Bongo International, announces that they are the first in their field to accept decentralized P2P currency, Bitcoin. The move to accept Bitcoin confirms Bongo’s innovative approach to international eCommerce. Bongo International currently supports over 60 payment options including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, V Pay, Union Pay and more in addition to the newly introduced Bitcoin.
Digital security provider Gemalto has equipped over 300 shopping malls worldwide with its “Dexxis
Instant Issuance” solution, resulting in immediate delivery of one million
credit cards per year. With “Dexxis Instant Issuance”, users get their card in just a
few minutes with the same high security level and quality of service as
traditional personalization centres offer. The solution enables issuance
of magnetic stripe cards as well as EMV cards. For the bank, tangible
benefits include logistics cost reduction and additional revenues
generated by transactions carried out during the usual issuance cycle.
Furthermore, market studies have indicated that on-the-spot issuance
gives rise to card activation of close to 100%. This means that all the
cards delivered are actually used and the investment is fully productive.
Some of Gemalto’s clients personalize and issue up to 200 cards per week and per branch.
Coca-Cola USA announced Monday it will distribute more than 55 million ‘Coca-Cola Cards’ beginning this week. The special Coke promotion provides customers with a red-wallet size card that contains up to 50 special offers from retailers, restaurants and recreational venues, most of which can be used again and again. The company says the program is the most localized national initiative it has ever offered, with more than 280 local versions of the program. Totally more than 9,500 partners will participate featuring more than 20,000 local offers.
Coca-Cola also announced yesterday that MasterCard will join the program for the second year by offering chances to win a loaded ‘Coca-Cola MasterCard ATM Cash Card’ on 1.1 billion specially marked packages of Coca-Cola. The cash card chances will also appear under bottle caps and on the sides of cups at fountain outlets. MasterCard said yesterday it will begin its participation in May and will award more than 2.2 million ‘Coca-Cola MasterCards’ with values of $20, $40 and $100.
Coca-Cola projected nearly half or 25 million of the Coca-Cola cards will be distributed by hand via ‘Teen Card Crews’ organized by bottlers nationwide.