first digital wallet in Europe to use its application programming interface MasterPass.

Whole Foods Market to offer Square’s payment technology

Square and Whole Foods Market are partnering up to offer new payment solutions across the retailer’s US stores.

AccessPay and R. Raphael & Sons to offer cloud-based banking solution

AccessPay has partnered up with R. Raphael & Sons to offer corporate and financial institutions cloud based payments and direct debit management systems.

Payveris and D3 Banking to partner, offering US banks digital payment solution

US payments provider has teamed up with digital banking service D3 Banking to deliver a single platform for banking and payments on mobile and online channels.