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

Boku Raises Funds to Expand Carrier Billing Connections

Boku Raises Funds to Expand Carrier Billing Connections

Boku has landed $13.75 million in further venture funding to expand carrier billing across numerous carrier connections in developed and emerging markets around the globe. Boku continues to grow in emerging economies, while simultaneously executing a strategy to penetrate and grow in developed markets. Several of Boku’s existing venture investors from Silicon Valley have followed…

UnionPay Card Acceptance Become Ubiquitous in th USA

UnionPay Card Acceptance Become Ubiquitous in the USA

Nearly all the ATMs in the US accept UnionPay cards for cash withdrawal and over 80% of the local merchants accept UnionPay credit cards. In tourists’ favorite destinations such as New York, Hawaii, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orlando and Chicago, UnionPay’s acceptance coverage in well-known shopping centers and Outlets has exceeded 90%. With one UnionPay…

China POS Terminals Explode 43% YOYin 2015

China POS Terminals Explode 43% YOYin 2015

With the development of electronic information technology and Internet technology, emerging payments like online payment, mobile payment and fixed-line phone payment have produced certain shunting effect on e-payment in the traditional consumption areas as well as exerted an influence on POS terminal-based e-payments. However, POS terminal manufacturers have taken the initiative to adapt to the…

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…