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

GoldMoney Bitgold

GoldMoney announces the launch of automated savings and payments tools for the BitGold platform. The BitGold platform, a self-directed savings platform and payments network, continues to add new tools and features never before available in the consumer gold market, driving innovation by increasing access, lowering friction, and increasing the utility of gold as a form of savings and as universal payment medium.

GSMA & eIDAS

Brussels-based GSMA commends the European Commission’s recent announcement that the adoption of key implementing acts of the Electronic-identification and trust service (eIDAS) Regulation is now complete. The European Union is the first and only region in the world that now has a workable and balanced legal framework for cross-border use of electronic identification (eID) and trust services, enabling consumers and businesses to safely access services and undertake transactions online.