Robert McKinley, Senior Analyst/Editor Robert McKinley is an analyst of the payments industry on a daily basis for 32 years covering payment cards and payment systems from both the business side and the consumer side. McKinley is the retired founder and chief executive of RAM Research, CardWeb and CardTrak. In his prior position, McKinley has participated in more than 10,000 documented news media interviews, testified as an expert witness in two separate $billion+ U.S. anti-trust trials, testified before the U.S. Congress, assisted the GAO with paymentsIMG_2006 (1).jpeg reports, chaired numerous business conferences and provided C-Suite opinion to a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. In retirement, he has continued developing and funding digital media assets as well as contributing payments related analysis/content to a broad list of online publishers, including CardFlash, CardTrak and CardData. McKinley is also a national certified mentor with the non-profit SCORE organization with a focus on assisting Fintech startups. www.robert-mckinley.com

Virtual Biometric IDs - The Next Wave

Virtual Biometric IDs – The Next Wave

A new study has found biometric “physical” identity credentials will begin to be replaced by next generation “virtual” credentials securely stored in mobile devices and accessed via biometric authentication. And, by 2030, today’s standard identity credentials will be obsolete. Acuity Market Intelligence estimates that by 2022, annual production of smart, biometric “physical” identity credentials – including ePassports,…

Visa Quick Chip Now Running in California

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Visa’s new Quick Chip technology is now running at a chain of seven natural grocery stores in Northern California. The technology enhancement optimizes EMV1 chip card processing to not only speed up checkout times, but also significantly streamline chip implementation. Index, a retail software company that combines secure payments, measurement, and personalization, has deployed the…

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