Robert McKinley, Senior Analyst/Editor Robert McKinley, with 33 years experience covering payment cards and payment systems, is Senior Analyst/Editor for CardFlash and other payments-related publications. He is the retired founder and chief executive of RAM Research, CardWeb and CardTrak. McKinley served as an expert witness in 100+ litigations including two multi-$billion trials, testified before the U.S. Congress, chaired multiple payments conferences, hired as consultant by Fortune 100 companies and several overseas financial institutions. Full Bio: www.rbm4.com

BitGold2Fiat

Toronto-based GoldMoney has launched the world’s first automated gold to fiat settlement technology enabling gold payments to instantly settle as fiat currency. The new feature can be found within the BitGold platform settings under “Automatic Redemptions” and allows BitGold users to set Automatic Redemptions Plans.

JCB USA

Tokyo-based JCB International will open an office in Silicon Valley under its subsidiary JCB USA on November 1. JCB says the opening an office in a location which is one of the origins of next-generation infrastructure technologies will enable JCB to keep up with the trends and develop strategic direction in cooperation with the world’s largest high-tech corporations.

BanBanjío & TSYS

Mexico’s Banco del Bajío, one of the top 10 banks in Mexico, has gone live with its licensed PRIME solution from TSYS.
Banco del Bajío has deployed PRIME within its dedicated card services center to manage its credit and private label card portfolios, along with its loyalty and installment programs, in-house on the single-platform PRIME solution.