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

MasterCard Developers to Speed-Up Next-Gen Commerce APIs

MasterCard is set to accelerate the pace of next-gen commerce solutions with the launch of MasterCard Developers.This single gateway enables Mastercard partners to access a diverse range of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) across payments, data and security. The new platform also includes a ‘New and Experimental’ API category that enables partners to test new technologies…

FotoNation Biometrics Takes Face & Iris Recognition to New Level

FotoNation Biometrics Takes Face & Iris Recognition to New Level

San Jose-based Tessera Technologies’ FotoNation has unveiled a new high-performance suite of face and iris recognition biometric security and authentication solutions for mobile platforms. Based on FotoNation’s unique deep learning neural network, and industry proven MIRLIN Iris recognition technologies, these new solutions deliver authentication in the most challenging outdoor light and shade conditions, including liveliness…

China UnionPay Signs Sweden’s Largest Acquirer in Sweden

China UnionPay Signs Sweden’s Largest Acquirer in Sweden

China’s UnionPay has inked a cooperation agreement with Swedbank to enable the merchants in several Nordic countries and the three Baltic states to accept UnionPay cards in two years, substantially expanding UnionPay’s acceptance scope in the region. Now, about two million merchants in Europe accept UnionPay cards, which satisfies tourists’ payments needs. Since this year,…

Coinsecure and OKLink Ink a Deal

Coinsecure and OKLink Ink a Deal

Coinsecure, the Indian Bitcoin company inked a new partnership with OKLink to offer blockchain technology powered remittance services in India. The newly launched OKLink is part of OKCoin’s initiative to provide digital assets and blockchain based global transaction settlement system. With India being the largest inward remittance receiving country in the world, this partnership marks a huge…