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

Briefs: BLUEFIN; SHIFT4; LEVEL 3; and USAT

In Other News: BLUEFIN (P2PE); SHIFT4 (EMV); LEVEL 3 (PCIDSS); and USAT (VendPro) BLUEFIN – Bluefin Payment Systems, the leading provider of PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, healthcare and education, announced the availability of the PCI PTS-approved P2PE POI PAX S300 & S500 devices for stand-alone and semi-integrated applications with EMV on the…

WISeID 6.0 App Connects Vertical Platform w/BlockChain

WISeID 6.0 App Connects Vertical Platform w/BlockChain

WISeKey has unveiled WISeID 6 app, an enhanced edition of the famous WISeID app integrating BlockChain technology. The Personal data and Identity protection platform sits on the top of a BlockChain that stores, protects and verifies the user’s identity using WISeKey military grade Root of Trust and public/private key encryption with multiple keys, face recognition, finger print biometrics…

Hellenic Banks Deploys Gemalto Optelio Wristbands

Hellenic Banks Deploys Gemalto Optelio Wristbands

Gemalto has supplied Hellenic Bank, a major Cypriot financial institution, with its Optelio contactless EMV Payment wristbands. These water-resistant NFC wristbands that are marketed as PayBand to Cyprus consumers will ensure that Hellenic Bank customers no longer have to worry about carrying cash or cards. Gemalto has worked alongside its local partner Mellon Cyprus to…

TerraPay Closes UK-Based Pay2Global Acquisition Credit Card Spending

TerraPay Closes UK-Based Pay2Global Acquisition Credit Card Spending

TerraPay, a mobile-first international network, a company incubated by Mahindra Comviva, has completed the acquisition of UK-based Pay2Global Limited, following regulatory approvals. In an outright purchase, TerraPay has acquired 100% of Pay2Global for an undisclosed amount. Pay2Global is a regulated digital international money transfer company with passporting rights into the European Economic Area (EEA). One…