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

P2P Gold & Bitcoin

DigitalTangible announced the Peer-to-Peer Gold and Bitcoin Marketplace. DigitalTangible customers can now list their gold bullion confidently and new buyers, anywhere in the world, can find premium gold deals at lower prices for immediate purchase and delivery. DigitalTangible enables this Peer-to-Peer Marketplace via its global network of professionally insured and bonded custodians.

Wallaby Firefox Extension

Pasadena, CA-based Wallaby, a mobile and web-based credit card optimization solutions specialist has expanded it service to include an extension for the Firefox browser. The Wallaby Firefox Extension provides users with a highly convenient way to identify which of their credit cards they should use for online purchases at a wide selection of merchants such as Amazon, eBay, Staples, and Best Buy.

VeriFone PAYware PCI SSC Certified

VeriFone Systems announced that its Payments as a Service (PaaS) platform for the UK market-PAYware Ocius-has been certified by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) as an approved Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution. P2PE is crucial for merchants in today’s retail landscape, as it encrypts cardholder data collected at the point of sale and keeps it encrypted until it is safely inside VeriFone’s PCI compliant decryption environment. This means cardholder data remains secure across the retailer’s POS terminals, networks and systems. Certification of PAYware Ocius was based on 888 rigorous standards required by the PCI SSC across 6 domains.

PAYware Ocius & PCI

VeriFone’s Payments as a Service (PaaS) platform for the UK market”PAYware Ocius”has been certified by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) as an approved Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution. PCI SSC certification validates PAYware Ocius’ ability to help merchants enhance security and reduce the scope of PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) management through P2PE of cardholder data.